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    Default VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Why I Prefer VAN HALEN With DAVID LEE ROTH

    In a recent interview with "Zach Martin's Big Fat American Rock Show!", DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell was asked which version of VAN HALEN he prefers — the classic VAN HALEN with David Lee Roth on vocals, or the "Van Hagar" era with Sammy Hagar. He responded (hear audio below): "Dave Lee Roth, no doubt. That was part of the original character of the band. There was a humor in early VAN HALEN that came across in the music, and that was essentially Dave Lee Roth's input on that. He wasn't a tremendous vocalist, but he had a tremendous style and a unique character and personality, and that was as important to the early band as Eddie's guitar playing and Alex's drumming and Michael Anthony's bass playing."

    He continued: "They were a great band — the original band. That's not to detract in any way from Sammy Hagar, who's a remarkable singer. And what they did with Sammy was different. I mean, it was good, but it was different. It was a little more mainstream, to my ears. It was also not just Sammy's influence that changed the sound of VAN HALEN. It was also around the same time that Eddie discovered the keyboards. [Laughs] Which is all well and good, but I prefer to listen to him as a guitarist. So those two elements definitely reshaped the sound of the later VAN HALEN. But I'm very much a fan of the early band."



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    Shocking. Industry axe men prefer when Eddie plays guitar instead of keyboards.

    In other breaking news, water is wet and the sky is red.

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    Then there’s the whole “preferring the Roth era VH” thing, which just baffles the mind


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    They were just a better band with Dave. End of story.

    And I like the Sam era so spare me the negative comments.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.


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    Oh look- yet another '80's metal guy gets his own full page article based upon his comments about VH.

    Next week Vinnie Vincent weighs in with his take stay tuned to blabbermouth.

    Fuck yeah.

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    The real question to Vivian Campbell should be, why do you suck now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    The real question to Vivian Campbell should be, why do you suck now?
    The money’s good?
     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

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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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    I wanna hear what Adrian Vandenberg has to say about it before I make a desicion.

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    What about Michael Angelo Batio?
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Buckethead will have a LOT of things to say about this interview.....

    A LOT!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    Buckethead will have a LOT of things to say about this interview.....

    A LOT!!!!!!

    HH<----- Matthias Jab says, "I like the Eddie, and the David Lee" -------------
    Are you sure Buckethead won't be chicken to choose a side? Mashed potatoes or corn on the cob?
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    It's a bummer rock fans on the net always seem pin the main lineup era against other lineups as some sort of holier than thou contest.

    Yes we know already whats the point really other than agitating fans of subsequesant era's thus creating this constant non stop snippy tug of war against fans of the same band.

    Not just talking about VH.

    Black Sabbath- I personally like DIO about a thousand times more than the original Sabbath. I know the " real" Black Sabbath is the original with Ozzy but nonetheless don't care I like them with DIO. Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules is where its at for me hands down since 1981.

    Deep Purple, Rainbow, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, UFO, KISS, Cheap Trick......hell the list is endless. Almost every act I like & follow collecting albums & whatnot have had a lineup change at some point in their carreer.

    ZZ TOP is the only exception off the top of my head. Aerosmith got it back together pretty quick after a brief lineup change in the early '80's but I saw them back then in '83 & dig the Rock In A Hard Olace album.

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    I'm a Sammy era guy. In my opinion, the band was much tighter and more polished live with Sammy. Ed didn't play like he was on coke and the singer was more integrated into the performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    I wanna hear what Adrian Vandenberg has to say about it before I make a desicion.
    No, man. This is gotta go all the way to the top. And by top, I mean of course Bret Michaels or Sebastian Bach. When they publicly approve of old school Van Halen on a clickbait feed...FINALLY we can get some real validation at long last.

    I mean, speaking for myself, all these years I know I can't really fully enjoy a spin of WACF until I know what Kip Winger thinks of Fools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    HH<----- Matthias Jab says, "I like the Eddie, and the David Lee" -------------
    Scorpions were better with Roth.

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