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Brett
12.30.11, 03:25 PM
Ok I promised we were getting some exclusive stuff from Dave. I got it! I haven't even watched these yet, you're seeing them before me.

Video: Wet T-Shirt Night

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Video: Ed's Volvo

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The Rumor...
There is a rumor that VH representatives have been busy booking rehearsal space and hotel rooms for the band and their crew for next week in NYC. Who knows what this might mean. Interesting info though from obviously a trusted source.

Ok enjoy!!!

fudd
12.30.11, 03:30 PM
Wow. Theyre actually getting along.

dropdeadlegs
12.30.11, 03:33 PM
All this content/info from band this week is just TOO much. I can't take it. :D

Jeff Hausman
12.30.11, 03:33 PM
Congrats to VHLinks for getting these!! Love them. God, I haven't been this excited for an album since I was in my twenties.

Jesus H Christ
12.30.11, 03:37 PM
The Rumor...
There is a rumor that VH representatives have been busy booking rehearsal space and hotel rooms for the band and their crew for next week in NYC. Who knows what this might mean. Interesting info though from obviously a trusted source.

Ok enjoy!!!

SNL? Letterman?

Brett
12.30.11, 03:37 PM
Thanks to VA Beach Fan over at the Army we were able to get in with Dave's people. So it was very cool of him to do that for us.

Goo
12.30.11, 03:38 PM
All this content/info from band this week is just TOO much. I can't take it. :D

Yeh. LOL. Slow down you fuckers, my heads spinning!!!

jrnyc
12.30.11, 03:41 PM
Just fucking awesome, I love this stuff! Would love to actually see the guys sitting there and talking , but this is the kind of shit we have been clamoring for!

I know one thing, I work in NYC, will be on the lookout for the mighty VH!

Pip-VH-Lifer
12.30.11, 03:42 PM
Congrats to VHLinks for getting these!! Love them. God, I haven't been this excited for an album since I was in my twenties.

Good stuff Brett, VA & of course the man himself...Dave for letting us get a glimpse inside, and channeling his inner morning DJ!!! I wish there was a way to share it with my friends on Facebook.

P.S. My first car was an old crappy mid 70's mustang that was a lot like Ed's Volvo...the only good part of that car was the hood scoop which I had given a Frankie paint job...later pulled out the 4 banger and shoe horned a V8 into her

dooberdober
12.30.11, 03:42 PM
Awesome stuff!

ZORBA5150
12.30.11, 03:47 PM
I work in the city too. Would love to see them rehearse, or even see a surprise club gig. One can dream...

They should be getting along at their ages...Based on this and the quotes from the Roxy employees, seems they are genuinely having fun and getting along. That whole "they're forcing it, going thru the motions" argument from many is bs.

Menlow
12.30.11, 03:49 PM
Pretty cool, nice get Brett.

My appetite is beginning to get whet.

Bassman
12.30.11, 03:50 PM
Holy shit am I loving this right now! It's been kind of a shitty year personally, and this has really brightened the past few days. You all realize what's going on here, right? The classic slow reveal to build anticipation! And damn if it isn't working! Just tidbits and teasers here and there, in black-and-white no less, before the full technicolor onslaught of the new video and single!! Whoever is now handling VH's promo machine is doing a masterful job. Is that too enthusiastic? I don't care!! Pour me another drink, it's New Year's weekend!!:headbang:

Carmine
12.30.11, 03:51 PM
HOLY SHIT THE BED!
See...this is what I'm talking about~~~!
This place kicks ASS!!!!!!!!!

Later

C.

ToddE
12.30.11, 03:55 PM
It's like we're a step away from kicking that football.

God damn it, Lucy; you better not fuckin' yank it away this time.

OK. Now I'm ready.

Pip-VH-Lifer
12.30.11, 03:56 PM
Holy shit am I loving this right now! It's been kind of a shitty year personally, and this has really brightened the past few days. You all realize what's going on here, right? The classic slow reveal to build anticipation! And damn if it isn't working! Just tidbits and teasers here and there, in black-and-white no less, before the full technicolor onslaught of the new video and single!! Whoever is now handling VH's promo machine is doing a masterful job. Is that too enthusiastic? I don't care!! Pour me another drink, it's New Year's weekend!!:headbang:

I'm right there with you on all of that Bassman...just got home from work...cracked a cold Bud Light...2011 can burn in hell...better days are ahead though...here's to VH kicking it off in grand fashion...Cheers all! Happy New Year!

mike zack
12.30.11, 03:57 PM
This gets cooler by the day! If the tour opens in NYC our close by I have to make it there!

graphicbrian
12.30.11, 03:59 PM
OMG! It's actually going to happen...it's not a joke, right?

Bassman
12.30.11, 04:03 PM
2011 can burn in hell...better days are ahead though...here's to VH kicking it off in grand fashion...Cheers all! Happy New Year!

LOL, yes indeed.:smokin: BTW, thans Brett for keeping the site going over the years. This is still my first stop for VH news. Congrats on getting some exclusive content!

right-here-i-say
12.30.11, 04:06 PM
nicely done Brett!

Dave's Dreidel
12.30.11, 04:07 PM
Thanks Brett, those were awesome.

I am actually getting excited. I know I sound like a silly school girl, but damn, I had really written this band off in my mind.

They are actually going to do it.

jimithing5150
12.30.11, 04:09 PM
Holy shit am I loving this right now! It's been kind of a shitty year personally, and this has really brightened the past few days. You all realize what's going on here, right? The classic slow reveal to build anticipation! And damn if it isn't working! Just tidbits and teasers here and there, in black-and-white no less, before the full technicolor onslaught of the new video and single!! Whoever is now handling VH's promo machine is doing a masterful job. Is that too enthusiastic? I don't care!! Pour me another drink, it's New Year's weekend!!:headbang:

I couldn't agree more! I feel like I am 15 and not the actual 41 that I am! I love what they are doing with all this tease stuff...its almost like the old school days of getting a tease from the local DJ, or seeing an album cover in Circus magazine or Hit Parader before the album was released...the suspense is KILLING me and I LOVE IT!!! For all that they have fucked up in the past, they seem to be making up for it now! Bring on 1.10.12!!!

VanRoth07
12.30.11, 04:11 PM
OMG! I lay down for a nap for an hour and check back in here and:headbang::D something else new from my favorite band! Have I died and gone to heaven or what?!! YES YES!!!

sinner's swing
12.30.11, 04:13 PM
Press conference in NYC on the 3rd?? ;)

mikehunt5150
12.30.11, 04:14 PM
Keeps getting better every day.:thumbup::thumbup:

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

Raldo
12.30.11, 04:15 PM
Van Halen using internet sites to promote?!!

This is fantastic!!!!

Keep the vids coming!

Pip-VH-Lifer
12.30.11, 04:17 PM
Press conference in NYC on the 3rd?? ;)

This fuckin music business Tuesday thing kinda sucks ass though...I wanta see them take over Times Square tomorrow night baby! :smokin:

Ur hearing me Dave...I know ur gonna pop up somewhere...don't even try to lie

jmorton
12.30.11, 04:17 PM
Roth Army and VHLinks collaborating on exclusive content from Dave is amazing. Thanks to Brett and VA for making this possible...and Dave. Also big thanks to Jeff Hausman for giving us exclusive content and telling the people everything is ok for so long. Makes everything that much sweeter

I always thought that the Van Halens and Dave had known each other for so long that is really developed in to a family type relationship. When you realize that they were all teenagers (I believe) when they first met it's mind boggling to think of their shared history together.

Hollywood Joe
12.30.11, 04:18 PM
I can't see them on my iPhone or iPad!!! Are there YouTube links for these vids?! Going crazy not being able to see them!!!!! Help!!!!

Brett
12.30.11, 04:20 PM
I can't see them on my iPhone or iPad!!! Are there YouTube links for these vids?! Going crazy not being able to see them!!!!! Help!!!!
No I can't even post them anywhere else, they won't work. I'm sure at some point they'll be up somewhere else. I just don't know.

VanRoth07
12.30.11, 04:22 PM
maybe Dave is theyre PR now? He was so good at that back in the day

Hollywood Joe
12.30.11, 04:26 PM
Okay cool! Thanks for speedy reply Brett! I'll jus have to wait and see! Already NYE here in Australia! We just thrashed India in the cricket and VH is back so we're finishing off 2011 in style!!!

Beneath the Southern Cross I stand,
A sprig of wattle in my hand,
A native of my native land,
Australia, you fucking beauty!!!!

