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    Default Do you think a new Album will take a little heat off of Ed?

    I think an Albums worth of new music (a double album would be better) would refresh all of our ears and we would be exited about the whole package of Van Halen, new lyrics, drums, and bass and not be so focused on Eddie's playing.

    Or do you think a new album would put him under the microscope, well he seems to be under the microscope already with us here, so I guess I'll say, would it increase the magnification?

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    I seem to remember a 430 page thread that includes many discussions amongst topics like these.

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    Not if it sucks.
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    being totally honest here..if this album doesn't sell at least a million copies, the band is done making new music.

    just my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ View Post
    being totally honest here..if this album doesn't sell at least a million copies, the band is done making new music.

    just my opinion
    Agreed 100%.

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    I think he always was a nervous paranoid obsessive neurotic, and always will be. He simply resorted to alcohol in the past to control it.
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    Only if it the vast majority of fans like it. Critics don't count because they never liked Van Halen even back in their glory days. I'm not so sure commercial success is important because reality is for exception of us here, not a lot of music buying public even knows who Van Halen is. If for example, it's as good and poor selling like Fair Warning, I say yes the heat is off and he'll be inspired to write more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe View Post
    I think he always was a nervous paranoid obsessive neurotic, and always will be. He simply resorted to alcohol in the past to control it.
    BINGO!!!! We have a winner.

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    Here? Nah.

    With the general public? Well, there is no real heat on Ed outside of a few online forums. As shocking as this may sound to some posters here, there are many fans of VH who will support a tour, will buy the new album, will be unbiased in their assessment of both, and really couldn't care less about what goes on in the meantime. These are people who may have watched the Grammy nomination show -- if they knew about it, that is -- and, upon not seeing VH, would have simply said "damn," and moved on. This would describe the overwhelming majority of this band's fans. Some of the reactions to fairly insignificant goings on are blown way, way out of proportion here. The level of bitterness directed at Ed can, quite ironically, seem even worse than the bitterness Ed is accused of displaying.

    A new album, as long as it's decent, will be warmly received by most of the general public and the press. The Links posters who are supportive of VH will continue to be supportive of VH. The posters who say they won't buy the album might not buy the album. Some will, and they'll be honest about their thoughts. Others will probably buy it but boast about "not" buying it so they can remain "cool," as the anti-VH sentiment is apparently hip right now. It'll pretty much be business as usual in these parts, albeit busier and with a few posters coming out of the woodwork.

    My personal expectations? Well, I'm really looking forward to the album. I'm disappointed that VH's Soundwave Revolution appearances didn't pan out, but I got it from an extremely good source that VH weren't the band that cancelled. That may seem implausible to some, but the person I got it from was very close to the situation and revealed a few things that only somebody truly "in the know" would be aware of. I hope the band members are getting along, that Ed is healthy mentally and physically, and that we haven't seen the last of Van Halen. If we have, so be it. I love every one of their albums (okay, OU812 is a bit weak), and they've brought me a lot of joy through the years. I'm confident the new one will be solid and, really, it won't change my opinion of Ed the person (a man I've never met). He's far from perfect, but that describes us all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister View Post
    Here? Nah.

    With the general public? Well, there is no real heat on Ed outside of a few online forums. As shocking as this may sound to some posters here, there are many fans of VH who will support a tour, will buy the new album, will be unbiased in their assessment of both, and really couldn't care less about what goes on in the meantime. These are people who may have watched the Grammy nomination show -- if they knew about it, that is -- and, upon not seeing VH, would have simply said "damn," and moved on. This would describe the overwhelming majority of this band's fans. Some of the reactions to fairly insignificant goings on are blown way, way out of proportion here. The level of bitterness directed at Ed can, quite ironically, seem even worse than the bitterness Ed is accused of displaying.

    A new album, as long as it's decent, will be warmly received by most of the general public and the press. The Links posters who are supportive of VH will continue to be supportive of VH. The posters who say they won't buy the album might not buy the album. Some will, and they'll be honest about their thoughts. Others will probably buy it but boast about "not" buying it so they can remain "cool," as the anti-VH sentiment is apparently hip right now. It'll pretty much be business as usual in these parts, albeit busier and with a few posters coming out of the woodwork.

    My personal expectations? Well, I'm really looking forward to the album. I'm disappointed that VH's Soundwave Revolution appearances didn't pan out, but I got it from an extremely good source that VH weren't the band that cancelled. That may seem implausible to some, but the person I got it from was very close to the situation and revealed a few things that only somebody truly "in the know" would be aware of. I hope the band members are getting along, that Ed is healthy mentally and physically, and that we haven't seen the last of Van Halen. If we have, so be it. I love every one of their albums (okay, OU812 is a bit weak), and they've brought me a lot of joy through the years. I'm confident the new one will be solid and, really, it won't change my opinion of Ed the person (a man I've never met). He's far from perfect, but that describes us all.
    Good post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctobanAnimal View Post
    Good post.
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    RIP, Hoss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister View Post
    Here? Nah.

    With the general public? Well, there is no real heat on Ed outside of a few online forums. As shocking as this may sound to some posters here, there are many fans of VH who will support a tour, will buy the new album, will be unbiased in their assessment of both, and really couldn't care less about what goes on in the meantime. These are people who may have watched the Grammy nomination show -- if they knew about it, that is -- and, upon not seeing VH, would have simply said "damn," and moved on. This would describe the overwhelming majority of this band's fans. Some of the reactions to fairly insignificant goings on are blown way, way out of proportion here. The level of bitterness directed at Ed can, quite ironically, seem even worse than the bitterness Ed is accused of displaying.

