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    Default The Alex Van Halen Thread

    Anyone got any good stories about Alex? Any dirt?

    There must be something out there about the other half of Van Halen, can't always be about Eddie.
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    Well, as far as the most gorgeous men on earth contests go, Al comes in as a very close second.

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    My cousin actually met Alex right after a concert in Houston in 93. Alex was heading into a hotel, draped in a red bath robe. My cousin asked for a picture, Alex looked around and said "let's make it quick".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    Well, as far as the most gorgeous men on earth contests go, Al comes in as a very close second.
    Thanks, Kimmie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyvanheineken View Post
    Thanks, Kimmie!

    Lol...Well, you're welcome Al, but I mean, when you look in the mirror, you HAVE to know that you and that brother of yours sure did get some stellar genes! lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    Well, as far as the most gorgeous men on earth contests go, Al comes in as a very close second.
    Wow we agree on something??? Al da man! I could watch him drum all day and night.

    Wish I had a story about him but alas, they are only in my dreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Wow we agree on something??? Al da man! I could watch him drum all day and night.

    Wish I had a story about him but alas, they are only in my dreams.

    WOW!! Can ya believe it??? Are ya kidding me?? NOBODY can bang on those things better than Al! I could watch him all day too! NOTHIN like an Al solo!

    Al is a devastatingly handsome man, but I think the most appealing thing about him is his fun loving, goofy personality that he and Ed seem to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    WOW!! Can ya believe it??? Are ya kidding me?? NOBODY can bang on those things better than Al! I could watch him all day too! NOTHIN like an Al solo!

    Al is a devastatingly handsome man, but I think the most appealing thing about him is his fun loving, goofy personality that he and Ed seem to share.
    Yes, hands down in my book...Alex is the greatest rock drummer of all time. It's a shame he's overlooked quite a bit because of the attention Eddie generates. Alex has mastered the technique of playing complex fills (simultaneously on toms and cymbals) while commanding the double bass gallop. Second to none in this category. I've been playing drums since I was a kid and Alex is still my greatest influence to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_5150 View Post
    Yes, hands down in my book...Alex is the greatest rock drummer of all time. It's a shame he's overlooked quite a bit because of the attention Eddie generates. Alex has mastered the technique of playing complex fills (simultaneously on toms and cymbals) while commanding the double bass gallop. Second to none in this category. I've been playing drums since I was a kid and Alex is still my greatest influence to this day.

    ABSOLUTELY!! Hand up, hands down, hands sideways, Al's the best! And I appreciate him every bit as much as I do Ed. Without Al, the VH sound wouldn't be as near as wonderful as it is. Al's the one that holds everything down and ties it together....I think people forget that most of the time, and it's a shame. Al deserves MUCH MORE credit than he gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_5150 View Post
    My cousin actually met Alex right after a concert in Houston in 93. Alex was heading into a hotel, draped in a red bath robe. My cousin asked for a picture, Alex looked around and said "let's make it quick".
    Not putting your story down, it was fine, but is this really the best we got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_5150 View Post
    It's a shame he's overlooked quite a bit because of the attention Eddie generates.

    THIS.

    i'm also a drummer, and i'm not looking for "dirt" about Al. just thought we should keep at least one "Alex is great!" thread alive. we had the "how bout Alex?" thread going yesterday but it was close, i guess because Alex being great is already common knowledge around here.....

    anyway, again, here's to AVH!!


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    Al has always been my favorite! The dude is a fucking sledgehammer back there!

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    What happened to Kimmie? She last posted in 2010. I'd think with all this hoopla she would be here front and center...

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    I remember when I was 14, I didn't know what a cowbell was in rock music. When I heard Van Halen I always thought what I was hearing was some kind of cool high-pitched tomtom. LOL.

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    before my time. looks like she was Banned.


    back to Alex... i like his drum SOUND on the new album, though it's a bit burried in the mix. and was hoping for one crazy Alex moment (like Hot for Teacher)... but he rocks out on the whole thing, no complaints. i loved how Templeman made him sound on those early records. but then a bit on 1984, and all over 5150/OU812 it just had too much of an "electric drums" sound. (i've only listened to FUCK a few times and dont think i ever heard Balance or III.)

 

 

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