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    Default Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen

    "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 Ive 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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    What a story. I felt bad for Steve at the end. People do come and go, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    People do come and go, though.
    Especially VH singers.

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    That sucks for Steve. I'm sure Ed has turned over his entire entourage multiple times. Now his entourage is Wolf, Janie, and Alex only essentially.

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    Ed was a Bryan Adams fan.

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    EVH has had many "best friends" in the past. Before Steve Rosen, he was tight with Jas Obrecht from Guitar Player. That's life.
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    It was a pretty cool read up until the "what did I do?" portion of the story. Imagine all of the side tuna you would get walking around Beale street with Eddie fuckin Van Halen? I would have turned that hotel into a flop house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    Ed was a Bryan Adams fan.

    This is not surprising to me at all, way more common than people think. More often than not when I hear what people who create things are into it's often nothing like what they actually create themselves. I mean, DLR apparently doesn't ever really listen to anything remotely like hard rock, either. Film makers often cite things they enjoy which are nothing like their own films, I've heard tons of hard rock and metal guys proclaim their love for all sorts of music including pop. Tons of country superstars of today grew up on 70s and 80s rock and hard rock. Garth Brooks is a popular example. And just a few weeks ago Tim McGraw wore a Rush Hold Your Fire tour shirt while playing a concert in Indianapolis.

    http://www.rushisaband.com/images/201406/3112.f.jpg

    He's proclaimed his love for all sorts of classic rock and is a big Rush fan. Even people like iconic computer game designers like Richard Garriott and John Carmack have stated many times that they rarely if ever play games themselves. Lady Gaga is a serious heavy metal fan. None of the Zeppelin guys really listen to any sort of riff driven hard rock, the very thing they helped to create. Two of the biggest names in rock drumming, John Bonham and Keith Moon, weren't really rock fans at all.


    I'd be far more shocked if Eddie regularly listened to Joe Satriani or Iron Maiden or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    It was a pretty cool read up until the "what did I do?" portion of the story. Imagine all of the side tuna you would get walking around Beale street with Eddie fuckin Van Halen? I would have turned that hotel into a flop house.
    Pays to hang out with musicians.
    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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    Great read! Thanks for sharing.


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    Great read. If you're friends with the guy though then why wouldn't you just call him up and say hey what's up, let's hang out? Why would you let that relationship slide like that?

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    Wow... One of the best articles I've read on Eddie. I don't feel bad for Steve however. He has memories none of us will ever get to have, and that's something to be grateful for I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdog View Post
    This is not surprising to me at all, way more common than people think. More often than not when I hear what people who create things are into it's often nothing like what they actually create themselves. I mean, DLR apparently doesn't ever really listen to anything remotely like hard rock, either. Film makers often cite things they enjoy which are nothing like their own films, I've heard tons of hard rock and metal guys proclaim their love for all sorts of music including pop. Tons of country superstars of today grew up on 70s and 80s rock and hard rock. Garth Brooks is a popular example. And just a few weeks ago Tim McGraw wore a Rush Hold Your Fire tour shirt while playing a concert in Indianapolis.

    http://www.rushisaband.com/images/201406/3112.f.jpg

    He's proclaimed his love for all sorts of classic rock and is a big Rush fan. Even people like iconic computer game designers like Richard Garriott and John Carmack have stated many times that they rarely if ever play games themselves. Lady Gaga is a serious heavy metal fan. None of the Zeppelin guys really listen to any sort of riff driven hard rock, the very thing they helped to create. Two of the biggest names in rock drumming, John Bonham and Keith Moon, weren't really rock fans at all.


    I'd be far more shocked if Eddie regularly listened to Joe Satriani or Iron Maiden or something.
    I agree with that man. I mean from the standpoint of keeping original, and having energy musically, I'm the same way as I'm sure others are on the links. If I know I need to come up with some music for a project, I almost deny myself of anything hard rock like. I find it makes me a little fresher idea wise, and I don't burn out so easily
    Dunno.....just makes my playing a little meaner and more original musically.
    Makes sense to me, at least from that point of view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    It was a pretty cool read up until the "what did I do?" portion of the story. Imagine all of the side tuna you would get walking around Beale street with Eddie fuckin Van Halen? I would have turned that hotel into a flop house.
    You're fucking killing me here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtHarm6505 View Post
    Wow... One of the best articles I've read on Eddie. I don't feel bad for Steve however. He has memories none of us will ever get to have, and that's something to be grateful for I think.
    I am always grateful when friends shit all over me.

 

 

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