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    Default new interview with Eddie at Rollingstone.com!


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    Backstage in the celebrity green room of Spike's Guys Choice Awards in a booth next to his fellow honoree Clint Eastwood sits Eddie Van Halen — rock's ultimate guitar slinger — with his fiancé Janie Liszewski as he prepares to make an exceedingly rare public speaking engagement. In a star-studded night that will find Mel Gibson getting called "sugar tits" by Brad Pitt and Halle Berry making out with Jamie Foxx, Van Halen provides the clear emotional highlight when he receives Spike's first ever Guitar God Award from Robert Downey Jr. and is called "a rock & roll revolutionary" ( RS called him a Guitar Hero last year, too). Shortly before taking the stage at Sony Studios in Culver City, Van Halen spoke exclusively to Rolling Stone about his fears of accepting the honor: "I never go to anything. That's why I'm actually a little nervous to get up there," he says. "I don't even know what to say. Especially sober, shit."

    Eddie, this is not the first time you've been called a god. But what did it feel like when you heard Spike wanted to give you the Guitar God Award — the first ever?
    Well, it's a little overwhelming, I guess. I mean, who ever would have thought? I was seven years old when we came to America with my mom, my dad, my brother with 50 bucks and a piano. Who ever would have thought I would be a guitar god, you know? If I'm a guitar god, then my son would be Jesus, right? That means on the next tour, he'd have to walk on water.

    The Van Halen tour was such a success. Were you pleasantly surprised?
    You never know. But I do know this. Janie and I are getting married on the 27th of June, and then we'll go on a honeymoon. Then Dave, Wolfie, Alex and I are going into the studio and record some new music and go on tour about a year from now.

    Did the Van Halen tour help fire up some new musical ideas?
    No, I am always writing, you know. But we're a true band now. It wasn't just a reunion one-off thing. I've already gone to Dave's house four or five times over the last month. I've got so much music. It's just trying to figure out what Dave's into because we haven't written together in a long time. But it's great. It feels like we've always felt in the beginning. But I'm sober, so it's different. He's sober, so it's different. It's a wonderful feeling.

    Does getting married again and being so happy these days help or hurt musically? Because some people write better tortured but you seem to be in a great place these days.
    Tortured, no. I started drinking when I was 12 years old because I was nervous. And my dad gave me a shot of vodka and it was a wonder drug. It really worked for a lot of years. But I certainly didn't drink to make music or to write. It had nothing to do with it. I just get nervous. I'm nervous now. But I stopped drinking over a year ago, and I'm done with it. For 42 years, I drank. It just shows you anything is achievable. Just like coming here with 50 bucks and a piano.

    When I saw you guys on tour, the thing I got from it was that in rock & roll there's the self-destruction myth that people like — the Kurt Cobain way to go. And this was the opposite. It was a statement about survival and growing up.
    Thank God I caught it in time.

    Have you heard Chickenfoot?
    No, I haven't.

    No particular interest?
    Well, I don't listen to anything really, for one.

    You make your own music?
    Yeah, I'm too busy doing my own thing. I wish them well. The funny thing is that everyone who quits the band always claims they got fired by me. Hey, I'm not the bad guy here. When Hagar left the band, Mike went with him. Then when we get back together with Dave, and all of a sudden, he wants back in. It's like, "No, dude, you quit the band." So my son became the bass player. But we didn't give Mike the boot to have my son play. He was around. We didn't have a bass player. "Hey Wolfie, you want to play?"

    It must be pretty mind-blowing to play with your kid.
    He was only 15 years old. "You want to play bass?" "Sure." We did not have a bass player. That's the only thing really that bothers me about people acting like I'm the bad guy. I just sit in the studio and write music. I'm not some tyrant. I've got no beef with anybody. I wish them well. I hope they are ... I don't know what a "supergroup" means, but I hope they accomplish what they're setting out to do.

    There was a time when people were writing the guitar off. What do you think of the fact that kids are playing guitar in all these games and guitar is being rediscovered by a new generation?
    When was guitar written off?

    Well, first there was the time when the synthesizer era...
    Guitar is one thing you can't synthesize.
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    Well there you have it folks. An album is coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    Well there you have it folks. An album is coming.
    ...and Mike actually quit. Who knew
    I swear, it's like I'm playin' cards with my brother's kids or somethin'. You nerve-wrackin' sons-a-bitches.

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    That interview was not edited very well.
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    Ed's Interview

    I for one believe every word that Ed says.... after all , he's a god!

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    Well, there you go folks. Mike playing with Sam was tantamount to quitting the band in Ed's eyes.


    Let the action begin.....

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    Pretty dumb thing to say about Mike but this part . . .

    "I wish them well. I hope they are ... I don't know what a "supergroup" means, but I hope they accomplish what they're setting out to do."