Brett
12.30.11, 04:28 PM
The vids use Flash, that's why you can't see it on an iPhone or iPad.

steve mcqueen
12.30.11, 04:30 PM
The vids use Flash, that's why you can't see it on an iPhone or iPad.

I can see it my iPhone......that was the only way I could....my shitty ass computer here at work doesn't have sound so I pulled the links up on my iPhone and got the vids no problem....

fudd
12.30.11, 04:30 PM
The vids use Flash, that's why you can't see it on an iPhone or iPad.

I can see them on mine. On my iPhone as I type.

Hollywood Joe
12.30.11, 04:37 PM
Weird dammit!!! I'll try again!

PT 5150
12.30.11, 04:38 PM
Awesome but we need music....

Brett
12.30.11, 04:41 PM
I stand corrected, I thought it required Flash.

jimmy
12.30.11, 04:43 PM
You don't need no stinking flash.....

VanRoth07
12.30.11, 04:47 PM
Roth Army and VHLinks collaborating on exclusive content from Dave is amazing. Thanks to Brett and VA for making this possible...and Dave. Also big thanks to Jeff Hausman for giving us exclusive content and telling the people everything is ok for so long. Makes everything that much sweeter

I always thought that the Van Halens and Dave had known each other for so long that is really developed in to a family type relationship. When you realize that they were all teenagers (I believe) when they first met it's mind boggling to think of their shared history together.

the world is coming to an end! Just like that movie!!

dropdeadlegs
12.30.11, 04:47 PM
I stand corrected, I thought it required Flash.

Yep. A lot of those sites which use Flash by default also support HTML5 too.

rocknblues81
12.30.11, 04:58 PM
Hat tip to you Brett.

Hollywood Joe
12.30.11, 05:00 PM
Okay weird! They now work! Very cool and great to hear the guys laughing about old times! Where was Wolf?! Off planking I suppose!!

Spool
12.30.11, 05:01 PM
Each morning I wake to something new from Van Halen, maybe just an image or a sample vid, but in any case something new ... And one day I will wake new song and then a new record ... how freakin cool is that .... I love the way they are going about the release of these images and vid's ... Through fan sites that have been through it all to get to where they are today, rewarded ... Very very cool of Van Halen to do and me thinks its all Dave's doing ....

bring on tomorrow, the next day and the next :)

johnnybeane
12.30.11, 05:01 PM
The videos are private so u can only watch em here!
Awesome!

Brett
12.30.11, 05:03 PM
The videos are private so u can only watch em here!
Awesome!

That's what I was told. I couldn't post them anywhere.

So it is exclusive to us. Pretty cool. Well the Army has them too of course.

It's Mike
12.30.11, 05:03 PM
very nice work getting this Brett.

This might be a good time to remind everyone that this site has been up for 12 years and no VH material. Onefoot and myself become Mods of the Main VH forum and, BAMM new VH album. We're pretty fucking great. You are all welcome.

For our next trick Onefoot and I will be taking over as Mods as Christianlinks.com and we guarantee Jesus will return within the year.

If there's any other miracles you all need done, you know who to call.

PS - OLO also helped in this matter, that dude has connections.

johnnybeane
12.30.11, 05:05 PM
That's what I was told. I couldn't post them anywhere.

So it is exclusive to us. Pretty cool. Well the Army has them too of course.

That's great!
More traffic here.

topjimmy4vh
12.30.11, 05:06 PM
Brett and VA, a big thank you!! It's stuff like this that hits home. Nothing huge, but just cool snippets. Little snapshots into some of our favorite musicians. They sound more together than they seemed in '07-'08....maybe i'm getting too excited, but shit....we ALL deserve to get excited!

AJW
12.30.11, 05:10 PM
Great stuff. :)

JakeK21
12.30.11, 05:20 PM
Okay weird! They now work! Very cool and great to hear the guys laughing about old times! Where was Wolf?! Off planking I suppose!!

Well it can be a bit difficult for Wolf to talk about stuff that happened well before he was born.

These videos and stories are really cool.

AJW
12.30.11, 05:23 PM
Congrats to VHLinks for getting these!! Love them. God, I haven't been this excited for an album since I was in my twenties.

:thumb:

mike zack
12.30.11, 05:24 PM
Would it be asking too much to set up a VHLinks only concert!haha

mean5150chas
12.30.11, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the great videos! This site rocks!

AJW
12.30.11, 05:27 PM
Yep. A lot of those sites which use Flash by default also support HTML5 too.

I was just going to say that. HTML5 is the future. :)

mojavebassman
12.30.11, 05:29 PM
Thanks, Brett!

fast98dodge
12.30.11, 05:31 PM
Definitely put a smile on my face...

Damn, who could've predicted all this even a week ago??? (other than someone in the know)

seenbad
12.30.11, 05:33 PM
Seriously.....how sick is this?:thumb:

AJW
12.30.11, 05:33 PM
SNL? Letterman?

The IZOD Centre (The Meadowlands) is pretty much not being used anymore since the Nets moved to Newark. I can see them using that for rehearsals.

Ian Sane
12.30.11, 05:34 PM
Cool. :)

Bostonian
12.30.11, 05:38 PM
Awesome work Brett! Wow, I can actually say I am pretty damn excited. Little things like this do go a long way. Major props to Dave and his people for giving us a little glimpse!

mikehunt5150
12.30.11, 05:41 PM
Press conference January 3rd NYC. Is my guess.

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

AJW
12.30.11, 05:45 PM
Press conference January 3rd NYC. Is my guess.

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

Then rehearsals booked at The IZOD Center is my guess. Nothing is happening there. I'm surprised they have not emploded the building yet. Enjoy. :)

The J Man
12.30.11, 05:50 PM
Who are these guys and what happened to Van Halen?

AJW
12.30.11, 05:54 PM
Who are these guys and what happened to Van Halen?

:funny:

AJW
12.30.11, 05:56 PM
My bad it is still being used but look at the gap between 12/30 and 1/19. Hmmmmm. :)

http://center-nj.com/?gclid=CKCAuLuNq60CFYPc4AodSjynlg

JMJ
12.30.11, 05:56 PM
this is fucking amazinfg! first of all brett thank you!

secondly, the boys are doing this right!

fuck ya! it's halen time bitches!!! :headbang:

Duke
12.30.11, 05:59 PM
I'm one who has said over the years that I never thought a new album with Dave would ever happen. I stand corrected.

#fail:smokin:

This is so cool and I'd like to say thanks to Brett for keeping this place going over the years. VH is why i showed up, but the site and the people are why i'm still here.

And Brett, congratulations to you on getting these exclusives. It must be gratifying and kind of a pat on the back to be getting this type of recognition for the relevance of the Links from the band.

Well done, and thanks again.

JMJ
12.30.11, 06:00 PM
seriously, this i amazing....i'm at a loss for words

i think this is going to be BIG

Nostalgia Act
12.30.11, 06:04 PM
Cool Beans! Thanks B.

Thanks to The Army as well. I'd thank them myself but I'm sure I wouldn't be welcome. ;)

Bono Vox
12.30.11, 06:06 PM
GET READY...?

How about HERE WE GO!!! :thumb::D:)




WV02nP9PLnQ

BREW CREW
12.30.11, 06:17 PM
Seriously.....how sick is this?:thumb::thumb::headbang:

Steven B
12.30.11, 06:18 PM
Thanks, Brett.
It's been soooo many years. When I signed up here in '99, I was new to the internet and still in my 20s! It's all finally coming together.

scherb
12.30.11, 06:21 PM
Awesome Brett. Many thanks for this!

JMJ
12.30.11, 06:23 PM
haha

i will be partying next week

this is amazing

yyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

:D

VivaVH
12.30.11, 06:28 PM
I am officially excited.

And I will be pissed off if I die before February 7th.

AJW
12.30.11, 06:30 PM
Someone was able to upload on YouTube I see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOCB5r02CQ&feature=player_embedded

Goo
12.30.11, 06:44 PM
Who are these guys and what happened to Van Halen?

We all woke up on the bizzaro planet I think

vhin04
12.30.11, 06:47 PM
I think my head is about to explode.

mike zack
12.30.11, 06:51 PM
These video's are about the early club days memories. Maybe will get more as like a timeline til the current events.

distortion9
12.30.11, 06:54 PM
Well.........it's. About. Fucking. Time.

SNIC
12.30.11, 06:57 PM
Way cool, Brett. The stage looks like they have been practicing for a New Years Eve party, or maybe they filmed something for a New Years Eve show. Hmmmm...

Reckless Fable
12.30.11, 07:00 PM
Sweet! That Volvo story was really funny.

