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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Off Again














DAMN! Rolling Stone is reporting that the Van Halen reunion with David Lee Roth is again canned. They released this publicity shot just last week. I don't care if is a pain-in-the-ass, Diamond Dave is one of the greatest showmen in rock and I put the blame on Eddie. I wanted to see this. Anyone else?

8 comments:

Doubleface said...

There was a Van Halen without DLR?

Colour me shocked.

>.>

Anonymous said...

this didn't come as a surprise to me, but I'm miffed anyway... the surprise was that Eddie was the wrench!

By the way, you have a great site, and what you are doing is brilliant! Keep it up.

Bubba said...

Yeah, totally Eddie's fault. He goes through singers like I go through toilet paper.

blewharvest said...

Man, I would have loved to see this happen, you know a new album and tour. But lets face it Eddie's last few albums have been so subpar - I'd be in it for the classics. BTW - who's that guy on bass?

brainwerk said...

I didn't need any new music either. I just want to see them live once. The guy on bass is Eddie's kid.

swarlock said...

It always leaves a bad taste in my mouth when reunions like this don't happen for one reason or another.

Just a lot of bruised egos and more pettiness than you can shake a stick at.

blewharvest said...

Guess we know why the reunion didn't take place....
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/09/vanhalen.rehab.reut/index.html

poor Eddie, looks like shit in that photo!

Deiter said...

Naw, I don't care. I was never a fan of VH anyway (particularly the Hagar years). Giving the guy his due, Dave is a guy born to entertain and may be capable of putting on a show worth seeing. I understand that Van Halen in its original form has far more box office power than anything any of the others could do on their own, but even so, Dave doesn't need this crinkly and crumbling band.

Here's what he should do: Dump the VH brothers and their drama (a situation I'm guessing has something to do with Eddie's alcohol and drug use--such a great role model for Wolfie! Where the hell is his big brother in all of this? He's never heard of "intervention?"), hire a few A-list names that could use a job--say, I dunno, Stewart Copeland or Jason Bonham, Steve Vai or Joe Satriani, bring on Michael Anthony and his vintage VH harmonies (I'm sure he'd be game), do some of the old VH hits, do the Vegas schtick, throw in a few suprises (he could mine more songs from the 40s, 50s--you know, more Just a Gigolos), and there you have it, a formula for success. Am I right or am I right? Diamond Dave would never have to look back again.

Remember when Dave and Sammy toured together? Pure genius! (That's probably when Eddie reached for the crank.)