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    Just for the hell of it, My Opinions:

    Best Band (Ever) - Van Halen
    Coolest Band - Van Halen

    Best Guitarist - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Guitarist - Edward Van Halen

    Best Singer - Ozzy Osbourne
    Coolest Singer - David Lee Roth

    Best Bass Player - Steve Harris
    Coolest Bass Player - Nikki Sixx

    Best Drummer - Neil Peart
    Coolest Drummer - Lars Ulrich

    Best Rhythm Guitar - James Hetfield
    Coolest Rhythym G - James Hetfield
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

    VAN HALEN IS A LIFESTYLE

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    Best Band (Ever) - Van Halen
    Coolest Band - The Rolling Stones

    Best Guitarist - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Guitarist - Jimmy Page

    Best Singer - Robert Plant
    Coolest Singer - Alison Mosshart (The Kills)

    Best Bass Player - John Paul Jones
    Coolest Bass Player - Duff McKagen

    Best Drummer - Keith Moon
    Coolest Drummer - Alex Van Halen

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Rhythm G - Edward Van Halen

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    Best Band (Ever) - Led Zeppelin
    Coolest Band - Van Halen (original)

    Best Guitarist - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Guitarist - Jimmy Page, Edward Van Halen, Angus Young


    Best Singer - Robert Plant
    Coolest Singer - David Lee Roth

    Best Bass Player - Les Claypool
    Coolest Bass Player - Flea

    Best Drummer - Bonham
    Coolest Drummer - Bonham

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Malcolm Young
    Coolest Rhythym G - Malcolm Young
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    Best Band (ever)- The Beatles
    Coolest band - Van Halen

    Best guitarist- EVH
    Coolest Guitarist - EVH

    Best Singer - Dio
    Coolest singer - DLR

    Best bass player - John Entwistle/billy Sheehan
    Coolest bass player - Paul McCartney

    Best Drummer - AVH/Bonham/Moon/Peart
    Coolest drummer - AVH/Stuart Copeland

    Best rhythm guitarist - EVH
    Coolest rhythm guitarist - Rudolph Schenker/Matthias Jabs (both share lead and rhythm)
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    Best Band (Ever) - Van Halen (1978-1996)
    Coolest Band - Van Halen (1978-1996)

    Best Guitarist - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Guitarist - Edward Van Halen

    Best Singer - Sammy Hagar
    Coolest Singer - Sammy Hagar

    Best Bass Player - Michael Anthony
    Coolest Bass Player - Michael Anthony

    Best Drummer - Alex Van Halen
    Coolest Drummer - Alex Van Halen

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Rhythym G - Edward Van Halen

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    Best band: Rush
    Coolest band: VH

    Best Guitarist - Steve Vai
    Coolest Guitarist - EVH

    Best Singer - Devin Townsend
    Coolest Singer - Devin Townsend

    Best Bass Player - Geddy Lee
    Coolest Bass Player - Michael Anthony

    Best Drummer - Neil Peart
    Coolest Drummer - Keith Moon

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Rhythm Guitar - James Hetfield
    blah blah blah Devin Townsend blah blah blah

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    Best Band (Ever) - Van Halen
    Coolest Band - Van Halen

    Best Guitarist - Steve Morse/Danny Gatton/John McLaughlin/Steve Vai/Chet Atkins/John Williams/Joe Pass/Andre Segovia/Lenny Breau/Julian Bream/Pat Metheny/Django Reinhardt/Eddie Van Halen
    Coolest Guitarist - Eddie Van Halen

    Best Singer - Brad Delp/Ann Wilson/Paul McCartney
    Coolest Singer - David Lee Roth/Freddie Mercury

    Best Bass Player - Andy West/Jeff Berlin
    Coolest Bass Player - Gene Simmons

    Best Drummer - Buddy Rich
    Coolest Drummer - Neil Peart

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Eddie Van Halen
    Coolest Rhythym G - Eddie Van Halen

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    Best Band (Ever) - Van Halen
    Coolest Band - Thin Lizzy

    Best Guitarist - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Guitarist - Edward Van Halen

    Best Singer - Sammy Hagar
    Coolest Singer - Alice Cooper

    Best Bass Player - Phil Lynott
    Coolest Bass Player - Phil Lynott

    Best Drummer - Nasko Budimlić
    Coolest Drummer - Tommy Lee

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Rudolf Schenker
    Coolest Rhythym G - Malcolm Young

    Best keyboardist: John Lord
    Coolest keyboardist: Darren Wharton

    Not that I know a jack shit about drumming or keyboards but here is my opinion. Added best keyboardist section.
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    "If it sounds good, it is good" - Eddie Van Halen, 1981

    "Don't give up, seroiusly. I mean if I can do it, you can do it, seroiusly" - Eddie Van Halen (to young guitarists), 1985

    "Death by Hollywood, a little too fabulous for his own good" - Eddie Van Halen, 2005

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    Best band: VH
    Coolest band: VH

    Best Guitarist - EVH
    Coolest Guitarist - Slash

    Best Singer - Freddie Mercury
    Coolest Singer - Diamond Dave

    Best Bass Player - Steve Harris
    Coolest Bass Player - Michael Anthony

    Best Drummer - Keith Moon
    Coolest Drummer - Tommy Lee

    Best Rhythm Guitar - Edward Van Halen
    Coolest Rhythm Guitar - James Hetfield

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    It's your opinion, guys, so I can't flat our say you are wrong. I'll just say I disagree.

