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    This is one album that I hadn't listened
    to in a long time..until today. I forgot how good Jason Becker was on this album. I've only gotten thru "Baby's On Fire" but so far, it's been great. I would love to hear Van
    Halen do "Tell The Truth". That's a song that I could relax to with a nice cold one on a summer night. Let's hope next summer we can do this.

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    Great album - didn't get enough air play and is very underappreciated. Don't know if it's Warner Brother's fault or radio's fault or a combination of the two, but this album deserved better.

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    Well, the reason it failed is because the tour was cancelled. It's a great album. I listened to it today, in fact, but the tour is a BIG, BIG, BIG money maker and because of Becker it got cancelled. It's a shame, he was an amazing guitarist.

    I wanna here VH do It's Showtime and Shoot It. I'd love to Mikey's harmonies on Shoot It.

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    That's one question I never got answered when I asked about that on a post that I had started awhile ago as to whether or not they got to tour. So thanks for answering that, redfire!

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    Dave toured for ALAE. I think it was Joe Holmes that was playing guitar. I'm not sure if the tour lasted long. Dave's got some pictures from it in his book.

    ALAE is some of Dave's finest work, IMO. Absolutely a kick ass disc that never got the attention it deserved.

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    I don't think the tour was cancelled because of the health of Jason Becker, it just didn't do very well. By all accounts it was a slow time for mainstream rock tours anyway.

    ALAE is by far my favorite Dave solo album. Top to bottom it has great songs, and frankly, they are the type of songs we probably never would have heard from Dave if the EEAS band had stayed together.

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    Becker never had the chance to play live with DLR. His ALS started to affect his playing near the end of the ALAE sessions. If you haven't had the chance, take a listen to his Perspectives CD. There's some really great stuff in there, and the liner notes have a good account of his work with Dave and his early struggle with ALS.

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    It got cancelled because of Becker's ill-ness, I am PRETTY sure about that one. Honestly, seems like I read it either in CFTH or an online bio.

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    I don't know if some shows on that tour got cancelled but their was a tour. I saw it during the summer at Lake Compounce in
    Bristol, CT. Ironically, Extreme opened up the show. Cinderella was the tweener.
    Joe Holmes was the guitarist on the tour.

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    Diggin one up from the archives.....

    I never was able to finish this, so I'm doin now. What happened was, they tried to do the tour but because they didn't tour immediately, the tour and subsequently the album failed. I don't know who the guitarist was. Maybe Kilgore. My brother said he and a bud had tickets to it and it got postponed and that's when my brother got pissed at Dave. I think that same thing happened to a lot of his fans.

    But the point is ALAE is pimp arse skrill. No doubt about it. From beginning to end, Dave's best solo album.

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    Jason Becker never figured into the tour plans. By the time he finished the album he was having trouble already. Dave and Jason never played live together.

    There was an ALAE tour. Joe Holmes was the guitarist.

    Am I beating my head against a wall?

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    Roth's band for the ALAE tour was Greg Bissonnette, Brett Tuggle, Todd Jenson, Desi Rexx, and Joe Holmes. They played Europe first and then went to the States, and I think it was the final leg of the American tour that was cancelled.

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