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vhfanjack
August 9th, 2011, 01:53 AM
So Mallon's suspicions were true.
I can't say that I ever really believed that they were going to come... Had a bad feeling about it the whole time. Assholes though. Why would they cancel the whole thing!

EVHFrankie
August 9th, 2011, 02:02 AM
So why did they cancel it ? VH ?:confused::plain: .......I was looking so forward to this too ..FACK !

1234over
August 9th, 2011, 02:05 AM
So Mallon's suspicions were true.
I can't say that I ever really believed that they were going to come... Had a bad feeling about it the whole time. Assholes though. Why would they cancel the whole thing!

Can't wait to read the chapter in a VH biography about this someday. I can't think of a more dysfunctional band! The Sex Pistols? 'Course they only lasted a few years...

vhfanjack
August 9th, 2011, 02:32 AM
So why did they cancel it ? VH ?:confused::plain: .......I was looking so forward to this too ..FACK !

Apparently the second headliner pulled out, who was unannounced. I think Van Halen might have something to do with it too.

1234over
August 9th, 2011, 02:36 AM
Apparently the second headliner pulled out, who was unannounced. I think Van Halen might have something to do with it too.

I would bet my left nut Van Halen had a lot to do with it. We all knew it was precarious...

vhfanjack
August 9th, 2011, 02:39 AM
I would bet my left nut Van Halen had a lot to do with it. We all knew it was precarious...

Thank God the rest of the line-up was so-so... It's not as heartbreaking that way. I was expecting this, so I'm not really in shock.... But still, how can a festival and a band be so dysfunctional?

1234over
August 9th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Thank God the rest of the line-up was so-so... It's not as heartbreaking that way. I was expecting this, so I'm not really in shock.... But still, how can a festival and a band be so dysfunctional?

I couldn't care less about the other acts! I want VH to do SOMETHING.

vhfanjack
August 9th, 2011, 03:07 AM
I couldn't care less about the other acts! I want VH to do SOMETHING.

Yeah well.. I have tickets, so if Mastodon was playing too, I'd be shattered right now. I wasn't expecting these guys to come, so atleast now it's known that their problems will never be fixed.

1234over
August 9th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Yeah well.. I have tickets, so if Mastodon was playing too, I'd be shattered right now. I wasn't expecting these guys to come, so atleast now it's known that their problems will never be fixed.

I see. I don't think this means that they won't ever do anything, I think we will get some kind of record. Not so sure about live shows though. They are a MESS!

vhfanjack
August 9th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Are you Australian?

Wouldn't call myself Australian, but I was born here and live here.

Simon Ribeiro
August 9th, 2011, 07:43 AM
I couldn't care less about the other acts! I want VH to do SOMETHING.

Yep! I'm with you there!

rawkinrobbievh1
August 9th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Wouldn't call myself Australian, but I was born here and live here.

what would you call yourself then ?:57: lol

sorry to hear about the implosion of the Aussie festival dates .....:(

rawkinrobbievh1
August 9th, 2011, 08:54 AM
Yep! I'm with you there!

me too , Simon !!!!!

1234over made a perfect statement there , IMO

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 09:47 AM
I would bet my left nut Van Halen had a lot to do with it. We all knew it was precarious...What does Van Halen have anything to do with this again? I don't see the connections.

Sounds to me that the promoter fucked up. How do you announce a festival and not have ALL the headliners already signed up?

Van Halen did there part. Shit, they still have the festival announcement on their web site. Then again, that might be up for another year. LOL

rawkinrobbievh1
August 9th, 2011, 09:50 AM
What does Van Halen have anything to do with this again? I don't see the connections.

Sounds to me that the promoter fucked up. How do you announce a festival and not have ALL the headliners already signed up.

Van Halen did there part. Shit, they still have the festival announcement on their web site. Then again, that might be up for another year. LOL

i agree punk .
this probably has nothing to do with VH .

BUT they are the easy ones to blame , because Mike's not in the band anymore , and Eddie did some porn tunes , and sells striped EVERYTHING ...:tounge:

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 10:23 AM
My question is this the first Soundwave Festival ever? It might help to explain why this mess is happening. I thought the promoter had the right idea all along, but certain parties weren't exactly forthcoming. Somehow, Limp Bizkit is involved in this. I'm still reading up on it at a couple of other sites right now. I agree that the bands should already have been secured months ago in advance.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-australian-concert-appearances-reportedly-cancelled/

Dr. Roth
August 9th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Sum, have you seen/read anything regarding VH and them continueing with the Aussie dates? I wouldn't put this past them to fuck up the entire thing.

Doc

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 10:36 AM
My question is this the first Soundwave Festival ever? It might help to explain why this mess is happening. I thought the promoter had the right idea all along, but certain parties weren't exactly forthcoming. Somehow, Limp Bizkit is involved in this. I'm still reading up on it at a couple of other sites right now. I agree that the bands should already have been secured months ago in advance.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-australian-concert-appearances-reportedly-cancelled/ (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-australian-concert-appearances-reportedly-cancelled/[/QUOTE]Limp) Limp Bizkit? They are headliners? WHY? Is rock really that fucked?

Something stinks here. I look at the line up they had. I haven't heard of many of them. However, there are more then enough bands to pull this off. The stinks is, why would this festival be canceled when the promoter couldn't get a 2nd and or 3rd headliners which were never announced?

This would make sense if both 2nd and 3rd headliners were already booked but pulled out. Only the promoter knew who they might be.

Again, something doesn't smell right.

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 10:46 AM
Sum, have you seen/read anything regarding VH and them continueing with the Aussie dates? I wouldn't put this past them to fuck up the entire thing.

Doc

All quiet on the VHIV front as usual. Haven't heard or read anything about that Doc.


Limp Bizkit? They are headliners? WHY? Is rock really that fucked?

Something stinks here. I look at the line up they had. I haven't heard of many of them. However, there are more then enough bands to pull this off. The stinks is, why would this festival be canceled when the promoter couldn't get a 2nd and or 3rd headliners which were never announced?

This would make sense if both 2nd and 3rd headliners were already booked but pulled out. Only the promoter knew who they might be.

Again, something doesn't smell right.

I smell a big rat too. It's all slowing coming out into the open. A whole lot of finger pointing is what will probably take place. I'd hate to be that promoter right now with a whole lot of pissed off Aussies!

unchainedguitars
August 9th, 2011, 11:53 AM
I would bet my left nut Van Halen had a lot to do with it. We all knew it was precarious...

I totally agree.

Fucking Van Halen WAS the main attraction, but these guys are just a nightmare, as far as getting their shit together.
They don't communicate, they procrastinate, they can't make up their minds...

I'm sorry, Jack.
This really is bullshit.

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 11:57 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/WDJT20Breaking20News.jpg

AP: Los Angeles, Ca. 08-09-2011

The rock band Van Halen, who had been scheduled to appear down under at the upcoming Soundwave Festival, has cancelled. It appears that guitarist Edward Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, has quit the band to pursue college. Therefore, the band, as a collective whole, was unable to meet their previous engagement. Tickets are to be fully refunded and are expected to be met with every intention of a return to paying customers.











































just kidding ha ha!

Mallonmusic
August 9th, 2011, 12:04 PM
What does Van Halen have anything to do with this again? I don't see the connections.

Sounds to me that the promoter fucked up. How do you announce a festival and not have ALL the headliners already signed up?

Van Halen did there part. Shit, they still have the festival announcement on their web site. Then again, that might be up for another year. LOL

"With suggestions that festival headliners Van Halen were experiencing internal trouble, the future of the inaugural festival appeared to be under a cloud."


Well i found this last night in some of the first news to break. Plus if VH bailed it could have left a huge dent in the show:57:

unchainedguitars
August 9th, 2011, 12:15 PM
"With suggestions that festival headliners Van Halen were experiencing internal trouble, the future of the inaugural festival appeared to be under a cloud."


Well i found this last night in some of the first news to break. Plus if VH bailed it could have left a huge dent in the show:57:

I agree with ya, Mallon.

Wow, this thing has spread like wildfire.
I'm listening to classic rock radio, in Boston, and now the DJ is speculating on the future of Van Halen, with the Festival being cancelled.
Everyone, it seems, has serious doubts about VH coming back.

unchainedguitars
August 9th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Somewhere, Chickenfoot is laughing & high-fiving...:plain:

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Again, this Soundwave promotor had called Van Halen's managament out before.

Why not do it NOW? If Van Halen is the reason this thing came crashing down.

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 12:23 PM
There's a whole lot of nasty tweets being left for that promoter right now. I do mean downright rude too. I'd hate to be in his shoes right now.

Meanwhile, back at the VH Ranch, they and DLR sites still have the Soundwave billing up. Go figure?

Lots of theories going around now:

Van Halen, the "first" headliner pulled out a few weeks ago--back when the promoter made all that noise about how screwed up they are. Then, the promoter tried to get a "second" headliner (without announcing that VH had quit because that would kill ticket sales.) When that "second" headliner fell through, the promoter gave up and cancelled the whole festival.

A Tweet:
You miss the point. We needed that massive band to help sell enough tickets to make the festival possible.

Another:
The promoter probably couldn't pay the band the upfront money.

One more:
The fact that VH actually made a change to their website tells me this thing was a go on their end. That's a pretty major event considering they couldn't even be minimally bothered to adjust the year in a "Happy New Year" message… They're probably more annoyed about that now than anything else. "They made us change the web-thing and then cancel the gig?!? I got billed for that!"

These two are kinda funny:
Maybe Van Halen or some of its members were denied Visas to go to Aussie Land?

Maybe better yet Eddie will threaten to kick the promoter in the cup?

Then this:
Sounds pretty simple when you really think about it: Van Halen wasn't able to sell enough tickets alone, so the promoter tried to get a second headliner at the last minute. That didn't happen so they cancel the whole event because financially it's not worth it.

You think back a little, to when the mention of there being a second headliner was announced. That was when trouble started right there. It's been all downhill from that point on.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/charlievh.jpg

unchainedguitars
August 9th, 2011, 12:27 PM
There might be hope, though, if you read the final few lines from Melodicrock:

I call BULLSHIT - could anyone really take this statement seriously?

