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    Default "There Would Be No New VH Tour or Album Without Wolfgang in the Band", Says Valerie

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    Since her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen so far isn’t doing any interviews in support of his band’s new album and tour, Valerie Bertinelli called into WRIF Detroit’s Drew and Mike show to talk about how the band, and specifically their son Wolfgang, is doing out on the road.

    The ‘Hot in Cleveland’ actress was proud to talk about her son’s skills – “Wolfie can definitely back up everything with his playing, you can’t deny that he is an excellent bass player and an excellent musician, his voice is amazing.”

    She also addressed Van Halen fans upset that her son took over founding bassist Michael Anthony’s role in the band, and explained it’s the only way Eddie would be making musical publicly. “I loved Mike too, I thought he was a really nice guy, still do,” Bertinelli explains. “But the only way this tour is happening is because Eddie gets to play with his son Wolfie. Otherwise, this tour wouldn’t be going on, it really wouldn’t.”

    According to her, the lure of playing music with their son is the main factor that convinced the guitar wizard to get the band back together: “This brings joy to Ed, and that’s what he wants to do now, just have fun playing. As great as Mike is, this wouldn’t be happening if Mike was still in the band.”

    She also has a message “for any of the fans that are truly angry that Mike’s not in the band… at least they get to see a version of the band. You’re getting to see Dave and Ed and Al play together. I know I’m a little prejudiced but.. my son kicks ass! And Ed’s playing better than ever, you’ve gotta give him that.”

    As to how the about-to-be 21 Wolfgang is doing on the road, well, shocker, “he’s having the time of his life. I try to tell him not to read the internet, but he reads some of the horrible things that people say, no matter what they’re not going to be pleased. I try to tell him, ‘you’re not going to please everybody, it’s impossible.’ Especially people who are so passionate about this band. But he’s having such a great time, I think those naysayer voices are fading quickly in the back.”

    She also revealed that her son has been taking lots of vocal courses — “he does his homework!” — and got his high school degree just recently after missing much of the 11th grade due to being out on the band’s 2007/08 tour.

    Did she have any words of warning for her former sparring partner David Lee Roth, about how to treat her child on the road? “No, Dave doesn’t need to have any words from me. He’s a grown man, he knows how to treat people. Everything with Dave is water under the bridge. I think he’s doing an amazing job. I run into him very infrequently, but when we do it’s always pleasant.”

    As to why she’s so friendly with her ex and his bandmates: “With age comes wisdom, I guess. I always choose to look at the good side. These are really great people. This is my son. I just want him to be happy. And this is a dream come true for Ed.”

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    Val is a class act....
    "The new Van Halen album is a miracle from the baby Jesus" - Me


    "This next part should really confuse things...everybody, let's stay focused" -DLR "As Is"

    "...excitement that comes from a muscle car rhythm section led by a six-string wizard and a singing sexual megalodon with an ego that made Kanye look like a kid flaunting his new Spider-Man underoos – and the pipes to back up the strut." -Johnny Firecloud


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    Thank you Wolfie!
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    At least someone's doing press.

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    Thank you Wolfie for giving us your dad back....and keep up the GREAT WORK!!! You are kickin ass kid!!
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    Fair enough. It's basically backing up all of our long running suspicions. It sucks that it has to be this way but when you look at the options, I'd rather have VH with Dave and Wolf than no VH at all. Val is also right, because a lot of the naysayers are shutting up on this go around. There's no denying the band is really cookin' live and on the new record.

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    nice article for sure. Glad Val still puts in her two cents. But again..... kinda just confirms what we all knew anyways.

    I am real happy that Wolf has been such a positive influence on Edward. Like Val, I also love and loved Mike all these years but if its a case of Mike being in the band with no album or tour vs. Wolf in the band with an album and tour.... uh, I will take the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHwasCoolestWithDLR View Post
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-h...lli-interview/ I try to tell him not to read the internet, but he reads some of the horrible things that people say, no matter what they’re not going to be pleased. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-h...lli-interview/
    Hopefully he's seeing a lot more positive than negative. Judging by what I've seen around here, he's won a lot of fans over with his work on the album and on the new tour.

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    I love Mike's voice and what he brought to the classic sound, but I gotta admit, Wolfie is bringing it hard these days. Kudos to the kid. And good interview with Ms. Bertinelli!

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    Thank you, Wolfgang!!
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

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    So basically Ed still doesn't like Mike for whatever reason and is only helping out Dave and Al for the sake of playing with
    his son?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    So basically Ed still doesn't like Mike for whatever reason and is only helping out Dave and Al for the sake of playing with
    his son?
    That was really your takeaway?
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    Nice read. I still think her and the band read here.

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    Val called into the WMJI morning show this week to plug Hot In Cleveland. She knew that CLE wasn't on this leg of the tour, but said she hoped that maybe we would get a VH show later in the year. That gorgeous lady is a part of the machine. Word of mouth baby... word of mouth.

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    Pretty much just confirms what we knew. Good read, though. Without Wolfgang Eddie would probably not only be inactive he might even be dead the way he was going. And I'm pretty convinced given what we know that Wolfgang is the only person that could have gotten Dave and Eddie back together. I love that in the videos I've seen Dave is interacting with Wolfgang pretty regularly on stage. First of all it's just cool to see but also I think as long as Wolfie is getting along with Dave Eddie won't get offended by much from Dave.

 

 

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