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    Default Cool article with John Shanks about working w/ VH...

    Interesting read on his background and the work with VH on ADKOT....

    http://www.examiner.com/music-indust...ding-van-halen
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    I liked this quote from the article:

    What I came away with was the brilliance of Dave, which is like the brilliance of Eddie, but in a completely different way, but they complement each other
    Pretty much sums it up doesn't it?

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    When Tattoo was released, with the wonderful and very unique black-and-white video, it immediately stirred up a reaction. Many of us absolutely loved it straight out of the box, and others not so much. Any theories as to why there was such a split response?

    I think the video was intentional. They shot it at the Roxy, they kept it lean and mean, its not a big budget at all. I think it was OK for it to be the first single. I think its fine. I think Shes The Woman is the next single, and thats even more classic Van Halen and I think it will do really well. But people need to shut the f--- up. It is what it is. Relax. Its fun, its playful, its got the big backgrounds and everyone needs to not worry so much. Let it be. Its not as light as some of their other stuff or as heavy. Its a good calling card, and I think the follow-up is the right choice; from what I understand, it is the follow-up. Everyone should just enjoy the ride a little bit. At some point in your life youve got to realize that its a time capsule, it is what it is, its Van Halen, it got done, it came out, theyre back and thats it. At the end of the day, its Eddie, Dave, Alex and Wolf and its awesome!

    I like this bit a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmorton View Post
    I liked this quote from the article:



    Pretty much sums it up doesn't it?
    It sure does! I've seen them twice now on this tour and it looks like they're having a blast! I hope that this album and tour are only the start of a new beginning!

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    thanks for sharing
    "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 Ive 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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    Cool read!

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    I particularly liked this:

    Youve got to give Wolf credit to walk in there and be the new guy in the band. Im really proud of Wolf. Hes a badass and hes a great player. Hes a musicologist and hes a historian in regards to the band, too, suggesting, We should play this song, We should play that song, The fans want to hear that. Hes really amazing.

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    I like this little bit:

    But people need to shut the f--- up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Dodds View Post
    I particularly liked this:

    Youve got to give Wolf credit to walk in there and be the new guy in the band. Im really proud of Wolf. Hes a badass and hes a great player. Hes a musicologist and hes a historian in regards to the band, too, suggesting, We should play this song, We should play that song, The fans want to hear that. Hes really amazing.

    KBD3
    That's great. Been wondering if Wolf's influence has given us the "box of chocolates" this tour.
    Staying Frosty

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150Sooner View Post
    Interesting read on his background and the work with VH on ADKOT....

    http://www.examiner.com/music-indust...ding-van-halen

    OK, you got me. I don't usually post in forums, but this interview is getting a lot of positive feedback, so I wanted to say thank you for sharing my link, and thank you to everyone who enjoys the read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicIndustryXr View Post
    OK, you got me. I don't usually post in forums, but this interview is getting a lot of positive feedback, so I wanted to say thank you for sharing my link, and thank you to everyone who enjoys the read.
    Great interview Alison, awesome to read about Shanks working with the band. Since the band isn't doing press, hopefully articles like yours gets more people to know about the album!

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    Very cool read!!!

    I liked hearing his insight into the band.
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    I hope everyone reads the whole thing instead of picking apart the VH stuff to death. Shanks really has some incredible insight into the state of the music industry today and what it takes to be one of the top Producers in the game. You'll really get a deeper look into the result of ADKOT if you read it all.

    Nice job. Shanks sure knows his stuff.

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    His insights about Dave are really interesting. Dave is no flake or no clown like so many people think he is. Shanks has worked with just about everyone in the biz, he knows what he's talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhin04 View Post
    His insights about Dave are really interesting. Dave is no flake or no clown like so many people think he is. Shanks has worked with just about everyone in the biz, he knows what he's talking about.
    Another great quote about Dave:

    Analytically, when you break it down as a songwriter, the way Dave writes sometimes is outside the box, or as he says, its off book. He has these parameters, and he bends and morphs them to accommodate his ideas, not only melodically but lyrically as well. Thats hard to do, especially in a context of the material hes working off of. Its more beat poetry or jazz; its more that kind of thing. Its more R&B. Dave thinks outside of the box. To see that process was to see what he goes through to create that. He goes through his process trying to find melodies and counterpoints.


    Good stuff!

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    Official Van Halen Store link: http://www.vanhalenstore.com/page/VH/PROD/B60

    VHND article: "Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography" Is a Must-Read http://www.vhnd.com/2011/11/10/edwar...s-a-must-read/

    Im very excited, you know, to be makin music with my son, my brother, my new brother [Dave] Its, its the shit. Thats all I can say.Edward Van Halen, August 2007

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    VHLinks forum topic thread : http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/book...rd-t53329.html

 

 

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