So what of Van Halen's involvement? Did they have anything to do with this? Early rumors spread stating it was them who had in fact pulled out, suggesting that the band needed to stay in Los Angeles to continue work on their new studio album in order to get it completed in time for the November launch of their 2011/2012 world tour (world minus Australia now).
So far nothing official though. I have put requests for comment into management and the band's PR agents. As of right now, no replies.

(the bullsit part is in reference to the promoter saying he cancelled because, without the second headliner, he couldn't allow this festival to happen).

John Rebus
August 9th, 2011, 12:41 PM
What I can not figure out is how this line up was worthy of advertisement and promotion several months ago, yet all of a sudden is dead in the water because of a "2nd headliner" (One that was never even on the bill in the first place!) failed to materialize. The only thing that makes any sort of sense is ticket sales were lackluster, and the promoter hoped that by adding another band, sales would increase. When he realized he was about to take a major financial bath, he bailed out, and instead of shouldering responsibility for his own poor planning and execution, decided to blame things on another act. An act that he failed to secure, I might add.

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 12:43 PM
What I can not figure out is how this line up was worthy of advertisement and promotion several months ago, yet all of a sudden is dead in the water because of a "2nd headliner" (One that was never even on the bill in the first place!) failed to materialize. The only thing that makes any sort of sense is ticket sales were lackluster, and the promoter hoped that by adding another band, sales would increase. When he realized he was about to take a major financial bath, he bailed out, and instead of shouldering responsibility for his own poor planning and execution, decided to blame things on another act. An act that he failed to secure, I might add.I think this is it in a nut shell.

Mallonmusic
August 9th, 2011, 12:51 PM
I agree with ya, Mallon.

Wow, this thing has spread like wildfire.
I'm listening to classic rock radio, in Boston, and now the DJ is speculating on the future of Van Halen, with the Festival being cancelled.
Everyone, it seems, has serious doubts about VH coming back.


Yea man its sad how fast things can turn around. Any other band in this spot wouldnt even get a second thought besides just the show not going on. But in VH land its always much worse:plain:

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 12:54 PM
There might be hope, though, if you read the final few lines from Melodicrock:

I call BULLSHIT - could anyone really take this statement seriously?

So what of Van Halen's involvement? Did they have anything to do with this? Early rumors spread stating it was them who had in fact pulled out, suggesting that the band needed to stay in Los Angeles to continue work on their new studio album in order to get it completed in time for the November launch of their 2011/2012 world tour (world minus Australia now).
So far nothing official though. I have put requests for comment into management and the band's PR agents. As of right now, no replies.

(the bullsit part is in reference to the promoter saying he cancelled because, without the second headliner, he couldn't allow this festival to happen).

That was your first mistake right there, listening to melodiCROCK.http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/shoes_tapping_md_clr.gif

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/crock.jpg

I doubt that even if VHIV had reneged on the deal that it would have been the Festival's demise. Most Festival go'ers are between 16-30 yrs. old. The average age for VH fans is between 35-50 so, I can't see that it would have made or broke the event, despite them being the headliner. Those younger fans are mostly going for bands that are current to them and not an old nostalgia act like VH.

One thing is for certain, the promoter better be hiding in a bomb shelter right about now. All the people who already asked off from work to attend, made hotel reservations, bought plane tickets etc. are not too happy with him. He's gonna have a bullseye painted on his head for quite awhile.

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 12:56 PM
VAN-SHAKEUP!!! Wolfgang Van Halen Leaves Group, Says Dad is a “Dick”
Aug 3rd at 5PM from Kim Gordon's Real Age

The reunited classic Van Halen lineup is soldiering on, even after the loss of their newest member, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen.

“I’d had enough. Nobody told me what a pain in the ass it was working with family. My dad was always yelling at me, telling me not to be such a show off. How do you show off on a bass? What-ever. My uncle was even worse. He kept telling me to lose weight and that I was supposed to practice all the time so I could ‘play in the pocket’ or some crap. I don’t even know what ‘the pocket’ means. The whole experience was just terrible. I mean Dave was cool, but that only goes so far and even then he always wanted me to ‘spot’ him during his yoga warm-ups and that could get a little weird.”

People expecting young Wolfgang to start his own group are barking up the wrong tree.

“I kind of realized that I didn’t need to be in a band to be rich and famous. I’m already both. I don’t need to be on a stage with those dicks.”

The remaining members of Van Halen wasted no time finding a replacement for the departing bassist. The group has added King Crimson/ Peter Gabriel bassist, Tony Levin to the group for the album and tour.

“Tony is a consummate professional to the highest degree. He listens when he is spoken to and doesn’t sass back,” says Eddie Van Halen. “He’s really beefed up our sound. We are adding lots of Chapman Stick and his patented ‘Funk Fingers’ to the album. It sounds incredible. Kind of like early Allan Holdsworth stuff. People are going to love it.”

Although Wolfgang is leaving rock and roll behind for the time being, he is staying busy by devoting himself to his newest passion, a signature line of handcrafted liquors.

“I’ve been working with my Uncle Sammy on a delicious tequila blend that will be coming out in March. I hoped to get it out sooner, but I don’t turn twenty-one until then.

The ‘Uncle Sammy’ Wolfgang is referring to is none other than Sammy Hagar.

“Legally, I’m not allowed to use the ‘Van Halen’ name anymore,” says Wolfgang. “We are calling it, ‘Cabo San Bertinelli’s Sparkling Tequila Throat Cooler’. It’s gonna be great.”

Sammy Hagar has also had to deal with a recent lineup change in his own supergroup, Chickenfoot.

Bassist Michael Anthony left the group in hopes of rejoining Van Halen, which did not happen.

“I love Mike like a brother, but leaving Chickenfoot before he sealed the deal with Van Halen is the ‘dick move’ of 2011,” says Sammy Hagar. “Mike is not out of the group for good, but he’s on a six month suspension, so he can have some time to reflect on what he’s done.”

Filling in for Michael Anthony for time being will be legendary actor Ben Gazzara. The 80-year-old actor plays bass saxophone in a side project with Hagar called, ‘Hagazzara”.

“A lot of people knock the bass sax as not being ‘rock and roll’,” says Hagar. “But I’ve seen him in action and that thing is a pussy magnet. Get ready to get ‘blown’ people.”

Mallonmusic
August 9th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Good bad or what ever. It would be nice if VH gave half a shit about us or anyone and would stick there heads out of the sand and make a statemnet.....some where!??! Like if the band is still together and all is still moving forward in VH land they could say sorry about the fet, see you all soon! But nope that flyer will be up on there page for the next two years!

KTC5150
August 9th, 2011, 01:03 PM
What I can not figure out is how this line up was worthy of advertisement and promotion several months ago, yet all of a sudden is dead in the water because of a "2nd headliner" (One that was never even on the bill in the first place!) failed to materialize. The only thing that makes any sort of sense is ticket sales were lackluster, and the promoter hoped that by adding another band, sales would increase. When he realized he was about to take a major financial bath, he bailed out, and instead of shouldering responsibility for his own poor planning and execution, decided to blame things on another act. An act that he failed to secure, I might add.

I truly believe this is the case, as I have heard the promoter, AJ Messhuggah, or whatever his name is , was a nutjob too & couldnt secure a 2nd headliner, Limp Bizkit supposedly, in time, or that they backed out, so AJ just bailed on the entire festival...
I wouldn't jump the gun & place blame on Van Halen, although I know MANY people will... The one & only way they can come out of this smelling like a rose is to book in the same towns shows w/ some of the headliners... Imagine if you will, a Van Halen show w/ Alice Cooper & Alice in Chains as openers?! THAT is a show I would go see!

John Rebus
August 9th, 2011, 01:07 PM
He's gonna have a bullseye painted on his head for quite awhile.

Let's face it, the guy painted that bulls-eye on himself a while back by making those completely unprofessional remarks about VH's management on his Twitter account. If anything, it was an indicator that the guy was a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. It also brings out an interesting point, in the notion that VH themselves seemed unwilling to commit to this deal by refusing to promote it on the band's official website and social networking sites. As you'll recall, the adverts only appeared there after this goofy promoter attempted to publicly embarrass them.

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Let's face it, the guy painted that bulls-eye on himself a while back by making those completely unprofessional remarks about VH's management on his Twitter account. If anything, it was an indicator that the guy was a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. It also brings out an interesting point, in the notion that VH themselves seemed unwilling to commit to this deal by refusing to promote it on the band's official website and social networking sites. As you'll recall, the adverts only appeared there after this goofy promoter attempted to publicly embarrass them.

I totally agree with ya. Even if he was unhappy with the band not responding to him, he should have kept it to himself and voiced that to them directly at a later time. I'd say he is the sole reason this thing fell through and nobody else. The whole thing has been handled poorly right from the start. He seems amateurish.

Dr. Roth
August 9th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Well, Dave and VH's websites still say they are playing the festival. So, that is good enough for me. The rest is just rumor and hear say. We all know how current they keep their sites, if anything changed they would have told us.

Sarcasm Off!:colgate:

1234over
August 9th, 2011, 04:37 PM
VAN-SHAKEUP!!! Wolfgang Van Halen Leaves Group, Says Dad is a “Dick”
Aug 3rd at 5PM from Kim Gordon's Real Age

The reunited classic Van Halen lineup is soldiering on, even after the loss of their newest member, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen.

“I’d had enough. Nobody told me what a pain in the ass it was working with family. My dad was always yelling at me, telling me not to be such a show off. How do you show off on a bass? What-ever. My uncle was even worse. He kept telling me to lose weight and that I was supposed to practice all the time so I could ‘play in the pocket’ or some crap. I don’t even know what ‘the pocket’ means. The whole experience was just terrible. I mean Dave was cool, but that only goes so far and even then he always wanted me to ‘spot’ him during his yoga warm-ups and that could get a little weird.”

People expecting young Wolfgang to start his own group are barking up the wrong tree.

