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    I dunno about the rest of y'all, but while I understand that the coronavirus is real, and deadly for some, and while I don't minimize the threat of the virus, I am sick of the 24/7 coverage.

    Therefore, I hope you might consider indulging my latest Van Halen brainstorm:

    "What does EVH think of himself, in a professional sense?"

    As I highlighted in another post, the band has how many songs in the can. Would anyone care to speculate? The follow up to III? The follow up to ADKOT? The 2000 sessions?

    Retirement or not, EVH's behavior has me wondering what he thinks of his fanbase.

    In light of his behavior towards us, and in light of Wolf's tweet - 'why are you having fun?! You owe us!' - I don't think that he cares much for us at all.

    Many times has EVH stated, "I am just a guy who plays a guitar." I wonder if our clamoring for new Halen, has him thinking that it's just an excuse for a bunch of middle aged guys to go out and tailgate, get drunk, etc

    Does EVH really see the depth of his brilliance? Now that I have finally picked up the guitar, at age 47, the depth of EVH's work astounds me all the more - and it isn't his technique or speed that astounds me. There's so many layers of nuances, in Van Halen music.

    "Some people take Van Halen more seriously than we do"

    If that's the way you see yourself, it'd make sense as to why he sees his fanbase as nothing more than a pain in the ass.

    Has anyone met EVH? How do you think he sees himself in light of the music that he produces? Does he see himself as a Mozart, or does he see himself as a screwball kid turned adult who got lucky?
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    I think Eddie Van Halen views himself … in a mirror.
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    Man. I've not been keeping up with what's been going on with Ed or the band for so long, I kinda figured that EVH has retired and stepped into the shadows by this point.

    What I am curious about though, what are his thoughts in regards to that brief porn-industry phase he had gone through in the early 2000s. That was bizarre AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Man. I've not been keeping up with what's been going on with Ed or the band for so long, I kinda figured that EVH has retired and stepped into the shadows by this point.

    What I am curious about though, what are his thoughts in regards to that brief porn-industry phase he had gone through in the early 2000s. That was bizarre AF.
    Geez, you have been gone a while.

    You do know they dropped another album after 04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Geez, you have been gone a while.

    You do know they dropped another album after 04.
    Yeah, I may have just janthrax'ed my reputation, I needed to lay low for a... fucking decade or something .

    I listened to ADKOT once, back when I was in France in '11. Not sure how I felt about it anymore, perhaps I should give it another shot.

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    Well, I guess there really are no more topics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe View Post
    Well, I guess there really are no more topics.
    When I joined this board, there was a new thread dedicated to Rachel from Friends having a VH Best Of album in her purse. Yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    When I joined this board, there was a new thread dedicated to Rachel from Friends having a VH Best Of album in her purse. Yeah...
    Lol..things haven't changed much
    Dealing with it.

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    Probably views himself as a retired musical genius with nothing left to prove. Meaning he thinks very highly of himself and he's done all he cares to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Yeah, I may have just janthrax'ed my reputation, I needed to lay low for a... fucking decade or something .

    I listened to ADKOT once, back when I was in France in '11. Not sure how I felt about it anymore, perhaps I should give it another shot.
    Aw, I miss Jann. Iím not sure how or why he disappeared. I met him once at a bookstore in Santa Monica.

    Youíve only spun ADKOT once? That wouldíve been in 12, not 11.

    Spin it again, thereís some decent riffage particularly on the OG tracks. Tho I think given your proclivities, itís probably overall not your cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84 View Post
    Lol..things haven't changed much
    Evidently

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Aw, I miss Jann. I’m not sure how or why he disappeared. I met him once at a bookstore in Santa Monica.

    You’ve only spun ADKOT once? That would’ve been in 12, not 11.

    Spin it again, there’s some decent riffage particularly on the OG tracks. Tho I think given your proclivities, it’s probably overall not your cup of tea.
    If memory serves me right, there was some disagreement on the subject of vasectomy. I've been wondering if he ever came back, but I guess not.

    I may put my Amazon music to use and check ADKOT out again, I've grown a hell of the lot more appreciative of DLR over the years. Heck, I have more DLR-era VH vinyls than I have of Sam's era (at the same time, I have more Sam's solo records than that, I think my proclivities may have evolved).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    I may put my Amazon music to use and check ADKOT out again, I've grown a hell of the lot more appreciative of DLR over the years. Heck, I have more DLR-era VH vinyls than I have of Sam's era (at the same time, I have more Sam's solo records than that, I think my proclivities may have evolved).
    The correct order is:
    1) CVH
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    3) Sam Halen
    4) VH4
    5) Solo Dave
    6) Whatever else is left

    Subject to change without notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
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    If memory serves me right, there was some disagreement on the subject of vasectomy. I've been wondering if he ever came back, but I guess not.

    I may put my Amazon music to use and check ADKOT out again, I've grown a hell of the lot more appreciative of DLR over the years. Heck, I have more DLR-era VH vinyls than I have of Sam's era (at the same time, I have more Sam's solo records than that, I think my proclivities may have evolved).
    Jann bailed or was booted over a conversation about vasectomies??

    AdKOT def better on vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Vs. Dave View Post
    The correct order is:
    1) CVH
    2) Solo Sammy
    3) Sam Halen
    4) VH4
    5) Solo Dave
    6) Whatever else is left

    Subject to change without notice.
    Okay I've seen "VH4" in some other posts and I'm still trying to figure that one out. Is that Cherone-era VH or post-Dave reunion VH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Jann bailed or was booted over a conversation about vasectomies??

    AdKOT def better on vinyl.
    Well he was definitely banned at some point, but I wasn't around for that. I just recall that people were somehow mad at him for being "willing to cut off his balls" or something.

    Also everything is better on vinyl . Could be placebo but my Abbey Road '69 print makes it sound like Paul and John are right there in the room with me.

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    EVH probably has done what he wanted to musically. The latter part of his career he has done more with his guitars, amps, etc.
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