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    Not sure if this was mentioned if so close the thread. Billy Sheehan mentioned not only was he approached by Eddie during the early 80's to join VH (which everyone knows). He was approached when they got back together with Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRCITY View Post
    Not sure if this was mentioned if so close the thread. Billy Sheehan mentioned not only was he approached by Eddie during the early 80's to join VH (which everyone knows). He was approached when they got back together with Dave.
    Just imagine the Kings of 6 & 4 strings together with Big Al?
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    How the hell was that gonna work? I don't remember Bill having vocal chops to that level.

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    I'd heard the first part for years... But he was approached in 06?

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    That's what he said.
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    Wolf must have pissed Ed off... Playing Minecraft instead of practicing lol

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    I haven't watched the show, but did he mean this latest reunion, or the aborted attempt in 96? That would make more sense to me. And to answer an earlier question, Billy pulls off some good high background vocals.

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    Yep. He's mentioned they asked him numerous times through the years.

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    Billy: “Yeah, I was.  For a long time, I denied it because (former Van Halen bassist) Michael (Anthony) is a dear friend of mine.  I love him so much.  I was kinda caught in the middle.  …It’s happened several times.  Once right after we (Talas) toured with them in 1980, it happened again in ’82 after the Diver Down record, it happened again just before Dave called me…and then, when I was out of Mr. Big before the Gary Cherone thing (i.e. 1998’s abysmal Van Halen III) happened, I spoke with them and then I spoke with them again after that as well.  So it’s happened a bunch of times.  We’ve always been toying with it (laughs).  I went over to Ed’s a couple of times and we jammed and talked about stuff.  He’s such a wonderful guy.  I would love to go out with just Ed and a drummer, ya know?
    But as much as I would have liked to be in the band, I didn’t want the band to change, because I’m a fan of Van Halen.  If Michael ain’t up there, it ain’t the same band, even if it’s me, ya know?  But I’m sure if the opportunity would have gone further, I would have taken it.  We talked about it seriously a couple of different times as several different points, but it never actually materialized.
    When they got back together with Dave and went out without Michael, I was kinda sad about it.  So I’m very honored and I love all of those guys.  …Alex, Eddie, Dave and Michael, I love them all completely and I wish they were all together again.  At least Dave and Eddie are back together again.  I’m happy about that, ya know?  That’s how it goes.  …Who knows what tomorrow will bring.  I’m just glad they’re back together and hope they’re happy.  I love Van Halen.  I love all four of the Van Halens and they’ve all been a great, great influence on me.”
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    I wished they asked his thoughts on Wolfgang's playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCh5150 View Post
    I haven't watched the show, but did he mean this latest reunion, or the aborted attempt in 96? That would make more sense to me. And to answer an earlier question, Billy pulls off some good high background vocals.
    Maybe, but it sounds nothing like Mike. We think it sounds different with Wolf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    I wished they asked his thoughts on Wolfgang's playing.
    I'd be curious to hear his remarks about that as well .
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    I just wanna see Nita Strauss as the guest guitarist on every show.

    My dick was hard, that entire episode.

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    That would be one hell of a jam session with Ed, Billy and Al.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I just wanna see Nita Strauss as the guest guitarist on every show.

    My dick was hard, that entire episode.
    Try sitting in the front row for two hours and seeing her play right in front of your face. I had to take the longest shower since high school after that.
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    Billy gets slagged around here because his playing is very much different than Mikes however he is a great player. I mean had he joined it obviously would have sounded different but that doesn't mean it would have sucked. Honestly I prefer the first two Mr Big albums and Winery Dogs to anything that CF has put out which features Mike and Sam. That doesn't mean CF sucks. I just think he is talented in a different way. I always thought the rendition that he, the fat Swede and Doug Pinnick did for Light up the Sky rocked.

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