Andrew Bennett releasing "the Vault"

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June 4, 2023 at 8:26 am Quote #66569


If you read Andrews book Eruption in the Canyon he touches on it however without giving away too many details Andrew told me in a phone conversatoin we had a couple years ago that around 2007 / 08 they had a falling out due to the material that was recorded and not receiving payment for it.


vhtrading member since 2000

June 4, 2023 at 3:05 pm Quote #66570


Ok. I remember some of that. So he and Ed ended on bad terms. I thought internet people on VH message boards were hostile to him or something

…Zero Discipline

June 4, 2023 at 8:53 pm Quote #66571


ModelCitizen: Why is he “not well liked” in the VH community”?

I’d like to know too!

June 5, 2023 at 7:56 pm Quote #66575


So who didn’t receive payment, Andrew or Edward ?

When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

June 5, 2023 at 10:44 pm Quote #66576


mrmojohalen: So who didn’t receive payment, Andrew or Edward ?


June 6, 2023 at 9:40 am Quote #66577


According to Andrew the deal was he was going to record all this documentary stuff from 04 through 08 and receive a form of payment for the project which was supposed to be released or something… in 08 the band just ghosted him and never made contact again and refused to pay him. Andrew said during the 4 year timeframe, he was treated like family and then they just let him go like a hot potato with no explanation…. again… This is what Andrew told me however I have no idea what the other side of the story is I am just going off what Andrew told me. Andrew and I chatted many times over the last 4 years however other than FB I haven’t chatted too much with him recently. I know the Eruption in the Canyon book pissed off the VH camp and we will see what happens with the vault stuff….


vhtrading member since 2000

June 6, 2023 at 2:59 pm Quote #66578


Why did Eruption in canyon p/o the VH camp?

June 6, 2023 at 3:56 pm Quote #66579


According to Andrew in their minds it portrayed Edward in a very dark light and let out a bunch of information that they didnt authorize to come out. The VH camp tried to stop the release of the book a few years back when it came out I remember Andrew telling me.


vhtrading member since 2000

June 13, 2023 at 7:58 pm Quote #66598


unchainedheart: Hey hi everyone,have you guys received the same e-mail from Andrew:Hey there, it’s Andrew Bennett.

I hope you’ve been enjoying my book “Eruption in the Canyon: 212 Days and Nights with the Genius of Eddie Van Halen”.

If you thought those pictures and stories were epic, just wait until you get to see the footage and more from that time. I’m finally giving access to my vault of footage, audio, and more from EVH’s 5150 studio.

Project seems dead.

June 13, 2023 at 9:07 pm Quote #66599


ron: Project seems dead.

I”ve lost all hope when you told me we only could watch it online and not own it on file or dvd/cd.

