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    Headline: "Eddie Van Halen’s Family Saddened By Another Hard Disease In Family"

    Content: "Eddie’s wife Janie Van Halen posted a recent photo on her Instagram page for an important announcement. As you might check out the caption of Janie below, she indicated that she’s coughing and sneezing these days. She also stated that she caught a cold"

    https://metalheadzone.com/eddie-van-...ase-in-family/

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    Headline: "Eddie Van Halen Wife Reveals New Lead Singer Photo"

    Content: "Edward Lewis sent a photo of Louie Martinez and asked, “VAN HALEN NEW LEAD SINGER????” Janie responded with a crying laughing emoji, and said, “Hysterical.”

    https://www.alternativenation.net/ed...-singer-photo/

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    I needn't go any further than the above quotes; we've all seen the types of articles that Metal Head Zone & Alternative Nation puts out.

    I dunno if my browser is blocking ad content on their sites, but all I see are articles that mirror the above quotes; no ad content.

    What's the point of their websites? Why do they clog Google news with a multitude of articles, which, in my view, hold very little, if any, value, to most Van Halen fans?

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    "NDL, what's the point of this thread?"

    Through the years, many posters have come down hard on Trunk, over his vague speculations about Van Halen. But this...this, in my view, almost makes Trunk's speculations Pulitzer worthy.

    Because Van Halen is abnormally quiet, news about the band is hard to come by. And now, thanks to Metalheadzone, Van Halen fans are treated to a deluge of "material" that, in my view, wouldn't be print worthy in the Enquirer.

    It's time to give it a rest.
    "If only Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang had as much enthusiasm about Van Halen as Dave, Sammy and Mike do … " - I Coulda Hada VH

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    Headline: "Eddie Van Halen’s Family Saddened By Another Hard Disease In Family"

    Content: "Eddie’s wife Janie Van Halen posted a recent photo on her Instagram page for an important announcement. As you might check out the caption of Janie below, she indicated that she’s coughing and sneezing these days. She also stated that she caught a cold"

    https://metalheadzone.com/eddie-van-...ase-in-family/

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    Headline: "Eddie Van Halen Wife Reveals New Lead Singer Photo"

    Content: "Edward Lewis sent a photo of Louie Martinez and asked, “VAN HALEN NEW LEAD SINGER????” Janie responded with a crying laughing emoji, and said, “Hysterical.”

    https://www.alternativenation.net/ed...-singer-photo/

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    I needn't go any further than the above quotes; we've all seen the types of articles that Metal Head Zone & Alternative Nation puts out.

    I dunno if my browser is blocking ad content on their sites, but all I see are articles that mirror the above quotes; no ad content.

    What's the point of their websites? Why do they clog Google news with a multitude of articles, which, in my view, hold very little, if any, value, to most Van Halen fans?

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    "NDL, what's the point of this thread?"

    Through the years, many posters have come down hard on Trunk, over his vague speculations about Van Halen. But this...this, in my view, almost makes Trunk's speculations Pulitzer worthy.

    Because Van Halen is abnormally quiet, news about the band is hard to come by. And now, thanks to Metalheadzone, Van Halen fans are treated to a deluge of "material" that, in my view, wouldn't be print worthy in the Enquirer.

    It's time to give it a rest.
    I don't even click on that shit anymore because I know its gonna be garbage.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    They post that shit because those sites survive based on "clicks." Just another example of Click Bait.
    WHOAOH! Hey you! Who said that? Baby how you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy_14 View Post
    They post that shit because those sites survive based on "clicks." Just another example of Click Bait.
    I suppose that my browser blocks a lot of the ad content that others see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    I don't even click on that shit anymore because I know its gonna be garbage.
    I now tend to avoid either site. The annoyance, for me, comes when I pull up Google news, and it's clogged with pages of what are, in my view, crap headlines.

    Only recently has the Billie Ellish thing died down; i'll never get the media's trite obsession with my favorite band.

    This thread serves as a notice to certain webpage authors from faithful Van Halen fans: a lot of us aren't too thrilled with your "work."
    Last edited by NDL; 01.01.20 at 03:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    I suppose that my browser blocks a lot of the ad content that others see.



    I now tend to avoid either site. The annoyance, for me, comes when I pull up Google news, and it's clogged with pages of what are, in my view, crap headlines.
    Have you tried the following:

    when getting stories you are not interested in you can tap the 3-dots icon in a corner of the story card and tap the option for hiding all stories from that news source or the thumbs down icon to get fewer stories of that type.

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    I follow Google Alert RSS feeds and see all of these. I just ignore any VH news unless it’s not in my Google folder or is posted here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    Have you tried the following:

    when getting stories you are not interested in you can tap the 3-dots icon in a corner of the story card and tap the option for hiding all stories from that news source or the thumbs down icon to get fewer stories of that type.
    Thanks dude; I didn't even know that I could do that!
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    There is a special place in journalism hell for Alternative Nation in general and "Brett Buchanan" specifically. In fact, I'd be willing to bet "Brett Buchanan" is a pseudonym because no self-respecting person would sit there and churn out the complete trash that he does day after day and put their real name to it. Then he has the gall to pull quotes from people on here for many of these trash articles. Yo, "Brett," feel free to quote me on this, you unadulterated jackass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strong Magic View Post
    There is a special place in journalism hell for Alternative Nation in general and "Brett Buchanan" specifically. In fact, I'd be willing to bet "Brett Buchanan" is a pseudonym because no self-respecting person would sit there and churn out the complete trash that he does day after day and put their real name to it. Then he has the gall to pull quotes from people on here for many of these trash articles. Yo, "Brett," feel free to quote me on this, you unadulterated jackass.
    Wow...And up until your post, I wondered if I was the only one who gave a damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    Thanks dude; I didn't even know that I could do that!
    No problem! You can also form your search phrase by omitting domain(s) with a hyphen:

    eddie van halen -metalheadzone.com -alternativenation.net

    I've found that the 3-dot icon is sometimes missing if the search phrase is off-topic...especially in mobile. Good-luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    Wow...And up until your post, I wondered if I was the only one who gave a damn.
    Sorry, that's been building for a while. I stopped reading his ridiculous posts quite a while ago -- but sometimes I get pulled in by the curiosity of how pathetically he can turn an unrelated topic into these bogus headlines. But with everyone knowing about Eddie's current cancer treatment scare, for someone to purposely play off that, that's reaching a new low, even for "Brett."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    No problem! You can also form your search phrase by omitting domain(s) with a hyphen:

    eddie van halen -metalheadzone.com -alternativenation.net

    I've found that the 3-dot icon is sometimes missing if the search phrase is off-topic...especially in mobile. Good-luck!
    Another thanks is in order! That I am ignorant in how to use search shortcuts, shows how much out of the loop I am...

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    "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 Strong Magic View Post
    Sorry, that's been building for a while. I stopped reading his ridiculous posts quite a while ago -- but sometimes I get pulled in by the curiosity of how pathetically he can turn an unrelated topic into these bogus headlines. But with everyone knowing about Eddie's current cancer treatment scare, for someone to purposely play off that, that's reaching a new low, even for "Brett."
    No apology is necessary, and I perfectly understand: up until the point that DLR had signed up with Kiss, I had hopes that Van Halen would reconvene with Roth at some point.

    Yet, now that I have accepted reality, I regularly check Van Halen news, looking for positive movement on the EVH front: that his treatments have concluded; that they have been successful, and that EVH is in remission; that Wolf will be out, and EVH will be joining him...you get the idea.

    This is only speculative on my part, but that Janie chronicles ALL of her life events WITHOUT EVH in any shape or form, shows the level of distaste that he has for sensationalism.

    There's no respect for his dignity.

    It's awful.
    "If only Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang had as much enthusiasm about Van Halen as Dave, Sammy and Mike do … " - I Coulda Hada VH

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    Another thanks is in order! That I am ignorant in how to use search shortcuts, shows how much out of the loop I am...

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    Ha-Ha! Nah...you’re good! I would imagine that most people don’t bother using the search tools anyway but it’s nice to know they’re available if you need them.

    Kinda funny but I think everyone on vhlinks has unknowingly contributed to Alternative Nation’s crap campaign:

    NDL site:alternativenation.net

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    How about with shoddy bullshit like this we don’t give it a thread and give the moron more clicks.


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