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    I am sure everyone on this board has heard all the rumours, and most of what we have accepted as fact concerning Gene Simmons' 'discovery' of Van Halen and then subsequent failed attempt at signing them.

    It also has been alledged that Gene Simmons also had the thought of replacing Ace Frehley with Ed.

    If this had occured what do you think would have happened to change the course of rock n' roll history that we know as fact today? Would Gene and Paul have put up with Eddie's ego? Would they have put up with his alchohol abuse? Would they have liked Val? What impact (if allowed) would Ed have made on the music Kiss produced? Who would have sang, or best sounded, singing 'Running with the Devil Gene, Paul, or Peter. And of course, how would Eddie have painted his face? I say he would have been a dog! A dirty dog *lol* Would 'Beth' been a song for Val?

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    red/white stripes all over the face, like on the guitar in the Jump-Video

    persona: the wizard

    they should have added DLR too (his make up is already known, eeas-cover)

    well, KISS + VH = the ultimate superband ...
    would have outsold the Beatles and the stones together

    with simmons marketing genius, which is most definitely reeeally lame in the VH camp (check that VH-DVD, 40 $ for that piece of shitty compiled music history),a vanhalenized KISS oder a kissed Van Halen would have become bigger than Walt Disney actually.

    well, you can't rewrite history can u, right now VH doesn't even know who their singer is ... ????

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    Sounds great except no no no no no no no no no Roth! Wasn't interested in him, didn't even like him (and gee, I wonder why!).

    Remember the guy in high school you always thought was such an asshole?!?!?! Why that was David Lee Roth!
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    No offense, but all I think would happen is that there would be one group with only one exraordinary musician (EVH in Kiss) and one group completely finished (VH), leaving more VH fans to ask "What could have been?" more often than they ask themselves that now.

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    I think it woulda been a bad idea. I'm sure some of the pro-DLR fans would agree that Sam in the VH camp is better than Ed in the KISS camp. Maybe not, but sheesh. I can't see Ed playing with KISS. Ed wasn't comfy using KISSs equipment in '76, so I doubt he'd have toured with them. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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