|December 22, 2016 at 9:40 am Quote #55192|
Lots of talk about this at the links. This isn’t from me, so please don’t shoot the messenger.
Ok guys. Was waiting on some more info and here’s what I got:
New music has BEEN recorded. It started over a few years ago and continues to this day. The photo of Dave at the cigar shop was very telling. Almost like a plant if you get me. They are recording at 5150 and that Dave and Ed are working together in harmony doing all new material. There is no animosity. Everyone is getting along. A lot of the “fights” and “hate” is extremely exaggerated. Wolf is the bass player for these sessions.
There is a box set/compilation set coming. The Sammy albums are being remastered. That I know. What extra material that is available is sketchy. Ed has the masters of the Sammy albums. It will be done and distributed by Warner Brothers.
Wolf’s album is slated to drop in spring of this year. Wolf wants to spread his wings so don’t expect him to be in the band much longer. Wolf is solely responsible for almost everything that has happened. Dave likes Wolf and they get along.
Van Halen will tour in 2018. Mike has been in contact with the band to be back in for 40th anniversary tour. Also, Sammy is not totally out of the picture but I don’t have a lot on that aspect of this equation. This will more than likely be the last we hear from the band. Wolf will be opening.
Dave wanted Mike in 2007 but did not have leverage. Lets face it, Dave would’ve eaten someone’s ass to be back in VH.
Mike is back on speaking terms with Dave and VH Bros. This is recent.
Ed hated working at Henson studio.
Dave has FULL band rights. No hired hand bullshit. They compromise quite a bit. They have tension but they get along just fine. A lot of that stuff is misdirection by the media and the band.
Wolf is the sole reason that Ed is alive today. As many of you guessed. Valerie is also a big part of Ed’s life to this day. The fact that they have a good relationship probably saved Wolfie.
I’ve spoke with 5 people and they have confirmed what is all here. In bits and pieces. The Mike angle is late breaking to say the least but I had to wait for someone else to confirm it.
That’s all I got as of this moment. Merry Christmas my brothers and sisters.
I have never stuck my neck out for anything but the people I talked with I trust wholeheartedly. Things could change but the new music will not.
|December 22, 2016 at 11:49 am Quote #55200|
Great – this falls inline with my 2018 40th anniversary theory. I hope it happens. I hope hagar isn’t involved.
Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.
|December 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm Quote #55201|
|December 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm Quote #55202|
|December 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm Quote #55205|
I have been burnt too many times by these types of rumors over the years. Would love it all to be true but I just can’t. I need an official statement rather than “I’ve spoke with 5 people and they have confirmed what is all here.”
|December 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm Quote #55207|
Just take it with a grain of salt and sit back and watch the show.
|December 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm Quote #55208|
agreed. this rumor has everything and the kitchen sink thrown in.
Inevitably VH will likely tour again someday (one more time??), 40th Anniversary makes sense. So some of this might come true. And I’d guess Mike returns for the last hurrah if I had to bet.
|December 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm Quote #55209|
I would think that would be the end of touring and new music. If they’re truly planning ANOTHER COMPILATION BOX SET it BETTER have a LOT OF EXTRAS!!! Live videos from the early days, club days, Roth era mach I, unreleased tracks, etc. Remastering the Hagar years could just be to have them for a 40 year retrospective or possibly a boxed set of the entire catalog, which at this point, I think we all have about 20 copies of the original 6.
|December 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm Quote #55210|
Not sure why people get so wound up about Box Sets. We’ve already had at least four (from memory) boxes of the first six (the most recent just last year), and at least one box of the Sammy years…. The band has repeatedly proven that they won’t give us extras.
|December 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm Quote #55213|
So far, but there is always that chance that the 40th anniversary might do something. Only time will tell and stop being a wet blanket, Higgy.
|December 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm Quote #55214|
|December 22, 2016 at 4:29 pm Quote #55215|
LOL! I’m not really worked up, but the prospect that these guys would have the balls to release yet another boxed set of the old catalog is just beyond me. I would think, by now, the only acceptable boxed set should be at least 80% previously unreleased material.
|December 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm Quote #55216|
I feel the need to chime in here with a public service announcement, guys. I read the first half of this thread, and I hate to see fellow fans get so excited about this rumor.
This morning, after reading this, I reached out to Fudd through email and he called me back right away. We had a long talk. He is a good guy. And he knows I’m going to post this…
I told him what I’m about to tell all of you right now…. this rumor is simply not true. I believe that you could sum it up as “none” of what those people told him is true. When I first read it, I didn’t believe any of it. And by now, four of my tried and true sources have confirmed that none of this is true.
I do not believe that Fudd intentionally put out false info. He was simply excited to pass along what he was hearing. I told him that I believe that his sources are wrong about everything. I don’t know who they are, or why would they would say these things, but I guess it does not matter to me.
When I see fans get excited about something that is not going to happen, I feel it’s best to just try nip it in the bud, to avoid more disappointment later.
What is true right now? Only this:
*The band is Dave, Alex, Edward & Wolf.
*The band is currently still on hiatus. The band itself is not doing anything right now.
*The band is not yet retired, though.
*Wolf, of course, is still working on his solo album, off and on. I’m guessing that it might be released next year, but that’s just a guess because I haven’t heard any details in a long time, nor a release date.
*As far as remasters? I don’t know. IF they are remastering the Sammy-era right now, then that would be the only part of this rumor that is true, other than the fact that Wolfgang is still planning on releasing his own album.
I wish all of it were true. I wish the Sammy & Mike rumor was true, too. I would love for them to be more active. But the band isn’t doing anything right now.
I get no pleasure is posting this, believe me. Hopefully VH will do something really cool in the future. But this rumor isn’t it.
Van Halen News Desk (VHND.com)
EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.
|December 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm Quote #55219|
I am shocked. Shocked I tell ya!
|December 23, 2016 at 11:46 am Quote #55236|
with a full 12+ months of lead time on this rumor – it’s virtually impossible to take it seriously.
Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.
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