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    Found this on melodicrock.com today, in an interview with Autograph's Steve Lynch:

    FIB Music: What was it like touring with Van Halen? Any cool stories from the road?
    Steve: The experience was really good but there were a lot of restrictions. I was told I couldn't use my hammering technique because it was "Eddie's thing", which I was completely turned off by, especially when I had developed the technique years before I had ever heard of him. The other things that we were restricted were we couldn't say the name of the city we were in because that was "David's thing", we were very limited in our volume to a point of being ridiculous, they wouldn't allow us to put our name on the marquee, we had to be out of the backstage hallways before and after their show....and the list went on and on. I thought it all was a big joke, but realized it wasn't when they said if any of the "rules" were broken we would be fired from the tour immediately.
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    It would be interesting to know who actually made up these rules. Chances are it was management and not Van Halen themselves.
    I guess it is not as exciting as snorting ants with Tommy Lee and Ozzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    It would be interesting to know who actually made up these rules. Chances are it was management and not Van Halen themselves.
    I guess it is not as exciting as snorting ants with Tommy Lee and Ozzy.
    I'd love to believe you, but I really think VH was just a bunch of asses for a long time.

    Doesn't detract from my love of the tunes one bit, but all these stories kind of have a common thread to them.
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