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    Default The awkward questions?

    Do you think interviewers are afraid to ask Eddie about Michael Anthony? What's his side of things? MA's name, from the things I've read and seen, never comes up. He helped create that classic VH sound, I think most hardcore fans know it. I miss those classic background harmonies. Hell, even Mark Stone's name was brought up during that Smithsonian thing. I feel like he's trying to pretend he never existed! Lol

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    I can't remember which comedian said it, about the current state of Van Halen, but he said right now, Van Halen is like a really hot playboy playmate with a prosthetic leg.

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    I think Ed (or his handlers) lays the groundwork before any interview, "no MA or SH questions."
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    I'd love to ask him the changing of the album covers for Van Halen & WACF. Never heard that being asked. That was just crazy.
    I can't remember which comedian said it, about the current state of Van Halen, but he said right now, Van Halen is like a really hot playboy playmate with a prosthetic leg.

    BRING BACK THE CLASSIC LINEUP!

    I can't even have an opinion on ANYTHING anymore unless it's exactly what everyone else thinks...oh and if I do it means I HATE this album, and hope it fails. Man some of you can fuck off...seriously. - BRETT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I think Ed (or his handlers) lays the groundwork before any interview, "no MA or SH questions."
    Absolutely. And if they tried to ask Eddie would simply get up and leave as soon as he heard "What happened with Mi...."

    For all the Eddie Trunk hate that's one thing he would do without question. He goes right at the awkward questions, even with his heroes like Kiss. When Portnoy left Dream Theater, when KK left Judas Priest, etc., Eddie immediately grilled the other members about it even when you could tell they'd rather not talk about it. But to their credit at least they all showed up and answered the questions. Eddie? No way in hell would he even give anyone the chance to ask. About a ton of things.

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    He would just say he had nothing to do with it, and once he found out he had them change it back.

    Doubtful that's the whole truth, or maybe even a kernel of it, but that is what he would say.
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    It never seemed like Dave questions were off limits, what's he afraid of with MA?
    I can't remember which comedian said it, about the current state of Van Halen, but he said right now, Van Halen is like a really hot playboy playmate with a prosthetic leg.

    BRING BACK THE CLASSIC LINEUP!

    I can't even have an opinion on ANYTHING anymore unless it's exactly what everyone else thinks...oh and if I do it means I HATE this album, and hope it fails. Man some of you can fuck off...seriously. - BRETT

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    "That's a load of crap. The fans know Michael Anthony." - Me, regarding the above quote from EVH, June 19, 2015

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    Maybe it's personal to Ed and he'd just rather not deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I think Ed (or his handlers) lays the groundwork before any interview, "no MA or SH questions."
    We agree! But definitely his handlers. Ed isn't very confrontational and likes to pretend it's "not me" who does or decides things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I think Ed (or his handlers) lays the groundwork before any interview, "no MA or SH questions."
    Most likely.

    So we never learn anything new really. Ed just kind of says the same things in any interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BottomsUp72 View Post
    It never seemed like Dave questions were off limits, what's he afraid of with MA?
    I think he avoids it because he can only do 1-2 things, praise Mike or trash him. If he praises Mike, then the question automatically becomes, when's the reunion, and that puts him in an awkward position with Wolf no matter what he answers. If he trashes Mike, then that would just piss off the fans, and again would put Wolf in an awkward position.

    It's just a Pandora's box that Ed would rather not open, especially when the purpose of the interview is to promote something, not to be a tell-all exposé.

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    I'd respect an interviewer who, regardless of what he/she was TOLD not to ask, went ahead and asked about MA. That's what a reporter does. I'm sure EVH could answer easily with courtesy and grace at this point... but these controlled interviews (assuming they are, as they feel that way) seem to be the norm. Unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post
    Most likely.

    So we never learn anything new really. Ed just kind of says the same things in any interviews.
    I bet you didn't know Ed started on drums though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post

    So we never learn anything new really. Ed just kind of says the same things in any interviews.
    Except recently when he blamed the media for making a bigger thing out of his and Roth's bad relationship when Dave quit in 1985. That was a new one on me.
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    I think one day Ed will open up about his regret how on MA was treated. Ed was really in bad shape when the decisions were made to oust MA. They have alot of history together. Now that he is sober, it probably bothers him a bit.
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    He might just not want to talk about it. Which is fine, it's between him and Mike.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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