June 24, 2023 at 5:53 pm Quote #66647


June 25, 2023 at 4:14 pm Quote #66649


He just sent me this e-mail.:
This is Andrew Bennett, the filmmaker behind my collection of
extremely rare Van Halen materials from 5150 in 2006/2007.
If you have my book, “Eruption In The Canyon”
you have an excellent idea of how amazing this footage is.
I have been speaking about a collection that had been coming out
in an NFT format which I thought was a good idea because it kept
the footage protected and limited.
However, I have been getting a lot of feedback recently from buyers
as well as a great deal of potential buyers, and given that NFT’s are a
new medium, it has been hard for everyone, including myself,
to fully understand this process. I don’t think true Van Halen fans
should have to learn an entirely new technology.
I want everyone to be able to just sit back, rock out, and enjoy the material
without the headache of going through this process that is new to everyone.
So I have decided to simply upload the footage in it’s raw HD form.
The footage will remain limited and will remain secured against sharing.
You will not have access it through that new platform
I will have a private site, password protected with your own password
that only you can access, so you can simply watch it there without
jumping through hoops in a new technology.
The full HD footage will be encoded so it can’t be bootlegged with a phone,
duplicated, or uploaded to places like YouTube,
keeping your collection protected and rare.
I have taken out the complications of an NFT and lowered the prices.
The first release will be delivered in 6/30 with the next four
released on the first of every month.
Package 1: $250
No reserve fees like NFT’s or extra costs.
This is limited to only 200 available, and then it’s gone.
No reserve fees like NFT’s or extra costs.
This package is first come, first served.
-Each of the next 4 collections is $200 a piece, delivered on the first
of every month.
The first release happening now includes:
-A full rehearsal at 5150 in 2006
-A full rehearsal on a second camera of just Alex Van Halen playing an entire
set list
-Five audio files directly from the 5150 rehearsals and the 5150 soundboard.
-A video put together compiling multiple days of the three Van Halens playing
“Hot For Teacher” synced up to the soundboard audio.
-An 11×14 photo print (you can also choose yours from the book)
The next four releases each include
-A full rehearsal, ranging from 2006-2007
-Alex playing the full sets
-3 audio tracks in each release from the 5150 soundboard.
-An 11×14 photo print
In the end, you will have a collection WITH 5 hours of footage,
the video piece of Hot For Teacher, 17 audio tracks, and 5 11×14 prints.
If you have the book, you can choose any photo.
A copy of my book, Eruption In The Canyon. (signed if you wish)
Package 2: $1500
This package includes a lot more footage.
No reserve fees like NFT’s or extra costs.
It is limited to only 20 available with 10 already sold.
Once this package sells out it will no longer be available
making it a very rare collection.
This package is higher priced because there is a lot more included in it,
and it is very limited. You will not have to worry about it selling out,
unlike the previous package, your collections will be reserved for you
so you don’t have to worry about them selling out.
I will reach out to you directly on the first of every month.
-Each of the next 4 collections will be $150
instead of $200 like the previous collection.
The next 4 collections will be reserved for you and include:
- 4 Full rehearsals in total
-Wolfgang leaving a message for David Lee Roth to ask if he wants to reunite
the band.
-Outtakes of Eddie, Wolf, and Alex chatting and joking around
-25 audio tracks from the 5150 soundboard
- A copy of the original Van Halen demos given to me personally by Gene
(as an .aif file, not an .mp3)
-4 full rehearsals of Alex playing full sets in the drum room
-Wolfgang’s first rehearsal
-The only day Eddie played Eruption at 5150
-Three videos I edited together, (Hot For Teacher, On Fire, and Atomic Punk)
all put together using footage from multiple days of rehearsals.
-The video I did in 2004 for “It’s About Time” with Sammy, filmed at 5150
during the recording sessions.
- I will also schedule a time with you to have a call where you can ask me
anything you
want about my time there. (no gossip though, just respect)
We can chat for hours, no time limit.
-10 high resolution 11×14 photographs
-A signed copy of Eruption In The Canyon
I want to mention that this footage is not shot on a phone.
This was filmed using a professional camera with high end lenses
with great lighting and sound.
You get everything from wide shots to detailed close ups.
I have set up a Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, and CashApp account where you can easily
just pay there.
On June 30th, you will receive your private link and password to open up your
Contact me directly to reserve your spot now.
The first collection will be sent out on 6/30/2023
Prior to the release you will receive the “Hot For Teacher” piece immediately
upon payment.
This footage has sat around for 16 years, and I am excited for true fans to get
to experience it!
All of this footage has also been carefully selected to show Eddie at his best
both physically and musically.
Andrew Bennett

June 26, 2023 at 4:57 am Quote #66650


So if I understand correctly you’ll pay a shitload of money without actually really OWN a copy? :( You’ll get a protected link to his site where you can stream it? And once it will no longer be available on his site the footage and your money is gone? And if he sells all packages/collections he cashes in what? 150-200k? With all due respect to his work, that’s a complete rip-off.

June 26, 2023 at 5:27 pm Quote #66653


jorge: So if I understand correctly you’ll pay a shitload of money without actually really OWN a copy? :( You’ll get a protected link to his site where you can stream it? And once it will no longer be available on his site the footage and your money is gone? And if he sells all packages/collections he cashes in what? 150-200k? With all due respect to his work, that’s a complete rip-off.

Absolutely,that’s why i ain’t going near it because Van-halen was always about a real good vibe and when i go outside the music(all the drama and shit) it tends to get me annoyed and i don’t want to feel that way.I mean why not going dvd or blu-ray or even file format where you can download and do whatever the hell you want to do with it.Like you said if something happens like the site crashes and he lose all files,he or anybody who owns a right to watch lose everything.

June 27, 2023 at 8:45 am Quote #66655


I’m guessing legally, he may prevented from selling copies, either on discs or as downloads.


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