PT 5150
12.30.11, 07:04 PM
Could this be stuff from the dvd that comes with the delux cd??

The J Man
12.30.11, 07:17 PM
We all woke up on the bizzaro planet I think

We really did.

Burning Tires
12.30.11, 07:19 PM
That's awesome. Getting ramped up now...!!

Binker5150
12.30.11, 07:27 PM
Freakin awesome. Excited is an understatement!!!

Greenpaw
12.30.11, 07:39 PM
NY? :sssh: Maybe the Stern show?

Eddie and Dave have been close with Stern for years, that could be a fun interview if Eddie and Dave are willing to open up or even better...PLAY! :headbang:

hain23x
12.30.11, 07:41 PM
Between this, the stuff at VHND and The Army, I'm really getting excited for this new music!

I'm glad they have given access to a community of people who continued to support them through possibly times when even THEY no longer wanted to do it anymore and now it's all coming together.

Can't wait to bask in all this once the wife goes to bed tonight:drunk::smokin::thumb:

Congrats, Brett, Jeff, VA and Company and all the fans

Even you Hagaritas:p:headbang::thumb:

lmr5150
12.30.11, 07:48 PM
I check this sire 350 out of 365 days. This place is pretty festive. No more cup jokes or Sammy needs to STFU. Actual music, actual tour, and promise of an invigorated band!

Brett
12.30.11, 08:03 PM
Another little teaser I got for those that are in the New York area...

Be on the look out for a Times Square billboard during the 9pm to 10pm time slot on the countdown shows. That train graphic will make an appearance!

Not exactly sure when that's going to happen, but that's a little something.

Brett
12.30.11, 08:03 PM
NY? :sssh: Maybe the Stern show?

Eddie and Dave have been close with Stern for years, that could be a fun interview if Eddie and Dave are willing to open up or even better...PLAY! :headbang:

I could see that happening (not being sarcastic BTW).

fudd
12.30.11, 08:08 PM
I could see that happening (not being sarcastic BTW).

Of course it will. After I cancel the best of Sirius.

johnnybeane
12.30.11, 08:10 PM
Another little teaser I got from those that are in the New York area...

Be on the look out for a Times Square billboard during the 9pm to 10pm time slot on the countdown shows. That train graphic will make an appearance!

Not exactly sure when that's going to happen, but that's a little something.

Awesome!

icy sky
12.30.11, 08:12 PM
Thanks Brett and good for you for finally getting the respect you deserve from the band. Granted, the videos came from Dave's camp and not VH Inc. But I'm not surprised. It always seemed to me that Dave was a bigger fan of Van Halen than the Van Halens.

And wow, this is really starting to look like these guys might not fuck things up this time! Everyone think positive thoughts...Hope springs eternal!!

SLAMMERS
12.30.11, 08:15 PM
Another little teaser I got from those that are in the New York area...

Be on the look out for a Times Square billboard during the 9pm to 10pm time slot on the countdown shows. That train graphic will make an appearance!

Not exactly sure when that's going to happen, but that's a little something.

This along with the 2 podcasts seems so un-Van Halen like. Do you think this is the new label coming with fresh ideas or has the latest incarnation of VH doing things a little bit differently after all?

Brett
12.30.11, 08:17 PM
This along with the 2 podcasts seems so un-Van Halen like. Do you think this is the new label coming with fresh ideas or has the latest incarnation of VH doing things a little bit differently after all?

Sounds to me like the label is behind a lot of this. At least I got that feeling.

PT 5150
12.30.11, 08:17 PM
Cool Brett thanks.Things are moving now in VH land.

Lodewijk
12.30.11, 08:34 PM
I always knew they'd come back and make things right with the world again.......felt it in my core.

I've waited longer then I wanted to, but I never gave up on them.



Clips like this remind me of why they were instantly my favorite band from the first note I heard, even when they don't do the things other bands do for their fans.

If they did this stuff all the time, it would really make these things a lot less important and special to me...I'm kind of glad they don't.

I feel like I'm gonna burst into tears, hearing Ed sound that good, and sober... considering he was #1 in the Death Pool a few years ago.


What a great time to be alive.....

Menlow
12.30.11, 08:49 PM
Wow, I can't believe they are actually doing some cool things. Hopefully, this will be a good year to be a VH fan.

Duke
12.30.11, 09:10 PM
NY? :sssh: Maybe the Stern show?

Eddie and Dave have been close with Stern for years, that could be a fun interview if Eddie and Dave are willing to open up or even better...PLAY! :headbang:
That would be so awesome. Howard is just the guy to ask the WTF questions we want answers to.

And maybe let Bigfoot sit in. Not sure why, just seems right.

Hack
12.30.11, 09:20 PM
i don't know what to do or say. Van Halen is everywhere. this is the coolest thing i've ever experienced.

At0micPunk
12.30.11, 09:26 PM
Congrats to VHLinks for getting these!! Love them. God, I haven't been this excited for an album since I was in my twenties.

Holy shit. I enjoyed the fuck out of those. Omg. Lol

Jeff, you expressed my same thoughts dude! This has instantly transported me to being 15 in CVH's heyday listening to rockline or whatever with my friends cracking up over Dave and Al's antics(and hoping to hear Ed speak.. though he never did those..) while hoping to hear new or live music.

Wow. Too cool. Congrats on the site getting some love.
Really Brett, thats awesome dude.
Congrats to the Army too for getting stuff as well.
--->

After all this time it's pretty cool to see VH reach out to their hardcore fan base which has been represented with passion by these sites through years of VH inactivity and..."stuff" lol.

Nice way to end a holiday season and begin a new year.
Can't wait to hear the tunes!

Welcome back Van Halen!
:headbang:

fudd
12.30.11, 09:28 PM
i don't know what to do or say. Van Halen is everywhere. this is the coolest thing i've ever experienced.

I feel the same way. I get the feeling this is just the begining of a major PR campaign. Get the die hards first then trickle down.

mike zack
12.30.11, 09:35 PM
There is such a positive vibe this time around. It seemed like during the 07/08 tour we were all on pins and needles hoping things wouldn't fall apart. I think these videos have a lot to do with that. Hopefully they keep em coming.

Also does anyone think Eddie's voice is less gravaley then in recent years? Maybe he's cutting out the cigs as well?

AJW
12.30.11, 09:37 PM
OMG! I lay down for a nap for an hour and check back in here and:headbang::D something else new from my favorite band! Have I died and gone to heaven or what?!! YES YES!!!

Same thing happened to me VR07. I laid down for about an hour and a half and woke up to this. I had to pinch myself to see if I was still dreaming. :D

AJW
12.30.11, 09:44 PM
Another little teaser I got for those that are in the New York area...

Be on the look out for a Times Square billboard during the 9pm to 10pm time slot on the countdown shows. That train graphic will make an appearance!

Not exactly sure when that's going to happen, but that's a little something.

:thumb: I will be at my Moms with the family and I will be looking for it on the tube. Thanks for the heads up Brett.

smithjc
12.30.11, 09:59 PM
Ok that was pretty kewl. :smokin:

GSB517
12.30.11, 10:04 PM
There is such a positive vibe this time around. It seemed like during the 07/08 tour we were all on pins and needles hoping things wouldn't fall apart. I think these videos have a lot to do with that. Hopefully they keep em coming.

Also does anyone think Eddie's voice is less gravaley then in recent years? Maybe he's cutting out the cigs as well?

Absolutely. In '07, everyone assumed it would fall apart and it nearly did before Ed fixed himself up for the umpteenth time in early 2008. Ed was just so goddamn unpredictable for those dark years in 2002 to 2007 - who knew when he was going to fall off the rails again. Plus, personally, I still had a bad taste in my mouth from the RRHofF screwup, which was a chance for the band to really shine. Add to that the fact that there was NO new music. While it was clearly a cash grab tour, I think the band also looked at it as a dry run to see if they could handle each other before investing the energy into a new album. They didn't do any press. No interviews or meet and greets. It was bare bones touring combined with complete uncertainty . . . We all assumed they were as cold to each other off stage as Sam and Ed were in 2004. It's amazing how a couple of clips of the guys bullshitting can totally change those perceptions. Look! They really do like each other! That said, I think their history together as young men is a pretty strong bond that they might finally be embracing. Sure, maybe it's all for the cameras, but it sure is nice to hear. They actually sound real again. And doing it exclusively for the handful of online communities that have supported them through a lot of lean years deserves serious credit. I hope there's more, because it sure makes me smile. The first steps towards making some (not all) of their wrongs right. Good times.

Steven B
12.30.11, 10:20 PM
Heard you missed us, we're back!

