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    Default Whose Books Where Worse To Van Halen, Dave's or Sam's?

    I am curious to see whose books were the brothers VH to those here. I never read either one and only read excerpts from each and going by that to me anyways it seems like Sammy was more harsh.
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    ...and in this corner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    I am curious to see whose books were the brothers VH to those here. I never read either one and only read excerpts from each and going by that to me anyways it seems like Sammy was more harsh.
    Shocking!

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    It just seemed like Sammy really dove into Ed's personal life a lot more than I remember Dave doing. I think the worst thing Dave said was that the brothers were liars. I do plan to read them both after my surgery while rehabbing since I will have plenty of time.

    I hate these "tell all" books to a point, I know there will be Dave fans who say Sammy did and vice a versa. I would like to see the opinions of those who like me are Van Halen fans. Sure VH of today I prefer Dave, but I used to prefer the guy who is actually the better singer. For the most part I like Dave's lyrics better and how they go with Ed's music always have.
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    Dave's book did nothing more than share a few good times,
    & only scratches the surfaces of what went wrong,
    whereas Sam's book goes into much more detail about stuff that, imho,
    didn't need to be aired in public.

    Ed was still ill, and you don't kick a man when he's down...
    or as Dave said on the Stern show
    when Howard was trying to get a rise out of him
    "I won't salute the sinking of the Titanic." (paraphrased slightly)

    Also, being an alcohol salesman around a man who is basically (at that point)
    dying a slow death from alcoholism...
    while at the same time professing to be his soul brother...
    you can't truly say your hands were clean either,
    so 'speaking the truth' becomes a bit of a gray area at that point.

    That's one thing I noticed when Roth came back into The Family....
    all that airing dirty laundry in public CEASED, immediately, from the band's side.

    You might hear somethig from someone else,
    but not from them, they circled the wagons very tight this time around.

    Even as the others are STILL having their say,
    we aren't hearing anything more then "I wish them well" from Ed,
    and virtually NOTHING from Al or Dave, not to mention Wolf..

    which is as it should be...

    we all know the tales, we aren't learning anything new...
    everyone involved has said thier piece....
    now concentrate on the music and leave the b.s. in the trash bin for a while.
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    Valerie's book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC View Post
    Dave's book did nothing more than share a few good times,
    and only scratches the surfaces of what wen twrong,
    whereas Sam's book goes into much more detail about stuff that, imho,
    should've NOT been aired in public. Ed was still ill, and you don't kick a man when he's down.

    Also, being an alcohol salesman around a man who is basically (at that point)
    dying a slow death from alcoholism...
    while at teh same time professing to be his soul brother...
    you can't truly say your hands were clean either,
    so 'speaking the truth' becomes a bit of a gray area at that point.

    That's one thing I noticed when Roth came back into The Family....
    all that airing dirty laundry in public CEASED, immediately, from the band's side.

    You might hear somethig from someone else,
    but not from them, they circled the wagons very tight this time around.

    Even as the others are STILL having their say,
    we aren't hearing anything more then "I wish them well" from Ed,
    and virtually NOTHING from Al or Dave, not to mention Wolf..

    which is as it should be...

    we all know the tales, we aren't learning anything new...
    everyone involved has said thier piece....
    now concentrate on the music and leave the b.s. in the trash bin for a while.
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    Dave could insult the crap out of Ed and it wouldn't matter, it's not like we can understand what the hell he's talking about most of the time.

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    Sam never forced alcohol down Ed's throat. Suck it up--right down to the last drop.

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    Eddymon takes a moment away from his tireless quest for a tank top to explore one of the ancient questions the gods have never been able to answer: Sam or Dave?


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    Never read Sammy's book.

    And while Dave addressed a few aspects of his relationship to the Van Halen's, it never got personal.

    Yet everything Sammy has to say is personal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150 View Post
    Sam never forced alcohol down Ed's throat. Suck it up--right down to the last drop.
    OUCH

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainVonDoom View Post
    Valerie's book.
    Yeah, she broke it off in him pretty good.

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    Although Ed has never written a book, just by him being an alcoholic, and treating everyone around him like shit, qualifies HIM as being the worse. "Sauce Sobolewski" anyone?

 

 

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