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January 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm Quote #41382

Cut2TheCrash
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The real key is make a donation then you don’t have to stand in line :wink:


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January 5, 2015 at 11:52 pm Quote #41383

Dutchie
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Is this thing going to be televised???? It would be really interesting to hear what Edward has to say.


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January 6, 2015 at 12:20 am Quote #41385

guitard
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Cut2TheCrash: The real key is make a donation then you don’t have to stand in line :wink:


I searched the website, and couldn’t find anything about that. What exactly is the policy?


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January 6, 2015 at 12:39 am Quote #41388

Cut2TheCrash
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No policy at all just donate thats all


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January 6, 2015 at 9:37 am Quote #41392

guitard
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Cut2TheCrash: No policy at all just donate thats all


I’m sure they accept any amount for donations, but memberships start at $1K, and that was the only thing that seemed to offer any benefits – and at the 1K level, the benefits are next to nil.


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January 6, 2015 at 10:16 am Quote #41393

guitard
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Dutchie: Is this thing going to be televised???? It would be really interesting to hear what Edward has to say.


I don’t think Ed’s appearance is the first in this series, so hopefully, the manner is which the earlier appearances are made available for public viewing/listening will indicate whether or not we can expect anything from Ed’s appearance.

Either way … I have a good feeling that someone at VHT will have this covered. :mrgreen:


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January 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm Quote #41403

PT5150
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A few guys from links have tickets to this so we’ll get some info & footage..


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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January 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm Quote #41404

guitard
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PT5150: A few guys from links have tickets to this so we’ll get some info & footage..



I doubt they’ll allow cameras, so you would have to go in stealth mode to get video.


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January 7, 2015 at 4:44 am Quote #41411

PT5150
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The story has been deleted from VHND.


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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January 7, 2015 at 5:21 pm Quote #41421

PT5150
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Hi everyone, the following is an update about the event at the Smithsonian:

Nothing about the event has changed. They are just preparing a more informative announcement, so we took down our article for now. It’s all good!

Van Halen News Desk (VHND.com)
VanHalenStore.com
phone (623)266-3955


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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January 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm Quote #41425

VAiN
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Well that’s good news… To me this one is a bit of a head-scratcher. Eddie isn’t very good at public speaking. I’m curious to see what all he has to say. Hopefully he has a few stacks carted out there and gives a demo.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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January 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm Quote #41431

guitard
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VAiN: Hopefully he has a few stacks carted out there and gives a demo.

After making an inquiry to the museum last month, I was told via a voicemail that he would NOT be performing. I think they included that in their response just in case I might expect that to be part of the event.


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January 8, 2015 at 9:49 am Quote #41435

VAiN
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guitard: After making an inquiry to the museum last month, I was told via a voicemail that he would NOT be performing.I think they included that in their response just in case I might expect that to be part of the event.

damnit.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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January 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm Quote #41469

PT5150
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On Eds twitter just now..
@eddievanhalen: Is Rock ’n’ Roll All About Reinvention?
#EddieVanHalen #WIMTBA
http://t.co/sLw6OWkxbI

What makes rock ’n’ roll quintessentially American? The answer may lie in our talent for innovation and reinvention–two subjects no one knows better than Eddie Van Halen. A Dutch immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, Van Halen created an iconic American band–and kept it relevant for five decades by continually reinventing it. As a performer, songwriter, and inventor of instruments that allow musicians to make sound in new ways, he redefined how the guitar is played and designed. Is reinvention the definitive quality of the art of rock ‘n’ roll? Rock icon Van Halen discusses his American journey, and how he’s reinvented himself, his band, and the way the guitar is played.


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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January 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm Quote #41471

Gilligan
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I think it would be wildly interesting to hear him speak candidly about how he “reinvented” the band. Will he say it was all part of his great design? Or would he say the band was perfect storm where things just happened to turn out right in spite of their efforts to control it?

He used to always say something like “falling down the stairs and landing on your feet” and I think that’s how the band really evolved. Interesting…


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