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    12.11.17 @ 05:57 PM
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    There have been a lot of threads discussing the reasons for Ed's silence, with reasons mainly focusing on his health, impending divorce, and lawsuit against Ray Danniels.

    However, I have rarely read any reasons for Al's silence. And let's face it, Al's silence is even more deafening than Ed's, it's actually total silencio, not a peep for 5 years.

    To me Al's silence is the real mystery here. I have thought about it, and came up with only one valid reason.

    During the last few years, namely the 1999-2001 period, the guys have realized the management deal they signed with Ray Danniels was flawed. They also severed ties with their attorney Don Engel, who they probably blamed for not having warned them adequately when signing that deal.
    Now Al knows he's the one who brought RD in the picture. He also now knows it was a bad move.
    I wonder if he hasn't taken the matter at heart and is blaming himself for the whole thing. That would explain why he's not talking at all, disgusted by the business and the backstabbing.

    This is just a theory but I have never heard anything that would contradict it.
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    I'm not so sure that these guys think about VH as much as we the fans do. Could be that Al (and possibnle Ed) to some degree are tired of the music biz for some reason or another or just want to focus on their golf game, family, etc., which I can't blame them for. Though I guess it's tougher to imagine these guys focusing on things other than music since that's all we really have to go on (aside from the occasional tidbit of news).

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    Alex is Missing....When they find him VH will be back
    Van Halen....2003??? In television if your on hiatus this long it's means you have been cancelled and nobody told ya.Has VH Been Cancelled and no ones telling us?? C'mon Ed give us a break and give us an update...

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    Nah, that's fairly plausible. I could see Al kicking himself in the ass a bit these days ( [img]graemlins/brickwall.gif[/img] ).

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    Originally posted by Little Dreamer:
    ...I wonder if he hasn't taken the matter at heart and is blaming himself for the whole thing....
    To expand on that, I wonder if the whole Ray Danniels thing created a rift between Al and Ed? Sure they are brothers, but its possible a family feud broke out.
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    Originally posted by GMAN5150:
    Alex is Missing....When they find him VH will be back
    You make me lough man!!!

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    Hmmmm how soon the past is forgotten...

    Alex has pretty much been a quiet one publically where the band is concerned... how many Alex interviews have been published in 25 years? How many endorsment appearances has Alex made?

    The numbers are pretty few and far between... pretty simple logic... Alex has never been one out in front of the spotlight. Doesn't mean he's not a significant force behind what goes on in VH... he's just left the limelight to the singers, guitarist and bass player... Behind the scenes he operates in the drivers seat quite often...
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    Remember hearing about Alex collapsing backstage at the 96 MTV awards? Maybe he is just physically fucked up, and enjoying his solace. I don't begrudge him that. How many of us might enjoy retiring before 50 too?
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    I really started not liking alex towards the end

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    well, al goes where ed tell him to go.

    all plays when ed tells him to play.

    i'm 100 % sure that ed al and mike had recorded ton of music.

    the question is only related to the singer.

    sammy has more chances to be in.

    or is he in,right now. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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    They shouldn't put the blame on their former lawyer for not telling them.
    They should have put the blame on themselves for not listening to Sammy. He was the one who tried to inform them. Sammy is a smart man who knows the musis business inside and out. The brothers never had to worry about shit like that because they had their "second dad", Ed Leffler in charge of shit like that in the past and never had to look out for themselves.

    The lawyer, though likely not an angel either, was probably just another scapegoat in their housecleaning.
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    I don't buy that Ray is the reason for the holdup. Therefore I don't buy that Alex's guilt about having brought Ray into the fold is any reason for the holdup.

    If VH were just riding out the Ray Daniells situation, with every intention of continuing their recording career when his supposed contract runs out, why did Warner Brothers drop them? I think WB dropped them because they saw VH try to get it together with DLR for the dozenth (is that a word?? ) time, it didn't work out, and there was no real desire or ability at that time to reunite with Sammy. So WB decided to sever ties with a band they saw as being dead. Would it have cost WB anything to have VH still on the label but not active for one more year? Nothing signifigant to my understanding.

    You can say it was a mutual breakup between VH and WB, but I don't buy that either.

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    Actually the band choose to opt out on WB and WB accepted as we've been lead to believe... that may have been tied to helping VH cut any other legal ties such as RD to facilitate a clean slate... for whatever future plan that may exist... if any...
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