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    found this this morning on GeneSimmons.com in the letters section. For the record, I did not write this letter to Gene or know who did.

    Hello, Gene!

    I understand you helped Edward Van Halen early on. Have you remained friends over the years? You always say not to believe everything we read. A lot of what I read portrays him as a bad guy, especially at this year's NAMM in Anaheim. I won't get into details, but apparently, "stories" say that he was negligent to his fans and more concerned about his own business issues. Now, you and Paul have ALWAYS been very respectful to the fans, acknowledging us every chance you get. I was mostly curious what your thoughts about EVH are?.....Since you speak the truth and don't "sugar coat" anything.

    Keep on keepin' on

    Eddie

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    Edward has always been a gentleman and whatever you may have heard is not true. And, yes...I did find Van Halen.

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    Does anyone know if Gene and Eddie actually met up at NAMM? His statement would seem to indicate that he had first hand knowledge about Eddie's soberity at the show. Either that or Gene is standing up for Eddie. Simmons doesn't seem to be the type to lie about someone being drunk, especially since he doesn't drink and has been vocal about it's effect on Ace and Peter.

    Interesting...

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    Originally posted by Grover:
    Now, you and Paul have ALWAYS been very respectful to the fans


    Originally posted by Grover:
    And, yes...I did find Van Halen.
    To borrow from Seinfeld - kinda like finding the mississippi Gene - Someones gonna find it!

    Thanks for passing that on though Grover! [img]smile.gif[/img]
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

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    Gene is the last person Eddie needs defending him. If Gene says Eddie was sober, I'll just assume he was hammered, 'cause Geno wouldn't know the truth if it reached up and pulled the raccoon off his head!

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    I don't think anywhere in Gene's answer does it say he was at NAMM, saw Eddie and can vouch for what condition he was in. He is merely saying Ed's always been a standup guy in the past.

    " whatever you may have heard is not true " is not exactly a first hand witness account of the proceedings. If he had said, "I spoke with Ed at NAMM and while yes he reeked of alcohol, he was distracted by business matters and was the consunmate professional I have always known buy KISS Kondoms buy my book get a KISS credit card oh yeh we sell CDs also" it may have lent a little more credibility to it.

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    Originally posted by Glenn:
    Gene is the last person Eddie needs defending him. If Gene says Eddie was sober, I'll just assume he was hammered, 'cause Geno wouldn't know the truth if it reached up and pulled the raccoon off his head!
    Now that is funny !!

 

 

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