And by this I mean all of us fans are back to the day when we waited for each new release, new videos, interview from Ed in Guitar World etc, getting tickets to the new tour, wearing the T-shirt...yada yada yada!

Rocket
12.30.11, 10:20 PM
In '07 Eddie was still using (allegedly)... This is probably the first time in years (if ever) that he approached a project sober and creative. A sober Ed looks like a very productive Ed. Best wishes EVH.

bsbll4
12.30.11, 10:25 PM
This is seriously awesome. It's great that Dave, VH, the record company, or whoever to give shoutouts like this to those of us who are strangely dedicated enough to have thousands of posts covering a band that hasn't put out an album in 15 years. Keep 'em coming!

Love the vibe in these videos. Definitely not just a marriage of convenience or a hired hand or anything like that. Maybe Dave was telling the truth when he said it was a band like it never was before? Either way, I don't care as long as the music is awesome, but this stuff can't help but put a smile on your face.

knarfO
12.30.11, 10:27 PM
Thanks Brett, VA, Dave and the rest of the band!!

:thumb:

JMJ
12.30.11, 10:27 PM
this rawks

where are all you naysayers now? bitches :devil: :headbang:

fudd
12.30.11, 10:33 PM
this rawks

where are all you naysayers now? bitches :devil: :headbang:

No kidding. What would VS say?

MF5150
12.30.11, 10:33 PM
Eddie sounds a lot better. His voice doesn't sound nearly as hoarse and low as it has in recent times.

Cool to hear. :headbang:

LLFHS
12.30.11, 10:50 PM
this rawks

where are all you naysayers now? bitches :devil: :headbang:




That didn't sound like music to me. :D

JMJ
12.30.11, 10:52 PM
fuck that

this shit is music to my ears :D

the boys are back!

79th and Sunset
12.30.11, 11:09 PM
Really enjoying all of this...amazing stuff. Never would have thought after all these negative years that Ed, Dave, and Al would release a video/audio of themselves actually having a conversation.

Great Stuff :thumb:

Wolfman
12.30.11, 11:28 PM
Yeah, yeah... I know the Right Now thing is a Hagar-era deal, but I couldn't resist. Don't anybody get their panties in a bunch. :drunk:

http://www.wolfsrockincovers.com/misc_images/right_now_2012_sm.jpg

LLFHS
12.30.11, 11:43 PM
I'll Wait.






:D

ZachenFoot
12.31.11, 01:05 AM
Okay, I can't lie, that was really friggin' cool.

It's nice to hear them getting along. I know it's hard to tell from two minute-long video clips, but it's still really cool to see this.

Ed sounds spectacular. Best I've heard him sound in a long time, and he actually made me laugh for the first time in quite some time.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe this will be all it's cracked up to be. We shall see.

tease
12.31.11, 01:34 AM
This is what we fans want! Finally someone seems to get it (besides Fender, of course!).
Thank you to whomever made this possible that the band is talking to its fans.
Maybe this really is a fresh start over with real interviews and not only gear pimping!
I love it! Bring it on!!!!! :bounce:
Oh and by the way, don't forget to bring the show over to Europe this time around!

the_jake5150
12.31.11, 01:57 AM
Absolutrely great to see and hear this kind of stuff coming from the band!

wham bam will rock
12.31.11, 02:18 AM
I wonder if that Volvo was a deuxe edition. I think all the models from the 50's had the deuxe option.

DFVH5150
12.31.11, 02:53 AM
You gotta love Al's political/bullshit way of answering the "wet t-shirt" contest question and Dave callin' him out on it, ha haaaaa! It's like one of them old, classic VH interviews but now them as 50-some-year-old men...well, it is, and they're still fuckin' hilarious.

Ted Van Halen
12.31.11, 04:46 AM
Cool. Nice to hear what sounds like them getting along like buds.

Hats off to the Emporer & his sources for scoring these. :thumb:


TVH

ziggysmalls
12.31.11, 06:34 AM
For some reason I can't play them on my computer but did watch from my phone.

Fucking awesome so thanks Brett, VH, Interscope and whomever allowed this to happen. I honestly haven't felt like this since I downloaded a snippet of Stern playing Me Wise Magic and Can't Get This Stuff No More on 28k dial up.

Feel like I am 16 walking into the record store to pick up 5150. Awesome feeling.

jeff spicoli
12.31.11, 06:53 AM
The IZOD Centre (The Meadowlands) is pretty much not being used anymore since the Nets moved to Newark. I can see them using that for rehearsals.

The Hammerstein Ballroom looks like it has nothing planned from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21. Not that far to transport the gear from there to MSG to open the tour (I hope). :sssh:

mikehunt5150
12.31.11, 06:56 AM
Only the beginning folks. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 07:20 AM
The Hammerstein Ballroom looks like it has nothing planned from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21. Not that far to transport the gear from there to MSG to open the tour (I hope). :sssh:

That would shock me.

Most bands, VH included, usually start with the smaller markets so they can tweek the show, work out the bugs, and get some good mojo rolling before they hit a major market city. I've alway thought it was the smartest way to go, as well.


It would suck to open at MSG and have sound issues or something...

Greenpaw
12.31.11, 07:25 AM
And maybe let Bigfoot sit in. Not sure why, just seems right.

Van Halen it is.... lol

They rock like a wild aminal it is :p


Hey everybooooody Van Halen's my faaaavorite.

ZORBA5150
12.31.11, 07:27 AM
It's amazing how starved we are for any communication and/or marketing from the band. We'll take anything at this point. But even so, I like what they've done so far, VH's bad history or not with its fans.

If you take a step back for a minute..They have not had a full album in 13 years. Why wouldn't they use more modern methods of getting the word out. A lot has changed since 1998. I think some people really believed the band would just post an announcement on their site about an album and a tour and that's it. You have to give the band, their managment, and the label some credit. No one/band is that incapable of promoting a new album/tour.

It seems the usual Debbie Downers have gone mute or are in shock. Except for one maybe...

It's nice to see everyone so united together for once in their excitement about all things Van Halen!

Thank you Brett for all you have done to make this site such an exclusive part of VH's promotion!

GRCITY
12.31.11, 07:34 AM
Very cool, sounds like people are getting along. Wonder where Wolf is at maybe in bed? LOL

lmr5150
12.31.11, 07:34 AM
I don't want to drop a turd in the punch bowl, but I don't care about Ed's shitty car or Rev. Al and the wet t-shirt. The fact that they are speaking off camera makes it even more annoying. I want to hear music - loud and proud.

(I do agree that it is nice that they seem to be getting along.)

Greenpaw
12.31.11, 07:35 AM
Wow, I can't believe they are actually doing some cool things. Hopefully, this will be a good year to be a VH fan.

You ain't kidding. :)

For me, being a fan of both camps, this really feels like the 5150 - EAS days only flipped. Hell, it's so similar that Sammy is playing with Vai's teacher. Judging from interviews, there's definately a competition on Sammy's side, I don't know if Ed cares or not (probably not) but the fans win in the end because it pushes them to try and out-do the other. I love it. Keep crankin out the product!

Only blemish is Mike not being involved in the Van Halen comeback, but it is what it is. Mike is happy, VH seems happy so what the fuck ya know, let's put that aside and make some music :headbang:

ZORBA5150
12.31.11, 07:35 AM
That would shock me.

Most bands, VH included, usually start with the smaller markets so they can tweek the show, work out the bugs, and get some good mojo rolling before they hit a major market city. I've alway thought it was the smartest way to go, as well.


It would suck to open at MSG and have sound issues or something...

I agree. If they open in North Carolina again, I will be there. Btw- I would recommend to anyone that they come from afar to see VH play at the Garden

But why would they be rehearsing in NYC? The only explaination I can think of is that they will play the "local" shows like Letterman, even the Today Show, and maybe just maybe have a secret or exclusive club/warm up gig somewhere in the city... There are so many possibilities of what they can do in NYC (U2's past promotions come to mind), but the winter would be a huge detriment.

hain23x
12.31.11, 07:38 AM
Does uncle Mannie still own Cafe Wha? Maybe they are planning on rehearsing there

ZORBA5150
12.31.11, 07:40 AM
Btw- I work on a trading floor at a bank. (dozens of people, age group 20s to 40s). The buzz on the floor on Tuesday was about Van Halen touring/new album with Roth. Believe it or not, there were a few people complaining about Mike not being involved, but most were excited regardless. The fact that the Garden is only about 10 blocks away helps...

gavs5150
12.31.11, 07:41 AM
I am officially excited.

