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    Default Will it go Platinum?

    Some of you have already heard the single. There is some "new old stock" that seems to be viewed favorably (eg, She's the Woman, Bullethead).

    Only 7 albums went Platinum in 2011, and one of them was a Christmas compliation. So what you say you fellow VH nerds? Will the new album sell a million copies in the age of iTunes and Bit Torrent?
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    Yes it will !!!
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    No. Maybe in the range of 300-500k if they are lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Brown View Post
    Some of you have already heard the single. There is some "new old stock" that seems to be viewed favorably (eg, She's the Woman, Bullethead).

    Only 7 albums went Platinum in 2011, and one of them was a Christmas compliation. So what you say you fellow VH nerds? Will the new album sell a million copies in the age of iTunes and Bit Torrent?
    hmmm....i doubt it. "Platinum" is kind of a relative term anymore, isn't it? Not that the music isn't good I just don't think the industry is what it used to be, esp for rock and roll.

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    Already did in New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman6 View Post
    hmmm....i doubt it. "Platinum" is kind of a relative term anymore, isn't it? Not that the music isn't good I just don't think the industry is what it used to be, esp for rock and roll.
    Hits, Airplay, =INTERSCOPE......One thing is for sure, Well see.

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    It will be interesting to see. I would argue that it's the most anticpated album from a "legacy band" in the past 20 years.

    I can't think of another rock band with Van Halen's stature that released albums so far apart. The bulk of the fanbase is also over 35 (myself included) and accustomed to actually paying for music and buying entire albums.

    If the quality is there, I believe there is a chance.
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    Will easily obtain platinum status. There hasn't been a Van Halen album out since 1993. Nostalgia and curiosity alone will push this thing to the top spot first week alone. And if it contains any song that is radio material, that will push them over the top. Remember too, radio stations are hungry to push this record too. So it's not like another "KISS" record where everyone is like...'Oh.' This will be big for them. Have faith folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH47 View Post
    Will easily obtain platinum status. There hasn't been a Van Halen album out since 1993. Nostalgia and curiosity alone will push this thing to the top spot first week alone. And if it contains any song that is radio material, that will push them over the top. Remember too, radio stations are hungry to push this record too. So it's not like another "KISS" record where everyone is like...'Oh.' This will be big for them. Have faith folks.
    I think it would go Platinum in the first week if not for piracy. Napster ushered in an era of intellectual property theft that has a lot of the younger set believing music is (or should be) free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Brown View Post
    It will be interesting to see. I would argue that it's the most anticpated album from a "legacy band" in the past 20 years.

    I can't think of another rock band with Van Halen's stature that released albums so far apart. The bulk of the fanbase is also over 35 (myself included) and accustomed to actually paying for music and buying entire albums.

    If the quality is there, I believe there is a chance.
    They are going to have to a monster job of marketing it to get there...something akin to the last ACDC one that blanketed ESPN as bumper music and Wal Mart with massive displays.

    Most people over 35 are busy, with families and have moved on and aren't actively looking for such a thing. Unless they are hit over the head with it watching something else or in a store.

    Sure die hards check the internet now and again, but in the big scheme of things, that is relatively few people.

    I'd love to be wrong though...but hey, they may do a big marketing blitz..we'll see.

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    I think it will.

    Personally I don't care if it does, all that matters to me is that the music is good and the band is functioning and the members are all happy. That seems to be the case. I'm sure most here would agree.

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    Maybe - hard to judge these days. I'm not even sure I can site a similar band's numbers for reference. How did Bon Jovi do on their latest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3_6_9 time View Post
    No. Maybe in the range of 300-500k if they are lucky.
    Are you talking about the first one or two days?

 

 

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