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    Default Guitar Center exclusive interview with EVH

    I didn't see this posted anywhere, but i got a mailer last week with Ed on the cover touting an interview with him. I was about to transcribe it but found it online at their site.

    http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/eddie-van-halen/

    Apologies if this has already been posted.

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    BORING interview. Same stuff we've all heard a million times over. Nobody wants to ask him the hardball questions. Either that, or he won't allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post
    BORING interview. Same stuff we've all heard a million times over. Nobody wants to ask him the hardball questions. Either that, or he won't allow it.
    I'll choose the latter.

    There is absolutely no way a journalist hasn't thought in the last five years to ask him a question about Mike, or Sam, or the definitive future of Van Halen music. It's impossible; any journalist worth a damn writing for a magazine of this caliber knows this history and would ask those questions.

    I'm simply thinking Ed won't answer them. Which is a shame because he could do himself good to redeem himself in my eyes over some things that have been left unanswered over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachenFoot View Post
    I'll choose the latter.

    There is absolutely no way a journalist hasn't thought in the last five years to ask him a question about Mike, or Sam, or the definitive future of Van Halen music. It's impossible; any journalist worth a damn writing for a magazine of this caliber knows this history and would ask those questions.

    I'm simply thinking Ed won't answer them. Which is a shame because he could do himself good to redeem himself in my eyes over some things that have been left unanswered over the years.
    What is understood need not be discussed .
    WHAT IS UNDERSTOOD NEED NOT BE DISCUSSED

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt5150 View Post
    What is understood need not be discussed .
    And that there is the problem...No-one DOES really understand what the hell went down with VH (or still is, for that matter) because they won't bloody well SAY anything...And, that, in my opinion, is one of the major reasons why people get p*ssed off and vent on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    And that there is the problem...No-one DOES really understand what the hell went down with VH (or still is, for that matter) because they won't bloody well SAY anything...And, that, in my opinion, is one of the major reasons why people get p*ssed off and vent on this site.
    Indeed.

    We don't really know what happened the last six years, but I don't think I'm the only one who has a hard time believing everything is wine and roses in Van Halen Land without having any idea about it.

    I'd be more convinced about the happy state of VH if I knew what happened with Sam and Mike, and Dave during the album recording for that matter; if I knew what got them to this point. The only believable thing about VH for me is the happiness between Ed and Wolf. Other than that I'm skeptical over just about everything.

    Plus I would feel better about Ed's treatment of Mike if I heard from Ed's mouth what happened. Guaranteed.
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    Exactly, Zach.

    The trouble with leaving fans in a 'vacuum', so to speak, is that it just creates increasingly bizarre speculation which goes on and on and on, becoming more and more vicious and inflammatory.

    If the band simply took a bit of time to clarify things that have taken place in the past and are happening now (the cancellation of the Oz tour, for example), the fire of supposition would be quelled immediately - and there would be a damned sight less vitriol on this site than there is at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post
    BORING interview. Same stuff we've all heard a million times over. Nobody wants to ask him the hardball questions. Either that, or he won't allow it.
    The Guitar Center interviews are always pretty much fluff pieces to try and sell gear.

    They would never ask anything more than what do you use in the studio, what do you use on the road, what are your doing next.

    That probably covers about 85% of any interview in there.

    Everyone expecting more from a gear store interview has set their expectation bar way too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post

    Everyone expecting more from a gear store interview has set their expectation bar way too high.
    Or any interview, really, if what we're wanting is the real nitty gritty stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    And that there is the problem...No-one DOES really understand what the hell went down with VH (or still is, for that matter) because they won't bloody well SAY anything...And, that, in my opinion, is one of the major reasons why people get p*ssed off and vent on this site.
    I really am NOT being a smart ass now. But does it really matter what happened ? This band has switched members more than I change my underroos . Do you really think EVH and the gang our sitting around saying ". Think we should make a statement regarding past issues". No they are just moving forward. Maybe that's What some of US must do.
    WHAT IS UNDERSTOOD NEED NOT BE DISCUSSED

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt5150 View Post
    I really am NOT being a smart ass now. But does it really matter what happened ? This band has switched members more than I change my underroos . Do you really think EVH and the gang our sitting around saying ". Think we should make a statement regarding past issues". No they are just moving forward. Maybe that's What some of US must do.
    Pretty much sums it up. I know I have.
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    Fine. You don't think any explanations were required at the time then, either? Maybe those issues are (or should be) dead and buried by now - but, to be honest, I can't see them ever disappearing until they are addressed, properly, by the band. Whilst VH continue to do such bizarre things as, for example, changing their line-up in a recent video-game to something that was biologically impossible, these issues are going to keep rearing their ugly heads. And, more to the point, doesn't that suggest that Ed and Co haven't 'moved on' themselves?

    Look, I've no wish to be a thread-sh*tter - but the one thing I DO wish to emphasise is that VH are STILL not answering their fans' legitimate questions - and the most recent instance of that is the inexplicable cancellation of the Oz tour...Will we EVER get a proper reason from the horse's mouth? Or will we, as I've already said, be left to speculate once again..?

    Is it any wonder that people feel despair at this band???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt5150 View Post
    I really am NOT being a smart ass now. But does it really matter what happened ? This band has switched members more than I change my underroos . Do you really think EVH and the gang our sitting around saying ". Think we should make a statement regarding past issues". No they are just moving forward. Maybe that's What some of US must do.
    You really should change your " underoo's " more often, as VH has switched members 5 times in the past 40 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big fatty View Post
    You really should change your " underoo's " more often, as VH has switched members 5 times in the past 40 years.


    Well done

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    Well done
    Yup, it was just too easy and I couldn't resist.
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