And I will be pissed off if I die before February 7th.

Hah! I had that same thought.

ZORBA5150
12.31.11, 07:45 AM
A new "conversation" between Dave, Al, and Ed:

http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/31/van-halen-king-of-gazzarris/



Ed does sound better, much less gravel in his voice...

vaijuju
12.31.11, 08:00 AM
Thanks to VA Beach Fan over at the Army we were able to get in with Dave's people. So it was very cool of him to do that for us.

Yeah, VA Beach Fan is a rare person who always serves the Van Halen history before his own history :headbang::D

hain23x
12.31.11, 08:09 AM
Wouldn't it be great to put website nerd fights to rest for awhile and just all enjoy this upcoming run?

James in New York
12.31.11, 08:19 AM
Van Halen in NYC!! :)

Happy New Year's everyone!!!

Bring on 2012!!!! :thumb:

ziggysmalls
12.31.11, 08:26 AM
Anybody know why I keep on getting "sorry, the creator of this video has not given you permission to embed it on this domain. This is a Vimeo Plus feature."

Keep on getting that in the video display when viewing from my computer either here or VHND? Can watch them on my phone but it sucks.

vaijuju
12.31.11, 08:32 AM
Anybody know why I keep on getting "sorry, the creator of this video has not given you permission to embed it on this domain. This is a Vimeo Plus feature."

Keep on getting that in the video display when viewing from my computer either here or VHND? Can watch them on my phone but it sucks.

sorry wrong post

sinner's swing
12.31.11, 08:33 AM
A new "conversation" between Dave, Al, and Ed:

http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/31/van-halen-king-of-gazzarris/



Ed does sound better, much less gravel in his voice...

This is starting to remind me of "Beyond The Lighted Stage" outtakes. Man, a documentary like that would be sweet.

sickman
12.31.11, 08:38 AM
The Hammerstein Ballroom looks like it has nothing planned from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21. Not that far to transport the gear from there to MSG to open the tour (I hope). :sssh:

A lot of bands use The Meadows Music Theater (Comcast Theater) in Hartford to do tour rehearsals. I know for a fact that Aerosmith, Godsmack and Iron Maiden have used it for weeks at a time to rehearse.

mikehunt5150
12.31.11, 08:45 AM
Wouldn't it be great to put website nerd fights to rest for awhile and just all enjoy this upcoming run?

:thumbup::thumbup:

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

dropdeadlegs
12.31.11, 09:03 AM
A new "conversation" between Dave, Al, and Ed:

http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/31/van-halen-king-of-gazzarris/Ed does sound better, much less gravel in his voice...

Yep and contrary to what some have said, I don't think this sounds forced at all. 3 men in their late 50's reminiscing about things that happened when they were in the late teens and early 20's. These guys may not be best of friends' but when you have the same frame of reference the memories are gonna flow and that's what I"m hearing here. F#@K! I'm hyped for the new album.

ED-A-HOLIC
12.31.11, 09:05 AM
Thank you Brett.

Raldo
12.31.11, 09:07 AM
This is starting to remind me of "Beyond The Lighted Stage" outtakes. Man, a documentary like that would be sweet.

No doubt...it would be great!!!

Talking about the old days makes it seem that this might be the last go-around for them.
I'm hoping it isn't.

It is just great to see them embracing technology and making it work for them while giving the fans something to chew on.

dropdeadlegs
12.31.11, 09:18 AM
Talking about the old days makes it seem that this might be the last go-around for them. I'm hoping it isn't.

Raldo, don't look at it that way. I'm just gonna enjoy moment for now. Think about it. They've never really done anything like this officially. It sounds like the commentary type stuff you'd hear on say the Star Wars Blu Ray remastered DVD or something. For the first time, classic Van Halen (minus Mikey of course) is going to take advantage of all the wonderful 21st century technologies that are available. I can see them releasing DVD of archive footage and this audio is type of stuff that will accompany it. Hoping. :D

Polo Muncher
12.31.11, 09:19 AM
Ahh what a difference a week makes?? Awesome stuff! Cheers to all involved with getting these!

I Coulda Hada VH
12.31.11, 09:32 AM
Keep 'em coming, boys!

Number 47
12.31.11, 09:45 AM
Anybody know why I keep on getting "sorry, the creator of this video has not given you permission to embed it on this domain. This is a Vimeo Plus feature."

Keep on getting that in the video display when viewing from my computer either here or VHND? Can watch them on my phone but it sucks.

You must have said something negative about VH4 in the past, and the computer gods are punishing you.

rchop84
12.31.11, 10:02 AM
I don't want to drop a turd in the punch bowl, but I don't care about Ed's shitty car or Rev. Al and the wet t-shirt. The fact that they are speaking off camera makes it even more annoying.

Hmmm, maybe they werent even in the same room together.

I kid, i kid.

Bono Vox
12.31.11, 10:06 AM
You ain't kidding. :)

For me, being a fan of both camps, this really feels like the 5150 - EAS days only flipped. Hell, it's so similar that Sammy is playing with Vai's teacher. Judging from interviews, there's definately a competition on Sammy's side, I don't know if Ed cares or not (probably not) but the fans win in the end because it pushes them to try and out-do the other. I love it. Keep crankin out the product!

Only blemish is Mike not being involved in the Van Halen comeback, but it is what it is. Mike is happy, VH seems happy so what the fuck ya know, let's put that aside and make some music :headbang:

Great post!

I feel the same way...

It's unfortunate Mike won't EVER be a part of a full reunion with Dave, Ed and Alex. Some of us were fortunate to see the original band during it's peak and those memories will live on forever. I was hoping for at least one last full reunion with the original members before they moved on to something new, like they're preparing for us now. Especially at their age. But like you said, Mike seems happy and the guys in the NEW VH seem happy.

So, game on...

I can't wait for the new material and tour! Should be fun! :thumb:

LLFHS
12.31.11, 10:13 AM
I don't want to drop a turd in the punch bowl, but I don't care about Ed's shitty car or Rev. Al and the wet t-shirt. The fact that they are speaking off camera makes it even more annoying. I want to hear music - loud and proud.


This.

Reckless Fable
12.31.11, 10:14 AM
A new "conversation" between Dave, Al, and Ed:

http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/31/van-halen-king-of-gazzarris/



Ed does sound better, much less gravel in his voice...

Ed used to play drums??!!! Al was the guitar player??!!!

;)

donkost
12.31.11, 10:15 AM
Ed does sound better, much less gravel in his voice...

I noticed that his voice seemed almost back to normal in the quick clip from the EVH booth at NAMM in January 2011. That's great because there was no way he was singing any backup vocals with that low, gravelly voice he had the prior year.

MF5150
12.31.11, 10:52 AM
Ed's voice is flooring me right now.

He sounds almost like he did pre-cancer.

Cool shit indeed. Thanks Brett.
-----------

How much cooler would this be if there was another voice along with Ed, Al and Dave's. That voice should be Mike's.

Sad that VH's current bass player has nothing to add to the conversation.

mikehunt5150
12.31.11, 10:54 AM
How much cooler would this be if there was another voice along with Ed, Al and Dave's. That voice should be Mike's.

Sad that VH's current bass player has nothing to add to the conversation.

Enough already ...... :banghead:

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

mikehunt5150
12.31.11, 10:59 AM
Enough already ...... :banghead:
His cool would it be if i hit Powerball for 200 million ain't gonna happen .:mad:

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE



SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

LLFHS
12.31.11, 11:10 AM
Ed's voice is flooring me right now.

He sounds almost like he did pre-cancer.

Cool shit indeed. Thanks Brett.
-----------

How much cooler would this be if there was another voice along with Ed, Al and Dave's. That voice should be Mike's.

Sad that VH's current bass player has nothing to add to the conversation.


A "this" for every line of that post.

VH122
12.31.11, 11:17 AM
This.

Bump

Hack
12.31.11, 11:18 AM
i've listened to these a few times each. amazing to hear them getting along. thank you very much Brett. insanely cool of you and all involved to put this out for us.

MF5150
12.31.11, 11:24 AM
Enough already ...... :banghead:

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

Sorry if I offended you for merely stating something that I think would make these audio clips even cooler. :thumb:

Mister Bullethead
12.31.11, 11:30 AM
Thanks Brett for posting these, they and the one Jeff posted there are great tidbits that will keep us tied over until the 10th and the 7th of next month. Great time to be a Van Halen fan!!!

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 11:31 AM
Brett, very cool! Thank you for this site and the time and effort you have given it over the last 12 plus years!