    I absolutely love all things Van Halen. Having said that, there's no way, in my humble opinion they are the best band. Coolest band? Okay, I can go there.

    Van Halen is not in the same sentence as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. And to be honest, I'm not sure any of the bands are on the same rung with The Beatles.

    If it were a ladder, the top rung would be The Beatles and Elvis. The next rung would be The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, and the next rung would be Van Halen, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc. Notice, I do put Van Halen at the top of that rung.
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    If a band doesn't consistently play with large amounts of distortion in their guitar sound...

    I literally have zero interest in their music...

    The Beatles are not distorted enough for MY personal tastes...

    I would have loved to hear those guys play in TODAY'S MUSIC LANDSCAPE through distorted amps and with loud drums.... I think it would of been incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth View Post
    It's your opinion, guys, so I can't flat our say you are wrong. I'll just say I disagree.

    I absolutely love all things Van Halen. Having said that, there's no way, in my humble opinion they are the best band. Coolest band? Okay, I can go there.

    Van Halen is not in the same sentence as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. And to be honest, I'm not sure any of the bands are on the same rung with The Beatles.

    If it were a ladder, the top rung would be The Beatles and Elvis. The next rung would be The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, and the next rung would be Van Halen, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc. Notice, I do put Van Halen at the top of that rung.
    This is where it gets nebulous because I don't really think Van Halen and the Beatles have much in common other than they were four piece bands that played electric rock and roll. I think the level of musicianship of AVH, EVH and MA is superior to that of the Beatles. The Beatles are superior in when it comes to pop songs.

    But Van Halen was a hard rock outfit that happened to have some crossover pop appeal. I don't think anyone would call the Beatles hard rock.

    I like both outfits, but I like Van Halen better so to me they're a better band.

    Van Halen and Led Zeppelin is probably a better comparison, but again, they're still different. Zeppelin is certainly more versatile. But I would challenge anyone to come up with a band that does a better hard boogie than Van Halen.

    Again, I like both, but I like Van Halen better so again to me they're the better band.

    And frankly there's no way that this type of discussion can be anything but opinion.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth View Post
    It's your opinion, guys, so I can't flat our say you are wrong. I'll just say I disagree.

    I absolutely love all things Van Halen. Having said that, there's no way, in my humble opinion they are the best band. Coolest band? Okay, I can go there.

    Van Halen is not in the same sentence as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. And to be honest, I'm not sure any of the bands are on the same rung with The Beatles.

    If it were a ladder, the top rung would be The Beatles and Elvis. The next rung would be The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, and the next rung would be Van Halen, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc. Notice, I do put Van Halen at the top of that rung.
    that's why i titled it Your Opinion, as you mentioned. i'm a huge music fan, always have been. i feel like it's kind of 'politically incorrect' to say anybody but the bands you mentioned. i get how iconic/important those bands you typed out are, i just really don't like a lot of their stuff. The Beatles/Elvis are the start of it all, and i do like a lot of that stuff. i just don't care much about listening to it. i personally think the Rolling Stones are terrible. i think the Who sound like a bunch of noise. i probably could list songs i like by both those bands on 1 one hand. i'm not trying to be a dick or go against the norms just to stand out, i truly think their music is shitty. if someone gave me free front row tix to either show i would politely decline. VH, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Maiden, Metallica...i'm in. to each his own. i am also aware that those bands you mentioned will go down in history as more significant and 'better'. i just don't get them.
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    The Who? The Stones? Fuck that. VH destroys those bands.


    I'll refrain from comments about The Beatles because it would completely derail the thread.
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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth View Post
    It's your opinion, guys, so I can't flat our say you are wrong. I'll just say I disagree.

    I absolutely love all things Van Halen. Having said that, there's no way, in my humble opinion they are the best band. Coolest band? Okay, I can go there.

    Van Halen is not in the same sentence as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. And to be honest, I'm not sure any of the bands are on the same rung with The Beatles.

    If it were a ladder, the top rung would be The Beatles and Elvis. The next rung would be The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, and the next rung would be Van Halen, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc. Notice, I do put Van Halen at the top of that rung.
    That's the Rolling Stone magazine approved order of things for sure. But, as this thread proves, the masses have their own minds. Not everyone considers the baby boomer approved list to be the correct one.

    I happen to really like the Beatles a lot. But a lot of the deep cuts on their albums sound horrible to me. There are very few songs on the first 6 VH albums that sound like that to me. Dancing in the Street would be one...and that was a hit! Obscure Beatles songs are likely to remain that way imo.

    How you define "best band" is probably important. The Beatles wrote great songs, but they weren't great musicians and certainly weren't a great live band. VH destroys them on both counts....it's not even close. Imagine a show where you didn't know anything about either band and VH opened for the Beatles. They still talk about VH blowing Sabbath off the stage every night....the Beatles may have just packed their equipment up and left without playing at all! I'll even give the Beatles 1978 equipment to work with to make it more fair.

    John Lennon wrote a lot of songs I like, but he also sometimes was depressing as hell. VH sent positive emotions my way and that feels really really good.

    Eddie's unique approach to guitar playing was comparable to the unique approach to songwriting by McCartney and Lennon if you ask me. All involved were doing things that had not been done before.

    How about influence? 60s rock was shaped primarily by the Beatles and 80s rock was primarily shaped by Van Halen. Just because RS magazine hypes the 60s beyond belief doesn't mean shaping the 80s is less of an accomplishment.

    I'll always really like the Beatles and really love VH.

 

 

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