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    Its amazing how some people think Ed and Alex owe them
    21 years old and dad has thrown him the keys to the car!!

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    They've had an amazing career and have a right to reap the spoils of their hard work musically.

    Touring used to support album sales, now albums support touring sales because touring is where artists make money.

    They always put every ounce they had into their art and even VH 3, which is a "failure" by VH standards went gold in the pre streaming music days.

    There are a million reasons people want more as consumers, and I'm sure there are a million reasons why Ed & Al take it easy as human beings.

    The last time my wife and I saw them in Camden NJ, accidentally met Janine and Cody (before a buffoon scared them away) we got to hear the sound check, and when it was over I yelled "Thank you!" at the top of my lungs, my wife thought it was weird, but I thought it was important because of the impact their art has had on me as a person. Artistically you couldn't ask for more.

    In terms of their commercial music business success as a rock band that came out during disco, changed vocalists and earned platinum and number one statuses during the grunge era; you couldn't ask for more.

    This day in age being able to retire comfortably is the best riding off in the sunset anybody could ask for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84 View Post
    I think we need to accept they're retired..Dave said he was meeting with the bros a couple months ago, crickets, I think most everyone knew that was a crock. Dudes are old for their age. I'm 48 and hate sleeping in hotels, can't imagine them at this point in their lives going out to tour for months.
    Their management tried to give some sort of last shot and it never even got off the ground
    I personally don't think it was a crock -- he said he would meet the brothers (around 6 weeks ago) to discuss future plans. Maybe nothing came from the meeting but if it did, we wouldn't hear about it yet anyway. I don't think they are retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels View Post
    Don't forgot Wolfie. He does nothing as well
    Although he may release something solo in the not soooooooooooooooo near future, it seems to run in the family, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH51504 View Post
    Its amazing how some people think Ed and Alex owe them
    Well, without the fans they wouldn't have the lifestyle they can now enjoy. So, perhaps the fans are in a position to ask why. From what I know of the band, esp the brothers, they never have given a rip about the fans so not surprised.

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    I see we're going down the "without the fans" road again which is an utter crock of shit.

    It was the brothers' and Dave's and Mike's talent that created music people wanted to hear, put asses in the seats, and sold albums.

    They are responsible for their success and lifestyle, not the fucking fans.

    They don't owe anyone anything and if they want to ride off into the sunset without an explanation that's their right.

    They don't need to offer an explanation and no one is entitled to one either.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennyVH View Post
    Well, without the fans they wouldn't have the lifestyle they can now enjoy. So, perhaps the fans are in a position to ask why. From what I know of the band, esp the brothers, they never have given a rip about the fans so not surprised.
    So when does it stop when you say its ok to retire. They have never cared for the fans is the dumbest thing I've ever read
    21 years old and dad has thrown him the keys to the car!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    I see we're going down the "without the fans" road again which is an utter crock of shit.

    It was the brothers' and Dave's and Mike's talent that created music people wanted to hear, put asses in the seats, and sold albums.

    They are responsible for their success and lifestyle, not the fucking fans.

    They don't owe anyone anything and if they want to ride off into the sunset without an explanation that's their right.

    They don't need to offer an explanation and no one is entitled to one either.
    Bingo!
    21 years old and dad has thrown him the keys to the car!!

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    Sorry, I forgot some feel they walk on water and can do no wrong. My mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennyVH View Post
    Sorry, I forgot some feel they walk on water and can do no wrong. My mistake.
    You've been registered here for over four years, you have 37 posts to your name, and you're asking or posing fairly rudimentary queries that are usually covered in Van Halen 101 class.

    It is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    You've been registered here for over four years, you have 37 posts to your name, and you're asking or posing fairly rudimentary queries that are usually covered in Van Halen 101 class.

    It is what it is.
    38 posts actually.

    That's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindtotheWorld View Post
    To be fair, John is 42 years old. Eddie was 42 in 1997 and still out there and very active....not much longer after that though.
    That's true, but there are different ways in which to express a love of your craft.

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    I am almost hesitant to go further with this reply, lest I be accused of thinking that EVH "owes me something."

    I am kinda tired of hearing that pat response, since there isn't a person on this board who feels that EVH owes anyone anything.

    I also know that the guys have worked hard; that they have earned their retirement, and to this sentiment I wholly agree.

    I am also sure that someone might come up with: "just because EVH doesn't proceed in the way that you think that he should, doesn't mean that he's wrong and you're right." This too, is true.

    Now that we've gotten all of that out of the way , here are a few examples that bring joy to the viewer's heart, along with the education and inspiration that's necessary to perpetuate music in younger generations:





    It'd be cool if we saw this from EVH. He doesn't "owe" us this; he doesn't "have" to do this, etc., but it'd sure be cool to see. Why? Because he's a very likeable guy who's so good at what he does .
    "If only Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang had as much enthusiasm about Van Halen as Dave, Sammy and Mike do Ö " - I Coulda Hada VH

    "I don't think he owes us, and I think few if any do. What we would like is for him to release music, since he is our favorite musician. It's a wish and a hope, not a critique." - Dave's Dreidel

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    Because he's a very likeable guy who's so good at what he does .
    Are you sure about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennyVH View Post
    38 posts actually.

    That's life.
    Feel free to peruse any number of old threads for the droids you are seeking. Reading is good for the brain anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Feel free to peruse any number of old threads for the droids you are seeking. Reading is good for the brain anyway.
    I prostrate myself before you and beg your forgiveness.

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