Great to hear them do something that they should have been doing all this time, simple communication. Sounds like they're having fun! :thumb:

I'm sorta excited for all of us! It's been overdue for sho!!!!!:thumb:

HH<---still not swallowing that bitter pill on how they did Mike, but whatever! I think Mike is in a much happier place anyways and VH can ever erase his legacy. Still a void for me-----------------

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 11:38 AM
Sorry if I offended you for merely stating something that I think would make these audio clips even cooler. :thumb:


Yeah we all know, and 99.9% agree, everything VH does from now on, no matter how great it is, will have been better with Mike involved.

The question is....being it's common knowledge, how long will it be before it can go without saying ? Or will this just be the common theme to all feel good threads created from now on ?

Dutchie5150
12.31.11, 11:38 AM
Awesome clips... Thanks for posting these, Brett

Love the Volvo story.... Kind of tells you hard dedicated Ed was to his craft back then... Taking the seats out so he can get his gear to a gig.... Not to many people would go that far.

He definitely sounds better, too. Maybe he was still recovering from the tongue surgery before....

Wruff_ajax
12.31.11, 11:39 AM
Cool! :thumb:

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 11:43 AM
Awesome clips... Thanks for posting these, Brett

Love the Volvo story.... Kind of tells you hard dedicated Ed was to his craft back then... Taking the seats out so he can get his gear to a gig.... Not to many people would go that far.

He definitely sounds better, too. Maybe he was still recovering from the tongue surgery before....



It had me wondering just how much space one could gain by removing the seats, doesn't seem like it would be that much, and he probably should have bought a van in the first place.


"Had the door wired shut with a guitar string" - CLASSIC !:thumb:

ZachenFoot
12.31.11, 11:47 AM
You see how happy EVERYONE is over this? Even naysayers like myself are starting to come around on this over a few silly videos.

Van Halen's fanbase could've been a lot less jaded if they had just done stuff like this over the past few years. Because these are really neat as far as I'm concerned and actually makes me a little excited.

mikehunt5150
12.31.11, 11:47 AM
It had me wondering just how much space one could gain by removing the seats, doesn't seem like it would be that much, and he probably should have bought a van in the first place.


"Had the door wired shut with a guitar string" - CLASSIC !:thumb:

I had a old Ford escort and busted out the hatch window in the rear putting my Peavey SP5 speakers in back after DJ one nite :thumbup:

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

LLFHS
12.31.11, 11:58 AM
Brett, very cool! Thank you for this site and the time and effort you have given it over the last 12 plus years!

Great to hear them do something that they should have been doing all this time, simple communication. Sounds like they're having fun! :thumb:

I'm sorta excited for all of us! It's been overdue for sho!!!!!:thumb:

HH<---still not swallowing that bitter pill on how they did Mike, but whatever! I think Mike is in a much happier place anyways and VH can ever erase his legacy. Still a void for me-----------------

Indeedio, Bro.
http://deephousepage.com/smilies/alc.gif



Oh ... and thanks for the 4:33am text, fuckweed. :drunk:



Yeah we all know, and 99.9% agree, everything VH does from now on, no matter how great it is, will have been better with Mike involved.

Now you're getting it. :D

adamvhcornell
12.31.11, 12:00 PM
just got home from work. what i miss, what i miss??? lol um, most the time all i think about is girls, but the last couple days since all this started comming down the line all i been thinking bout is VH!! ill be the first to admit ive said some really fucked up things about these guys and for good reason but i gotta say i am totally fuckin happy to see this all going on now!! question though. how soon before we see them on guitar world cover? u think this month or next?? these snippets sorat remind me of that thing zztop did when they where sitting playin cards n talking bout the good old days. Im just sooo fucking geeked i could puke!!! LOL

Pip-VH-Lifer
12.31.11, 12:00 PM
You see how happy EVERYONE is over this? Even naysayers like myself are starting to come around on this over a few silly videos.

Van Halen's fanbase could've been a lot less jaded if they had just done stuff like this over the past few years. Because these are really neat as far as I'm concerned and actually makes me a little excited.

The thing is Zach if they had released this kind of stuff throughout the last few years it wouldn't have pleased very many people...you would've had many more of the "f' this crap...when are we gonna hear music?!" kind of posts....they are even getting some of those responses now and the first single is just 10 days away. So if you ask me, they've played it the only way they could...everybody should just be thankful for these little video bunusses and most posters seem to be very happy :)

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 12:03 PM
Oh ... and thanks for the 4:33am text, fuckweed. :drunk:




Keep it up....and this will be the least of your worries...:smokin:

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 12:05 PM
Indeedio, Bro.
http://deephousepage.com/smilies/alc.gif



Oh ... and thanks for the 4:33am text, fuckweed. :drunk:



Ya know, whatever it takes, man! Me and time have never co- existed very well!!!!

Shit, you of all people know how I roll!! Rolls with melted butter, helllz...........!

HH<-----I'll call your ass tonight at some fucked up hour, VHR KNOWS----------:drunk:

LLFHS
12.31.11, 12:08 PM
Keep it up....and this will be the least of your worries...:smokin:

I smell chlorine.

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 12:11 PM
Keep it up....and this will be the least of your worries...:smokin:

Whoa, bitchems!!! I got your number!!!:wtf: I'll "Crank Yanker your ass too, you are not untouchable either!:devil:

HH<-------you CAN drink the green tea tonight, Jake!!!-------:drunk:

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 12:15 PM
I smell chlorine.


Maybe not.
I might fuck with you while you sleep..........ya' never know. Whatever it is, you won't see it coming..

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 12:17 PM
Whoa, bitchems!!! I got your number!!!:wtf: I'll "Crank Yanker your ass too, you are not untouchable either!:devil:

HH<-------you CAN drink the green tea tonight, Jake!!!-------:drunk:

I'm living the dream, Bro. Call anytime, I'll probably be up.:thumb:

Ain't skeered...:smokin:

LLFHS
12.31.11, 12:19 PM
Maybe not.
I might fuck with you while you sleep..........ya' never know. Whatever it is, you won't see it coming..

:wtf:

To quote Mikey Metalhead at TLW7.....
"It's all fun and games until things go gay."





:D

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 12:20 PM
:wtf:

To quote Mikey Metalhead at at TLW6.....
"It's all fun and games until things go gay."





:D


You wish......and make no mistake, you'd definitely see that coming !:smokin:

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 12:27 PM
:wtf:

To quote Mikey Metalhead at TLW7.....
"It's all fun and games until things go gay."





:D

:funny::spit:

Jesus, I forgot about that! That was around the time of SNIC getting P'owned by the the Mardi GRAS Goat anal beads, was it not?

Chris, I'm sorrry your folks had to bear witness to that! I hope they had a speedy recovery, mentally!!:D

HH<-----oh next year, how worse could it get?----------:devil:

adamvhcornell
12.31.11, 12:38 PM
didnt really think anybody was gonna come back form my post with a "no news is good news". carry on. lol btw thank u brett and the powers that be at VH for the hook ups!!

SNIC
12.31.11, 12:50 PM
:funny::spit:

Chris, I'm sorrry your folks had to bear witness to that! I hope they had a speedy recovery, mentally!!:D


How do you think I feel? I will never be able to attend Mardi Gras without having flashbacks and PTSD.

:eek:

Wruff_ajax
12.31.11, 12:54 PM
http://theroxyonsunset.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/VH_ROXY_GROUP_SHOT-e1325185509795.jpg

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 12:56 PM
How do you think I feel? I will never be able to attend Mardi Gras without having flashbacks and PTSD.

:eek:

Hey, Mardi Gras would be hell on earth for you! You'd be tackling fuckers in the street yelling, "IN COMING!!!!!", each time a float passed by!

Reach out friend, discuss your fears, we are here for you!!!!


HH<----The Doctor is in!-----------------:thumb::D

JakeK21
12.31.11, 12:57 PM
Well another cool tidbit that builds on the New York thing. VHND just said a huge sign for the new album is going to be in Times Square tonight.

SNIC
12.31.11, 12:58 PM
Hey, Mardi Gras would be hell on earth for you! You'd be tackling fuckers in the street yelling, "IN COMING!!!!!", each time a float passed by!

Reach out friend, discuss your fears, we are here for you!!!!


HH<----The Doctor is in!-----------------:thumb::D

That sounds pretty much like one of your absinthe experiences.

:p

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 01:03 PM
Well another cool tidbit that builds on the New York thing. VHND just said a huge sign for the new album is going to be in Times Square tonight.

That's bad-ass!!! :thumb:

Performance possible in Times Square? Yes, I know.............................................. ......



Far Fetched!

