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    Default Should VH offer up an explanation for what has happened in the past?

    This seems to get some people irked around here, on both sides of the divide. BREW CREW suggested a poll, so here it is.

    Pretty simple really.

    Should VH offer up an explanation for the events of the last decade, especially around the axing of MA (the biggest sticking point), but also the endless silence between tours (with different singers!) and so on and so forth.

    Cast ye vote.

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    Next Poll should be "What is emo? Is Van Halen emo? If not why not, and do you think you should demand an explanation?"

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    Next poll will be "Does this woman look like David Lee Roth" with a picture of Halle Berry in her Catwoman outfit.

    I expect huge returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignorance_is_bliss View Post
    Next poll will be "Does this woman look like David Lee Roth" with a picture of Halle Berry in her Catwoman outfit.

    I expect huge returns.

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    I voted no.

    As a fan of course I'd be interested in info but I don't think VH needs to say a thing about it. I don't think they owe anyone further explanation and whatever bad blood or vibes they have is between the people immediately involved.

    Some of the reasons are known to fans anyway. We don't know everything from all sides. They had a falling out with Sam and Mike ended up working and touring with someone they were on the outs with. Calling themselves the other half. Right or wrong this wasn't something the bros were totally cool with. They entertained the idea of replacing MA as early as 1980 and did it in 2007.

    Would it be interesting to know more detail and the truth and whole truth about Dave leaving, Sam gone, the DLR Gary switcheroo, the 2000 CVH sessions, the 04 dealie and all things leading up to 07. As a long time fan it would be but VH doesn't owe that and it's all mostly negative shit from the past. I don't see the benefit of VH getting into that shit despite giving a few fans who are still bugged by some or all of it more reason to bitch. It won't make it "right" in all the fans eyes. If their reasoning for some of it was actually sound and understandable being in their shoes the fans aching to know why Mikey is not there would not be satisfied. Just my opinion.

    I miss Mike too but it's past tense now. Nothing will change it. Enjoy what's there or let it go...or come online often and be fussy about it. :/

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    Billy Sheehan:Yeah, I was. For a long time, I denied it because (former Van Halen bassist) Michael (Anthony) is a dear friend of mine. I love him so much. I was kinda caught in the middle. …It’s happened several times. Once right after we (Talas) toured with them in 1980, it happened again in ’82 after the Diver Down record, it happened again just before Dave called me…and then, when I was out of Mr. Big before the Gary Cherone thing (i.e. 1998’s abysmal Van Halen III) happened, I spoke with them and then I spoke with them again after that as well. So it’s happened a bunch of times. We’ve always been toying with it (laughs). I went over to Ed’s a couple of times and we jammed and talked about stuff. He’s such a wonderful guy. I would love to go out with just Ed and a drummer, ya know?
    But as much as I would have liked to be in the band, I didn’t want the band to change, because I’m a fan of Van Halen. If Michael ain’t up there, it ain’t the same band, even if it’s me, ya know? But I’m sure if the opportunity would have gone further, I would have taken it. We talked about it seriously a couple of different times as several different points, but it never actually materialized...."
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    Nope... focus only on the present! It's all there is that matters.

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    Igs you ballsy son of a gun.

    I voted yes. Explanation later throughout the thread once the shitstorm hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by At0micPunk View Post
    For a long time, I denied it because (former Van Halen bassist) Michael (Anthony) is a dear friend of mine. I love him so much.
    If Michael ain’t up there, it ain’t the same band
    Must have not been too dear of a friend, if he was ready to take his job. Just sayin.

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    Could care less, just give us another album as smoking as ADKOT. I found most of the answers in Vals, book, Kevins AWESOME book, in pitiful video proof, radio shows touching on curing cancer and sad drunken late night interviews, in bits and pieces that Mike, Sammy, Dave, Zak Wylde and many others have communicated over the past few years.

    The guy had major problems. MAJOR PROBLEMS. Problems he appears to have overcome to unbelievably go on and release some incredible music. Surely it has been discussed a million times and has been patently obvious. I don't need nor want an explanation, I just want more kick ass Van Halen music.

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    I voted yes. people deserve to know.

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    Thanks AP and Plexi. Appreciate your feedback in particular, giving valid reasons to the negative.

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    No-Thats show business folks. But it be a good movie.
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    No, they don't have to do anything. Like 2 people getting a divorce.

    Sure would be interesting to know though.
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    Unless you are Mike or Sammy they don't need to explain shit. They didn't force you to take an emotional interest in the band in which the dismissal of a member or members bothers you years after the fact. They are just a band and Mike was on the outs since the early 80's. Add 30 years of abuse since then and the growing up of a family member, well it was inevitable as Dave said.

    That is the explanation.

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    I'd like an explanation and a refund of $11.99 for VH3

    Other than that, I don't give a shit.

    (truth be told, they can even keep the explanation for VH3 and just send the refund )

 

 

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