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    Default Question: Guitar in rehab?

    Does anybody know if Ed would be allowed to play guitar in the rehabilitation center?

    A knee jerk type reaction to this question might yield the big fat NO answer based on the relationship between the music in general and his substance abuse. It occurred to me though that if he conditioned himself to play music and noodle sober then he would be less likely to noodle and pound when he got out. Imagine him not being allowed to play, sobering up, and then getting out rusty as hell and having to pick it up in an entirely new way. Does anybody know how this works? I say let the guy play on an acoustic while he dries out. It could be the answer to eddie's main problem. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by vistadelrey; 03.29.07 at 11:05 AM.
    If eddie were down and out on a sidewalk playing guitar I'd be next to him with a bottle and a blanky braving the cold. I would be sucking my thumb happily making chupa chupa noises in sync with the petroglyphic sounds that came from the mighty finger tips of Edward Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vistadelrey View Post
    Does anybody know if Ed would be allowed to play guitar in the rehabilitation center?

    A knee jerk type reaction to this question might yield the big fat NO answer based on the relationship between the music in general and his substance abuse. It occurred to me though that if he conditioned himself to play music and noodle sober then he would be less likely to noodle and pound when he got out. Imagine him not being allowed to play, sobering up, and then getting out rusty as hell and having to pick it up in an entirely new way. Does anybody know how this works? I say let the guy play on an acoustic while he dries out. It could be the answer to eddie's main problem. Any thoughts?
    If they let people smoke in rehab, then why the fuck not let them play the guitar?
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    If they let people smoke in rehab, then why the fuck not let them play the guitar?
    hell if I know i'm not a drunken chain smoker. Smoking and drinking go hand in hand. I'm sure there are different types of rehab approaches. fuckin ciggys are gonna kill him faster than the bottle.
    If eddie were down and out on a sidewalk playing guitar I'd be next to him with a bottle and a blanky braving the cold. I would be sucking my thumb happily making chupa chupa noises in sync with the petroglyphic sounds that came from the mighty finger tips of Edward Van Halen.

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    I remember Ed saying that it took him a while to get his head around playing sober on stage during the Balance tour and that it was a completely different experience than anything he had done before.
    yeah.......i'm still here.

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    Do you think they make Ed piss sitting down, since he's been drunk all his life and has traditionally stood to urinate?
    I like my coffee like I like my women, filled with booze.

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    my understanding is no, thus eliminating guitar strings, which could be used to do harm to one's self.
    not another dime from me, fellas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyum View Post
    my understanding is no, thus eliminating guitar strings, which could be used to do harm to one's self.
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    an ex girlfriend of mine, years ago, had some time in rehab. I know that the facility would determine what music could be brought in. She told me that she wasn't allowed to bring in "Flying High Again" by Ozzy, because of the meaning of the song. Other songs were also banned as well.
    But Ed dones't really sing (nudge, nudge), and I would think they would want him to be productive. I guess if the guitar strings could be considered dangerous (as someone mentioned above), then could he play a paino, trumpet or harmonica? It would seem that an artist would be allowed to create, paint or whatever, as long as the music or output wasn't considered harmful or promoting drug or alcohol use.

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    So if a cancer survivor still smokes, what makes people think that rehab is going to clean his act up as far as the bottle is concerned? If cancer, and then beating cancer, isn't enough to make someone clean up their act, I don't see how rehab is going to do much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vistadelrey View Post
    Imagine him not being allowed to play, sobering up, and then getting out rusty as hell and having to pick it up in an entirely new way. Does anybody know how this works?
    I read once that Ed didn't play for a year after his Dad passed. That didn't seem to affect his playing later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    I read once that Ed didn't play for a year after his Dad passed. That didn't seem to affect his playing later.

    ...I also read somewhere that Ed has 10 ALBUMS WORTH OF NEW MATERIAL locked inside 5150, but that hasn't seemed to affect his releasing it to the public, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    an ex girlfriend of mine, years ago, had some time in rehab. I know that the facility would determine what music could be brought in. She told me that she wasn't allowed to bring in "Flying High Again" by Ozzy, because of the meaning of the song. Other songs were also banned as well.
    But Ed dones't really sing (nudge, nudge), and I would think they would want him to be productive. I guess if the guitar strings could be considered dangerous (as someone mentioned above), then could he play a paino, trumpet or harmonica? It would seem that an artist would be allowed to create, paint or whatever, as long as the music or output wasn't considered harmful or promoting drug or alcohol use.
    How about "Take Your Whiskey Home"? Would that be allowed? Dave clearly states that if you do this, you will head for a lot trouble. Maybe they should play that constantly.
    Right here I say....

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    I like cheese sandwiches......


    but, I would have to guess that in a celeb rehab center, I am sure theyre very accomidating....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    I guess if the guitar strings could be considered dangerous (as someone mentioned above), then could he play a paino, trumpet or harmonica?
    Ummm a Piano has a shit load more strings in em than a guitar...
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