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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    I don't think Al hates Sam. He's got issues, sure. But hate? Nah.
    Respectfully, I have to disagree with you here.

    "Hate" is a word that Alex has used a lot. Remember those 1985 Alex interviews we got to hear recently from the guy who was writing a book at the time? He uses the word "hate" to describe Dave more than a few times during that interview.

    The VH brothers had a very "cross me once" attitude with people. One thing that has been verified by a few people with inside info is that Sammy's book completely burned any bridges that were left. I knew nothing about the 2015-2016 "money" thing that apparently was uncovered concerning Sam, so I can't really analyze that. But Sam's book apparently REALLY pissed the brothers off.

    Sam himself has said that he's tried contacting Alex multiple times since Eddie died (phone, text, messages through people, etc.) and that Alex WILL NOT respond. If even Sam has admitted that there's no way for him to reach Alex at this point, I think it's pretty safe to say that Alex is super-angry at Sammy.

    I will also say: if Sam's book was one of the main things that Alex is still mad at Sammy about, then I can't imagine he's very happy with Wolfgang at the moment. The things Sam wrote in the book don't sound like they're very different from the things that Wolfgang allowed to be revealed in this new Behind the Music special.

    I really am curious about the recent rumor that Alex isn't even really welcome at 5150 right now. I did hear that he was there a couple of years ago.

    Who knows? When it comes to this insane band, information about what's really going on is really tough to come by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    2020, not 2002.
    Sorry, my bad.

    Actually...I think it's 2022.

    At this point, I think I'm going senile (and I'm not fifty!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikk View Post
    I never heard this before.



    Going back to the original purpose of the thread, all this "inside info" only adds to what Mike said in his recent interview. This band has had multiple opportunities to just GO FOR IT but they always seem to get bogged down in bullshit.

    It also backed what Mike had stated in that 2002 VHND interview about the relationship between Ed and Sam. That they weren't as tight after the first five years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    It also backed what Mike had stated in that 2002 VHND interview about the relationship between Ed and Sam. That they weren't as tight after the first five years.
    Started after the "Unboxed" Sammy greatest hits record was released.
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    I like the album speculation. Could have been Taylor Swifts latest for all we know.

    Al doesn't hate Sam. But I do believe there is a financial discrepancy or something from the Sam years that Sam needs to correct... to satisfy Al and restore some code that Sam broke. I'm just blabbering, but Sam crossed a line in the board room more than he ever did at 5150. Al wants comeuppance, Sam's a proud braggart... we'll never really know the truth.

    It's also not the book. Give that shit a rest. Only feelings hurt were the fans big soap opera hearts. Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Started after the "Unboxed" Sammy greatest hits record was released.
    Did Van Halen the band ever have a contractual obligation they tried to get some control over? Did VH ever even have a contractual obligation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Did Van Halen the band ever have a contractual obligation they tried to get some control over? Did VH ever even have a contractual obligation?
    It's all feeling hurts, ego bruised, grudges held. They all have ridiculous amounts of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    It's all feeling hurts, ego bruised, grudges held. They all have ridiculous amounts of money.
    It is. A bunch of rich babies.

    I'm mad at you because you invested well off of our name when you were in the brotherhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    I like the album speculation. Could have been Taylor Swifts latest for all we know.

    Al doesn't hate Sam. But I do believe there is a financial discrepancy or something from the Sam years that Sam needs to correct... to satisfy Al and restore some code that Sam broke. I'm just blabbering, but Sam crossed a line in the board room more than he ever did at 5150. Al wants comeuppance, Sam's a proud braggart... we'll never really know the truth.

    It's also not the book. Give that shit a rest. Only feelings hurt were the fans big soap opera hearts. Ha.
    Yep, thereís something there, but it ainít hate. And youíre right, it def wasnít the book. Despite popular opinion, Sammy actually pulled punches in that book, compared to what he could have said. Iíd heard it had to do with post 2004 tour fallout. Follow through or something.

    The thought of Alex posthumously releasing new material recorded by Ed does provoke, I must admit.

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    Rikk, those 1985 interviews with Alex were brutal! He really let loose and didn't give a shit as he himself said a few times. He was still very charged up about what had just gone down with Dave. He was probably drinking during the taping as I thought I heard the sound of beer cans being popped opened so if he was, his emotions really came out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Intruder View Post
    Rikk, those 1985 interviews with Alex were brutal! He really let loose and didn't give a shit as he himself said a few times. He was still very charged up about what had just gone down with Dave. He was probably drinking during the taping as I thought I heard the sound of beer cans being popped opened so if he was, his emotions really came out!
    Yeah...and I think he was REALLY hurt that Dave actually quit (I still think Dave saw it as a "break" but whatever...it was a stupid thing Dave did). He definitely sounded like he was drunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia Act View Post
    Who didn't want to play ball?
    No focused management. Idiots playing horse in the 5150 driveway instead of shooting hoops.

    That was stupid, but is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Intruder View Post
    Rikk, those 1985 interviews with Alex were brutal! He really let loose and didn't give a shit as he himself said a few times. He was still very charged up about what had just gone down with Dave. He was probably drinking during the taping as I thought I heard the sound of beer cans being popped opened so if he was, his emotions really came out!
    At one point you hear a gulp and Steve Rosen goes "man you drink fast" haha

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    47's post reminds me of that Reelz special on VH and Sammy says this at the end of the program:

    "Drugs and alcohol didn't break up the band. Bad management did."

    Paging Ray Danniels...

 

 

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