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    Excuse me if this has already been addressed -- but, does anyone know the story of the fallout between Ed and Donn Landee or Dave and Pete Angelus.

    Ed and Donn were best buds -- they did the movie soundtracks together and were excited to be at the wheel of the post-Dave 5150 sessions. Donn disappeared after OU812 and has been the "empty chair" blamed for the uneven recording of that album.

    Dave and Pete were the Picasso Bros. Pete certainly was the real deal, having successfully managed The Black Crowes. There was not even a mention of Pete in the CFTH book.

    What happened?

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    Hey Smokin',

    I don't know what happened with Dave and Pete, but I recall EVH discussing Donn Landee during the interviews prior to the release of F.U.C.K.

    Apparently, EVH complained to Donn that there wasn't enough bass (in terms of volume/presence) on prior VH albums -- and according to Edward, Donn was resistant to change this and told Ed that if he didn't like the way the albums sounded that he should find someone else to engineer VH projects. Talk about cajones of steel!

    This lead to Andy Johns' arrival on the scene... and more politics... ugh.
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    From my understanding, the split with Donn Landee was far more amicable than that. It was just a situation where the two had worked together so long and with Ed's complaints about the sound on OU812, they thought it would be best to try something new for FUCK. As I understood, they are still friends.
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    From what I've read, Donn is making computer games now, he's out of the music biz.

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    Hey Brett... you are correct. I realize now, after my posting, that the diction I used was a bit harsh.

    Was Donn a Warner Bros. contract engineer? Is that how he came to work with VH?
    Give me ambiguity or give me something else!

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    Originally posted by Von Coolio:
    Was Donn a Warner Bros. contract engineer? Is that how he came to work with VH?
    I think he had worked with Ted Templeman before, that's how he got the gig.
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    if i remember corectly the thing between pete and dave had to do with pete not liking A Little Ain't Enough when he heard it (obviously before the album was released). this was around the same time the black crowes were really taking off, so i guess he decided to spend more time with them and thus he and dave parted ways....

    don't ask me where i read this but i do remember it a number of years ago.
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