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    Happy Birthday Diamond Dave

    Wishing one of the greatest frontman of all time a very Happy Birthday!!
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

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    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    What he said.
    "I'm the opposite of Bill Cosby. Diamond Dave always gets your approval." (DLR)

    "Kids, just say NO to marriage". (Al Bundy)

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    Look at all the Linkers here tonight........Happy B
    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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    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Happy Birthday to the BEST frontman in the history of frontmen!!
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

    VAN HALEN IS A LIFESTYLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    Happy Birthday to the BEST frontman in the history of frontmen!!
    Is it Sammy Hagar's birthday? I thought it was the 13th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    Is it Sammy Hagar's birthday? I thought it was the 13th.
    There's a difference between being clever and being a dick.

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    Happy Birthday to "THE SINGER" in Van Halen


    Henry Rollins:


    “To this day, perhaps some of my most played records that I own are the Van Halen albums with Dave.”


    I will always consider myself lucky for being teenage when the first Van Halen album was released. I had heard about it before it came out. Someone told me about a song called “Runnin’ With The Devil” and that it was really cool. It was probably getting some airplay and I had not heard it yet. I was in California at a skate contest I think it was and heard a song with that lyric over the PA system. It had to be them. It was. I bought the album the first chance I got.

    I was stuck right in the middle of high school. It was a gulag. One of the only things that kept me going was the music I was listening to. Van Halen was in the mix. I remember the night before Van Halen II was released, the played the album in it’s entirety on WPGC FM in Washington DC, where I lived. I listened. We all listened. I taped it by putting my very bad tape recorder up to the radio and sat very still. It sounded horrible but I played it a few times before I bought the album.

    I forget what year it was but I made my annual trip to the arena to see Ted Nugent. It was the best show you saw that year, every year. His band was lethal, and Nugent had amazing tone with that hollow body Gibson. What a show, what songs, what a man. On the third voyage to the Nuge there was a great change. There was an opening band that actually stayed in the memory. Usually the opener was a blur but this time it was a band called Van Halen. I remember they hit the stage and went into “Runnin’ With The Devil” after Diamond Dave made his drum riser leap. He acted like his band was the headliner and there was no other band on that night.

    I remember very well when Eddie performed “Eruption” and the whole place was in disbelief. At the end of it, he looked down at his hands and shook his head like he didn’t know what came over him. It was amazing. The set was a monster.


    ” I remember very well when Eddie performed “Eruption” and the whole place was in disbelief.”

    Nugent came on a while later and a few songs in, people were chanting “Van-Ha-Len!” over and over and waving newly bought VH t-shirts until the Nuge came to the front of the stage and yelled, “Fuck Van Halen!!!” He then retreated to his cabinets and played the rest of the show looking down at his wedge monitors. Move over Ted!

    In 1983 when I encountered Diamond Dave at an art Gallery in Los Angeles, I told him this story and he shot back the date, location and how many people were at the show. To this day, I can’t think of a better interview to read than one where David Lee Roth is full on, which means any interview of his you can find will do. He’s the mouth that scored. You wonder how he keeps it all stored in there. He’s the most quotable man in the business.

    To this day, perhaps some of my most played records that I own are the Van Halen albums with Dave. They still work. To transmit on a critical level for just a moment here, let me say this; Van Halen’s perfect synthesis of bone crunching riffs and almost Beach Boys backing vocals is one of the most irresistible and potent concoctions I have ever heard in music. Perfect for radio without selling out or being wimpy. How the hell can you do that?! Something for the guys, something for the ladies. Adding to that, the presentation was second to none. That was a show. Diamond Dave really needed an arena to realize his vision and when he got one, he wasted no time. Van Halen was like the Circus coming to town, like the biggest block party you’ve ever seen and you’re on the invite list.

    The proof of the band’s rock solid place in history can be found in all the bands that came immediately after VH broke. All the Eddie clones, Warner Bros. attempt to make another Dave/VH with the ill-fated Bullet Boys, how guitarists changed their approach solos. Every frontman in any hard rock band has a little bit of David Lee in him no matter what they say. Some of the stories around the band are the stuff of legend and are known the world over. Brown M&M’s – ‘nuff said.

    The records themselves have lost absolutely no speed after twenty-plus years. Actually, now that I think about it, seeing where music is these days, perhaps those records have picked up a little speed! Hail the Mighty (With Dave) Van Halen!

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    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    There's a difference between being clever and being a dick.
    I'm glad you recognize that I am clever.

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    10 Things Henry Rollins Didn't Know About Van Halen

    1. 5150 was Van Halen's first number 1 album.
    2. OU812 was Van Halen's second number 1 album.
    3. F.U.C.K. was Van Halen's third number 1 album.
    4. Balance was Van Halen's fourth number 1 album.
    5. Van Halen won a Grammy w/Sammy.
    6. Van Halen won video of the year for Right Now.
    7. Sammy Hagar is the best singer Van Halen has ever had.
    8. Sammy and Mikey were the only members of Van Halen to perform at the RRHOF.
    9. Mikey is a class act.
    10. Sammy and Mikey are Van Halen's two greatest members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    10 Things Henry Rollins Didn't Know About Van Halen

    1. 5150 was Van Halen's first number 1 album.
    2. OU812 was Van Halen's second number 1 album.
    3. F.U.C.K. was Van Halen's third number 1 album.
    4. Balance was Van Halen's fourth number 1 album.
    5. Van Halen won a Grammy w/Sammy.
    6. Van Halen won video of the year for Right Now.
    7. Sammy Hagar is the best singer Van Halen has ever had.
    8. Sammy and Mikey were the only members of Van Halen to perform at the RRHOF.
    9. Mikey is a class act.
    10. Sammy and Mikey are Van Halen's two greatest members.
    you're on a roll today Red...
    most lines are true up there.

    10. not sure that one is true. greatest? maybe most sane and normal

    and remember what EVH said about #1 records... "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck at all."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    you're on a roll today Red...
    most lines are true up there.

    10. not sure that one is true. greatest? maybe most sane and normal

    and remember what EVH said about #1 records... "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck at all."
    I don't know about calling a guy who believes he was anal probed by aliens , "sane".
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    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    ^ good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    you're on a roll today Red...
    most lines are true up there.

    10. not sure that one is true. greatest? maybe most sane and normal

    and remember what EVH said about #1 records... "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck at all."
    Thanks, brother. I've been having fun. Honestly, I am going for biggest Sammy fan on the Links. I'm closing in on the title--I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    I don't know about calling a guy who believes he was anal probed by aliens , "sane".
    Oh shit, I didn't know it was an anal probe.

 

 

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