Intersting Take on the Billboard Interview

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June 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm Quote #46340

jroundy
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wjamflan: You’re missing the point. Sammy said the same thing in print and it was ok with you and all of the other Mike defenders.

I’m missing the point? I was never OK with what Sammy said in his book, never defended it, didn’t think it was the right thing to do. Sammy has been a total dick many times.

Don’t say I was OK with something you have no fucking idea about. One thing has nothing to do with the other.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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June 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm Quote #46344

wjamflan
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jroundy: I’m missing the point?I was never OK with what Sammy said in his book, never defended it, didn’t think it was the right thing to do.Sammy has been a total dick many times.

Don’t say I was OK with something you have no fucking idea about.One thing has nothing to do with the other.

I don’t remember reading a post from you at the time saying Sammy was a dick. Maybe I’m wrong. Whatever….


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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June 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm Quote #46345

wjamflan
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jroundy: you think it’s cool of Ed to be a dick?

I guess I’ll answer this since it seems to be the most important part of this story to you. He’s not being a dick, as others have said. He’s telling the truth from the inside. He has every right to do so. You just can’t handle that it doesn’t go along with what you think. Mike is an average bass player (at best) with a high voice that tends to use it in annoying ways live. He has zero soul in his voice. He was never the “background sound” of VH. That was a blend of his voice with Ed’s, Ted T. and anyone else who happened to be in the studio that could help balance out “cannonmouth”. I’d love to see the whole gang back together, but it ain’t gonna happen. They are better off with Wolf as their bass player because he makes them still tour and make music. Your boy Mike just makes Ed sick. That’s the way it is. You can curse me out all you want, but you don’t know these people any more than I do. And you certainly don’t know Mike more than Ed, so you might want to get off your high horse and give it a rest already.


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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June 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm Quote #46348

ron
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wjamflan: Your boy Mike just makes Ed sick.

Total speculation.


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June 26, 2015 at 6:59 pm Quote #46349

wjamflan
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ron: Total speculation.

Sure thing Ron. Sammy’s great. Dave’s great. Everybody loves everybody. Kumbaya. There’s no such thing as common sense when it comes to VH. Oh yeah…. and you’re the authority. Sorry to have engaged in such wild speculation your lordship… I’m out. You and jroundy can tell us how it really is.


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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June 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm Quote #46350

ron
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wjamflan: Sure thing Ron. Sammy’s great. Dave’s great. Everybody loves everybody. Kumbaya. There’s no such thing as common sense when it comes to VH. Oh yeah…. and you’re the authority. Sorry to have engaged in such wild speculation your lordship… I’m out. You and jroundy can tell us how it really is.

You said, “Mike just makes Ed sick”. If you’ve got proof of that, please let me know. I’m more than happy to take back my speculation statement – I just don’t recall seeing anything about Michael Anthony causing Eddie Van Halen to be ill.


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June 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm Quote #46351

ron
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Found a pic of Eddie getting sick. Too bad it’s Eddie Money instead of Eddie Halen, and it’s Sammy instead of Mikey. Oh well.



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June 26, 2015 at 9:16 pm Quote #46352

single-8
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is that Geraldo or Tony Orlando Sammy is chatting with?


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June 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm Quote #46354

guitard
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I think it’s the dog whisperer dude.



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June 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm Quote #46355

guitard
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No … you might be right – Tony Orlando



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June 27, 2015 at 2:47 am Quote #46356

thismusicsux
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Another…
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ROCK MUSIC MENU: Van Halen strife erupts before lengthy tour
6/25/2015 / By Michael Christopher, Delaware County Daily Times

Friction between Roth and Van Halen is nothing new. It’s what played a major part in making some of the greatest rock albums of the late ’70s and early ’80s. So while it’s not entirely surprising a jab would be taken, it’s more a question of “Why now?”

Part of the answer could lie in Klosterman, a textbook music journalist who uses linguistic gymnastics to gloss over both his incredible dorkiness and unlikability. He’s been known on more than one occasion to stir the pot just to assist in marketing a story that might otherwise fall under the radar, whether it’s by (allegedly) misrepresenting a subject’s quotes or putting them in a context that better suits his intended narrative.

On the other hand, it’s hard to defend Van Halen when it comes to his decimation of Michael Anthony and the bassist’s backing vocals, which were a signature of the band’s sound from day one.


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June 27, 2015 at 7:21 am Quote #46360

wjamflan
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ron: You said, “Mike just makes Ed sick”.If you’ve got proof of that, please let me know.I’m more than happy to take back my speculation statement – I just don’t recall seeing anything about Michael Anthony causingEddie Van Halen to be ill.

I didn’t mean literally and I think you knew that.


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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June 27, 2015 at 7:23 am Quote #46361

wjamflan
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ron: Found a pic of Eddie getting sick.Too bad it’s Eddie Money instead of Eddie Halen, and it’s Sammy instead of Mikey.Oh well.

Most people want to throw up when they see, or worse yet, hear Sammy Hagar….


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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June 27, 2015 at 8:58 am Quote #46362

ron
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wjamflan: Most people want to throw up when they see, or worse yet, hear Sammy Hagar….

Ha Ha Ha Ho Ho Ho (cough)


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June 27, 2015 at 6:08 pm Quote #46369

VAiN
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voodoo: Kind of off topic, but when Van Halen III failed, I was soooo hoping Eddie would put out a solo album. I always thought Van Halen III should have been released as “Edward Van Halen” and not as the band, since the music was so far removed from what people considered ‘Van Halen’ music to be. The reason I’m mentioning this is because of Ed’s admitted dedication and bond with Al, I’ve always wondered what an Edward Van Halen album would sound like, just instrumental, without Al’s drums and without the cliche’ electronic drum machine stuff he did in the 80s. There were several tracks on III that had drum samples if I recall, but I don’t think any song was completely “Alex free”. This hope of an Ed solo album with him playing all of the instruments was really fed after I heard “Crossing Over” and they had mixed Ed’s drum demo drum track in one channel and Al’s in the other. Ed has a different take on the song rhythmically, but the two tracks work well off each other. I have a feeling that Ed will never, ever release anything without Al on drums. Once Wolf’s solo album comes out, I think there will be a long hiatus in between Van Halen albums or tours, if there are any at all.

This is worthy of its own thread, but I feel the same.. VHIII as a solo effort isn’t too bad.. i like a lot of what’s happening on that record as a player – as a VH fan, not so much. Id love to hear Ed with different drummers & players..


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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