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    Default The Influences of Van Halen's Members

    Can people here put forth a list of each member of the bands influences? Not who you THINK are their influences, but bands/people that you have actually read/heard them state they were fans of, or influenced by...

    EVH- Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Scandal, Brand X

    Roth- James Brown, Al Jolson, Ohio Players, Huey Lewis, The Clash

    Mike- Dickie Peterson, Harvey Brooks, Louis Johnson

    Alex- Bill Ward, John Bonham, Ginger Baker

    Sam- I have no idea...


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    You forgot Wolfgang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignorance_is_bliss View Post
    You forgot Wolfgang.
    Ha! Not intentionally (really).

    Wolfgang- AC/DC, Van Halen (NOT apparently Van Hagar), and Nickelback (or one of those faceless, post-grunge, goateed, modern rock bands that I avoid like the plague).
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    "This is what your MOM smells like!!"

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    Michael Anthony - John Paul Jones, John Entwistle
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    You can clearly hear the weird al influence on Dave all over 1984.

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    Sammy Hagar - Sammy Hagar
    If you have nothing nice to say about Eddie Van Halen, you're at the right website. - Me (A few years ago)

    "People take Van Halen much more seriously than we do" - David Lee Roth (1980's)

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    "A lot of people ask me which Van Halen singer was better. You can't compare them. It's like asking which guitarist is better. Nobody is better than anybody. Every player is their own person."-Edward Van Halen

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    I think its pretty safe to say most members of the orignal line up were influenced by ZZ Top, The Kinks, The Who, The Stones, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys, Black Sabbath, and Aesormith. Roth has also mentioned Elvis quite a bit and everyone knows Cream/Clapton was huge for Eddie, as it appears Hendrix and Deep Purple were as well.

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    EVH & AVH were into The Dave Clark 5 very early on and Bon Scott era AC/DC later on.

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    Eddie: Jimmy Page.

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    Eddie - Debussey


    While never mentioned I would venture to say that Eddie was influenced by Tony Banks of Genesis on keys. I'll Wait has a distinct Genesis vibe to it.

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