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    some reunited have sold plenty of albums (ex. eagles with hell freezes over, although that was mostly old song re done.) how many albums would does vh have to sell with roth to be a success if they do reunite. i say 2 million. bov1 sold that much. but then again, if it rocks, who cares how many it sells.
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    I think a reunited Van HALEN can sell 2million without breaking much of a sweat

    just on curiosity alone
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    A platinum record (1 million) would be considered a success for a reunitd Van Halen. And, I think they would be able to easily do that.
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    Probably going platinum pretty quickly would make it a success, in my opinion.
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    I think its more important that they start out at the number one spot on the charts. Then people will be like, "Oh shit, where did they come from". Then, everybody will be all about the reunion, and will burning N'SYNC dolls in effigy!!!!!

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    In this day and age, I think the singles have more to do with 'success' than anything else. You can't hear record sales, but you can surely hear a song that gets thrust into constant rotation. And of course, one big single is all it takes to sell enormous #'s of cd's.

    If they can actually crack into the upper regions of the Top 40 and stay there, the album will be a success. If it's big on the radio (and MTV), even the kids will buy it, simply because it's popular. From the #'s of cd's these kids own today, I can't imagine them listening to them for more than a month or so anyway, so it's a quickie market there. But the exposure they'd get from a hit song would ensure success.

    No hit single, the record would only sell to the die-hard fans, and those looking for a bit of 80's nostalgia. From the sales of VH3 and the DLR Band cd's, I would guess they could sell MAYBE a million copies without a big hit song. In WB's eyes, I think that would constitute a failure. Since the potential for mega-sales exists, I would hope that WB hypes it like never before.

    All this is assuming, of course, that a reunion is even gonna happen. And I'm not too sure of that right now.
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    All they gotta' move is the one that lands in my hands. Whatever else happens is gravy. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    I agree about the Top 40 comment Abe made. If they can get a single going, it'll sell. Aerosmith's Just Push Play is a good example of that. Same with Bon Jovi.

    I think it'd easily bust 2 million, but who knows? If it's a solid album that they can harvest singles from, it could stay on the charts for quite some time and sell very well.

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    I agree with Abe and Mike here...A VH album ala "Fair Warning" goes platinum and the tour is big...12-17,000 seat venues...sold out shows...That's what the REPUTATION will buy along with the thirst for real rock music that exists...

    A "1984" with TWO hits is probably massive...2-3 million sold...

    Here's the sweet spot, and probably extreme wishful thinking on my part...

    "1984" hits PLUS movie soundtrack hit in a BIG movie and Van Halen probably dethrones Aerosmith...

    Now, that success will take some schlock...Can we handle that as Van Halen fans?

    It seems to me that VH is too cool for that...

    I think a number one out of the box is a given for a VH reunion album...
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    I would say 3 to 4 million would be a success. There's no reason VH can't do that even in today's market of teen dribble and Napstering. They would probably nail 3 hits off of it. Eddie ain't finished yet.
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    I'm curious to see how WB promotes it. Are they going to go the full distance to get the band on shows like Saturday Night Live? I've heard some very large numbers that an appearance on that show gives an albums sales.

    Personally I think we tend to think too high in terms of sales potential. It's the tour that will really do huge numbers, I'm not so sure that the album itself would generate too much above a few million. I definitely don't see any 1984 type numbers being reached.

    But like Mike said, I'm only really worried about the one copy that's going to be in my greedy little hands. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    i really think the tour is where the money will be made. as far as album sales go a platinum rock album would be a sucess in today's market.
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    You're right, seriousjuju. Most of the money will come from the tour, for the band anyway. I think how well the album does will really determine who goes to the show, though. If they can get it out and be successful in the mainstream, you'll have a lot of younger fans. If not, prices might be a little lower and you'll have a lot of older fans.

    I think the realtive success of the album will determine the future of the band beyond the tour.

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    i agree mikel.
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    Glenn, I've heard the same thing about t.v. appearances...They really boost the record sales!

    Has the band ever done SNL? I know Ed has...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SactoFan:
    Glenn, I've heard the same thing about t.v. appearances...They really boost the record sales!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Yeah, I could swear that I read once that an appearance on SNL can give a band 100 000 record sales. I think I read that in Rolling Stone a few years back.

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Has the band ever done SNL? I know Ed has...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I don't think so. Seems hard to imagine since VH and SNL ran side by side for so many years.

 

 

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