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    Default Van Halen: The Raw & Uncut Interview 1988

    I'm really just posting this for an utterly AMAZING foreshadow event that occurs in this interview. Couldn't believe it when I saw it. Maybe it won't be to you, but I found it to be a rather telling incident.

    Ill set it up: The interviewer asks the band members to talk about the person to their right. Because Eddie was at the end of the couch he talked about Mike, at the other end of the couch.....

    It's a great interview as a whole but go to 10.28 to see what Ed says about our favourite bass player, Mikey and what ensues....

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    One word comes to mind.

    Sad.

    I don't begrudge Ed for wanting to play with his kid, but I just don't understand how you can throw 30+ years of friendship out the window like that.

    Actually, I do understand it, I think. These guys were together since they were teenagers. At that time it was all about playing and having a good time. Then you make it big and the leeches start coming out of the woodwork. All of the sudden you have people in your ear telling you what they think you want to hear all in the hopes of latching onto the gravy train. "You know, Dave, you're the star. You should make a movie. You don't need these backup guys." "You know Ed, Mike doesn't really write anything so he doesn't deserve his 25% share. You should cut it down so that you can get more." "You know Sam, you were successful before you were in Van Halen, you can be successful outside of Van Halen again. They're not heading in the direction you really want to go anyway."

    It seems like the one guy who was probably immune to this because of his personality was Mike, and look where it got him. Kicked to the curb.

    People and their greed really disgust me sometimes...
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    OK. So, what's your point?
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    I think MF5150 was referring to the power cut at the 10:57 mark right after Eddie's nice comments about Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I think MF5150 was referring to the power cut at the 10:57 mark right after Eddie's nice comments about Mike.
    Didn't think I needed to explain it, but at least somebody got it.
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    It's still weird not to have Mike in the band but what can you do.
    I'm just glad I got to see him when he WAS in the band.
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    At least they didn't come back from the power cut and it was Wolfy...
    I swear, it's like I'm playin' cards with my brother's kids or somethin'. You nerve-wrackin' sons-a-bitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerfdog View Post
    At least they didn't come back from the power cut and it was Wolfy...
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    Man it really sucks he's gone. I don't really care if he took sides. He was loyal for 3 singers. And 30 years.

    Is someone working on a time machine? I would give anything to go back to 1988. VH, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, NWA. Killer time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerfdog View Post
    At least they didn't come back from the power cut and it was Wolfy...
    They're going to edit it and erase Mike and put Wolf in there instead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    Man it really sucks he's gone. I don't really care if he took sides. He was loyal for 3 singers. And 30 years.
    This. Imagine the crap he must have put up with from Dave, the alcoholic brothers, and probably management who kissed their asses.
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    I'm not sure what to say about this interview, except that I miss Van Hagar. I miss the delusion that Van Halen had finally become a family. These guys really did some special things together.

    When we're young, we are prone to hero worship. Then, we grow up and see the sad reality. As The Avett Brothers said, "There's no returning to the spoils once you've spoiled the thought of them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    They're going to edit it and erase Mike and put Wolf in there instead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    Look at the size of his head, it's got it's own solar system.
    Looks like the dwarf from Game of Thrones

 

 

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