“I kind of realized that I didn’t need to be in a band to be rich and famous. I’m already both. I don’t need to be on a stage with those dicks.”

The remaining members of Van Halen wasted no time finding a replacement for the departing bassist. The group has added King Crimson/ Peter Gabriel bassist, Tony Levin to the group for the album and tour.

“Tony is a consummate professional to the highest degree. He listens when he is spoken to and doesn’t sass back,” says Eddie Van Halen. “He’s really beefed up our sound. We are adding lots of Chapman Stick and his patented ‘Funk Fingers’ to the album. It sounds incredible. Kind of like early Allan Holdsworth stuff. People are going to love it.”

Although Wolfgang is leaving rock and roll behind for the time being, he is staying busy by devoting himself to his newest passion, a signature line of handcrafted liquors.

“I’ve been working with my Uncle Sammy on a delicious tequila blend that will be coming out in March. I hoped to get it out sooner, but I don’t turn twenty-one until then.

The ‘Uncle Sammy’ Wolfgang is referring to is none other than Sammy Hagar.

“Legally, I’m not allowed to use the ‘Van Halen’ name anymore,” says Wolfgang. “We are calling it, ‘Cabo San Bertinelli’s Sparkling Tequila Throat Cooler’. It’s gonna be great.”

Sammy Hagar has also had to deal with a recent lineup change in his own supergroup, Chickenfoot.

Bassist Michael Anthony left the group in hopes of rejoining Van Halen, which did not happen.

“I love Mike like a brother, but leaving Chickenfoot before he sealed the deal with Van Halen is the ‘dick move’ of 2011,” says Sammy Hagar. “Mike is not out of the group for good, but he’s on a six month suspension, so he can have some time to reflect on what he’s done.”

Filling in for Michael Anthony for time being will be legendary actor Ben Gazzara. The 80-year-old actor plays bass saxophone in a side project with Hagar called, ‘Hagazzara”.

“A lot of people knock the bass sax as not being ‘rock and roll’,” says Hagar. “But I’ve seen him in action and that thing is a pussy magnet. Get ready to get ‘blown’ people.”

Beautiful.

Honestly, making fun of VH, and listening to them bicker in the press was BETTER than what is happening right now. The way things are right now we don't even get to hear new Roth quotes. Instead we get teased and tormented by these dysfunctional schmucks.

EricR
August 9th, 2011, 04:49 PM
VAN-SHAKEUP!!! Wolfgang Van Halen Leaves Group, Says Dad is a “Dick”
Aug 3rd at 5PM from Kim Gordon's Real Age

The reunited classic Van Halen lineup is soldiering on, even after the loss of their newest member, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen.

“I’d had enough. Nobody told me what a pain in the ass it was working with family. My dad was always yelling at me, telling me not to be such a show off. How do you show off on a bass? What-ever. My uncle was even worse. He kept telling me to lose weight and that I was supposed to practice all the time so I could ‘play in the pocket’ or some crap. I don’t even know what ‘the pocket’ means. The whole experience was just terrible. I mean Dave was cool, but that only goes so far and even then he always wanted me to ‘spot’ him during his yoga warm-ups and that could get a little weird.”

People expecting young Wolfgang to start his own group are barking up the wrong tree.

“I kind of realized that I didn’t need to be in a band to be rich and famous. I’m already both. I don’t need to be on a stage with those dicks.”

The remaining members of Van Halen wasted no time finding a replacement for the departing bassist. The group has added King Crimson/ Peter Gabriel bassist, Tony Levin to the group for the album and tour.

“Tony is a consummate professional to the highest degree. He listens when he is spoken to and doesn’t sass back,” says Eddie Van Halen. “He’s really beefed up our sound. We are adding lots of Chapman Stick and his patented ‘Funk Fingers’ to the album. It sounds incredible. Kind of like early Allan Holdsworth stuff. People are going to love it.”

Although Wolfgang is leaving rock and roll behind for the time being, he is staying busy by devoting himself to his newest passion, a signature line of handcrafted liquors.

“I’ve been working with my Uncle Sammy on a delicious tequila blend that will be coming out in March. I hoped to get it out sooner, but I don’t turn twenty-one until then.

The ‘Uncle Sammy’ Wolfgang is referring to is none other than Sammy Hagar.

“Legally, I’m not allowed to use the ‘Van Halen’ name anymore,” says Wolfgang. “We are calling it, ‘Cabo San Bertinelli’s Sparkling Tequila Throat Cooler’. It’s gonna be great.”

Sammy Hagar has also had to deal with a recent lineup change in his own supergroup, Chickenfoot.

Bassist Michael Anthony left the group in hopes of rejoining Van Halen, which did not happen.

“I love Mike like a brother, but leaving Chickenfoot before he sealed the deal with Van Halen is the ‘dick move’ of 2011,” says Sammy Hagar. “Mike is not out of the group for good, but he’s on a six month suspension, so he can have some time to reflect on what he’s done.”

Filling in for Michael Anthony for time being will be legendary actor Ben Gazzara. The 80-year-old actor plays bass saxophone in a side project with Hagar called, ‘Hagazzara”.

“A lot of people knock the bass sax as not being ‘rock and roll’,” says Hagar. “But I’ve seen him in action and that thing is a pussy magnet. Get ready to get ‘blown’ people.”

Does anyone think this is true?

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Does anyone think this is true?i1sum2 has a gift. It's only true if you want it to be.

Dr. Roth
August 9th, 2011, 05:32 PM
i1sum2 has a gift. It's only true if you want it to be.

What that gift is, is anyones guess:10:

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 05:39 PM
This is interesting....

"In related news Fred Durst has taken to Twitter (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/c9ilj8) overnight to responded to the rumour that Limp Bizkit was the second headliner that bailed on the Revolution and forced the cancellation of the festival: “Hello my Australian people! Little FYI for you- we were never on the bill to play any festival down under. So, looks like VH cancels and we get thrown in the mix, classic. All I can say is that we are very excited to rock OZ as soon as possible. I’ll drink to that!”

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/29638/Soundwave-mini-festival-updates

1234over
August 9th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Does anyone think this is true?

Do you?
I'll have you know that I have heard from a knowledgable source that Ben Gazarra is rumoured to be one hell of a bass player:wow: He would be perfect, (just my opinion though, so don't get all bent outta shape, maybe you prefer Jon Voight I don't know.)

i1sum2!
August 9th, 2011, 06:23 PM
i1sum2 has a gift. It's only true if you want it to be.

Hey, I found this satirical humor over at the links earlier today. Don't throw me under the bus for injecting a little comedy into a controversial thread about a big show cancellation. I thought that some might actually find it funny. Guess not.


....although I hear Ben Gazarra really can rip on a bass.

punkatomic
August 9th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Hey, I found this satirical humor over at the links earlier today. Don't throw me under the bus for injecting a little comedy into a controversial thread about a big show cancellation. I thought that some might actually find it funny. Guess not.


....although I hear Ben Gazarra really can rip on a bass.I found it funny. My post wasn't a shot at all.

And I thought Ben Gazarra was dead.

Mallonmusic
August 9th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Well the way i see it theres a few things that could have happend

1. The second headliner did pull out and they were afraid they couldnt do it without them.--------But there are many holes in that story that just don't add up.

2. Things were not falling in line and they were afraid they couldnt cover there asses and pay the bands so they pulled the plug.-------Very likely.

3. VH pulled out do to the fact that they are VH witch would have been a huge drop in turnout and even though there are a few good bands on the bill. There is not an act that could be half the draw of VH------Sadly this is very likely and kinda everyones gut feeling.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 9th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Hey, I found this satirical humor over at the links earlier today. Don't throw me under the bus for injecting a little comedy into a controversial thread about a big show cancellation. I thought that some might actually find it funny. Guess not.


....although I hear Ben Gazarra really can rip on a bass.

some of us did find it quite funny !?

at least i know i did ! ;)

VAiN
August 9th, 2011, 11:35 PM
I honestly don't think VH has anything to do, directly, with the wheels falling off this thing. The promoter seems like a hack who got in over his head and over promised.
I have no doubt that tickets weren't selling at staggering levels for a festival headlined by VH when the average festival-goer is under 20, but anyone in the biz would already know this and have thought it through before launching it. It's just really a shame that VH had to be associated with this failure even before any new music is out. It just puts them in a bad light, IMO.

VAiN
August 9th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Oh, and FUCK FRED DURST.

Mallonmusic
August 9th, 2011, 11:40 PM
Oh, and FUCK FRED DURST.


This forum needs a "like" button for posts like this!:thumbs-up:

unchainedguitars
August 9th, 2011, 11:47 PM
We are all in denial, if we think Van Halen had nothing to do with this.

I dislike Fred Durst, but in this case, i believe him.
Look at VH's track record of dysfunction.

VAiN
August 9th, 2011, 11:54 PM
We are all in denial, if we think Van Halen had nothing to do with this.

I dislike Fred Durst, but in this case, i believe him.
Look at VH's track record of dysfunction.

AJ the promoter guy would have no issues with throwing VH under the bus to save his ass if this was the case. Durst has zero insight to this and needs to shut the fuck up. This is how rumors continue to spread.

From what I've read, the mystery 2nd headliner that didn't pan out was aerosmith.

Mallonmusic
August 10th, 2011, 12:07 AM
AJ the promoter guy would have no issues with throwing VH under the bus to save his ass if this was the case. Durst has zero insight to this and needs to shut the fuck up. This is how rumors continue to spread.

From what I've read, the mystery 2nd headliner that didn't pan out was aerosmith.


But how would a second headliner make any difference? I mean they didnt have one from the get go and now they pulled the plug because they didnt have a second headliner? Don't add up to me:confused:

unchainedguitars
August 10th, 2011, 12:54 AM
It doesn't add up.

Aerosmith is a huge name, why would they announce this festival, put tickets on sale, then announce Aerosmith much later on.
Makes no sense.

From the get-go it would be: Aerosmith & Van Halen @ Soundwave, tickets on sale now.

