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    July 2, 2002 - Apologies for the lack of updates here in the past month. Hopefully this article will help to explain why there have been no updates recently.

    To be brutally honest, I've lost the inspiration. No longer do I look forward to jumping on the computer every day to scour cyberspace for every tidbit of Van Halen news and rumours.

    After being a die-hard Van Halen fan from my early teenage years right through to adulthood (I'm about to turn 32), I now find myself completely disinterested in the whole Van Halen saga.

    Will they get back with Dave? Will they get back with Sammy? Will they release a new album? Will they tour?

    I don't care any more.

    The whole Roth/Hagar tour hasn't excited me one iota. Maybe if they bring the show down here to Australia I might get into it, but after what seems like years and years of inaction in the Van Halen camp, I'm just not interested.

    I had originally written many paragraphs for this article about why I'm so disillusioned, but when I proof-read it I found that I was saying nothing new that I hadn't already said in the past, so I'll spare you the boredom of reading it all again.

    All I can say is that it seems moot to have a site dedicated to reporting news related to a rock band that has been inactive for the past four years, has no singer, no manager and no record label. I'd be better off running The Knack News Desk (apologies to fans of The Knack). At least they're still putting out albums!

    I'm optimistic that the band and subsequently this site will continue and I encourage you to stop by every now and then to check out what's happening in the world surrounding Van Halen. When things start happening again, I'll be here to report it.

    One of my greatest pleasures used to be the excitement of walking out of a record store with a brand new Van Halen album. Hopefully I'll get to experience that feeling again one day.

    In the meantime I'll continue to dedicate my time to my family, my real job and the never-ending crusade towards lowering my golf handicap and getting that elusive hole in one.
    "The day will come when it will sound better, but it will still be digital. To me, it just isn't musical. And when it comes to music, I'm the Unabomber of digital technology. I hate it." -Eddie Van Halen

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    Good for you Grant. I don't blame you one bit.
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    The Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets whatever you want to call them, have NEVER displayed "SOX" anywhere on their caps, jerseys, or merchandise, therefore they shouldn't be referred to as such. However, the White Sox have used "SOX" since 1912.

    The SOX are in Chicago...we just allow the Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets to use the name.

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    Originally posted by Pabs:
    Good for you Grant. I don't blame you one bit.
    I agree Pabs; I honestly don't know how he stuck it out.

    Did anyone ever think that the day would come [img]smile.gif[/img] ?

    [ July 02, 2002, 09:02 PM: Message edited by: Me Wise Magic ]
    "The day will come when it will sound better, but it will still be digital. To me, it just isn't musical. And when it comes to music, I'm the Unabomber of digital technology. I hate it." -Eddie Van Halen

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    Can't argue with a man who's got his priorities straight! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    Who hasn't gotten tired of the waiting?
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    I'm with Grant!
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    grant's a standup guy....

    hope he hangs around a bit or at least stops by here a bit

    rock on grant! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    "I don't give a flying fuck about Motley Crue. I give about a half a fuck about Rush. I like Van Halen and don't give a flying fuck how many tickets they all sell. Any questions?"- jimmyw

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    I couldn't agree more with him.

    I am seriosuly beginning to believe that Van Halen (as we know and remember it) has gone forever. It is dead. It will never come back now. I wish to God it would but I am almost sure it won't.
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    I've been of the opinion they are done for probably more than 12 months now, But I still hang round here for the sense of community.

    If VH wish to prove me wrong, thats fine by me though [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks for all the years of service to the VH community Grant. Heres hoping one day VH stirs everyones interest again.

    [ July 03, 2002, 04:33 AM: Message edited by: Goo ]
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    WOW !! Good for Grant !!

    I cant blame him, there are many, many fans of this once great band who have given up as well. Hopefully, at some point, we can get back to the good times.

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    Remember folks, Van Halen cannot do anything until they get their trademark approved which can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months from the time of application. They applied in December of 2001 which means we have some time to go. Personally I am in the same boat as everyone here with no Van Halen music or news, let alone hardly anything at all that has been decent in the rock world. There is a bright spot on the horizon though...new Def Leppard on July 30. Stay positive because atleast they haven't said
    "it's over".
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    Wait a minute....Van Halen broke up????
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    Like everyone else, I don't blame Grant a bit. Grant, I've enjoyed your site for long, long time and will miss the updates. Best of luck!
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    Grant, I can't blame you for feeling the way that you do. Van Halen has been very unfriendly to the fans for a while now. A good friend of mine who was into Van Halen as much as the rest of us, decided not to care anymore. We are going to see Dave and Sam but unfortunately, it's not the ideal situation. As fans, we do have the choice of having hope or just not caring anymore. I still have hope but that is due to stubborness. I just hope that Eddie and Alex realize that their image to the fans is pretty much down the toilet.
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    Heres a proposal....
    I propose we(Van Halen fans)shutdown websites, noticeboards, the purchase of cd,records material, magazines...whatever thats associated with VH for a one day period only.This is to be a protest in the lack of info coming out of the VH camp.Lets say maybe the 1st of August for a 24 hr period only.What we want is some direction or acknowledgement from from VH that we exist and that they exist because of us....the fans.C'mon lets do it worldwide!!!!!

    Who's gonna join me and how do we do it.
    Any suggestions?
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    Administrators ....organise a first... website protest petition!

    [ July 03, 2002, 06:29 AM: Message edited by: bob'e'chops ]

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    To Grant, Well done with your website over the years. I've gotta say you have sure as hell kept me informed of whats going on or what is'nt going on (I might add). VH to me, has been my no. 1 band since "5150" back in 86, I was 14 then and was high on INXS at the time, then one night I watched a local music program and "Why cant this be love?" came on, it rocked man, I remember saying to myself that very day "That singer looks like a mophead, but fuck, what a delivery in vocals". That whole "5150" album sent chills up my spine and made me so happy each time I heard it......here comes the hard part, now when I play it, it makes me very fuckin' angry, totally the opposite to the feelings it gave me over the majority of 12 years, and the reason, keeping the fans in the dark for too long, giving us inspiring photo shots playing golf, letting Sammy go, who to me is the better of the 3 and finally, no statements or confirmations regarding a break-up or if the band is continueing. Sorry, but us, the fans are'nt important to Ed and Al, we are just mushrooms, left in the dark and fed on bullshit. I MISS VH OF OLD, "THE INSIDE" MAGAZINE, FANS SHOWING THEIR GREAT RESPECT IN WHAT WAS VH AND FINALLY THE GOOD TIMES and if a christmas album with Ed guesting on it is all we get, thats the last straw. Ed and Al owe us, even Mike was sick of waiting round. I dont want to believe VH are dead, but in my mind, they may aswell be. I'm with you all the way Grant

 

 

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