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    Default VH and Rush.....the small world of musical coincidences.

    - Both bands released their final studio album in 2012.
    - Both of those albums hit #2 on the Billboard 200.
    - Both bands toured for the final time in 2015.
    - Both bands released their final live album in 2015.
    - Both bands lost their most influential member in 2020.


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    Wow, that is a lot. Two great bands ending too soon in the same calendar year...
    "People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage." - David Lee Roth

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    Geddy Lee Roth
    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombattt View Post
    Geddy Lee Roth
    Look at all the mishpucka here tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Look at all the mishpucka here tonight!
    Plus both bands played their last show at the Hollywood Bowl, if I'm not mistaken.
    Little Dreamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Look at all the mishpucka here tonight!
    Nah, it’s what Creem Magazine called Geddy once, ticked him off.
    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Plus both bands played their last show at the Hollywood Bowl, if I'm not mistaken.
    Close enough. VH was Hollywood Bowl. Rush was Inglewood Forum.

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    Shit, that is wacky. I hope Ed and Neil are up there jamming away!!
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    Plus both bands were at one time managed by the same person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    Plus both bands were at one time managed by the same person.
    Let's not forget that both bands were managed by Ray Danniels at some point in their careers. Rush seemed to have a good relationship with RD. Many also credit him with the downfall of VH. Recall, he was the guy that came on board in '97/'98. The band never really returned to form after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnstoops View Post
    Let's not forget that both bands were managed by Ray Danniels at some point in their careers. Rush seemed to have a good relationship with RD. Many also credit him with the downfall of VH. Recall, he was the guy that came on board in '97/'98. The band never really returned to form after that.
    It was earlier than that. Ed Leffler passed at the end of '93 & Ray Danniels was on board by the time Balance came out. Balance album & tour were both great. From what I've heard, he and Hagar clashed about the Best of Volume 1. Sammy didn't feel that VH needed to do a greatest hits album, but Ray was adamant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    - Both bands released their final studio album in 2012.
    - Both of those albums hit #2 on the Billboard 200.
    - Both bands toured for the final time in 2015.
    - Both bands released their final live album in 2015.
    - Both bands lost their most influential member in 2020.

    Two great bands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJW View Post
    Two great bands.
    This times fuckin ten.

    Two parts of what I called my "Holy Trinity" pretty much since the 80's.

    VH, Rush, Genesis. I loved and saw all three live as much as I could.

    They're all pretty much history now. And this friends is why I drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnstoops View Post
    Let's not forget that both bands were managed by Ray Danniels at some point in their careers. Rush seemed to have a good relationship with RD. Many also credit him with the downfall of VH. Recall, he was the guy that came on board in '97/'98. The band never really returned to form after that.
    Danniels also tried to have Geddy replaced at some point. I have zero respect for that clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    It was earlier than that. Ed Leffler passed at the end of '93 & Ray Danniels was on board by the time Balance came out. Balance album & tour were both great. From what I've heard, he and Hagar clashed about the Best of Volume 1. Sammy didn't feel that VH needed to do a greatest hits album, but Ray was adamant.
    Sam claimed RD was the reason all the initial infighting started. And I'm pretty certain Sam refused to sign any deal with RD. Sam was not managed by RD. One of Sam's issue's being RD being cut into a big chunk of the back catalog. There were many issues with RD and Sam. Not that I really want to revisit RD and those dark days again...

 

 

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