Instead it's, VH and a bunch of other bands, tickets on sale now (and we'll keep this other huge band a secret, until the last minute).

vhfanjack
August 10th, 2011, 01:00 AM
My question is this the first Soundwave Festival ever? It might help to explain why this mess is happening. I thought the promoter had the right idea all along, but certain parties weren't exactly forthcoming. Somehow, Limp Bizkit is involved in this. I'm still reading up on it at a couple of other sites right now. I agree that the bands should already have been secured months ago in advance.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-australian-concert-appearances-reportedly-cancelled/

Not really.

Soundwave is an annual festival held in March that has been going on for a few years. I went to it earlier this year. This is some greedy spin-off, Soundwave Revolution, which is the first. It was being advertised at the original Soundwave Festival before Iron Maiden.

vhfanjack
August 10th, 2011, 01:01 AM
That was your first mistake right there, listening to melodiCROCK.http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/shoes_tapping_md_clr.gif

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/crock.jpg

I doubt that even if VHIV had reneged on the deal that it would have been the Festival's demise. Most Festival go'ers are between 16-30 yrs. old. The average age for VH fans is between 35-50 so, I can't see that it would have made or broke the event, despite them being the headliner. Those younger fans are mostly going for bands that are current to them and not an old nostalgia act like VH.

One thing is for certain, the promoter better be hiding in a bomb shelter right about now. All the people who already asked off from work to attend, made hotel reservations, bought plane tickets etc. are not too happy with him. He's gonna have a bullseye painted on his head for quite awhile.

Most people going are scene kids that are there to see All Time Low and Suicide Silence or whatever phaggotry bands are on the bill.

vhfanjack
August 10th, 2011, 01:03 AM
It doesn't add up.

Aerosmith is a huge name, why would they announce this festival, put tickets on sale, then announce Aerosmith much later on.
Makes no sense.

From the get-go it would be: Aerosmith & Van Halen @ Soundwave, tickets on sale now.

Instead it's, VH and a bunch of other bands, tickets on sale now (and we'll keep this other huge band a secret, until the last minute).

The promotor said about a month ago that Aerosmith won't be the second headliner, because they've got Van Halen (classic rock demographic?)

unchainedguitars
August 10th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Now it's Aerosmith's fault & Limp Bizkit's fault.
Meanwhile, Van Halen says & does nothing.

Van Halen are gonna make a lot of enemies, amongst the fans & rival bands.
If these guys are innocent, MAKE A STATEMENT.

Van Halen just doesn't seem to give a shit, either way.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 10th, 2011, 01:15 AM
Now it's Aerosmith's fault & Limp Bizkit's fault.
Meanwhile, Van Halen says & does nothing.

Van Halen are gonna make a lot of enemies, amongst the fans & rival bands.
If these guys are innocent, MAKE A STATEMENT.

Van Halen just doesn't seem to give a shit, either way.

funny , it seems that VH already have enough enemies on this site ??
go figure ....

vhfanjack
August 10th, 2011, 01:15 AM
Yeah, I'm getting pissed off at just hearing rumours and not anything official.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 10th, 2011, 01:17 AM
Yeah, I'm getting pissed off at just hearing rumours and not anything official.

rumours spread like tumours ..! lol

an official statement is long overdue . :confused:

unchainedguitars
August 10th, 2011, 01:20 AM
funny , it seems that VH already have enough enemies on this site ??
go figure ....

Oh give it a rest, Robbie.

You kiss so much ass, it's starting to get silly...

rawkinrobbievh1
August 10th, 2011, 01:32 AM
Oh give it a rest, Robbie.

You kiss so much ass, it's starting to get silly...

hey UG ... you ever notice how i'll stick up for you and try to get others to lay off , when they're attacking you verbally ?

ever had the urge to see things from a different view ?

WOW , nice guys really do finish last , eh ?

unchainedguitars
August 10th, 2011, 01:37 AM
hey UG ... you ever notice how i'll stick up for you and try to get others to lay off , when they're attacking you verbally ?

ever had the urge to see things from a different view ?

WOW , nice guys really do finish last , eh ?

Why do i need anybody sticking up for me, i'm a big boy.
Who's attacking me? Sum?
I think i can handle him.

Robbie, your a genuinely nice guy, don't get me wrong.
I just wish you could not always see things in such an overly positive light.
I love Van Halen, too, but they are pretty much as un fan friendly as they come.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 10th, 2011, 01:47 AM
Why do i need anybody sticking up for me, i'm a big boy.
Who's attacking me? Sum?
I think i can handle him.

Robbie, your a genuinely nice guy, don't get me wrong.
I just wish you could not always see things in such an overly positive light.
I love Van Halen, too, but they are pretty much as un fan friendly as they come.

i have no doubt that you can handle anything that comes your way !
your track record and post count kinda tells the story .....

you have to believe that as much as i adore ED.. , i'm PISSED that he's wasted so much time ! that we don't have all the stuff from the vaults , that he jilted us out of a reunion with the original 4 , that he chose Smoking Loon over being a recording /touring musician of merit ....

and yeah , VH are very un-fan-friendly . i get it . i hate it . but i still love their music !!
and i anticipate the new stuff , for better or worse , because it's VH :101:

unchainedguitars
August 10th, 2011, 01:54 AM
i have no doubt that you can handle anything that comes your way !
your track record and post count kinda tells the story .....

you have to believe that as much as i adore ED.. , i'm PISSED that he's wasted so much time ! that we don't have all the stuff from the vaults , that he jilted us out of a reunion with the original 4 , that he chose Smoking Loon over being a recording /touring musician of merit ....

and yeah , VH are very un-fan-friendly . i get it . i hate it . but i still love their music !!
and i anticipate the new stuff , for better or worse , because it's VH :101:

I'm telling you, Mallon instigated all of this, with his "Jump" thread! :colgate:

He is clever, like a cat.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 10th, 2011, 01:59 AM
I'm telling you, Mallon instigated all of this, with his "Jump" thread! :colgate:

He is clever, like a cat.

i swear to God , that 'Jump' just came on the radio ...
it's 2:58am

and yeah , Mall is a sly one ! he he
not to mention , he's logged in and soaking this all up ;)

i1sum2!
August 10th, 2011, 09:13 AM
I found it funny. My post wasn't a shot at all.

And I thought Ben Gazarra was dead.

I don't hear ya laughing over there? Gazarra probably is dead, but he can still rip from beyond the grave.


I honestly don't think VH has anything to do, directly, with the wheels falling off this thing. The promoter seems like a hack who got in over his head and over promised.

I don't see how VH could be at fault here. Even if there were some kind of internal trouble, it sure wouldn't be the demise of the Festival. They would bring in another band to fill VH's spot.


AJ the promoter guy would have no issues with throwing VH under the bus to save his ass if this was the case.

Absolutely, although he may be under lock & key to keep his trap shut for fear of a liability lawsuit from VH. Who knows?


Not really.

Soundwave is an annual festival held in March that has been going on for a few years. I went to it earlier this year. This is some greedy spin-off, Soundwave Revolution, which is the first. It was being advertised at the original Soundwave Festival before Iron Maiden.

Well, that would mean the the promoter AJ would have experience with a big festival then. Makes me wonder how all this fell apart so rapidly.

John Rebus
August 10th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Well, that would mean the the promoter AJ would have experience with a big festival then. Makes me wonder how all this fell apart so rapidly.

This AJ Blahblah-baghdad-bad's tactics do appear to be startlingly odd, yet strangely familiar. Now where have we seen this before? I mean, ya don't suppose...


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll2/EX11B_photos/bagdad_bob_large.jpg

i1sum2!
August 10th, 2011, 10:11 AM
This AJ Blahblah-baghdad-bad's tactics do appear to be startlingly odd, yet strangely familiar. Now where have we seen this before? I mean, ya don't suppose...


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll2/EX11B_photos/bagdad_bob_large.jpg


Lol. Good pic for this. Makes ya wonder, indeed.

Mallonmusic
August 10th, 2011, 02:51 PM
I'm telling you, Mallon instigated all of this, with his "Jump" thread! :colgate:

He is clever, like a cat.


What?......Who me?......Na....ha haaaa!:taunt::happy:

Mallonmusic
August 10th, 2011, 11:23 PM
So the VH news desk and many other outlets are saying its NOT from VH pulling out. Could be true never know? But either way you can blame VH for everyone pointing there finger at them due to there track record and lack of communication with the world. I also noticed that on there website and Facebook all mention of the show is gone. God forbid they say anything or give us an update instead of just keeping every thing blank?!:plain:


*** Side note***
Every time i hear the word "Van Halen news desk" I picture a desk covered in dust with an old rotary phone, an old pc running Windows 98 and a stick-it note stuck on the wall saying "VH announce 2007 tour dates". And not to mention a dude looking like the "anchor man" passed out and drooling on himself in his duct taped desk chair:drewl::dozingoff:

unchainedguitars
August 11th, 2011, 01:45 AM
They replaced the Soundwave slogan with: Don't blame us!

And Dave updated his site with: Get Ready...(for something to happen, possibly, in late 2012...at the earliest)

vhfanjack
August 11th, 2011, 02:16 AM
I found out today that AJ was the organiser and boss of all the prior Soundwave Festivals, and none of them were cancelled. Even for Soundwave this year one of the announced headliners, Avenged Sevenfold (they suck, I know), pulled out, yet they replaced them and it all ran smoothly.

Either way, Van Halen aren't down here, and quite frankly FUCK THEM! Getting everyone's hopes up and then pulling this shit. And they wonder why this band is regarded as a joke...

i1sum2!
August 11th, 2011, 07:30 AM
So the VH news desk and many other outlets are saying its NOT from VH pulling out. Could be true never know? But either way you can blame VH for everyone pointing there finger at them due to there track record and lack of communication with the world. I also noticed that on there website and Facebook all mention of the show is gone. God forbid they say anything or give us an update instead of just keeping every thing blank?!:plain:


*** Side note***
Every time i hear the word "Van Halen news desk" I picture a desk covered in dust with an old rotary phone, an old pc running Windows 98 and a stick-it note stuck on the wall saying "VH announce 2007 tour dates". And not to mention a dude looking like the "anchor man" passed out and drooling on himself in his duct taped desk chair:drewl::dozingoff:

That's quite humorous, but Jeff does a pretty good job with what he can scrounge up. I agree that VH's media skills are severely lacking and they should be more forthcoming with info than once every five years. They don't seem to grasp the new age of communication. This picture you painted is more what I picture Janie's desk to look like than the VH News Desk personally. That woman doesn't have a clue one.

