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    First of all, you KNOW Dave has to absolutely tickled to be back in VH. I'm sure it wasn't too long after the VH split in 1985 before he started to realize what he had in VH. And I'm sure Dave, in years leading up to their prior reunion (2007/8), did whatever he had to do to make sure he was ready for it. Its funny how time is. I got into VH in 1996 with the release of the Best Of; about the same time as their short-lived weekend they spent with Dave to record the two songs and make an embarrassing MTV appearance. It seemed at the time that it was FOREVER since they had been together; the end of the 1984 run (amazingly its been almost 16 years since '96 and THAT seemed like yesterday).

    Anyway, you know during the well-known "he better be wearing a cup" couch interview with the brothers, Al said something to the effect of, "it would have been embarrassing to go out on tour with him." Please forgive me if this has been explained in a VH book or something because I haven't kept up, but what was Al referring to? His voice? Was he out of shape physically? His mental state? Or was Al just being mean because it was perceived that Dave was just an asshole?

    Please clarify this for me. Even though it seems I read somewhere of a rumor (or truth?) that the brothers were possibly already working with Gary maybe (?), I can't help but think that Dave kicked himself for years after that for blowing it. Or is that a wrong interpretation of events? It makes me wonder if whatever Al was referring to, Dave sure as hell made sure it wouldn't be an issue again should this kind of opportunity present itself again in the future.

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    You should probably read the interview Gary just did with Rolling Stone for clarification on the timeline. Even though there was a ton going on back in '96, it was a shit time for the band - and everyone was at fault for either lying or having too much ego.

    But while Dave likely had the ego firing again, he was mislead by the Van Halen's, who in all likelihood were already working with Gary and/or Malloy.

    In short:

    Sammy out.
    Auditions for new singer/Dave back for BOVI.
    MTV Disaster used as reason to oust DLR/New singer in place already.

    You know the rest.

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    Idk but a new album came out earlier this month...I hear its pretty good
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    Why are you bringing this up now. Go watch some clips from last nights show or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeman2013 View Post
    Why are you bringing this up now. Go watch some clips from last nights show or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeman2013 View Post
    Why are you bringing this up now. Go watch some clips from last nights show or something.
    who are you? Fuck off already.

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    Sorry about closing but i can only tolerate so much of every thread turning into stupidity.

    Dave in 96 was a bit of a joke - the songs took forever to get done. Al was just trying to say the Dave of 96 wasn't the performer of 84 but still had the shitty attitude. He's matured since. So have the brothers it seems.

 

 

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