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    Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm afraid that Van Halen is in "damned if they do, damned if they don't" territory on getting Dave at this point. I think if they get Dave, they will be perceived BY THE MAINSTREAM as four old farts getting back together for one last shot. If they don't get Dave, people will be saying, "Man, they should have gotten Dave back!" I want Dave back, too. But I really think Eddie, Alex and Mike should go solo. Those three jamming for an entire album would be greatness. But, I'll settle for Dave because I know Eddie won't ever go solo (I can always dream), and they are out of options when it comes to singers.

    I sort of wish they just kept Sammy or Dave had never left in the first place. I want Eddie to just go solo. Eddie has always been about moving forward, not looking in the past, succeed or fail. He has said this in countless interviews. Are we to believe that he has suddenly changed his mind in sixteen years? Getting Dave back seems like a backwards move. It seems to me that Eddie is being pressured by Warner Brothers. Instrumental albums are not nearly as commercial as bands with lead singers. Radio play is virtually zero. Dave is Warner Brothers' best chance at a money-maker.

    If they get Dave back, they are going to have to prove to me that this is not a cash-in. To show everyone in the mainstream that this is NEW Van Halen material, not just a money move, I hope the new album never even mentions the word reunion. if they do mention it in the liner notes, it should say, "Okay, we're back together, here's the new stuff." I want this to be a totally new and fresh sounding album, and yet still be full of rock and roll. "Me Wise Magic" was great, and it didn't sound like their first six albums. Now this new album will have to be different from "Me Wise Magic". It has to sound new, not just more of the same.

    I want them to sell four million copies and be back on top of the world like everyone else. To do this, they are going to have to pull off one hell of an album.

    Just my opinion, sorry for the long post.

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    This is what I've been saying for a year now.
    RIGHT ON!!!

    They wouldn't HAVE to do an instrumental album...Mikey could sing.

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    i think there's a better chance of van halen with dave getting back into the mainstream than just the 3 jamming on an album... MHO though...

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    Don't worry...The album won't suck...They won't let us down...

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    Even if they do let us down(God forbid!), it'll still be better than modern "music."

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    No....no solo....
    Dave's called me and told me that he was back

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    "was back" is past tense don`t you mean is back!!

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    I wish Ed would do a solo album, maybe let Al get in on a few songs to.

    I would much rather have an eddie solo album than a new vh album with dave.

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    Could you imagine the mind-bending sonics the three of them could come up with if you gave them an extended 74 minute instrumental track to play with? Wow, I don't think my imagination can even conceive of what Eddie could come up with.

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    I remember reading in guitar world once that Eddie thought about Mike, Alex and himself doing and album in which they played and got various singers to sing on different songs when Dave broke off in 84'. Some singers mentioned were Eric Clapton, and Phil Colins. Don't know if anyone else saw this just thought I'd throw it out.

    In my opinion I think it would be cool to do that but not as cool as getting Dave back!

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    Eddie did a solo album.

    It was called VD III.

    As for the next album? As Mikey says....

    "It's Van HALEN. As opposed to Van Halen 3"

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    Ashe, When you say that Eddie,Al,Mike should go solo, Do you mean that they should puy out an album with just the three of them? Or do you mean Eddie should go his way, Al goes his way and Mike go his way?

    Because I was always taught that solo ment 1, not 3

    Anyway you look at it, just hope that there is a new album out soon!!!!

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    No way in hell should they do that...ya it would be cool, but come on man...Ed, Al and Mike calling themselves Van Halen as a trio....that would just make the band an even bigger joke. It pisses me off enough that it is just the 3 of them on the official site.

    Dave has to be back, but I am beginning to believe that it is a one shot, cash cow deal...hope I am wrong. But if the guys are recording separately, then that isn't a band. Forget the test the waters with Dave bullshit. Be legit, or don't do it at all. I will love to see these guys tour, but if it is under all the tension it seems to be, then enjoy it while it lasts...a band that isn't tight with eachother isn't really a band is it??



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    I really doubt that their album is going to set the world on fire. I mean, I hope it does well and all, but I don't care that much about what the majority of the world thinks as long as I like it.

    And I'm pretty sure I'm going to like it. It may not be the most amazing album I own, but I'm not going to pick it apart. It's sort of a "beggars can't be choosers" thing. At this point I'll take some Van Halen any way I can get it!

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