You know the onus will be on the promoter and not Van Halen. If, and when they ever let Dave speak again, he'll smooth this thing over. He could now, if "you know who" who take his gag off. He could have been promoting this or any other upcoming show to the fullest. The VH Bros are truly idiots for not.

Dr. Roth
August 11th, 2011, 08:11 AM
Here is the link to the VHND http://www.vhnd.com/2011/08/10/van-halen-update-81011/

At the bottom Valerie has a tweet asking to hear the new album. Also both of their websites have been "updated".

Doc

i1sum2!
August 11th, 2011, 08:50 AM
I liked Val's comment "Who do I have to give birth to?" lol

One thing I noticed about the websites. It was a major pain to get them to put up the Soundwave bill and they acted as if they didn't really want to, but did anyway finally. Then, when shit hit the fan, that came down lightning fast. So "on" their A game!

...and Dave, he's back to "getting ready" again.

ckr1231
August 11th, 2011, 09:38 AM
It seems to me that Wolfie is the one that pushed them to play Soundwave anyway. After all, he is the one into the younger music scene. I find it hard to believe that VH would have ever considered playing that festival.

1234over
August 11th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Here is the link to the VHND http://www.vhnd.com/2011/08/10/van-halen-update-81011/

At the bottom Valerie has a tweet asking to hear the new album. Also both of their websites have been "updated".

Doc

Not sound too douchey, but when are they gonna take down the Soundwave announcement on THIS webpage?

i1sum2!
August 11th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Which webpage? The VH News Desk doesn't have it, nor does the actual Soundwave site. Or VH's or DLR's now.

???

One would think that Van Halen would try to clear their name in all this mess too. Instead, they revert back to what they know and do best......

nothing

John Rebus
August 11th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Which webpage? The VH News Desk doesn't have it, nor does the actual Soundwave site. Or VH's or DLR's now.

???

1234over is referring to the home page of ClassicVanHalen.com (http://classicvanhalen.com/forum/content.php) ;)

VAiN
August 11th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Not sound too douchey, but when are they gonna take down the Soundwave announcement on THIS webpage?

No, no, you nailed it.. that was juuuuuuust douchey enough. :colgate:

1234over
August 11th, 2011, 06:44 PM
No, no, you nailed it.. that was juuuuuuust douchey enough. :colgate:

I have a light touch :cool:

Mallonmusic
August 11th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Why does this say that VH pulled out last week?



http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-diary/sound-fury-as-revolution-ends-20110811-1iox8.html

VAiN
August 11th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Why does this say that VH pulled out last week?



http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-diary/sound-fury-as-revolution-ends-20110811-1iox8.html

Because they're full of shit? Seriously, if VH pulled out the promoter who is taking a bath on this would be screaming from the mountain, or whatever the fuck they have down there, tops! To think that the backwards cap wearing 1999 holdout whiteboy rapping idiot knows anything about what went down is laughable.

Mallonmusic
August 11th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Because they're full of shit? Seriously, if VH pulled out the promoter who is taking a bath on this would be screaming from the mountain, or whatever the fuck they have down there, tops! To think that the backwards cap wearing 1999 holdout whiteboy rapping idiot knows anything about what went down is laughable.

It would be nice if those fucktarts could break there vow of silence and defend themselves. Ya know? How about they show for just one that they have a clue to whats going on in the world and that they give a flying fuck about us foolish fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i1sum2!
August 12th, 2011, 08:27 AM
1234over is referring to the home page of ClassicVanHalen.com (http://classicvanhalen.com/forum/content.php) ;)

Ah, well shit then, that explains it as I never check it out. I have the forum bookmarked. I didn't even think to look there. D'oh!

You would think those dopes would at least acknowledge their fanbase and especially the Australian ones about all this festival fallout on their site. They should even say something on their Facebook and Twitter accounts too. Why the fuck have them if you're not gonna engage your fans? I hear all they're doing right now is deleting everybody's comments and not giving any explanations. All they're doing is alienating and frustrating the fans by this silence. In this day and age, they've definitely lost the plot to how things work in communications. You can't promote the hell out of "We ain't talking" and expect to be liked any longer.

VAiN
August 12th, 2011, 08:28 AM
It would be nice if those fucktarts could break there vow of silence and defend themselves. Ya know? How about they show for just one that they have a clue to whats going on in the world and that they give a flying fuck about us foolish fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously... anything that isn't 'have a rockin 2010'....

i1sum2!
August 12th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Hmm, well, I guess the dust is settling and now it seems that Aerosmith is to blame for the Festival's failure. They backed out according to the News Desk. I still don't see how them (or another oldie's act in VH) could make the whole shebang collapse. :57:

http://www.vhnd.com/

Soundwave Revolution Cancelled Because Of Aerosmith Backing Out & Lagging Ticket Sales (http://www.vhnd.com/2011/08/09/soundwave-revolution-cancelled-because-of-aerosmith-backing-out-lagging-ticket-sales/)

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

When it was announced that the Soundwave Revolution festival in Australia was cancelled yesterday, some fans were quick to blame Van Halen, assuming that they must have pulled out of the festival. The truth is, Van Halen DID NOT pull out of Soundwave Revolution, and had nothing to do with the festival being cancelled.

The promoter had been planning on securing one or two additional headliners, which he was unable to do. Triple M (http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/news/blog/exclusive-soundwave-revolution-wanted-aerosmith-as-second-headliner/20110810-e6ky.html) in Australia revealed today that AEROSMITH was the unannounced second headliner that pulled out of the festival. Between Aerosmith backing out, and lagging ticket sales, the promoter decided to cancel the festival.

and here we had a big bowl of brown M& M's waiting for Mr. Ed...

unchainedguitars
August 12th, 2011, 10:54 AM
What, did Steven Tyler have a dress rehearsal for Idol?
That guy has his priorities completely fucked.

The nice part is that, Van Halen had nothing to do with this.
Apologies to Robbie, for me doubting them (and, boy, did i!)

In a way, i respect VH for NOT saying a word about this.
Like them, Aerosmith are veterans, and i'm sure friends with the band.
Ed probablly didn't think it would be classy to say, "It wasn't us, Aerosmith
pulled out!"

i1sum2!
August 12th, 2011, 12:15 PM
I'm sure they didn't want to point the finger at Aerosmith BUT, they still needed to clear their name and say something in regards to this dilemma. To not was just another slap in the face to fans who already bought tickets to see them down under. They still dropped the ball on this. The very least they could have said was "Hey, we're sorry this has happened and it's out of our control". SOMETHING!

unchainedguitars
August 12th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Actually, your last quote would have been perfect, regarding the situation at hand.
THAT is what should have been said, on their be-half.

"You keep squirtin' water on me and....I"M GONNA CANCEL THIS FESTIVAL!"
DLR, 2011

i1sum2!
August 12th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Supposedly, their L.A. Publicist wouldn't give Andrew from MelodiCROCK an interview yesterday. All he wanted was some kind of address made to the Aussie fans. Guess what? They wouldn't grant him one. That's terrible business on VH's part. It's just common decency to say something on the Festival's behalf and why things happened as they did.

Five lousy minutes! VH could have achieved the same result spending thirty seconds on their website.

unchainedguitars
August 12th, 2011, 02:09 PM
I just don't get that sort of logic.

Van Halen were THE biggest name associated with that festival, at that point.
I think it is their responsibility to address those fans that purchased tickets, yet they say NOTHING.

I just think it's incredibly rude.
The fact that they have a new record coming out, you'd think they wouldn't want to irritate their fanbase.

Mallonmusic
August 12th, 2011, 03:38 PM
***From van-halen.com ***


"We are sorry to anounce that we will not be playing the SounWave fetival due to it being called off. We were 100% ready and looking forward to playing it and seeing all our beloved fans. But rest assured we are still planning on making the trip and are working on setting up some venu's! Can't wait to see you all on our 2011/2012 world tour and playing songs from our new album due this Sept!"

i1sum2!
August 12th, 2011, 03:57 PM
This isn't really anything that we don't already know but thought one comment was particularly amusing:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halens-australian-dates-canceled-20110810

Getting solid information from the Van Halen camp is like getting info out of the Kremlin..

punkatomic
August 12th, 2011, 04:14 PM
No one should be surprised with Van Halen silence.

This is how they operate. Nothing is going to change.

I'm just shocked they updated their web page already.

Guitarfreak
August 12th, 2011, 04:26 PM
This isn't really anything that we don't already know but thought one comment was particularly amusing:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halens-australian-dates-canceled-20110810

Getting solid information from the Van Halen camp is like getting info out of the Kremlin..
I think Van Halen might be even more tightly-sealed a fortress than the Kremlin is these days. Never visited it, but I have been to the Lubianka -- the headquarters of the KGB(!) in Moscow. And there was no security to deal with at all. We tried two or three doors, one of them was open, so the three of us just strolled on in. My friend was under the completely WRONG impression there was a public museum within the building.

Nonetheless, we walked around for about ten minutes before some perplexed agents in suits asked us what we were doing and threw us out.

The studio at 5150 though?? Probably a guarded bunker in comparison!

unchainedguitars
August 12th, 2011, 05:14 PM
***From van-halen.com ***


"We are sorry to anounce that we will not be playing the SounWave fetival due to it being called off. We were 100% ready and looking forward to playing it and seeing all our beloved fans. But rest assured we are still planning on making the trip and are working on setting up some venu's! Can't wait to see you all on our 2011/2012 world tour and playing songs from our new album due this Sept!"

