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    Default VH no longer with Interscope?

    Well this could be something or nothing. I checked the Interscope.com site earlier and couldn't find VH in their list of artists or indeed any reference to the band at all.

    Did they get dropped? one album deal? or perhaps they were never on the website in the first place?

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    They were on the website when I checked last year around the time news was announced that they signed with them.
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    I don't know. I believe VH signed a multi-album deal but could be wrong.

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    VH is listed as a forrmer Interscope artist on Wiki.

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    Well, you can't even buy A Different Kind of Truth on there, when you can buy the work of other artists on their roster.

    There are different types of contracts. Might have just been a distribution contract and Interscope doesn't consider them on their "label".

    Who knows.
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    I'm just speculating, but considering Van Halen's rep the past 15 or so years and all the damage that's been done to their legacy and the liabilities they present at this (at least as of 2011 when they signed to Interscope) point in their career, it's was very likely a one album/tour/merch deal with options that either party could opt in or out of future albums, tours and promotions if things didn't work out to everyone's satisfaction.

    The album did ok sales wise and was clearly a critically well-received effort but I'm sure it didn't come close in sales to what Interscope was hoping for and VH backing out of the last leg of the tour probably didn't give the label much encouragement. Interscope probably still feels the pain from the Guns n' Roses Chinese Democracy floptacular and seeing how VH is a very iffy proposition these days, cut their losses. The few scattered dates this years makes me wonder if it was just the band wrapping up contractual and financial obligations to Interscope before going into another long hibernation.

    Another clue is whether Iovine is still managing them.

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    Dear Van Halen,

    Write new music. Record said music.

    Then, take that piece of runny buffalo diarrhea you call van-halen.com and release your new music via download when people pay for it. In fact, if you really want to step up your game, just let Jeff Hausman set up and manage it since he's the only one if your universe that has a clue on how to sell shit online.

    Next, count money. That pile you normally reserve for the scum sucking parasites at the record label that are doing very little but sucking the life out of their host organisms goes to zero. In case you are bad at math, that means you get to keep more money, gain more creative control and you don't have to wear $200 Italian wool t-shirts if don't want to either. However, I recommend permanently retiring/burning Eddie's old duct tape sandals, Dave's assless chaps and Alex's neck brace.

    Problem(s) solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless Fable View Post
    Dear Van Halen,

    Write new music. Record said music.

    Then, take that piece of runny buffalo diarrhea you call van-halen.com and release your new music via download when people pay for it. In fact, if you really want to step up your game, just let Jeff Hausman set up and manage it since he's the only one if your universe that has a clue on how to sell shit online.

    Next, count money. That pile you normally reserve for the scum sucking parasites at the record label that are doing very little but sucking the life out of their host organisms goes to zero. In case you are bad at math, that means you get to keep more money, gain more creative control and you don't have to wear $200 Italian wool t-shirts if don't want to either. However, I recommend permanently retiring/burning Eddie's old duct tape sandals, Dave's assless chaps and Alex's neck brace.

    Problem(s) solved.
    Ya know in all honesty this is what they should do. I still don't know why they haven't hired Jeff to handle their online presence and give him carte blanche. VH online since the Internet began has been a joke. Embrace the Effin' Internet already, it's not a fad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hide Your Sheep View Post
    VH online since the Internet began has been a joke. Embrace the Effin' Internet already, it's not a fad!
    What about the "Van Halen Mailing list" back in 1998. That was pretty good at the time...haha... Anyone else remember that.

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    Having a record label is obviously a waste of time when it comes to a band like VH. I think Ed and others like him are just stubborn and don't want to embrace a new way of making money. They are stuck in the dinosaur age and rely on labels to spend THEIR money upfront for recording, promotion etc. Ed has one of the most famous studios in Rock history yet he doesn't take advantage of that fact in any way. He isn't very business savvy imo because he could make some nice coin from renting it out. That would open a whole lot of other opportunities. He has his own studio and it would cost almost nothing to record music, hire an enigneer and sell the music direct to the fans via website or online. He wouldn't even have to make full albums just record enough songs to go out on tour with. They don't play most of any new album anyway. 4 or 5 new songs and a tour since touring is where they make their huge paydays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hide Your Sheep View Post
    Ya know in all honesty this is what they should do. I still don't know why they haven't hired Jeff to handle their online presence and give him carte blanche. VH online since the Internet began has been a joke. Embrace the Effin' Internet already, it's not a fad!
    No way. During 1998 and 1999 their site was probably the best band website out there. That's why it is even worse to think about how it went afterwards and I don't have a fucking clune on what hapenned.

    Check this: this is a website that monitors and takes "snapshots" of most of the internet sections and constructs a wayback machine. Here is Van Halen's website in 1998. At that time, even with the shitty connections, they even offered videos! There was a section showing all live equipment the band used (even the non-endorsed, like the delays and harmonizers), and so on...

    http://web.archive.org/web/199812020....com/main.html

    Also check this. It's a totally different mentality they had back then.:

    http://web.archive.org/web/199904270...ideo/once.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    What about the "Van Halen Mailing list" back in 1998. That was pretty good at the time...haha... Anyone else remember that.
    Ironically, back on the day VH's official site was pretty good. There were frequent updates on the new (but never was) second Cherone album, and of course the Pleasure Dome board. And these were the early days of the Internet. After the announcement that Gary was out and the famous "no news is good news" quote, the site pretty much shut down. The pleasure dome went away soon after. I've been here since. There's nothing to see there anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    What about the "Van Halen Mailing list" back in 1998. That was pretty good at the time...haha... Anyone else remember that.
    Yep it was just a small group of die hard fans on the VHML where you'd trade digital smiles with Val (aka VABVH) and swap info on boots. Hard to believe it was 18 years ago...where have all the good times gone?!

 

 

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