LL Cool J featuring Eddie Van Halen

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April 22, 2013 at 8:58 am Quote #24487

ed5150
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The two songs are now on Youtube

Not my kind of music at all, but great Eddie solo on We’re The Greatest. Not fond of the second one with the sustainer.


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April 22, 2013 at 9:31 am Quote #24490

Decatone
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Thanks for posting.

Umm, I actually preferred the second clip, felt Ed’s solo sat more with the song.
The problem for me with the first clip is it’s too much like llcoolj has gone to Ed and asked for another ‘Beat it’ and Ed’s obliged, even starts with the wammy bar down? plus I don’t think the random lead noodling Ed does throughout the song really fits with the style of the song, just makes it too busy? …just my opinion :lol:


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April 23, 2013 at 9:41 am Quote #24550

voodoo
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Anyone else notice the similarities between “Not Leaving You Tonight” and “Once”?


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April 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm Quote #24567

VAiN
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Missed the 1st one, but I regret sitting through the 2nd one… wow that was bad. The solo is nice, short & sweet with a 2004 sustainer all up in it.


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April 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm Quote #24635

ron
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Watch a clip from the primetime special film “MAYWEATHER” before it premieres on Sat. April 27 at 8p on CBS. LL Cool J narrates the film and this clip features the debut of the music icon’s new song with guitar God Eddie Van Halen “We’re The Greatest” from his upcoming album AUTHENTIC.



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April 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm Quote #24766

ron
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The CD comes out tomorrow.

As “Whaddup” and heavy tracks such as “We’re The Greatest,” featuring Eddie Van Halen and Barker, rap and rock have a natural alliance here (although on the latter, his line about wondering why the Pope resigned is a bit of clunker in an otherwise compelling track).

He also embraces alternative music on “Not Leaving Here Tonight” featuring Fitz & the Tantrums. Fitz’s pop smoothness plays nicely against LL Cool J’s gruff vocals and Eddie Van Halen’s tasty guitar solo (even if you’ll swear it’s Enrique Iglesias singing here).


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April 30, 2013 at 6:19 am Quote #24809

sickman
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If he really wanted to mix things up he should have let Eddie sing.


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April 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm Quote #24824

ron
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Inevitably, that makes the disc more a series of gambles than bull’s-eyes. Some of those risks roll snake-eyes — especially the two faux-metal tracks with the distractingly showy Mr. Van Halen. A ballad, with Brad Paisley, is icky, if nowhere near as ham-fisted as the pair’s well-meaning bellyflop, “Accidental Racist.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/ll-cool-authentic-album-review-article-1.1329725#ixzz2RyGSuiqt


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May 1, 2013 at 10:58 am Quote #24845

ron
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“We’re The Greatest” in the first post has been removed, here’s a replacement.



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May 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm Quote #24857

Gilligan
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I don’t know, but I think LL has kind of lost it? He sounds like a “junior rapper” here with weak rhymes and unenthusiastic delivery. He used to be really good, but for me, with these songs, he went from a top 5 guy to a “wanna be.”


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May 2, 2013 at 12:49 am Quote #24883

Vince G.
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From Kody Van Halen’s FB page:

“Tune in to Piers Morgan Live on CNN as he interviews Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J, Friday, May 3rd at 6pm, 9pm and 12am PST.”


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May 2, 2013 at 1:19 am Quote #24885

Revo11
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Who is Kody Van Halen?


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May 2, 2013 at 2:30 am Quote #24886

Gilligan
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The dog.


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May 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm Quote #24919

Dave
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Vince G.: From Kody Van Halen’s FB page: “Tune in to Piers Morgan Live on CNN as he interviews Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J, Friday, May 3rd at 6pm, 9pm and 12am PST.”

I find it really funny that this guy doesn’t do press for his own band, but shows up on national TV to talk about a guest spot on someone else’s album.


Stay Frosty


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May 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm Quote #24921

radikal
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The best thing about all this is maybe Ed may do some surprise appearance on stage at a Cool J concert….


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