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    I'm not around youngsters much anymore so I don't know. When I was in my 40s (circa early 2000s) I took a pic of Roth and EVH to work and would show it to the 20 year old crowd and I'd say back then maybe 2-3 out of 10 knew who they were. My guess now would be less.
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    I teach guitar lessons and help mentor younger musicians at my church.

    As Sam vs. Dave said - kids who are instrumentalists are decently likely to know of or have heard VH. They all like to explore the golden age of rock n roll via YouTube and Instagram. As such, VH’s lack of social media presence is hurting its overall legacy. The kids are much more likely to find info on Zeppelin or Motley Crue or AC/DC because there’s a decently regular stream of content.

    Kids who aren’t musicians though? Extremely unlikely for them to know of VH.

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    This discussion reminds me of the South Park where Randy is seeing the kids playing Guitar Hero and makes the mistake of thinking that are actually interested in playing rock music.

    "Problem is Van Halen doesn't miss you. Or me. Or any of us." - Little Dreamer

    "So, Dave's in the same boat as the rest of planet Earth. He's no longer in a band that doesn't even exist." - I Coulda Hada VH

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    VH could be on the level of AC/DC, Rush or KISS.

    They have done nothing to retain or grow their fanbase though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Me too. I've been a Hard Rock guy since it was only the London and the LA cafe. I stay in a lot of their hotels, the one in SD is luxury plus and it's awesome. Stayed at the Vegas hotel, the Palm Springs hotel, and the Tahoe hotel. I used to collect the shot glasses when I was younger.

    The cafe food is pretty good, actually. For a chain place.
    I never stayed at their hotels, but I got kicked out of the London Hard Rock....the bathrooms are downstairs and just outside of the men’s room...was a framed poster of Led zeppelin’s 1980 tour of Europe....I was asked to leave after both of my hand and foot were on the wall tryin got pry it off the wall...alcohol was involved.

    I do remember Fleetwood Mac coming in into the Hard Rock in London...there was a time that whoever was gigging in town would eventually show up there...

    Times Square has the Beatles suits and set up from one of their appearances on Ed Sullivan, that was uber-cool to see their.


    BTW my children, all grown and established in their lives, know every word to The Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ and Janis Joplin’s ‘Mercedes Benz, ‘ & ‘Bobby McGee.’ Along with heavy doses of Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Who, The Stones and The Beatles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Most millennials and Gen Z kids have no idea who Van Halen is, other than it’s Dad’s geezer music.
    Hate to admit that's true..my sons are 18 and 21, and they don't care a thing about VH other than they know the old man likes them..they will patronize me and say they like the songs.lol But I very rarely play vh these days
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    To the mass at large Van Halen are an 80s rock band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombattt View Post
    I never stayed at their hotels, but I got kicked out of the London Hard Rock....the bathrooms are downstairs and just outside of the men’s room...was a framed poster of Led zeppelin’s 1980 tour of Europe....I was asked to leave after both of my hand and foot were on the wall tryin got pry it off the wall...alcohol was involved.

    I do remember Fleetwood Mac coming in into the Hard Rock in London...there was a time that whoever was gigging in town would eventually show up there...

    Times Square has the Beatles suits and set up from one of their appearances on Ed Sullivan, that was uber-cool to see their.


    BTW my children, all grown and established in their lives, know every word to The Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ and Janis Joplin’s ‘Mercedes Benz, ‘ & ‘Bobby McGee.’ Along with heavy doses of Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Who, The Stones and The Beatles.
    Haha. Yeah, stealing the memorabilia is frowned upon. I had a college buddy who drunkenly tried to lift one of Stevie Ray's plateau hats from the San Francisco cafe. He was summarily bounced.

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    My oldest at 18 is a classic rock fan.

    My 17 year old is old school country. He likes Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84 View Post
    Hate to admit that's true..my sons are 18 and 21, and they don't care a thing about VH other than they know the old man likes them..they will patronize me and say they like the songs.lol But I very rarely play vh these days
    It happens. Each generation has their own flavors, and rarely do they transfer to the next.

    I used to say the only outfits in the hard rock world that ever truly transcended generations were Zep and the Beatles, maybe AC/DC or GnR. But I think even those greats' scope of modern play is now diminishing.

    The hard truth is, the current zeitgeist doesn't really include much rock. Hip hop, EDM, alternative reign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombattt View Post
    I never stayed at their hotels, but I got kicked out of the London Hard Rock....the bathrooms are downstairs and just outside of the men’s room...was a framed poster of Led zeppelin’s 1980 tour of Europe....I was asked to leave after both of my hand and foot were on the wall tryin got pry it off the wall...alcohol was involved.

    I do remember Fleetwood Mac coming in into the Hard Rock in London...there was a time that whoever was gigging in town would eventually show up there...

    Times Square has the Beatles suits and set up from one of their appearances on Ed Sullivan, that was uber-cool to see their.


    BTW my children, all grown and established in their lives, know every word to The Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ and Janis Joplin’s ‘Mercedes Benz, ‘ & ‘Bobby McGee.’ Along with heavy doses of Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Who, The Stones and The Beatles.
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    My oldest two love Rush, therefore, I know I have done my musical hand off job properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    My oldest two love Rush, therefore, I know I have done my musical hand off job properly.
    My GF HATES Rush.

    I can't even put on "Moving Pictures."
    It's like porn, i have to indulge in private:

    Why is the bathroom door locked...OH MY GOD!!! IS THAT GEDDY LEE SINGING!!!???

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    My kids more likely to know Queen and Motley Crue - VH are now so far out of the loop its sad, they did it to themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    The hard truth is, the current zeitgeist doesn't really include much rock. Hip hop, EDM, alternative reign.
    True. Rolling Stone has a current article lamenting the end of the guitar solo. Eddie gets a mention.
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...nished-822632/

 

 

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