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    EDDIE VAN HALEN CHEERED WOLFGANG WHEN HE THREW PUMPKIN AT TEACHER

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    Wolfgang Van Halen recalled a moment in his childhood that demonstrated just how supportive his late father, Eddie Van Halen, was as a parent.

    The younger Van Halen has often discussed how his dad encouraged him to be who he wanted to be, while never forcing him to follow a music career if he didn't want to.

    In a new interview the Mammoth WVH leader was asked if there was a moment when he realized he had finally impressed his dad.

    “I mean, he was a very impressed father,” he noted.

    "He cheered me on in everything, from me playing soccer to, gosh, this one time where I threw a pumpkin at a teacher who was mean to me in kindergarten.

    He told me to not miss the next time!”

    Wolfgang explained that "it was one of those little pumpkins. It wasn’t a big one.

    But he just cheered me on in literally everything, and he couldn’t have been happier with the music.

    He was the only other person who had all the ideas on his phone, other than me.

    He even had stuff that kind of hit the cutting-room floor that’ll probably show up on another album or something.

    So, he was definitely the proudest parent.”

    He also admitted that, before Guns N’ Roses announced Mammoth WVH as their opening act on tour this summer, he tried not to get too excited about the idea.

    “Management had kind of said that it was a possibility, because they were interested, and of course it just seemed like way too pie-in-the-sky,” he noted.

    “So I was just like, ‘Okay, I’m just going to let my hopes down early, because there’s no way it will happen.’

    And then they called me and were like, ‘Hey, it looks like it’s going to happen.’

    I still can’t believe it.”
    Beauty is life when life unveils
    her holy face.

    But you are life and you
    are the veil.

    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself
    in a mirror.

    But you are eternity
    and you are the mirror.

    -Kahil Gibran

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    I love this. When my granddaughter gets old enough to throw crabapples at cars, I am going to tell her she has the best form I've ever seen.
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    I would appreciate some more detail on this nugget-

    "He was the only other person who had all the ideas on his phone, other than me.

    He even had stuff that kind of hit the cutting-room floor that’ll probably show up on another album or something."

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    Ed mentions that incident in this...

    If you have nothing nice to say about Eddie Van Halen, you're at the right website. - Me (A few years ago)

    "People take Van Halen much more seriously than we do" - David Lee Roth (1980's)

    "I don't sit on the end of your bed while you're trying to make a living" - David Lee Roth (1988)

    "For some reason people love to complain about everything. The internet has made it easy for people to do that. Shut the fuck up and get a life, or show me how good you can do it."- Edward Van Halen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    Ed mentions that incident in this...

    “No one knows what I like”

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    Talent hits a target that no one else can hit.

    Genius hits a target that no one else can see.

    -Arthur Schopenhauer
    Beauty is life when life unveils
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    But you are life and you
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    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself
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    But you are eternity
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    -Kahil Gibran

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ View Post
    “No one knows what I like”

    I absolutely believe him when he says that


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    MTV dude had an annoying laugh. Who is that George guy who was managing the studio at the time? Has that guy ever been interviewed? The dude must have a lot of inside knowledge on that time period of VH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    MTV dude had an annoying laugh. Who is that George guy who was managing the studio at the time? Has that guy ever been interviewed? The dude must have a lot of inside knowledge on that time period of VH.


    Interview with George starts around 15:30 ...
    Beauty is life when life unveils
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    But you are life and you
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    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself
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    -Kahil Gibran

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    Very good interview - especially the part about Ed's miking techniques.
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