HH<----I'll be playing this evening too. No cover!---------------:drunk:

Hurricane Halen
12.31.11, 01:06 PM
That sounds pretty much like one of your absinthe experiences.

:p

Hey............................................... ...:wtf:




Now that you bring it up........................... it does! :irked::drunk:



HH<----Text me your number SNIC, I need it again, plus I have some VH info for you, here is a hint, Album and Tour. Can't say more than that! :sssh:--------------

RRMB
12.31.11, 01:07 PM
Hey, Mardi Gras would be hell on earth for you! You'd be tackling fuckers in the street yelling, "IN COMING!!!!!", each time a float passed by!

Reach out friend, discuss your fears, we are here for you!!!!


HH<----The Doctor is in!-----------------:thumb::D

Alien #1: What happened to this one??
Alien #2: It looks like he has a primitive shotgun slug imbedded in his forehead.
Human Captive (Chuck): Shooo, bro's...Dem be Anal Goat Beads!!
Alien #2: Anal...what?? Goat Beads??
Alien #1: I told you they were savages.

badkaraoke
12.31.11, 01:10 PM
Well, that was quick. Good sign, too. I hope they reach out to you more, Brett. You deserve that kind of treatment.

SNIC
12.31.11, 01:10 PM
HH<----Text me your number SNIC, I need it again, plus I have some VH info for you, here is a hint, Album and Tour. Can't say more than that! :sssh:--------------

Done!

SNIC
12.31.11, 01:27 PM
Well another cool tidbit that builds on the New York thing. VHND just said a huge sign for the new album is going to be in Times Square tonight.

A New Years Eve performance would be sweet!

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mikehunt5150
12.31.11, 01:35 PM
Doesn't the new video kinda remind you of New Years celebration ?

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

SNIC
12.31.11, 01:37 PM
Doesn't the new video kinda remind you of New Years celebration ?

SENT BY MY =VH= WALKIE -TALKIE

I said the same thing several quotes back. It has to be relevant to New Year's Eve in some way.

Maybe they filmed a video that will be aired, or they were practicing for a live New Year's performance.

Sonrisa Vertical
12.31.11, 01:38 PM
I'm officialy impresed, blown away, and exited!!!

Congrats Brett you deserve it.

Comments:

1. VH in NY: My bet is rehearsal for the tour, with luck a Letterman performance on the 10th
2. Eddies voice does sound way better, and he sounds sober and coherent, good good!
3. My PC crashed and I missed the closing of the now famous Tour Especulation thread, sad to see it go, but for great reasons :)

Good Times! Good Times! Welcome 2012!!! :)

James in New York
12.31.11, 01:51 PM
Grand Central Station? :)

ZORBA5150
12.31.11, 01:55 PM
Grand Central Station? :)

Perhaps....

That would be logical

Greenpaw
12.31.11, 02:46 PM
Ed does sound A LOT better, it's nice to hear Al..........well, it's just nice to hear Al speak at all!

But most impressive to me is Dave, he's actually speaking normal and telling great old stories from the past and not with the constant bozey bozy bop schtick and cheesy one liners that only make sense to him :drunk:. I really like this Dave.

Maybe that's why they seem to be getting along?
Back in 1996 that appeared to be a big annoyance of Ed and Al after the MTV thing, maybe it was time for Dave to drop the nonsense and see that the band is the most important thing?

I'm just speculating off of 3 minute audio clips of course, so who the hell knows what's going on there lol.


New album....new album...........NEW ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

James in New York
12.31.11, 02:53 PM
New album....new album...........NEW ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

SO GOOD to see you and many others excited again, Paw! :thumb:

I believe what we're seeing is the light at the end of the tunnel.

Or is that the Van Halen train barreling down the tracks?! :)

Greenpaw
12.31.11, 02:56 PM
SO GOOD to see you and many others excited again, Paw! :thumb:

I'm always up for new Van Halen music :headbang:

I'll still pass on the tour, but that's not just cuz of Mike's absence, I pass on most tours from any band these days. But I won't say NEVER, so we'll see.

Mick was right....what a drag it is getting old LOL

Raldo
12.31.11, 03:02 PM
I am just blown away by what has transpired over the past few days.
VH has been using social media for PR. We've complained about that for YEARS that they never embraced it. Now, they have.

It's a great time to be a Van Halen fan!!!

RRMB
12.31.11, 03:24 PM
I am just blown away by what has transpired over the past few days.
VH has been using social media for PR. We've complained about that for YEARS that they never embraced it. Now, they have.

It's a great time to be a Van Halen fan!!!

Imagine my shagrin the other day. While I was typing my rant, they were doing EXACTLY what I was bitching they WEREN'T doing. Communicating with us.
In my defense, I had no idea they were doing that as I typed it out. I won't retract anything I said. I won't apologize for bitching. It's how I was feeling at that very moment, as the years of frustration had finally peaked. I will apologize for the timing.

I am excited about hearing the new stuff. Hopefully my PD get's the new stuff this week and let's me hear it. As bummed as I am about, Mike not being involved, if I hear any new stuff, I will give a FULL report. Fair, unbiased and down the middle.

Rantz
12.31.11, 03:45 PM
Grand Central Station? :)

That... would be a brilliant bit of marketing, as well as tying in to what we've seen of the "cover art" theme. A VH Flash Mob in Grand Central... a thought that would have been completely unthinkable until a week ago.

So. F'in. Excited. :bounce:

vhfan4ever 1
12.31.11, 03:49 PM
The one good thing about life is that sometimes it brings "GOOD" unexpected surprises...For all of us who have been fans for years, we finally have something to be happy about. Happy New Year everyone! REJOICE! It will soon be 2012 and Van Halen will be back playing BRAND NEW MUSIC, in our cars, in our homes and in our iPods!...Who would've thought...There is a GOD!

Top Timmy
12.31.11, 03:53 PM
Very cool!:headbang:

noise next door
12.31.11, 04:04 PM
I'll still pass on the tour...

To this day... I still don't know how people actually WANT to pass on VH LIVE... (my heart rate must go up at least 25% whenever those house lights go down and the thunder kicks in)

This video I think is the ultimate example of such...


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FredSavage
12.31.11, 04:18 PM
Any chance there might be a live performance tonight? Or appearance?

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 04:20 PM
Any chance there might be a live performance tonight? Or appearance?

A week ago, I would have said no way in hell.

Considering recent events? Who the hell knows?

VanRoth07
12.31.11, 04:21 PM
Any chance there might be a live performance tonight? Or appearance?

Im beginning to think it could happen, thats why im recording every New Years special thats on tonight!!

Jeff Hausman
12.31.11, 04:34 PM
Here's an update about tonight...

TELEVISED VAN HALEN GRAPHIC: Keep in mind the countdown shows are only live on the east coast. The Van Halen graphic will be televised on the ABC electronic billboard between 9 and 10pm and the Clear Channel electronic billboard between 10 and 11 pm. This would be east coast times for a show like Dick Clark's even though they just re-air it on the west coast 3 hours later. CNN does a show that is live across the nation so then it would be 9 to 11pm east coast and 6 to 8pm west coast.

ALBUM COVER HINT: Regarding the train graphic below, we asked the VH camp if that image was the album cover. They said it is indeed "based on" the album cover. Only 5 1/2 weeks until the album's in our hands!!

Burning Tires
12.31.11, 04:38 PM
To this day... I still don't know how people actually WANT to pass on VH LIVE... (my heart rate must go up at least 25% whenever those house lights go down and the thunder kicks in)

This video I think is the ultimate example of such...


5qgyq4MAr00

From somebody who was at that show... HELL YEAH! I'm definitely in for the live experience this year. Maybe this is the year I get better than nosebleeds 5 seconds after tickets go on sale.

Lodewijk
12.31.11, 04:40 PM
Here's an update about tonight...

TELEVISED VAN HALEN GRAPHIC: Keep in mind the countdown shows are only live on the east coast. The Van Halen graphic will be televised on the ABC electronic billboard between 9 and 10pm and the Clear Channel electronic billboard between 10 and 11 pm. This would be east coast times for a show like Dick Clark's even though they just re-air it on the west coast 3 hours later. CNN does a show that is live across the nation so then it would be 9 to 11pm east coast and 6 to 8pm west coast.

ALBUM COVER HINT: Regarding the train graphic below, we asked the VH camp if that image was the album cover. They said it is indeed "based on" the album cover. Only 5 1/2 weeks until the album's in our hands!!

Thanks for everything, Jeff.

