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    Well first things first, I'lll give an outline

    Ed was there
    He looked bad
    He didn't sign, but encouraged people to stick around
    He was HAMMERED (I hate to say it, he was, read on)
    TOJ will be performing there Sunday, they are probably going to break up

    Well, here goes:

    I got to NAMM day 2 (for me) at 12:30. Eddie was scheduled to appear and perform at 1:30 and sign autographs 2:30 to 4pm. He showed up and walked RIGHT directly in front of me and looked bad. He was dressed like a bum and looked feeble as he walked. He went upstairs where no one is really allowed and sat where we could sort of see him for about an hour. A Peavey employee looked annoyed and said that he always wants to talk business at the wrong times. He waved a bit, and Mark Tremonti and John Pretucci went upstairs and took pictures with him.

    He finally came down and did his performance an hour late. Someone who was in there said he seemed lost and not quite sure what he was doing. He talked a bit, played guitar (just noodling), and that was it. No one really knew his purpose. He went back upstairs and sat in the same spot. Every once in a while he would lean over and talk, but he said weird things, would whisper, then his hat fell. He got mad and screamed saying he needed it, and pleaded and got it back when someone threw it up to him.

    At 4:00pm, after I'd been in line for 3.5 hours, others for 4 or 5, we get the word he is not signing. This is AFTER we chanted his name and he leaned over, giving us the 'hush' sign and whispered "Stick around a while, ok?". So we did for nothing. There were probably 700 or so people there for him and that was it. The crowd dispersed(sp?), and I stuck around. Some others did too.

    Finally he came downstairs to leave about 4:30. This is where it gets sad. He looked lost. He kept repeating, very slurred, "I'll take care of everyone next time, next time. Tell everyone I'll take care of them next time, next time. He had a small entourage around him of security, yet he was walking right by me again. He was soft spoken, but very slurred. He stopped for about one autograph and one picture and then said to everyone else again what I wrote above. he kind of stumbled then walked past me.

    You know how bums can just wreak of old alcohol. I got a huge wiff of that as he past. It took me about 5 seconds to say aloud, "He's fucking hammered!" The guy next to me said, "Yeah, he wreaks of booze."

    It hit me. He was hammered. Flat out fucking drunk.

    A lot of people were pissed and booed him. Conversations everywhere about how he was done. People talking about burning their VH Cds.

    I hate to make this report, but its so true. I am 24 and have waited 10 years for this, and I waited in line 3.5 hours while he jacked off upstairs and then told us to stick around, then he decided to not sign or meet anyone at all. I don't think they LET him. I think he was too drunk and they didn't want to embarrass him. Honest to god. I felt so stunned and sad. My ears were ringing and my shoulders slumped.

    ##RUMOR ALERT##
    My rep at another music company told me later when i told him, that he had heard from a guy at Peavey that they have found cancer all over and he has months to live. Take it or leave it

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    I talked to MIke Mangini--way cool guy. HE is playing with TOJ at the Peavey booth on Sunday. He said he is only doing a few shows. He said he didn't know what Gary was gonna do but he though that the band was gonna be done soon. He was pissed at how people have treated Gary after the VH thing. He said Gary takes it in stride but it still is an issue

    That is my NAMM report. Sad day. My pics aren't developed but if you want them I'll have em in a few days.

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    That's really sad dude.

    I can understand you're being pissed, and I feel pissed off at the situation, even though I wasn't there. BUT, that's overshadowed by how sad the situation is. Sure, he's doing it to himself, and all but killed himself now, but it's just a sad, pitifull situation.

    I truly feel bad for the guy, and his family. I hope he finds some kind of peace, if he's nearing the end. I hope it's not true, but with his physical condition, it looks inevitable. [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Brutal.
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    And thats about what its worth.

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    Bad News
    What did he mean by:I'll take care of everyone next time ?
    Eddie is dissapointing me !
    EVH: Definitely. Playing guitar was my sanctuary. It was the one place I could go to if I got fucked around by a girlfriend, or anyone else, for that matter. It still is. If there’s something I can’t deal with, I can just spend hours playing. It’s a God-given gift – I certainly don’t know where the ideas come from. They’re obviously given to you, and you have to keep your fingers moving and your mind quiet. I try my best to not think about thinking, so I can just let it flow. Because when I start thinking, forget it. <br />So....why he isn't playing guitar ? ? ?

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    Goddamn that's horrible.
    That was really REALLY depressing.
    I hope it isn't true, but if it is, that's just too too sad.
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    Geez.
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    lovemachine97..what was Ed wearing...I saw A picture of the back of a person that looks just like ed..that was taken at namm today
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    It was hard to explain. He had on jean shorts and a dark red hat that was kind of weird. His shirt was like tan, but its hard to remember. he looked very 'bum'ish

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    Originally posted by VanHalen5150:
    Bad News
    What did he mean by:I'll take care of everyone next time ?
    Eddie is dissapointing me !
    Dude... The man could be walking death and your worried about being disappointed??? Fucking incredible [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    This is un-fucking-believeable...

    If any of this report is true, I am saddened beyond words. To think that my guitar hero is on his death bed at such a young age is killing me.

    Please, PLEASE let the part about the cancer not be true!! P L E A S E!@
    ExpandedConsciousness:

    WOW!!! HOLYFUCKINGFUCK!!! What kind of Twilight Zone am I living in? What kind of Viagra-Testosterone mix are these 50 year old + guys on? I never thought I'd hear another Dave and Eddie album again. If I did, I thought it would be a mid-paced affair like the Rolling Stones or later day AC/DC. After the TATTOO single I was ready for a poppy album from old guys, with a few nods to harder rock (She's A Woman and Bullethead) and I would have been happy with that.

    I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE GETTING A FULL-THROTTLE HARD ROCK, HEAVY METAL, BALLS TO THE WALL, FUCKING VAN HALEN THRASH METAL ALBUM!!!

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    All is black...
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    Ya know, everybody needs to keep in mind that this was one persons impression of the event. Not doubting anything at all, just that this is one persons impression. Obviously, I think he kinda maybe coulda done a liiiiiitle bit better job of taking care of buisiness. LOL. But damn, I hate to see the direction of this thread with the impression he was hammed, plus the rumor of a couple months to live (thats probably why he's talking business ). I can see it now, the next thread to be created will be "Ed is drinking himself to death!!" I try to look at it objectively. He has never been too great in public. He's admittedly uncomfortable with it. I would be too if I were in his shoes right now. Too many questions to answer over and over and over. He probably had a couple drinks, sure. You know he must know the dangers of boozing, so you know that drinkin' is choice he has made....if he is. It's rock and roll. Those guys drink. It's nobody's business but their own don't you think? Fuck the drinking and smoking thing all together. Who cares? If thats what he wants to do, thats what he wants to do. Bummer I guess, if he was that wasted and trying to be professional and conduct business that way, but we don't know that for sure. And if we did know it for sure, what would it change? Ah well, these next couple weeks should be interesting around here I guess.
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    Donor

    Originally posted by joedog:
    This is un-fucking-believeable...

    If any of this report is true, I am saddened beyond words. To think that my guitar hero is on his death bed at such a young age is killing me.

    Please, PLEASE let the part about the cancer not be true!! P L E A S E!@
    Already comin' I see.
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    Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
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    Originally posted by VanHalen5150:
    Bad News
    What did he mean by:I'll take care of everyone next time ?
    Eddie is dissapointing me !
    Dude... The man could be walking death and your worried about being disappointed??? Fucking incredible [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] [/QUOTE]Dude, please. C'mon. It was a rumor.
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