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    The David Coverdale Rumor in 1999

    The David Coverdale rumor spread so fast in 1999 that even MTV was reporting it. Do you think it was possible that Van Halen and David Coverdale started the rumor to test the market?

    Think about it: When VH announced Gary was lead singer, most VH fans vomited. VH3 would have had to have been spectacular for fans to accept Gary.

    Fast forward to 1999: To prevent the same disaster, VH and Coverdale release a rumor that Coverdale is the new lead singer. They then watch the message boards and news releases to see what the response is. Since the response was once again not good, VH and Coverdale can deny everything (which they did) without the pain and embarassment of a rejected album.

    It was just strange how this rumor was spread so quickly by so many methods. The only other rumors that spread as quickly were rumors about DLR rejoining the band and we of course know that those were partially true... Also consider that the rumor was before DLR and the band actually were together for their short re-reunion in 2000. Possible???
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    I had the same thought when all the Coverdale speculation was going on. Like the saying goes
    "where there's smoke there's fire."
    I think it should be crystal clear to both Ed and Al that the majority of the fans only want Dave or Sam-nobody else. Whether they choose to go down this road or get another singer is totally up to them but I'm sure they realize they'll be facing the same uphill battle they did with Gary if they get a fourth vocalist.
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    Nope. I think it was just some A-hole with a Coverdale fetish. Nothing more. Same with the Soto rumor.
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    Ford loves David Coverdale.
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    And thats about what its worth.

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    Originally posted by OLO:
    Ford loves David Coverdale.
    In fact he was telling me just the other day that since his stroke there's nothing that relaxes him after a long day of security guarding like a Whitesnake ballad...
    A headless body in a topless bar...

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    Originally posted by badkaraoke:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by OLO:
    Ford loves David Coverdale.
    In fact he was telling me just the other day that since his stroke there's nothing that relaxes him after a long day of security guarding like a Whitesnake ballad...</font>[/QUOTE]don't turn away, before the nite is over... [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Chris Cornell! Chris Cornell! Chris Cornell!

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    Originally posted by mistere:
    Chris Cornell! Chris Cornell! Chris Cornell!
    NO! NO! NO! [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]

    Dave! Dave! Dave!

    Sam! Sam! Sam!

    YES! YES! YES! [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
    EAT US AND SMILE!!!!

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    See, everybody remembers exactly who shot the Covercheeseball rumor down before it got entirely out of hand. Andrew at MelodiCrock still hates me for it.
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    Hey whattup FORD?? Long time no post (at least around these parts).

    How ya doin these days??? Good I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Payton #34
    The David Coverdale rumor spread so fast in 1999 that even MTV was reporting it. Do you think it was possible that Van Halen and David Coverdale started the rumor to test the market?

    Think about it: When VH announced Gary was lead singer, most VH fans vomited. VH3 would have had to have been spectacular for fans to accept Gary.

    Fast forward to 1999: To prevent the same disaster, VH and Coverdale release a rumor that Coverdale is the new lead singer. They then watch the message boards and news releases to see what the response is. Since the response was once again not good, VH and Coverdale can deny everything (which they did) without the pain and embarassment of a rejected album.

    It was just strange how this rumor was spread so quickly by so many methods. The only other rumors that spread as quickly were rumors about DLR rejoining the band and we of course know that those were partially true... Also consider that the rumor was before DLR and the band actually were together for their short re-reunion in 2000. Possible???
    I think your speculation is highly probable.

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    I remember that and I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that Coverdale responded pretty quickly that it was just a rumor, started by somone on the net.
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    Coverdale as the frontman of VH would make me vomit. Come to think of it, simply the thought of Coverdale makes me want to vomit.

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    well, let's not forget the fallback position... there's still the opportunity for them to find someone through [drumroll]:

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