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    This is all from the upcoming issue:

    From Alan Mintz: "Van Halen is currently weighing all the options and seeing what the future brings, (but) it's still premature to say where the band will go" He says they will seriously consider major label offers, but that such a move isn't a given "These are interesting times"

    "Van Halen's contract was not up with the label, but the two parties negotiated a mutual release. While one source says Van Halen left because WB wanted the act to record a new album with former lead singer DLR (with whom EVH had written three songs in 2000, according to Roth), EVH had vetoed that prospect.

    "However, another source says the decision to split "was not a function of the where the band was musically. There were business reasons"

    and Warner keeps the masters...
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    I'd like to read the whole story. Does anyonw have the full version?
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    you can bet WB will cash in with box sets and all sorts of gift-type crap in the future.
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    THE INTERNET HAS BEEN GIVEN FAIR WARNING... VHLINKS/FORUMS WILL NOT DIE!!! - VanEdge

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    Originally posted by Canyon Carver:
    I'd like to read the whole story. Does anyonw have the full version?
    it's not out yet.

    next week.
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    Well that makes sense. It's not the news I wanted to hear, but it fits perfectly into what's going on.

    Dave is doing solo stuff because Eddie just will not work with him.

    Eddie splits with WB because they want Dave.

    It's no secret that Eddie and Dave don't like each other. It's just too bad we have to find things out this way.

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    Maybe Eddie is going to try to get in on Limp Biscuit's audition/contest! Come to think of it, I did see a guy look a lot like him in line outside of GuitarCenter last weekend!!!

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by VanEdge:
    This is all from the upcoming issue:

    From Alan Mintz: "Van Halen is currently weighing all the options and seeing what the future brings, (but) it's still premature to say where the band will go" He says they will seriously consider major label offers, but that such a move isn't a given "These are interesting times"


    TRANSLATION: We don't stand a snowball's chance in HELL of getting a contract until there is a confirmed singer, and the major labels have told us they are not interested without David Lee Roth

    "Van Halen's contract was not up with the label, but the two parties negotiated a mutual release. While one source says Van Halen left because WB wanted the act to record a new album with former lead singer DLR (with whom EVH had written three songs in 2000, according to Roth), EVH had vetoed that prospect.

    "However, another source says the decision to split "was not a function of the where the band was musically. There were business reasons"


    TRANSLATION: Don Engel couldn't find a loophole to get that piece of shit Danniels cut loose once and for all. I did, that's why I'm now the band's lawyer. WB agreed to the split because they were also on the hook to pay Danniels royalties as long as Van Halen had a contract with WB

    and Warner keeps the masters...

    TRANSLATION: Now that the band is no longer under contract, WB can raid the vaults without Danniels raiding the profits. The box set is coming, Glenn
    Eat Us And Smile

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    Sounds ominous to say the least.
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    Yeah it's out in the open but we've needed a fucking crowbar to get it out!
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    Originally posted by FORD:
    TRANSLATION: Now that the band is no longer under contract, WB can raid the vaults without Danniels raiding the profits. The box set is coming, Glenn
    Why FORD, I do believe you are tryin' to sweet talk me!!


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    I agree that when a band says things like "we're considering several label offers" that really means "nobody will return our phone calls"

    but what label WOULD want to sign a singerless directionless band?
    Eat Us and Smile!

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    Originally posted by hain23x:
    I agree that when a band says things like "we're considering several label offers" that really means "nobody will return our phone calls"

    but what label WOULD want to sign a singerless directionless band?
    Yep. Same as the check is in the mail!
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    nice translation ford,

    i too am more confident than ever about the box-set.

    one concern i do have is that it will be a glorified RE- package of stuff we already have, that is too typical of box-sets.

    on the other hand the recent stevie ray vaughn box-set was exceptional in that it was alomost entirely unreleased live and studio recordings. i HOPE that warner doesn't blow it.

    wonder if the set will cover all eras like the deep purple set or split eras like the genesis sets.
    UP FRONT FANATIC....!!!!

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