Number 47
12.31.11, 04:48 PM
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Lodewijk
12.31.11, 05:07 PM
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Dude....somtimes, I really worry about you...:smokin:;)

AJW
12.31.11, 05:54 PM
Here's an update about tonight...

TELEVISED VAN HALEN GRAPHIC: Keep in mind the countdown shows are only live on the east coast. The Van Halen graphic will be televised on the ABC electronic billboard between 9 and 10pm and the Clear Channel electronic billboard between 10 and 11 pm. This would be east coast times for a show like Dick Clark's even though they just re-air it on the west coast 3 hours later. CNN does a show that is live across the nation so then it would be 9 to 11pm east coast and 6 to 8pm west coast.

ALBUM COVER HINT: Regarding the train graphic below, we asked the VH camp if that image was the album cover. They said it is indeed "based on" the album cover. Only 5 1/2 weeks until the album's in our hands!!

Awesome Jeff. :thumb:

hawk12vanhalen
12.31.11, 06:38 PM
[QUOTE=Brett;1429444]Ok I promised we were getting some exclusive stuff from Dave. I got it! I haven't even watched these yet, you're seeing them before me.

Video: Wet T-Shirt Night

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/34379986?autoplay=0&amp;loop=1" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

Video: Ed's Volvo

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/34378311?autoplay=0&amp;loop=1" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

The Rumor...
There is a rumor that VH representatives have been busy booking rehearsal space and hotel rooms for the band and their crew for next week in NYC. Who knows what this might mean. Interesting info though from obviously a trusted source.

Ok enjoy!!![/Q


Great to hear them in good spirit- I hope they arent relying on Ed for the backing vocals. You hear the years of smoking in his voice

dirtymovies
12.31.11, 07:42 PM
Congrats to VHLinks for getting these!! Love them. God, I haven't been this excited for an album since I was in my twenties.

Absolutely, I thought DLR's radio show was really good, and he was a great interviewer.

New year's eve 1983, we rode our sleds a short trip across the Milwaukee river to Shelly's house to watch the unveiling of "1984" - the "Jump" video. Fun times. Lookin' forward to this new stuff!

sinner's swing
12.31.11, 08:10 PM
Woooo, just saw the billboard, it's huge and VERY visible. Nice get by Interscope. I won't mention that Beiber is singing Let It Be with Carlos Santana, while a giant VH billboard is behind his head. Fucking surreal. :)

RRMB
12.31.11, 08:13 PM
Woooo, just saw the billboard, it's huge and VERY visible. Nice get by Interscope. I won't mention that Beiber is singing Let It Be with Carlos Santana, while a giant VH billboard is behind his head. Fucking surreal. :)

I actually got a little giddy when I saw it.

ZORBA5150
12.31.11, 08:14 PM
Woooo, just saw the billboard, it's huge and VERY visible. Nice get by Interscope. I won't mention that Beiber is singing Let It Be with Carlos Santana, while a giant VH billboard is behind his head. Fucking surreal. :)

I saw it too. Carlos- I hope you got paid a lot for that travesty.

That is quite a deal getting that billboard up. I would guess it will stay up until the album is released...

Millions walk by Times Square every week. That is a great promo ad

Wolfman
12.31.11, 08:21 PM
Woooo, just saw the billboard, it's huge and VERY visible. Nice get by Interscope. I won't mention that Beiber is singing Let It Be with Carlos Santana, while a giant VH billboard is behind his head. Fucking surreal. :)

%#@^&%!!!! :yell:

I had to walk out of the room when that squeaky little turd started butchering that classic.
Totally missed it. Between 9 and 10 PM, my ass. :brickwall

Brett
12.31.11, 08:35 PM
Wait so it was on 10 Eastern Time?

SNIC
12.31.11, 08:40 PM
They are still showing it. It's been on during Pit Bull's performance.

Banjo5150
12.31.11, 08:40 PM
I see it right now right above the McDonalds sign. It is frickin huge!:headbang:

LLFHS
12.31.11, 08:41 PM
The idea of spending one fucking iota of New Year's Eve sitting thru Justin Beebee trying to sing a Beatles song solely to see a picture of a goddamn train just gave way to the idea of porn-jacking myself straight into an insurance-breaking coma.



Beginning now. My thanks to Christy Canyon.

RG550L
12.31.11, 08:49 PM
Wait so it was on 10 Eastern Time?

Yes.

SNIC
12.31.11, 08:55 PM
The idea of spending one fucking iota of New Year's Eve sitting thru Justin Beebee trying to sing a Beatles song solely to see a picture of a goddamn train just gave way to the idea of porn-jacking myself straight into an insurance-breaking coma.



Beginning now. My thanks to Christy Canyon.

:spit:

Nostalgia Act
12.31.11, 08:55 PM
Seacrest out.

Wolfman
12.31.11, 09:00 PM
The idea of spending one fucking iota of New Year's Eve sitting thru Justin Beebee trying to sing a Beatles song solely to see a picture of a goddamn train just gave way to the idea of porn-jacking myself straight into an insurance-breaking coma.



Beginning now. My thanks to Christy Canyon.

HA! :thumb:

Christy Canyon. Old skool. :smokin:

LLFHS
12.31.11, 09:15 PM
I'm 42 on Monday, guys. No school like the old school.

Wolfman
12.31.11, 09:15 PM
My assumption that legions of Bieber Dweebs would already have this up on YouTube proved to be correct. This is the best I could grab from the screen capture, but here you go....

The J Man
12.31.11, 09:42 PM
Probably a coincidence but CNN was playing "Dance the Night Away" as they cut to commercial break a few seconds ago.

AJW
12.31.11, 09:53 PM
HA! :thumb:

Christy Canyon. Old skool. :smokin:

She was hot back in the day. What a rack!!!!! :D

AJW
12.31.11, 10:09 PM
They are still showing it. It's been on during Pit Bull's performance.

I wonder if The Commodores are going to sue? :D

At0micPunk
12.31.11, 11:30 PM
Yo,

Happy new year!

I saw it too during the beiber beatles cover and also while pitbull performed.
They showed it a ton. Stage right over the McDonalds sign.lol
Their old cheeseburger pics comes to mind.
The train graphic with the old school VH symbol on it.
Looked glorious man.

Ya I miss Mike too. It's fucked up but what's going on is pretty sweet. Sadly we've been at 3/4's since 85'. I want the original 4 but this 3/4's is off to a great start! Can't wait to hear the fucking tunes!!
:bounce:

ziggysmalls
01.01.12, 09:08 AM
I was made fun of last night at a New Years Eve party cause I got all excited seeing the VH Billboard. My friends were like "what you talking 'bout Willis?

Somebody should politely ban Carlos Santana from playing guitar again. Yes it was great you played at Woodstock but you are responsible for making Rob Thomas a household name and have just jammed in public with Justin Bieber while disgracing a classic Beatles song. You also recorded a really shitty version of Dance The Night Away which is hard to do since it's a perfect blend of pop and rock.

Christy Canyon was very nice in the day. I believe Ron Jeremy said she was his favorite porn star screw. She did have a big thicket of fur though but that was the old school way.

evhintexas
01.01.12, 09:51 AM
The idea of spending one fucking iota of New Year's Eve sitting thru Justin Beebee trying to sing a Beatles song solely to see a picture of a goddamn train just gave way to the idea of porn-jacking myself straight into an insurance-breaking coma.



Beginning now. My thanks to Christy Canyon.

Can we get a picture of Christy Canyon ? I never heard of her !

AJW
01.01.12, 11:46 AM
Can we get a picture of Christy Canyon ? I never heard of her !

I might get banned by Brett if I post. Maybe I will PM you if I can figure out how to attach a photo to a PM.

hain23x
01.01.12, 12:16 PM
there's a full length movie wither her in it on redtube. just do a search over there and you can see her as long as you want:thumb:

AJW
01.01.12, 12:47 PM
there's a full length movie wither her in it on redtube. just do a search over there and you can see her as long as you want:thumb:

Hainy I PM'd him a freeones.com link of all of her sites. He's probably died and gone to heaven by now. Where the hell is your MWM video dude. You promised. YouTube that sucker. :D

axebrian
01.01.12, 01:49 PM
Then rehearsals booked at The IZOD Center is my guess. Nothing is happening there. I'm surprised they have not emploded the building yet. Enjoy. :)

Yep, Roger Waters did his dress rehersal there before the 2010 Wall live tour kicked off..

hain23x
01.01.12, 02:08 PM
Hainy I PM'd him a freeones.com link of all of her sites. He's probably died and gone to heaven by now. Where the hell is your MWM video dude. You promised. YouTube that sucker. :D

this week or weekend for sure!:headbang: