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    "Here are more reasons from good ol' Brad for the silence Van Halen has given us! This jackass has all the answers, doesn't he?

    Mike pokes his head up from time to time. Did you see his holiday message
    on www.madanthonycafe.com?
    Ed made his situation public last April. Let the man deal with his
    business. Alex has never been a public
    person. He does the least press of any band member, is rarely seen in
    public, and basically maintains
    a low profile.

    In 1998 - 1999 the band was very vocal. They gave lots of updates on the
    site and the press. People never
    complained about not knowing what was going on because the band shared
    their plans - because they
    knew them. Until they know where they are heading next, there's nothing yet
    to share. As I said earlier,
    when there's a VH party to be held, the band will send out invitations.
    Until then, let them do what they
    need to do. After 20 years of records, tours and un-Godly amounts of press,
    I think they've earned a
    little time to themselves. Two years of silence/inactivity for the most
    part on the band's part compared
    to 20+ years of giving you everything they've got isn't too much to accept
    in my opinion. Speaking
    for myself, I'm content to give them all the time they need. As a fan and
    an employee, they've already
    given me a lifetime's worth of happiness.

    Why not sit back, relax and see what happens? It's much less stressful with
    that approach in the
    long run. [img]smile.gif[/img] "

    Brad
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    I guess we're just going to have to face the fact that this is the way Ed and Co. choose to handle things. I personally don't agree with the cone of silence policy but what's a fan to do. Hang in there I guess.
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    I still don't know why they can't just post a message on their website saying that.

    "Hey gang, the band is still in limbo right now but we are all doing well and taking care of business. Thanks for hangin in there and hope to see you soon."

    See? Not hard at all.

    Shit, I don't call my buddies only when stuff is happening, I check in all the time.

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    Couldn't help but notice that Dave was not mentioned in Brad's note.

    Remember: You cannot not communicate.

    Bottom line: Dave ain't in the picture...yet.
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    ....and I've made it 4 years without any new VH....I seem to be alright without it, I'm still waking up every morning..still breathing ok without it, I think I'll just keep my 20 spot in my wallet the next time the "band" wants me to buy something from them. Thanks for the music you've made from 1978-1998, but after the way you guys have handled things the past few years.....I could care less if you (VH) hit another lick at a snake.

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    I'm with you distortion. A simple update once in a blue moon isn't too much to ask for.
    "It's now officially 5150 time!!!"

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    I am with the majority here, just say something simple. If you dont know, you dont know, but dont leave the fan base hanging for years wondering what you are or arent doing !

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    Good ole Brad, Tries to make us feel Guilty for wanting some information.. I'm with you guys.

    The band Should have made a fucking statement years ago and should update there fucking site with a statement every 6 months or so.... Don't fall for Brads Guilt trip... We are not demanding anything of the band. It is one thing to want privacy to deal with whatever it is they are dealing with, That's cool, Everybody understands that.. It is another thing to totaly IGNORE your CORE fan base for years at a time while at the same time opening a fucking BBS on your Official Website,,, What the fuck did they think all the fans were going to talk about?

    One minute we are told Eddie Has Cancer, The next mintue we are told Ed is feeling GREAT and WANTS to tour with Dave,, The next minute Brad is saying "Give the man a break" I mean,, Which is it?
    Brad as well as the band is responsible for fucking with the fans by telling us "The hold up has nothing to do with Ed's Health" and then contridicting himself by saying things like "You know Eddie's situation, Let him deal with it" I mean.. WTF. Is Ed ok or no? Perhaps Ed feels it is none of our buisness, Then Just say so, We are big Boys and girls.

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    An update from the band would be nice - but thats not why I'm pissed off.

    It's the idiot that keeps dangling bait in front of the hungry crowd, before snapping it away and saying 'aw, shucks, dont look so damn hungry' that I'M pissed off with!
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

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    it's to the point they're acting like they don't want any fans! weird.
    "I don't need no stinking click"

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    Does anyone else get the feeling that someone has told the band that their last album went triple platinum, that their fan base is prepared to accept anything they choose to do next, and that they are pr kings?

    Worse still, does anyone else get the feeling that the band believes all that?

    [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Goo:
    An update from the band would be nice - but thats not why I'm pissed off.

    It's the idiot that keeps dangling bait in front of the hungry crowd, before snapping it away and saying 'aw, shucks, dont look so damn hungry' that I'M pissed off with!
    Word UP, Goo!!!
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    Originally posted by dooberdober:
    it's to the point they're acting like they don't want any fans! weird.
    Or maybe it's they don't need any fans?
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    Originally posted by Glenn:
    Does anyone else get the feeling that someone has told the band that their last album went triple platinum, that their fan base is prepared to accept anything they choose to do next, and that they are pr kings?

    Worse still, does anyone else get the feeling that the band believes all that?

    [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]
    This all reminds me of Elvis in his last years--gettin' a DEA badge, pulling citizens over and trying to arrest them, all kinds of fucked up shit!

    They are out of touch that is for sure!
    And if they were to walk out of their bubble for a minute they would realize that most of the world is trippin' off them

    people are burning the vhml@yahoo down to the ground as we speak! 'Weighing their options'--that is a fuckin' HOOT!

    so Van Halen, to quote YOU=="You CAN'T fool the fans!"

    I swear I can hear Alex now "who does WB think they are droppin' us??? What is this shit about Mikey touring with Sammy?? Who does he think he is???"

    too fuckin' funny!

    good job boys! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Goo:
    An update from the band would be nice - but thats not why I'm pissed off.

    It's the idiot that keeps dangling bait in front of the hungry crowd, before snapping it away and saying 'aw, shucks, dont look so damn hungry' that I'M pissed off with!
    Goo,

    You thought that pissed you off? How about Brad's comment about the VH and the Warner Bros. split?
    What an ignorant fuck!

    here it is:

    "This quote reiterates what I've been saying for months - the band has no
    timelines for anything yet. It also answers
    the question so many people are demanding an answer to. Will VH tour this
    year? Will they release an album
    this year? What are their plans, etc., etc., etc.? They can't answer any of
    those questions yet and to try and do
    so before they know exactly what they are doing will only bring
    disappointment, anger and animosity if those
    plans don't pan out before everything is set in stone. When you demand
    answers from someone that isn't prepared
    to give those answers, you'll only anger yourself.

    I guess you have to look at things in two ways: the short term and the long
    term. Short term demands wanting
    answers now, regardless of anything else. Long term demands making your
    plans, putting them all together
    and having all your ducks in a row before jumping into the fire; keeps you
    from getting burned that way. Which
    would you really rather have?

    Silence now results in long term satisfaction on all sides across the board
    later.

    There is usually a method to everyone's madness even though it's not always
    apparent.

    Don't take things so personal. Get out, enjoy life, listen to your favorite
    CDs (VH and non-VH) and
    when there's a party to be held, the band will send out invitations. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Brad
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