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    I came across this VH snippet in Heart's new autobiography. Funny story!

    At one hotel, we met Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Over the course of a few hours, they had a Kamikaze-drinking contest, followed by a cocaine-snorting fest. Once they were good and loose, they got into a fistfight. Moments later, they were hugging each other and falling down, saying, “I love you so much, man.” They would cycle through this pattern every hour. Eddie and Alex let it be known that if Ann and I wanted to sleep with them, they would be amenable to that. Their concept was two brothers with two sisters: Instead of the Wil-Shers, we could now be the Wil-Halens, except they wanted us in one bed. It wasn’t the only time we had that offer, and as with every other request, we turned it down. Talking with Eddie that night, he said he really admired my acoustic playing. “You should play your acoustic guitar onstage,” I said. “I don’t own an acoustic guitar,” Eddie said. Eddie Van Halen— at that point one of the greatest living guitar players, when he wasn’t punching his brother in the face— didn’t own a single acoustic guitar. I couldn’t believe it. But he swore it was true. “I’m going to buy you an acoustic guitar right now,” I announced.

    I went and woke up our road manager. He told me that at midnight instrument stores were closed. “Then let’s give him one of mine,” I declared. We went to our gear truck, and I took my favorite Ovation. I walked up to Eddie’s room and handed it to him. He started crying. “That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me,” Eddie said. I went to my room to sleep. But at seven in the morning, my phone rang. It was Eddie. “Nancy, Nance, sweet Nancy, sweetest Nancy,” he said. He was obviously still high and had been up all night. “I wrote a song for you on my Nancy-Nancy acoustic guitar.” He put the phone down and started to play. He was only a few rooms down the hall, so I could also hear him through the walls. The song went on for many minutes and was truly amazing. It was more of a suite than a song, but it was beautiful. Eventually, the line went dead— I think Eddie had passed out. I don’t know if he ever played the song again, or even if, when he sobered up, he remembered anything about the night, except that he and Alex didn’t manage to take the Wilsons to bed. But it was the best thing I ever heard Eddie Van Halen play. I only wish I could hear it again.

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    Very 70s- 80s.
    EVH 1979: Well, actually it's not much of a vacation, because we run everything ourselves. We design our own album cover, we have to be in the office every day to sign checks - the whole corporation revolves around us. Nothing can be done without our approval. We even have photo approval.

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    Classic shit.

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    The local radio morning show here in the D (WRIF's Drew and Mike) interviewed Ann a couple of weeks ago and she pretty much said the same thing about the brothers getting into fights and hugging a few minutes later. They didn't ask her about them trying to sleep with the sisters and she didn't offer it up but for some reason it doesn't suprise me at all.

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    Okay - I'll say it:

    Class Act!

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    Oooh, those naughty rock 'n' roller boys!

    Glad to hear that the Wilson Sisters maintained some 'semblance of decorum though and didn't partake of the VH Bros' shenanigans - 'classy' ladies indeed!
    I'm FEMALE...Deal with it!

    "Whatever you do, wherever you go, there you are..." Edward Van Halen 1986

    "You spend the first part of your life trying to make your mark, and the second part just trying to cover up your tracks"... Weesfreewheelin, 2012

    "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom"... Shirley Conran, 1975

    "You turn if you want to...The LADY is NOT for turning!"...Margaret
    Thatcher, 1980


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    thanks Jeff
    "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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    Dibs, I disagree.

    They SHOULD have relented and done the dirty deed with the VH bros. Coz then imagine if they had kids together, the sheer TALENT of these Wil-Halen offsprings.

    The possibilities are limitless!!!
    Little Dreamer

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    Naaah, knowing the luck of the VH fan, any offspring would have suffered some bizarre genetic mutation and ended up doing something like this:



    Very cute - but it's not quite Rock 'n' Roll, is it, bless 'em!!!
    I'm FEMALE...Deal with it!

    "Whatever you do, wherever you go, there you are..." Edward Van Halen 1986

    "You spend the first part of your life trying to make your mark, and the second part just trying to cover up your tracks"... Weesfreewheelin, 2012

    "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom"... Shirley Conran, 1975

    "You turn if you want to...The LADY is NOT for turning!"...Margaret
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    Maybe the winner of the fight didnt have to sleep with the fat one. i kid
    Dealing with it.

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    The song Eddie wrote for her later made its way onto VH III as Dirty Water Dog.

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    I think in 1979 Ann Wilson was still pretty hot.
    She didn't start putting on weight till the 80s.

    Was obviously gonna be Ed-Nancy, Big Al with Ann. Good times.
    Little Dreamer

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    I don't get the love for Nancy over Ann.

    Ann was/is by far more beautiful in face and all I've ever heard was "Nancy's fucking hot". Maybe I'm different but I'm not afraid of a little weight on a woman. I always find it funny too that Ann is regarded as one of the best female rock vocalists of all time but nobobdy gives a shit about Nancy's playing, other than to say she's a hot piece of ass.

    How degrading it must be for Nancy.

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    Nancy released an album called "Live At McCabe's Guitar Shop", which was been one of my favorite albums for a long time.

 

 

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