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    Default The 1995 gun thing: Eddie busted at the airport

    http://articles.latimes.com/1995-04-...ddie-van-halen

    http://articles.sfgate.com/1995-04-2...y-gun-carry-on

    Never heard about this story before!
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    As a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'll never forget when the same thing happened to our head coach at the time -- Barry Switzer. To this day, people still joke about it. And it happened either in 96 or 97, so not too far away from Eddie's incident.

    Barry had a similar story to Eddie. He normally packs a gun, and had been doing so ever since the 70's. He had to go to the 'hood often to recruit players while at OU. He got into the habit of carrying a gun or having it nearby all the time. Then he simply forgot to remove the gun before boarding a commercial aircraft instead of a charter as he normally does.

    Thanks for sharing this...never knew that this had happened to Ed.

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    Wow, back when airports were probably more relaxed. If that happened today he'd probably in jail, no doubt.

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    I remember this because i was going to that show in Oakland that night and when we got there there were signs saying that Sammy was sick.

    Later that week i read in the paper the reason the show was postponed was because Eddie was caught with a gun and couldn't make it to Oakland.

    Think i still have the news paper.
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    Not sure why a well known alcoholic would be traveling around carrying a loaded weapon. Pretty scary, especially if you consider the other incident where EVH tried to break open the window of an airplane while up in the air.
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    What the hell is he gonna do with a 25 calibre pistol? Piss them off? Thing won't kill a fly.

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    Eddie apparently doesn't have much respect for airport security, in 2001 he was busted with a bindle of cocaine at the airport.....while he had Wolfgagng with him!!!
    That, as they say, was the straw that broke Valerie's back according to her. Never heard anything about that until her book or some link to her saying it.
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    Fuckin Ed, the guy really gets around. Bet he could write a book that would make the guys from Led Zep or any other band look like school kids.

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    I never knew about the coke at the airport.

    Never knew about the plane incident either, he tried to break open a window ?

    Come on Ed, gimme' a break

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    I remember this because i was going to that show in Oakland that night and when we got there there were signs saying that Sammy was sick.

    Later that week i read in the paper the reason the show was postponed was because Eddie was caught with a gun and couldn't make it to Oakland.

    Think i still have the news paper.
    According to the article, both reasons for canceling the show occurred at the same time. What a bummer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Not sure why a well known alcoholic would be traveling around carrying a loaded weapon. Pretty scary, especially if you consider the other incident where EVH tried to break open the window of an airplane while up in the air.
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    Hmmm... i'd rather have any airplane i board gun free, except for air marshalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    Tell that to John Lennon.
    What do you mean?
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Mr. Lennon was murdered by a fan.......Eddie's also a well know rock star who has many fans. Some of whom post regularly on this very board their dislike for him.......Not that they would necessarily do anything violent toward Ed, but some disillusioned fan might. Call it paranoid, but we don't live Eddie's life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chain View Post
    Mr. Lennon was murdered by a fan.......Eddie's also a well know rock star who has many fans. Some of whom post regularly on this very board their dislike for him.......Not that they would necessarily do anything violent toward Ed, but some disillusioned fan might. Call it paranoid, but we don't live Eddie's life.
    is that what he was getting at?

    I thought he was making some reference to Lennon carrying guns.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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