    That may be the nicest thing he's ever said about someone else

    New album? He's been to Dave's house a bunch of times? AWESOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerfdog View Post
    ...and Mike actually quit. Who knew
    Well, at least the answers he gave were a little more in depth,and accomodating than the two word prick type deal he's been known for the past decade and a bit, though there's still alot of the usual "came to America with 50 bucks and a piano" stuff, but what the hell. Mike quit; he was fired, Sam quit; He was fired. Who cares anymore. Ed had a hard-on for Mike even during Fair Warning. Just had it out for him at times over the years. I'm surprised he actually even answered those questions to Rolling Stone. Did'nt he say he'd never give another interview to them over something they said regarding his divorce? Whatever. I did'nt know Mike asked to rejoin with Roth....but then maybe he did'nt. At any rate, given Ed's condition at the time, Mike must have felt they were just pissing up a rope, with Ed being destroyed all the time. Sam and Mike sound great with what their doing, and we at least have word of a new album and tour. I have no reason to believe it won't happen unless he falls off again. Time will tell. Good to see he's still doing interviews though, and this time there wasn't a EVH sales pitch behind it!
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    Mike was out of the VH picture in 1998 to some extent. Period. End of point.

    Ed wanted Mikey out of VH during the 2004 Tour.

    Any of you who say that the Other Half Tour is what did Mikey in, is a SHEEP.

    Believe what he says. But I smell BULLSHIT.

    For Ed to say that once Dave came back all of a sudden Mike wanted back in....that fuckin' angers me. And they are the words of a truly angry manipulative person.

    Happy about the fact that Ed has met with Dave numerous times and that they will tour next year....but jesus christ.....Mikey was out before the 2006 Tour. We all have enough evidence that Ed wanted Mike out way back in the 80's. Yet some of you SHEEP want to believe that it was because Mike chose to bury himself by playing in a band with Sam called "The Other Half". Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    New album? He's been to Dave's house a bunch of times? AWESOME!
    HELL YEAH.

    Exciting news!!!
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    Wow Ed did press. wow he sounds sane. wow he's still talking about new music. wow Dave the hired gun is as casually mentioned as coming over to make music as his brother and son are. Wow there is talk about a new tour. Who would have predicted these things were possible? Wow Ed talks about cobain and says he's glad he caught his addiction b4 it was too late. Thats a very good thing I'd think huh?

    So Ed isn't the dark lord huh?
    Most reasonable people here that held out thinking something positive still may exist may have been right? My God. What's this world coming to when the "trekie type VH fans that learned to speak klingon and respected for it by almost no one" are wrong, again?

    Well I take no real pleasure from that but I get a lot of joy out of seeing Ed healthy and happy and hearing DLR fronted VH is soon to be on the march again.

    Good news from VH land. Thanks for posting this info

    VH moving forward and a cool band CF is out there to enjoy also. SWEET!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerfdog View Post
    You make your own music?
    Yeah, I'm too busy doing my own thing. I wish them well. The funny thing is that everyone who quits the band always claims they got fired by me. Hey, I'm not the bad guy here. When Hagar left the band, Mike went with him. Then when we get back together with Dave, and all of a sudden, he wants back in. It's like, "No, dude, you quit the band." So my son became the bass player. But we didn't give Mike the boot to have my son play. He was around. We didn't have a bass player. "Hey Wolfie, you want to play?"
    "The funny thing is that everyone who quits the band always claims they got fired by me"?!? Really? So, everyone else is lying. DLR quit the band in 1985 and I don't believe he ever said he was fired at that time, so not "everyone who quits the band always claims they got fired by (him)." As EvH_316_5150 mentioned, there is plenty of evidence from multiple sources, including DLR and Billy Sheehan, that EVH wanted to get rid of MA back in the '80s. His lack of respect for MA, who had been in the band for nearly a quarter of a century at the time, is also why he only let him play on only 3 songs on the first album after "Hagar left the band" (i.e., VH III). That's the type of behavior that rips bands apart, whether you agree with EVH's version of MA's "departure" or not. Nonetheless, MA didn't even quit after that ridiculous treatment, as he was still with the band in 2000-01 when they and DLR tried to reunite for the second time.

    See, it would help EVH's cause if someone without the last name "Van Halen" supported the contention that MA (and SH back in '96) actually quit the band. Put this EVH comment about everyone really quitting but claiming they were fired next to the one in '96 about SH having a lousy work ethic. Maybe MA also removed himself from the album covers on the Web site before the 2007-08 tour, too. You know that Mike; he's quite the computer hacker.
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    Ed and Dave writing together is fantastic news!!!

    Let's hope things keep progressing. I'm anxious to hear what they've put together.

    On a different note, it's great that Ed got out in public and is trying hard to stay sober. I wish him the very best.
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