Do you think Eddie can still play "Hot For Teacher"?
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    ....after all, he hasn't played it in concert in almost 20 years now. Maybe that's why there hasn't been a Van Halen reunion. Maybe Eddie is embarrassed that he can't play the song. Same with Alex...maybe the intro to Hot For Teacher, and him trying to learn to play it again but failing, is the straw that broke the camel's back (so to speak).

    The answer, of course, is that their skills have deteriorated. Eddie and Alex can no longer play the hard parts to their old songs. My solution: dumb down the songs. Maybe, instead of the really fast triplets at the beginning of Hot For Teacher, Alex could just hold a tape recorder with the his old drumming on it up to the microphone. And if he's not able to hold up the tape recorder, maybe he could hang it on a symbol stand.

    Oh, and by the way...if you've read this and are taking what I say seriously, you need to get a life. Sexual intercourse and playing basketball are among conceivable possibilities.

    P.S. Except, I meant it seriously when I said that Alex Van Halen looks like a camel. Maybe Eddie should ride on his back?

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    Eddie could probably do it, if he managed to pull off "I'm The One" on the Garyoake tour.

    Alex? I doubt it. Not with his fucked up spine.
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    i think it was during the fuck tour, they showed eddie, alex, and mike back stage jamming to hot for teacher they sounded awesome. so yes i think he can still do it.
    van halen shall return. what you think is nothing might be something after all.

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    Eddie can play anything!
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    Is the sky blue? Ed and Alex are still capable of playing anything in the VH catalog.
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    I'm sure there's ALOT of stuff that Eddie hasn't played in forever that he would be rusty on.

    but if he has to play it live I'm sure he'd practice the hell out of it.

    I remember a quote from Dave about 4 years ago that said something like "Eddie will practice the same like 500 times in a row. That's the kind of guy I want to play with"==something like that.

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    Eddie himself admitted that he had to relearn a lot of his old songs for the VDIII tour. He said that he couldn't believe he played them in the first place.

    I bet there's a few VH tunes out there he would have to bust his ass to re-learn.
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    Funny question. Your asking if a van halen can play a van halen song.

    I think the great edward van could manage it.
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    Of course Ed can still play it. Guy has never lost his chops.
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    This is one stupid question that I'm at a loss for a stupid answer to give.

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    Can he still play it? Yes... Will we ever him play it again? Doubt it
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    Originally posted by Brett:
    Of course Ed can still play it. Guy has never lost his chops.
    I'm sure the 7 people who have heard him play in the last 3 years are thankful for that.
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    If I can play it, Ed can definately play it
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    C'mon what a question is that.
    Eddie wrote it, he obviously can play it.
    Not Sam or Gary could sing it,thats why they didn't play it before.
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    No doubt he could play it (or anything from his back catalog) but he would probably have to re-learn it. No crime in that! It's called "rehearsal"...

 

 

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