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    Mike took a pay cut and signed away rights in 2004. So yeah he likely would again.

    Mike is all about the fans.

    Ed despises his fanbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Mike took a pay cut and signed away rights in 2004. So yeah he likely would again.

    Mike is all about the fans.

    Ed despises his fanbase.
    He also despises Sammy, and to a lesser degree, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    He also despises Sammy, and to a lesser degree, Mike.
    He’s a bitter old man. Too much substance abuse, ego etc.

    I’d love to see him own up to his mistakes but he never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Mike took a pay cut and signed away rights in 2004. So yeah he likely would again.

    Mike is all about the fans.

    Ed despises his fanbase.
    oh stop it. He took a pay cut from what? Did he make more money in 2003 or 2002 or 2001? No. He made a tonne of money on that tour (as he should have). He didn't do it "for the fans". He's a professional musician who toured with people he didn't much like because the price was enough to get him to do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    oh stop it. He took a pay cut from what? Did he make more money in 2003 or 2002 or 2001? No. He made a tonne of money on that tour (as he should have). He didn't do it "for the fans". He's a professional musician who toured with people he didn't much like because the price was enough to get him to do it.



    Exactly! Despite his "pay cut" I'm sure Mike still made quite a bit of money on that tour, or else he wouldn't have agreed to it. Someone mentioned that everything that Eddie does is a money grab? No shit! Every artist out there hawking guitars and equipment, releasing new music, touring, etc. is all for the money! You, me, and probably everyone on this site goes to work every day for the money. We're all cash grabbers! I am sick and tired of hearing an artist or band say they don't need the money, they're doing it for the fans, etc. Sammy, Mike, Eddie, you, me, we all do what we do for the money, or else we wouldn't be doing it. Yeah I love what I do, but I ain't working for free, no more than Sammy is or any artist out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    oh stop it. He took a pay cut from what? Did he make more money in 2003 or 2002 or 2001? No. He made a tonne of money on that tour (as he should have). He didn't do it "for the fans". He's a professional musician who toured with people he didn't much like because the price was enough to get him to do it.
    No shit.

    If these guys were "doing it for the fans" they'd show up at some park, set up, and start playing.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    No shit.

    If these guys were "doing it for the fans" they'd show up at some park, set up, and start playing.
    Yup. I like Mike, he's my favourite guy who's ever been in the band (Gary is 2nd, everyone else is tied for last). But some people try to make him out to be the patron saint of bass players Gets annoying after a while. He only does it for the fans. No, he actually doesn't. Last I checked he wasn't living in a studio apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Yup. I like Mike, he's my favourite guy who's ever been in the band (Gary is 2nd, everyone else is tied for last). But some people try to make him out to be the patron saint of bass players Gets annoying after a while. He only does it for the fans. No, he actually doesn't. Last I checked he was living in a studio apartment.
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    I don’t think, to the best of my observations, anyone’s ever said Mike only does it for the fans. Does what, exactly? Play in VH? He hasn’t done that in 15 years. It’s a superfluous point.

    Oh, lots of bands set up somewhere out of the blue, play for free, play in clubs, “only doing it for the fans.” Bigger bands than VH do it. VH might be the most fan-unfriendly outfit of the entire classic hard rock class. Well...Dave, Eddie, Wolfie, and Alex, anyway.

    The post 98 VH mantra? “Fuck you, pay my mortgage.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    oh stop it. He took a pay cut from what? Did he make more money in 2003 or 2002 or 2001? No. He made a tonne of money on that tour (as he should have). He didn't do it "for the fans". He's a professional musician who toured with people he didn't much like because the price was enough to get him to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Thank you again.
    I don't understand. Why can't Mike do it "for the fans" AND get paid?!? At least he does SOMETHING, and Sammy as well. The bros don't do it neither for the fans nor for money since they don't do ANYTHING these days. Everybody in the biz says Mike is a nice guy, a fan friendly guy. That's not breaking any new ground!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I don't understand. Why can't Mike do it "for the fans" AND get paid?!? At least he does SOMETHING, and Sammy as well. The bros don't do it neither for the fans nor for money since they don't do ANYTHING these days. Everybody in the biz says Mike is a nice guy, a fan friendly guy. That's not breaking any new ground!
    Mike by all accounts is a great guy. No one is disagreeing with that. It's the "he'll only join VH for the fans" thing that gets to people (certainly does to me). Sammy gets the same sort of treatment from some fans as well. How come no one says "Dave came back for the fans"?

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    Because Dave came back for himself lol. Duh.

    Anybody who’s dumb enough to think Dave is overtly fan friendly, well...ask yourselves why he didn’t wanna jam with Sam and Mike in ‘02.

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    Well this took a predictable old turn down the "Sam and Mike are saints who dont care about money and do everything for the fans" and "Dave and the Halens are the long arm of the Devil".

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