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    Subject : Van Halen

    Mission : To Fall Off The Face Of The Earth

    Current Status Of Mission: Unmitigated Success (LMAO)

    Operation : "Infinite... Silence."

    Coutesy of the vh@yahoogroups mailing list, I present to you the following...

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    Subj: Re: [vh] Band Status
    Date: 9/27/01 11:09:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time
    From: bradman@van-halen.com
    To: vh@yahoogroups.com

    At 12:33 AM 9/26/2001 -0700, mike wrote:
    >Hey Brad,
    >
    >When are we going to get some more status on the band. We all know Ed is
    >doing ok and Mikey's doing his thing, but what about the band in general?
    >
    >We've had this "no news" thing for a while, isn't it about time the band
    >told us what's up and gave us an official "we're recording" or something
    >more concrete like "wait till next year".
    >
    >We're dying here to know the status.
    >
    >(i know, you've heard it said a million times, but I think the band should
    >at least give us an estimate of when something is going to happen..)

    Unfortunately, there are no timelines for anything yet....


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    Subj: Re: [vh] Re: Band Status
    Date: 9/28/01 2:25:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    From: bradman@van-halen.com
    To: realrocker@webtv.net, vh@yahoogroups.com

    At 08:51 AM 9/27/2001 -0700, realrocker@webtv.net wrote:
    >From: bradman@van-halen.com
    >Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2001, 7:59am
    >
    >
    ><< Unfortunately, there are no timelines for anything yet....
    >
    >Brad
    >The Official Van Halen Web Site
    >http://www.van-halen.com >>
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    >
    >
    >Will Dave Roth be singing on the next album or is Van Halen planning to
    >slip into even further obscurity with a *gasp* fourth singer?

    Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for that right now....


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    Maybe he should just ignore those posts, because the same old tired Brad responses are more tiring than anything.
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    [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img]
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    good news:

    don't give up, the next Van Halen release will happen definitely this century!

    cheers,

    SToRM
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    quote:
    Originally posted by SToRM:
    good news:

    don't give up, the next Van Halen release will happen definitely this century!

    cheers,

    SToRM



    I demand proof of that. [img]smilies/scared.gif[/img]
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    Unfortunately, Van Halen is losing a lot of fans from all this silence. [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img]
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    The government should really hire Brad to keep their biggest secrets because he's DAMN good at it. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Maybe then we'd actually APPRECIATE it. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    remember those dolls you could get, and you would pull the rip cord on its back and it would spurt out things like

    "I'm teddy munchkin and I lovvvvve youuuu'

    "I need a hug"

    "No news is good news"

    "I'm a mushroom man!"

    Yeh, You get the drift [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JWS_5150:
    The government should really hire Brad to keep their biggest secrets because he's DAMN good at it. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You said it.

    Reporter: Mr. Starks, what is the government going to do to prepare for biological warfare?

    Brad: Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for that right now....

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    Guys,

    It is not Brad's fault that you are not listening to new Van Halen.

    If someone asked me what VH was up to, what would I tell them? "Sorry, I don't know."

    Because I DON'T know! And neither does Brad Starks!

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    bah. Not sure why you have always been the big brad fan that you are, but the dudes mannerism is completely annoying. Even if there is no news, it could be handled better.
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    Brad works for van halen. Van halens PR machine sucks ass, so therefore, Brads gonna cop some backlash. Especially as he is the 'internet spokesperson' of the band.

    They treat the fans like crap, then thier organizations gonna have to wear the shit pies flung at them.

    If you can convince me that VH's treatment of the fans over the past 3 years has been fair and reasonable, then I'll gladly apologise.

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    I agree with the majority here-Brad simply does not handle his position with grace or compassion. Once I saw the attitude in his response to Grant's email about the closing of the site, that was the end of the 'benefit of the doubt'.

    If anyone has perused the PD lately, you will have noticed a severe decrease in users online at any given moment. Certainly VH's silence is mostly to blame, but I wonder how many fans have been put off by Brad's attitude. His 'mushroom' line was clever...once. Now he's made it his M.O. I don't think anyone finds it clever anymore.

    The fact that the band would retain his 'services' is disturbing. Since they are on hiatus (to say the least), they could have at least passed the message on to the website, one way or another. But instead, they continue this silly silent treatment. And we all know why we give someone the silent treatment, and to whom we give it. It's a wonder they have ANY fans left, or at least fans that really give a shit any longer.

    Infinite Silence seems to be the most appropriate term I've ever seen. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
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    I think much can be said about the VHND and Grant's recent questions to the band. However, I think it could work against us all for the simple fact that, what if Edward isn't 100% healthy yet and this is the reason for NO news! [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img]

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    yeah, the infinite silence term is uncannily clever. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

 

 

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