    A new album, as long as it's decent, will be warmly received by most of the general public and the press. The Links posters who are supportive of VH will continue to be supportive of VH. The posters who say they won't buy the album might not buy the album. Some will, and they'll be honest about their thoughts. Others will probably buy it but boast about "not" buying it so they can remain "cool," as the anti-VH sentiment is apparently hip right now. It'll pretty much be business as usual in these parts, albeit busier and with a few posters coming out of the woodwork.

    My personal expectations? Well, I'm really looking forward to the album. I'm disappointed that VH's Soundwave Revolution appearances didn't pan out, but I got it from an extremely good source that VH weren't the band that cancelled. That may seem implausible to some, but the person I got it from was very close to the situation and revealed a few things that only somebody truly "in the know" would be aware of. I hope the band members are getting along, that Ed is healthy mentally and physically, and that we haven't seen the last of Van Halen. If we have, so be it. I love every one of their albums (okay, OU812 is a bit weak), and they've brought me a lot of joy through the years. I'm confident the new one will be solid and, really, it won't change my opinion of Ed the person (a man I've never met). He's far from perfect, but that describes us all.
    You're comparing casual fans to vhlinks posters. The difference is that casual fans don't care enough to get mad at Van Halen for not doing anything.

    Me, I'm sick of this. And bored of all the false-starts. If they're gonna do something, then fucking do it. Just stop keeping all of us waiting with the 'get ready' bullshit. That got old years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenshoes View Post
    You're comparing casual fans to vhlinks posters. The difference is that casual fans don't care enough to get mad at Van Halen for not doing anything.

    Me, I'm sick of this. And bored of all the false-starts. If they're gonna do something, then fucking do it. Just stop keeping all of us waiting with the 'get ready' bullshit. That got old years ago.
    But has there really been much of the "get ready" stuff?

    I was perhaps suggesting that some Linkers take a page out of the book of the casual fans' -- just take it easy. New music is apparently coming. It'll arrive when it arrives.
    Waylon Jennings: 1937-2002.
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    RIP, Hoss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister View Post
    Here? Nah.

    With the general public? Well, there is no real heat on Ed outside of a few online forums. As shocking as this may sound to some posters here, there are many fans of VH who will support a tour, will buy the new album, will be unbiased in their assessment of both, and really couldn't care less about what goes on in the meantime. These are people who may have watched the Grammy nomination show -- if they knew about it, that is -- and, upon not seeing VH, would have simply said "damn," and moved on. This would describe the overwhelming majority of this band's fans. Some of the reactions to fairly insignificant goings on are blown way, way out of proportion here. The level of bitterness directed at Ed can, quite ironically, seem even worse than the bitterness Ed is accused of displaying.

    A new album, as long as it's decent, will be warmly received by most of the general public and the press. The Links posters who are supportive of VH will continue to be supportive of VH. The posters who say they won't buy the album might not buy the album. Some will, and they'll be honest about their thoughts. Others will probably buy it but boast about "not" buying it so they can remain "cool," as the anti-VH sentiment is apparently hip right now. It'll pretty much be business as usual in these parts, albeit busier and with a few posters coming out of the woodwork.

    My personal expectations? Well, I'm really looking forward to the album. I'm disappointed that VH's Soundwave Revolution appearances didn't pan out, but I got it from an extremely good source that VH weren't the band that cancelled. That may seem implausible to some, but the person I got it from was very close to the situation and revealed a few things that only somebody truly "in the know" would be aware of. I hope the band members are getting along, that Ed is healthy mentally and physically, and that we haven't seen the last of Van Halen. If we have, so be it. I love every one of their albums (okay, OU812 is a bit weak), and they've brought me a lot of joy through the years. I'm confident the new one will be solid and, really, it won't change my opinion of Ed the person (a man I've never met). He's far from perfect, but that describes us all.

    Well said and I couldn't agree more.......I also heard from a good source that the band that pulled out of the Grammy's was in fact the Beach Boys and not Van Halen. By now it's probably already old news as Melodic rock mentioned this on their site this past weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister View Post
    Here? Nah.

    With the general public? Well, there is no real heat on Ed outside of a few online forums. As shocking as this may sound to some posters here, there are many fans of VH who will support a tour, will buy the new album, will be unbiased in their assessment of both, and really couldn't care less about what goes on in the meantime. These are people who may have watched the Grammy nomination show -- if they knew about it, that is -- and, upon not seeing VH, would have simply said "damn," and moved on. This would describe the overwhelming majority of this band's fans. Some of the reactions to fairly insignificant goings on are blown way, way out of proportion here. The level of bitterness directed at Ed can, quite ironically, seem even worse than the bitterness Ed is accused of displaying.

    A new album, as long as it's decent, will be warmly received by most of the general public and the press. The Links posters who are supportive of VH will continue to be supportive of VH. The posters who say they won't buy the album might not buy the album. Some will, and they'll be honest about their thoughts. Others will probably buy it but boast about "not" buying it so they can remain "cool," as the anti-VH sentiment is apparently hip right now. It'll pretty much be business as usual in these parts, albeit busier and with a few posters coming out of the woodwork.

    My personal expectations? Well, I'm really looking forward to the album. I'm disappointed that VH's Soundwave Revolution appearances didn't pan out, but I got it from an extremely good source that VH weren't the band that cancelled. That may seem implausible to some, but the person I got it from was very close to the situation and revealed a few things that only somebody truly "in the know" would be aware of. I hope the band members are getting along, that Ed is healthy mentally and physically, and that we haven't seen the last of Van Halen. If we have, so be it. I love every one of their albums (okay, OU812 is a bit weak), and they've brought me a lot of joy through the years. I'm confident the new one will be solid and, really, it won't change my opinion of Ed the person (a man I've never met). He's far from perfect, but that describes us all.
    Very well said sir (or madam)
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