Now, THAT is much better!
Thank you, Van Halen, i have some faith left in you.

unchainedguitars
August 12th, 2011, 05:19 PM
***From van-halen.com ***


"We are sorry to anounce that we will not be playing the SounWave fetival due to it being called off. We were 100% ready and looking forward to playing it and seeing all our beloved fans. But rest assured we are still planning on making the trip and are working on setting up some venu's! Can't wait to see you all on our 2011/2012 world tour and playing songs from our new album due this Sept!"

Wait, is this a joke, or did they really post that?

Guitarfreak
August 12th, 2011, 05:57 PM
I think it's a joke... when I go to the site, all I get is the logo. :(

i1sum2!
August 12th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Wait, is this a joke, or did they really post that?

Lol. It was Mallon's creation dude. He pulled a "you".

unchainedguitars
August 12th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Ahhh, that fucker...

Here i was thinking, Van Halen had finally grown up.

Mallonmusic
August 13th, 2011, 09:11 PM
LOL!:36:

Come on did you really think they would be that upfront soo soon---about anything?

rawkinrobbievh1
August 14th, 2011, 12:01 PM
LOL!:36:

Come on did you really think they would be that upfront soo soon---about anything?

i was watching the news channel on tv , and they never once mentioned anything about 'hell freezing over' !!;)

i1sum2!
August 15th, 2011, 01:36 PM
From the promoter via twitter:

@iamnotshouting
AJ Despite the advice from legal and ticketing, etc, we're refunding 100%, including postage, booking fees, credit card charges, etc.

1 hour ago via web

vhfanjack
August 16th, 2011, 02:07 AM
From the promoter via twitter:

@iamnotshouting
AJ Despite the advice from legal and ticketing, etc, we're refunding 100%, including postage, booking fees, credit card charges, etc.

1 hour ago via web

Good.. About time there's some news on the matter.
Thanks for sharing.

i1sum2!
August 16th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Good.. About time there's some news on the matter.
Thanks for sharing.

I bet you'll get all of your money back dude. Hang in there. It may take awhile for them to refund everyone though.

Mallonmusic
August 16th, 2011, 07:00 PM
http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/news/blog/exclusive-van-halen-australian-tour-for-2012/20110817-e8nt.html

Here they come after all!

i1sum2!
August 17th, 2011, 07:19 AM
http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/news/blog/exclusive-van-halen-australian-tour-for-2012/20110817-e8nt.html

Here they come after all!

Ever notice with Van Halen that it's always "next year"? I still can't believe that DLR would have signed on for this.

John Rebus
August 17th, 2011, 07:32 AM
This news should be taken with a huge grain of salt. After all, it was the work of one promoter that lead to this disaster in the first place. To put faith in two more of these guys is to stretch things even further.

Then again, to continually hope for positive results from the VH camp (Going on what, 15 or so years now?) reminds me of the quote largely but not completely attributed to Albert Einstein:

"The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over, and then expecting different results."

punkatomic
August 23rd, 2011, 04:18 PM
Came across this interview....

...This is also an anniversary year for former Van Halen (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/van-halen/111958) bandmates Hagar and Anthony -- 25 years since the release of "5150," Hagar's first with the band. Hagar still considers the chart-topping, six-time platinum set "a great album" but, as he made abundantly clear in his autobiography "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock," there's no love lost with the Van Halen camp.

"I'm so disappointed in those guys," Hagar notes. "I'm not even angry. I'm just disappointed. I really don't like them anymore, and I can't tell you how sad it is to me that what we had as creative guys, and as a friendship, how it just went away. Mike and I had the biggest laugh when they canceled (the Soundwave Festival in) Australia. He was like, 'I thought you told me they had canceled a couple months ago,' and I was, 'No, no, I told you they announced it.' 'Oh, they announced it,' and we just cracked up. They kill me."
http://www.billboard.com/news/sammy-hagar-chickenfoot-is-no-joke-but-van-1005325392.story#

captain sparky
August 23rd, 2011, 04:33 PM
"Mike and I had the biggest laugh when they canceled (the Soundwave Festival in) Australia. He was like, 'I thought you told me they had canceled a couple months ago,' and I was, 'No, no, I told you they announced it.' 'Oh, they announced it,' and we just cracked up. They kill me."

Sammy is just saying whatever he thinks will get him headlines and attention. The conversation with Mike probably never happened like that. Be interesting if Mike speaks up on Sammy's comments.

VAiN
August 23rd, 2011, 04:36 PM
Came across this interview....

...This is also an anniversary year for former Van Halen (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/van-halen/111958) bandmates Hagar and Anthony -- 25 years since the release of "5150," Hagar's first with the band. Hagar still considers the chart-topping, six-time platinum set "a great album" but, as he made abundantly clear in his autobiography "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock," there's no love lost with the Van Halen camp.

"I'm so disappointed in those guys," Hagar notes. "I'm not even angry. I'm just disappointed. I really don't like them anymore, and I can't tell you how sad it is to me that what we had as creative guys, and as a friendship, how it just went away. Mike and I had the biggest laugh when they canceled (the Soundwave Festival in) Australia. He was like, 'I thought you told me they had canceled a couple months ago,' and I was, 'No, no, I told you they announced it.' 'Oh, they announced it,' and we just cracked up. They kill me."
http://www.billboard.com/news/sammy-hagar-chickenfoot-is-no-joke-but-van-1005325392.story#

Oh sam... you Fat. Fucking. Clown. He just can't help himself... like retarded turrets.

VAiN
August 23rd, 2011, 04:37 PM
The conversation with Mike probably never happened.

Fixed it for ya... yeah, he's full of shit - as usual.

vhfanjack
August 24th, 2011, 02:24 AM
He is full of shit, but he isn't wrong. How can anyone treat Van Halen seriously anymore with their (lack of) shenanigans?

Guitarfreak
August 24th, 2011, 06:51 AM
I'd probably have the same reaction if I were Sam or Mike. They've got reason to laugh! :tounge:

i1sum2!
August 24th, 2011, 09:06 AM
I'd probably have the same reaction if I were Sam or Mike. They've got reason to laugh! :tounge:

Absolutely. Van Halen is now more of a joke than to be taken seriously. Only us diehards stick around for more of their BS. We're kind of like battered wives. Unfortunately.

The thing is they could correct that attitude towards themselves with some effort but no, they won't.

punkatomic
August 24th, 2011, 03:06 PM
I'd probably have the same reaction if I were Sam or Mike. They've got reason to laugh! :tounge:
I guess I don't understand the reason.

So according to Sammy, Him and Michael Anthony had a good laugh, because VAN HALEN canceled the S.R.F?

What?

Van Halen didn't cancel the festival, like Sammy is claiming here. Facts are facts, and the dumbass promoter for S.R.F is to blame.

So why is Sammy and Michael laughing again?

They think it's funny that thousands of rock fans were fucked over?

VAiN
August 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
I guess I don't understand the reason.

So according to Sammy, Him and Michael Anthony had a good laugh, because VAN HALEN canceled the S.R.F?

What?

Van Halen didn't cancel the festival, like Sammy is claiming here. Facts are facts, and the dumbass promoter for S.R.F is to blame.

So why is Sammy and Michael laughing again?

They think it's funny that thousands of rock fans were fucked over?

There you go again with your thinking and facts... toss that shit out the window - it's fat-fucking-clown we're talking about here.

punkatomic
August 24th, 2011, 03:20 PM
There you go again with your thinking and facts... toss that shit out the window - it's fat-fucking-clown we're talking about here.Everytime he opens his trap, it just reaffirms what piece of shit he is.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 24th, 2011, 08:18 PM
I guess I don't understand the reason.

So according to Sammy, Him and Michael Anthony had a good laugh, because VAN HALEN canceled the S.R.F?

What?

Van Halen didn't cancel the festival, like Sammy is claiming here. Facts are facts, and the dumbass promoter for S.R.F is to blame.

So why is Sammy and Michael laughing again?

They think it's funny that thousands of rock fans were fucked over?

thank you , punk !!
well said bro ....

facts are facts , and VH had NOTHING to do with demise of those shows .

and a lighthearted but stern "FUCK YOU" , to all the immature folks who wanna lay blame on Eddie for that mishap .....

internet tough guys , internet Rambos .... geez :jerk:

even if the Sammy quote was true (which i don't believe) , Mr. Mike Anthoney sure seemed to shed his 'aww shucks , i'm a nice everyman ' kinda image , eh ? :tounge:

Jungle Drummer
August 24th, 2011, 11:14 PM
thank you , punk !!
well said bro ....

facts are facts , and VH had NOTHING to do with demise of those shows .

and a lighthearted but stern "FUCK YOU" , to all the immature folks who wanna lay blame on Eddie for that mishap .....

internet tough guys , internet Rambos .... geez :jerk:

even if the Sammy quote was true (which i don't believe) , Mr. Mike Anthoney sure seemed to shed his 'aww shucks , i'm a nice everyman ' kinda image , eh ? :tounge:

"Mike is a class act." That is the most overused statement by all those jack wads over at VH Links. Personally, I dont think any of em are angels and I'm ok with that. But Spammy is a colossal, opportunistic douchebag. Nuff said.

rawkinrobbievh1
August 25th, 2011, 02:30 AM
"Mike is a class act." That is the most overused statement by all those jack wads over at VH Links. Personally, I dont think any of em are angels and I'm ok with that. But Spammy is a colossal, opportunistic douchebag. Nuff said.

i like the music he was part of , during his years with VH . i can even tolerate some of his stuff pre and post VH ...

but Sammy truly is a backstabbing , loudmouthed , mo-fo !!!!
don't sh*t where you eat Sam , and don't bite the hands that fed ya !! (clever , eh?!
lol)

Ed's music and namesake made you wealthy , and perhaps his lifestyle in much later years was shakey .. but you owe EVH a debt that i don't think you can ever repay ??

vhfanjack
August 25th, 2011, 04:18 AM
i like the music he was part of , during his years with VH . i can even tolerate some of his stuff pre and post VH ...

but Sammy truly is a backstabbing , loudmouthed , mo-fo !!!!
don't sh*t where you eat Sam , and don't bite the hands that fed ya !! (clever , eh?!
lol)

Ed's music and namesake made you wealthy , and perhaps his lifestyle in much later years was shakey .. but you owe EVH a debt that i don't think you can ever repay ??

