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    --- In vh@y..., bradman@v... wrote:
    > [4/20/01]: "We're aware of all the rumors, and rumors are just that.

    Translation: We never announced anything with Dave, so don't blame
    us. If Dave had not released some information this week, we wouldn't
    give you the time of day.

    > We are continuing to work in the studio creating music for our next
    record.

    Translation: We'll continue cutting tracks until we get our shit
    together. Send us blank tape -- we've recorded 157 songs, 2
    movie soundtracks, and one short rock opera. But it all sounds like
    Joe Satriani since nobody's behind the mic.

    > For any updates, come here to our website first.
    >

    Translation: Don't visit Dave's website, since he ain't in the band.

    > We'll stay in touch."

    Translation: Don't call us, we'll call you, babe. (We still conduct
    business like it's 1978-- deals made in smoke-filled backrooms,
    crooked managers screwing us out of royalties, and artists meandering
    aimlessly for years on the record company's nickle).

    > - Edward, Alex and Mike.

    Translation: (Notice that Dave's name isn't here and Mikey hasn't
    bailed yet).

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    > Brad
    > The Official Van Halen Web Site
    > http://www.van-halen.com

    Translation: "Awww shit Ed, I'm catching serious 'net flack. Do I
    have to include my sig line? Well at least let me drop the last name --
    some crazy fucker may try to hop the fence."

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    That's about it. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Nice summation, Mike has not bailed yet ! But I'll bet he is tired too.....

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    That's probably part of why the fence is there! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    LOL, MikeL. The fence keeps 'em in and out!

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    3 years, and they are still in the studio? What the hell are they recording, the soundtrack to the squal for the "Winds of War?" Jesus Christ!!

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    Shit mikeno55, that was about as right on as you can be my brother. Unfortunately!
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    rumour, n:

    Unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth; hearsay.

    If Dave says he wrote 3 new tracks with Van Halen, then from Van Halen's point of view it can hardly be unverified information. It's either true or false.....unless Dave sneaked into 5150 and scribbled down some lyrics on a piece of paper [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Van Halen has supposedly been in the studio since early '99. The made the exact same statement in November '99 when Gary left, Mike said it last July and again in January.

    A friend of mine coined a word the other day which happens to fit this statement very well.

    Redumbdant [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Delusions of eloquence

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    They'll keep in touch ... hmm ... so they're going to give us another message in September of 2002. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    I've got to say, I usually never post anything, but I've been a long time lurker for about 3 years or so. And this is the biggest crock of shit I've ever seen.

    Cryptic message via their web site is more suited for six grade "I love you, do you love me" notes passed between classes! Just say, either, "We worked with Dave in July and didn't like him, sorry!" or, "Dave and Us are working on getting contractual arrangements worked out." Something at least. As a fan, I feel cheeted, impatient, and really tired of being toyed with by a band that seems to be ruled by a corporation rather than musical amitions.

    Don't the lads in Van Halen see the free P.R. the get in Movies and TV (what was up with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 wearing a VH tee-shirt on Billy Idol Behind the Music?) Is DLR that much of a prick that they cannot get a fucking tour together? How about the success of other bands (i.e. Aerosmith, U2, Bon Blow Me, er Bon Jovi) who, though clearly past their prime, continue to sell well, play sold out concerts, and Jeez, make it into the Rock Hall (which is just another promotional piece and more TV face time!)

    Sorry for the long post, this is just my ranting and venting. I suppose that we could keep in mind that "Born To Run" took like what, 2.5 years to make. Perhaps the next VH album could be called "Born to Wail" [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Or they could recruite Diane Warren, or whatever her name is, to write a sappy ballad for a bad movie staring Eddie's kid [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Oh well, I guess I'll just have to keep listening to my copy of Josie and the Pussycat's soundtrack.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JoJo:
    I've got to say, I usually never post anything, but I've been a long time lurker for about 3 years or so.

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Damn, and the Forums are only 2 years old. I think I've just found Brett's shadow. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Just kidding JoJo, great post. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Fuck em

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    Opps, Sorry Glenn, I guess in the heat of my rant i lost track of time. Heck, what's a year or 2 (or 10?) [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    [ April 20, 2001 at 02:35 PM: Message edited by: JoJo ]

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    Dave wanted into VH.

    It was thrown to Alex and Eddie's corner. They choked MISERABLY.
    I'm one of those crazies on your block.

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    Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to analyze every ridiculous morsel, Brett?

    I think the band has made a few key mistakes:

    1. They didn't release a quick follow-up to VHIII (with or without Gary). When an album stiffs, the best way to remedy the situation is to bury it in the past. As a band you're only as good as your latest work, the last musical memory of Van Halen is VHIII --- and that's been with us for 3+ years.

    2. They still don't have an effective presence on the internet. The band is reactive NOT proactive. Take VHForums.com, for example. When this site started really gathering steam, only then did they add a message forum to the official site.

    How difficult would it be for Ed to phone Brad once a week (or even once a month) and
    spill the beans on what's going on....and have Brad post it verbatim to an official site diary? No need for personal crap or business information -- just how is the music going? What instruments are being used...what is the vibe...recording techniques...you know, the typical Guitar World interview stuff. Instead of treating fans like enemies, they'd find a million new friends.

 

 

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