Rare or unseen VH photos #3

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August 14, 2014 at 8:38 am Quote #38017

sickman
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I’m so glad that Van Halen never got sucked in to that transvestite shit in the 80′s. Bands like Poison and Motley Crue were just over the top. I will admit though, Dave did get a touch of that in the Yankee Rose video. It’s still somewhat embarrassing to watch him with all that makeup on and shaking his ass in the camera.


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August 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm Quote #38121

jroundy
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sickman: I’m so glad that Van Halen never got sucked in to that transvestite shit in the 80′s. Bands like Poison and Motley Crue were just over the top. I will admit though, Dave did get a touch of that in the Yankee Rose video. It’s still somewhat embarrassing to watch him with all that makeup on and shaking his ass in the camera.

You’re right…. now all that stuff seems pretty silly. But back when it was all happening, it didn’t seem odd.


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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August 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm Quote #38124

VAiN
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sickman: I’m so glad that Van Halen never got sucked in to that transvestite shit in the 80′s. Bands like Poison and Motley Crue were just over the top. I will admit though, Dave did get a touch of that in the Yankee Rose video. It’s still somewhat embarrassing to watch him with all that makeup on and shaking his ass in the camera.

I think that’s what separates VH from the rest of the 80′s LA lot.. They were leaders.. they set trends and blazed the hard-rock trail for the rest of them.
I was just talking about this to a friend – Classic VH laid the groundwork then broke up and there was a vacuum for hard rock and GnR, IMO, was the band in the right place at the right time to fill it. They had a slight taste of the ‘glam’ in Welcome to the Jungle video, but after that it was all hard dirty rock. I was thinking how another album or 2 with Dave would have been great with the possibility of seeing CVH and GnR on the same bill…


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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August 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm Quote #38126

Halenberg
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sickman: I’m so glad that Van Halen never got sucked in to that transvestite shit in the 80′s. Bands like Poison and Motley Crue were just over the top. I will admit though, Dave did get a touch of that in the Yankee Rose video. It’s still somewhat embarrassing to watch him with all that makeup on and shaking his ass in the camera.

jroundy: You’re right…. now all that stuff seems pretty silly.But back when it was all happening, it didn’t seem odd.

VAiN: I think that’s what separates VH from the rest of the 80′s LA lot.. They were leaders.. they set trends and blazed the hard-rock trail for the rest of them. I was just talking about this to a friend – Classic VH laid the groundwork then broke up and there was a vacuum for hard rock and GnR, IMO, was the band in the right place at the right time to fill it. They had a slight taste of the ‘glam’ in Welcome to the Jungle video, but after that it was all hard dirty rock. I was thinking how another album or 2 with Dave would have been great with the possibility of seeing CVH and GnR on the same bill…

Yeah, but I noticed most of Dave’s onstage wardrobe wasn’t too outrageous but some of the get-ups they wore for the photo sessions were beyond ridiculous. For example the Skyscraper and Little Ain’t Enough tour programs. 8-O

Then there’s those Elton John glasses from the early days. :mrgreen:

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Even Ed wore some odd coats.

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August 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm Quote #38128

Halenberg
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August 18, 2014 at 6:41 am Quote #38145

PT5150
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Cool bit of information to know.
From VHND.
Another never seen photo — Eddie Van Halen ready to rock a sold out crowd in Japan in 1978. He’s proudly wearing the original Van Halen logo tee from the band’s club days. To this day, that very shirt that he wore during the band’s first world tour hangs on display at 5150 Studios.

Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/2014/08/17/aap78/#ixzz3Ajsz4KGI



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”.


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August 18, 2014 at 10:46 am Quote #38149

mjk2112
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crude for sure but you get the idea..! lol

Halenberg:  photo 1470264_489386394508181_1482222922_n-1_zps0fd2b378.jpg



boldly going nowhere


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August 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm Quote #38164

Halenberg
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Hee Hee !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Dave would think it’s funny – but Big Ed would probably open up a can of whoop – ass !! :-D

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August 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm Quote #38177

Halenberg
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August 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm Quote #38178

VHND
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Wow Halenberg, I can’t believe you found that b&w photo of Dave & Big Ed walking down the hallway!

I actually have that photo, but just a very shitty copy of it. And I do have the inside story about that photo that I’m going to make a story out of on VHND some day. It’s very interesting story! I’ll feature this photo with the piece. Thanks for sharing that. Where did you find it?


Jeff – VHND.com


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August 20, 2014 at 2:49 am Quote #38221

Halenberg
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I thought I got that from DLR’s official sites photo gallery. But can’t check for sure since his page is still closed with his Uncle Manny’s memorial page. If it wasn’t from there probably found it on one of the VH FB group pages. Maybe there’s a way to trace the picture code tag numbers to where I copied it from. :?:

Looking forward to reading your story when you run the piece. But better yet you could just tell us here now. Hee, Hee. :mrgreen:

I have another possible short story idea there doesn’t seem to be much info about that I know of.

On page 294 of the Van Halen Encyclopedia in the 1991 tour date section it’s stated that Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr filled in for Michael Anthony for one song in Vancouver at BC Place November 13 1991.

He was quoted as saying : ” It was the most terrifying gig I’d ever played “.

I’m wondering what song it was and if there are any pictures floating around out there. Also read another comment somewhere else the reason might have been MA had urgently needed to use the washroom. Not sure if that is true either. Seems to me this must be the only time they’d ever done something like that to my knowledge. You’d think they’d just of busted into an impromptu jam or solo while MA took care of his business.

Local entertainment newspaper review stated Jimmy Page was in attendance watching the show as he was in town recording the Coverdale/Page album at the time. Although there were some factual errors regarding the setlist in that article.


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August 20, 2014 at 3:11 am Quote #38224

Halenberg
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August 20, 2014 at 10:48 am Quote #38230

voodoo
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Halenberg:
On page 294 of the Van Halen Encyclopedia in the 1991 tour date section it’s stated that Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr filled in for Michael Anthony for one song in Vancouver at BC Place November 13 1991.

He was quoted as saying : ” It was the most terrifying gig I’d ever played “.

I’m wondering what song it was and if there are any pictures floating around out there. Also read another comment somewhere else the reason might have been MA had urgently needed to use the washroom. Not sure if that is true either. Seems to me this must be the only time they’d ever done something like that to my knowledge. You’d think they’d just of busted into an impromptu jam or solo while MA took care of his business.

That is an interesting little tidbit of info. I don’t even remember reading that in the VHE, myself. Cool story. Now Jeff has some real sleuthing to do!


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August 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm Quote #38239

VAiN
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My guess is it was Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.. I reeeeeeeeeally doubt Mike Starr knew any van hagar tunes.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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August 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm Quote #38242

ron
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ron: Now that you bring it up… I went searching for my copy of the book, and I can’t find it.Leaves me wondering if I ever had it.I thought I did.I’ve met Susan, and was even in the (radio) studio with her around the time of the release of the VHE.Just can’t picture where I have the book in the house.

A copy of the book came in the mail today. Then while looking for a CD in a bin this afternoon, I noticed that I have the “eBook” version from way back. It’s a PDF of the book (with additional pictures and audio) on a CDROM. Oh well, now I have a dead tree version to thumb through as well.


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