He was wealthy and known before Van Halen, and probably would have made a rich living without Ed. Most of his fame is associated with them, and it's obvious that he made lots more when with Van Halen than he did and would have without them.

i1sum2!
August 25th, 2011, 07:54 AM
I think the reason he was laughing is because VHIV can't seem to get their shit together about anything in general. That seemed to be the gist of it if you ask me. There's always some delay, some little hitch, some excuse.

You also have to consider that he's the frontman for a band and his job is promoting and keeping them in the spotlight. He uses VH to keep the wheel turning because they're an easy target.

If you've been paying attention lately, you would have noticed that certain websites are even rehashing older interviews with him and basically rewording what he's already said to get extra mileage out of it. They keep you guys agitated and stirred up all the while getting their sites more hits. Works like a charm too.

VAiN
August 25th, 2011, 08:10 AM
If you've been paying attention lately, you would have noticed that certain websites are even rehashing older interviews with him and basically rewording what he's already said to get extra mileage out of it.

Ed's been doing that for years too... If I read that goddamn story about how Al started playing guitar and Ed started on drums I'm going to puke. I'd love for Ed to sit through a 'real' interview with actual questions about the last 15 years.

Guitarfreak
August 25th, 2011, 08:24 AM
I think the reason he was laughing is because VHIV can't seem to get their shit together about anything in general.
Exactly... I'd be laughing too, in Sam or Mike's position. How could you not? The fanboys will cuss Sam and especially Mike out, for mocking their former bandmates... claiming that Ed wrote all the music and gave them their careers on a silver platter. But even if that were true -- which it isn't -- who cares! It's rock n' roll! You can't expect the players involved to be angelic creatures and turn the other cheek! And if you do, then you're listening to the wrong band.

VAiN
August 25th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Ed wrote all the music and gave them their careers on a silver platter. But even if that were true -- which it isn't -- who cares!

Come on now... Mike Anthony was not about to set the world on fire in 1978. You gotta give me that one.

Fat-fucking-clown did have a career in music before winning the life lotto, but it was nothing special and by the late 80's he would have been remembered as the 'I can't drive 55' guy playing state fairs at best.

i1sum2!
August 25th, 2011, 09:15 AM
Exactly... I'd be laughing too, in Sam or Mike's position. How could you not? The fanboys will cuss Sam and especially Mike out, for mocking their former bandmates... claiming that Ed wrote all the music and gave them their careers on a silver platter. But even if that were true -- which it isn't -- who cares! It's rock n' roll! You can't expect the players involved to be angelic creatures and turn the other cheek! And if you do, then you're listening to the wrong band.

Totally agree. I expect a backlash anytime now. Lol

unchainedguitars
August 25th, 2011, 01:19 PM
To me, it just makes Sammy & Mike appear petty & jealous.

If they were truly "over" VH, truly at peace with their new band, VH would not even be on their radar.
Instead, they rehash the same garbage in interviews, go on radio & dish about Eddie, make comments regarding SW, and on & on it goes.
It's like the guy that get's dumped, then goes on & on about how great his life is, while he trashes the ex.
Sammy is transparent, not fooling anyone with half a brain.

In this instance, i respect Edward for taking the high road.
All the trash talking & baiting Sammy puts forth, no comment from Ed.
And you know it drives Hagar crazy.

I've also noticed how Chad Smith really downplays Chickenfoot in every new RHCP article i've read (Q, Classic Rock, RS).
He doesn't take them seriously at all, says the RHCP are my only real band, CF is just goofy fun.
Then they ask Anthony & Flea, and both guys sort of laugh & say, "Uh...we haven't actually heard Chickenfoot."
Nobody is interested, it seems.

i1sum2!
August 26th, 2011, 09:11 AM
To me, it just makes Sammy & Mike appear petty & jealous.

If they were truly "over" VH, truly at peace with their new band, VH would not even be on their radar.
Instead, they rehash the same garbage in interviews, go on radio & dish about Eddie, make comments regarding SW, and on & on it goes.
It's like the guy that get's dumped, then goes on & on about how great his life is, while he trashes the ex.
Sammy is transparent, not fooling anyone with half a brain.

In this instance, i respect Edward for taking the high road.
All the trash talking & baiting Sammy puts forth, no comment from Ed.
And you know it drives Hagar crazy.

I've also noticed how Chad Smith really downplays Chickenfoot in every new RHCP article i've read (Q, Classic Rock, RS).
He doesn't take them seriously at all, says the RHCP are my only real band, CF is just goofy fun.
Then they ask Anthony & Flea, and both guys sort of laugh & say, "Uh...we haven't actually heard Chickenfoot."
Nobody is interested, it seems.

Jealous? Of what exactly? There isn't anything going on in VH Land to be jealous of! Zero. Zilch. Nada. Nuthin'. Haven't you figured it out yet that the people who write these interviews know that he'll gladly keep answering about VH? It draws attention to their sites and greases the wheels on CF machine. The interviewers are always going to ask them about their time in VH and why shouldn't they be allowed to comment on that? They were a part of it as much as Ed or Alex or DLR.

As far as some of his comments about Ed, some were actually true. Did he really say anything that wasn't? None that I'm aware of. Those of you who allow yourselves to get caught up in what Hagar says bring the agitation on yourselves imo. You'll say that you don't give a shit about the guy but yet here you all are listening to what he says about pretty much anything. So who is really at fault here? I don't get drawn up in it.

Ed has done plenty of trash talking down through the years. Perhaps you're deliberately choosing to forget that fact?

"You better be wearing a cup!"

unchainedguitars
August 26th, 2011, 11:51 AM
We're listening to it because we can't escape it.

Just because something may be true, doesn't mean Hagar has to keep reminding the world about it, every thirteen seconds.
The guy has zero class.

CF is a tiny blip on the radar, dwarfed by VH.
You bet your ass those guys know this & will do anything and everything to attatch their wagons to the VH brand.

Even Chad Smith says CF was just a goofy, side project, not his real band.
It's like Smith is embarassed by the association in recent interviews, now that RHCP have
a new record to promote.

CF is chicken feed, in comparison to these two bands.

i1sum2!
August 26th, 2011, 02:54 PM
We're listening to it because we can't escape it.

Just because something may be true, doesn't mean Hagar has to keep reminding the world about it, every thirteen seconds.
The guy has zero class.

CF is a tiny blip on the radar, dwarfed by VH.
You bet your ass those guys know this & will do anything and everything to attatch their wagons to the VH brand.

Even Chad Smith says CF was just a goofy, side project, not his real band.
It's like Smith is embarassed by the association in recent interviews, now that RHCP have
a new record to promote.

CF is chicken feed, in comparison to these two bands.

The only thing I'll agree with you about is that Hagar needs to stop now. He's spoke enough about VH and his time with them is over and done. Don't you see that he's good at manipulating things to his favor though? He's fully aware of what he's doing and some of you guys take the bait everytime. He's milking it for all it's worth and why shouldn't he? All is fair in the game of rock & roll dude. I don't see them deliberately "attaching their wagon" to the VH name either. Someone asks them, they answer, as simple as that. There's no reason for them to not talk about it. So they do. VH keeps stalling and baiting their fans so they make fun of them. Part and parcel for this.

CF is a tiny blip on YOUR VH radar, not everyone else's. You might be surprised to know how many follow them. You don't, and won't, so you're doing a lot of assuming there. I've never heard Chad "downplay" his association with them either as you imply here. I think the guy is certainly smart enough to know that his original band the Chili Peppers days are numbered and he can count on CF later. He's only going back for one final commitment to them and that's gonna be about it I'd say.

Guitarfreak
August 27th, 2011, 12:03 AM
CF is a tiny blip on the radar, dwarfed by VH.
Newsflash... it isn't 1984 anymore. Van Halen haven't released an album in over ten years. Being a blip on the radar (i.e. 500,000 copies sold... same range as VHIII) is better than being off the radar completely.

unchainedguitars
August 27th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Newsflash... it isn't 1984 anymore. Van Halen haven't released an album in over ten years. Being a blip on the radar (i.e. 500,000 copies sold... same range as VHIII) is better than being off the radar completely.

Newsflash...Van Halen isn't some one hit wonder/where are they now, band from 1984.
The VH name carries a lot of weight & is considered legendary at this point in time.
Regardless if they never release another record again, they have left their mark like Zep, Sabbath, Stones, AC/DC, etc.
It's a done deal.

I wonder what Chickenfoot's legacy will be?
Oh yeah, it had two guys that used to play for Van Halen, and that guy from the Chili Peppers.

unchainedguitars
August 27th, 2011, 01:19 PM
CF is a tiny blip on YOUR VH radar, not everyone else's. You might be surprised to know how many follow them. You don't, and won't, so you're doing a lot of assuming there. I've never heard Chad "downplay" his association with them either as you imply here. I think the guy is certainly smart enough to know that his original band the Chili Peppers days are numbered and he can count on CF later. He's only going back for one final commitment to them and that's gonna be about it I'd say.

Well, you haven't read the recent interviews in Q, RS & Classic Rock.
He completely downplays any association with Chickenfoot, while Anthony & Flea profess to never even hearing them.

I don't know of anybody who follows Chickenfoot.
I live in Boston, work with a ton of young kids, have never once heard any of them say, "Can't wait to hear this new Chickenfoot album."
Some of them actually love Van Halen, though.

Who is CF's audience?
Joe Satriani disciples?
I honestly don't know.

i1sum2!
August 27th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Give me an actual link with Chad's comments that you're so adamant about dude. Just one, and we'll pour over those. I think you're full of it myself. I think he's happier than a pig in shit myself. I would be too.

And you can bet that this is not the full extent of fans either:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/CFStats.png

unchainedguitars
August 27th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Yeah, let me download that link to the magazine department at B&N.

Here's an idea:

Get off your lazy, forum-reading ass, and maybe check out Q, RS & Classic Rock, for yourself.
You want a link to anything & everything, it's like your mantra.

Jungle Drummer
August 28th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Newsflash...Van Halen isn't some one hit wonder/where are they now, band from 1984.
The VH name carries a lot of weight & is considered legendary at this point in time.
Regardless if they never release another record again, they have left their mark like Zep, Sabbath, Stones, AC/DC, etc.
It's a done deal.

I wonder what Chickenfoot's legacy will be?
Oh yeah, it had two guys that used to play for Van Halen, and that guy from the Chili Peppers.
:colgate::colgate::colgate:Nuff said.

i1sum2!
August 28th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Yeah, let me download that link to the magazine department at B&N.

Here's an idea:

Get off your lazy, forum-reading ass, and maybe check out Q, RS & Classic Rock, for yourself.
You want a link to anything & everything, it's like your mantra.

Yeah, I do, because I know you're absolutely talking out your ass. All because you can't stand CF so you'll say whatever to discredit them. Chump. You can't prove nor provide us with a link where he actually says that. Total bullshit on your part and you know it. Piss off.

Gimme a shout when you find one. Although I might be dead by then.

unchainedguitars
August 28th, 2011, 04:07 PM
Yeah, I do, because I know you're absolutely talking out your ass. All because you can't stand CF so you'll say whatever to discredit them. Chump. You can't prove nor provide us with a link where he actually says that. Total bullshit on your part and you know it. Piss off.

Gimme a shout when you find one. Although I might be dead by then.

Your a moron.

How am i supposed to provide a link to a freaking magazine article, i just read in a store?

Let me repeat this really slowly, so you can understand, even without picture captions:

Go....to....your...local...Barnes & noble...or Borders....and read...the...articles...in....
Q magazine....Rolling Stone magazine....Classic Rock...which...all....contain....current articles...on...the...red...hot....chili...peppers .

i1sum2!
August 28th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Your a moron.

How am i supposed to provide a link to a freaking magazine article, i just read in a store?

Let me repeat this really slowly, so you can understand, even without picture captions:

Go....to....your...local...Barnes & noble...or Borders....and read...the...articles...in....
Q magazine....Rolling Stone magazine....Classic Rock...which...all....contain....current articles...on...the...red...hot....chili...peppers .

Let...me...repeat this slowly to you.....you are on the internet now! We aren't 13 yrs. old anymore dufus. Put up or shut up. Obviously........

YOU CAN'T!

f'n liar

unchainedguitars
August 28th, 2011, 07:49 PM
Let...me...repeat this slowly to you.....you are on the internet now! We aren't 13 yrs. old anymore dufus. Put up or shut up. Obviously........

YOU CAN'T!

f'n liar

I get that, Eugene.

My suggestion is that, WHEN YOU GET OFF THE INTERNET, go to Borders & read this shit, for yourself.

What do you want me to do?
Beam the Barnes & Noble newstand, into your living room?!

i1sum2!
August 29th, 2011, 08:59 AM
I get that, Eugene.

My suggestion is that, WHEN YOU GET OFF THE INTERNET, go to Borders & read this shit, for yourself.

What do you want me to do?
Beam the Barnes & Noble newstand, into your living room?!

Oh....you COULD scan the article to prove to me that he actually said that.

but you won't.

and I still think you're totally full of shit.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/sunglasses2.gif

unchainedguitars
August 29th, 2011, 01:03 PM
Oh....you COULD scan the article to prove to me that he actually said that.

but you won't.

and I still think you're totally full of shit.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/sunglasses2.gif

and i still think your a jackass.

Why the hell would i go through the hassle of scanning an article, just to satisfy a moron like you?
Like i said previously, your opinion on anything, is pretty much shot at this point.
I could give two shits if you believe me or not, m'kay?

i1sum2!
August 30th, 2011, 08:58 AM
and i still think your a jackass.

Why the hell would i go through the hassle of scanning an article, just to satisfy a moron like you?
Like i said previously, your opinion on anything, is pretty much shot at this point.
I could give two shits if you believe me or not, m'kay?

Your so full of shit and can't back up your claim that he actually said that. Fuck off you sarcastic piece of shit.

EVH_Erupted
August 31st, 2011, 03:49 PM
Give me an actual link with Chad's comments that you're so adamant about dude. Just one, and we'll pour over those. I think you're full of it myself. I think he's happier than a pig in shit myself. I would be too.

And you can bet that this is not the full extent of fans either:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/swapmeetlouie/CFStats.png

Err... compared to this?

VAiN
August 31st, 2011, 05:29 PM
Err... compared to this?

Wow... 1.7 million for VH with absolutely no PR... they could easily have 3-5mil if they actually made the effort.

rawkinrobbievh1
September 1st, 2011, 12:40 AM
even a little PR by the boys on Howdy Doody mountaim , would go a long way !!!!

throw us a bone , guys ? anything ...
we've been patient and ready for what seems like an eternity :57:

i1sum2!
September 1st, 2011, 12:08 PM
Err... compared to this?

Chickenfoot is new and Van Halen has been around for forty years. Big difference in fanbase. They're just getting started, so don't go by a big number change on Facebook as an example. Besides, not everybody is on FB either. Van Halen doesn't ever tell you jack on their FB page. Same deal, at any media outlet they use. Why have it?

Guitarfreak
September 1st, 2011, 12:35 PM
Van Halen doesn't ever tell you jack on their FB page. Same deal, at any media outlet they use. Why have it?
If they didn't have it, they'd be suing their fans for the rights to it... the better of two bad options as far as Ed is concerned.

Humberto5150
September 1st, 2011, 07:08 PM
Chickenfoot is new and Van Halen has been around for forty years. Big difference in fanbase. They're just getting started, so don't go by a big number change on Facebook as an example. Besides, not everybody is on FB either. Van Halen doesn't ever tell you jack on their FB page. Same deal, at any media outlet they use. Why have it?

Chinckenshit no man! Van Halen is back! Edward is Legend! Is the man on the guitar!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qq6UjDVHV7s/Tlg0Kc4Vm3I/AAAAAAAAWg0/F7jubZgM3Fk/s1600/EVH+-+01.png
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2R_Ye2nHnmA/Tlg0QH5QEwI/AAAAAAAAWg4/fKE8S9CYCjM/s1600/EVH+-+02.png


EDWARD VAN HALEN IS BACKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Humberto5150
September 1st, 2011, 07:14 PM
Your so full of shit and can't back up your claim that he actually said that. Fuck off you sarcastic piece of shit.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Myh1PcS_7II/Tlg0Tsm9AVI/AAAAAAAAWg8/kcatnzn48XM/s1600/EVH+-+03.png

Humberto5150
September 1st, 2011, 07:32 PM
Let...me...repeat this slowly to you.....you are on the internet now! We aren't 13 yrs. old anymore dufus. Put up or shut up. Obviously........

YOU CAN'T!

f'n liar

Hey man! You remind me of a child 13 years! Come on! Stop talking shit! You are an adult child, the body has developed, and your brain is a child!

http://96.30.53.180/~hpmjvh/images/thumbnail_gallery/41/78574_evh-055hr.jpg

Humberto5150
September 1st, 2011, 07:40 PM
The only thing I'll agree with you about is that Hagar needs to stop now. He's spoke enough about VH and his time with them is over and done. Don't you see that he's good at manipulating things to his favor though? He's fully aware of what he's doing and some of you guys take the bait everytime. He's milking it for all it's worth and why shouldn't he? All is fair in the game of rock & roll dude. I don't see them deliberately "attaching their wagon" to the VH name either. Someone asks them, they answer, as simple as that. There's no reason for them to not talk about it. So they do. VH keeps stalling and baiting their fans so they make fun of them. Part and parcel for this.

CF is a tiny blip on YOUR VH radar, not everyone else's. You might be surprised to know how many follow them. You don't, and won't, so you're doing a lot of assuming there. I've never heard Chad "downplay" his association with them either as you imply here. I think the guy is certainly smart enough to know that his original band the Chili Peppers days are numbered and he can count on CF later. He's only going back for one final commitment to them and that's gonna be about it I'd say.

No, no, no, ahahahahaha.:beers:

I do not agree.;)

Van Halen is back, and you are not a loyal fan there is the greatest band alive.

Talking about EDWARD VAN HALEN:

You've already learned lesson home today?

http://96.30.53.180/~hpmjvh/images/thumbnail_gallery/41/twonahalfmen_0138lhr.jpg

vhfanjack
September 2nd, 2011, 01:44 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Myh1PcS_7II/Tlg0Tsm9AVI/AAAAAAAAWg8/kcatnzn48XM/s1600/EVH+-+03.png

I knew they airbrushed in Playboy, but airbrushing Edward Van Halen? What has the world come to...

i1sum2!
September 2nd, 2011, 09:10 AM
I knew they airbrushed in Playboy, but airbrushing Edward Van Halen? What has the world come to...

Look ma, no wrinkles!

Humberto5150
September 2nd, 2011, 11:51 AM
I knew they airbrushed in Playboy, but airbrushing Edward Van Halen? What has the world come to...

Hey kid! Again this story? I think you're doing a romantic couple with the sum! When is the wedding? :tounge:

EVH_Erupted
September 2nd, 2011, 02:43 PM
I still kinda want the 50W lunchbox 5150III head...

rawkinrobbievh1
September 2nd, 2011, 02:49 PM
I still kinda want the 50W lunchbox 5150III head...

me too !
the 50 watt version in white/ivory looks good to me .....

add a 2x12 cab , and you're more than gig-ready :101:

VAiN
September 4th, 2011, 01:18 AM
me too !
the 50 watt version in white/ivory looks good to me .....

add a 2x12 cab , and you're more than gig-ready :101:

No doubt.. I really want the half stack!! I love the ivory option..

rawkinrobbievh1
September 4th, 2011, 01:41 AM
No doubt.. I really want the half stack!! I love the ivory option..

reading some of your posts , i know that you play ?
are there any changes/mods or additions you'd like to see on the 5150III amp ?

i'm curious to hear a fellow Halen-ite chime in on this ....