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Prettywoman5150
June 19th, 2006, 05:34 AM
Eddie (http://Eddie) and Alex Van Halen joined country artist Kenny Chesney on stage during his Saturday, June 17 appearance at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. They performed two songs "Jump" and "You Really Got Me" with Kenny handling the lead vocals in the former and lead guitarist Clayton Mitchell singing the latter. Check out video clips of the performance:

"Jump" and "You Really Got Me": YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XaoT745rg)
"You Really Got Me": Vids.MySpace.com (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=844749274&n=2)
"You Really Got Me": YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j62xY5YCV_g)

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth who hasn't seen Eddie Van Halen for years has implied in recent interviews that they have been talking again and their management are involved in putting the group back together.

Roth said: "I see it absolutely as an inevitability. It would be very simple to put together. I definitely see it happening."

http://www.calendarlive.com/music/cl-et-kenny19jun19,0,4820682.story?coll=cl-music-top-right

Simon Ribeiro
June 19th, 2006, 07:29 AM
Thanks for sharing, PW. They are alive!

dawg1981
June 19th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Well at least they are out in public !
I wonder if Ed got his teeth fixed .

dawg1981
June 19th, 2006, 08:17 AM
Hmmmmmmmm. isn't DLR doing the country and or bluegrass
theme as well ? Could this be a change of style ? Inquiring minds
want to know

Simon Ribeiro
June 19th, 2006, 08:24 AM
Well at least they are out in public!
I wonder if Ed got his teeth fixed .

I hope so. And I hope he stopped listening to his brother.

i1sum2!
June 19th, 2006, 08:26 AM
They were there just for the free booze. I had to laugh at the reviewer calling them "Heavy Metal".

:drink:

punkatomic
June 19th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Heres a pic....

i1sum2!
June 19th, 2006, 12:13 PM
It has just been announced today, June 19, 2006 that country singer Kenny Chesney will be the new lead singer for the rock band Van Halen. This will be the fourth singer in an ever rotating lineup of frontmen. Says Edward Van Halen "You just can't find a better singer on the planet than Kenny. We have been fooling around at my home studio 5150 a lot recently and it was magic"!

www.calakakaloo.com

Simon Ribeiro
June 19th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Got the next link with RexThunder from EVH.com boards.
Thank you, Rex. :)

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=844749274&n=2

Prettywoman5150
June 19th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Here's The Video:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=844749274&n=2

i1sum2!
June 19th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Deja Vu links

But TICM beat you to it:

http://classicvanhalen.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8985

unchainedguitars
June 19th, 2006, 09:41 PM
At least Ed looks cool unlike Dave the human jack-o-lantern!
This is sad news, indeed. I hereby cancel my subscription to giving a flying fuck about Dave or Ed. Sell-outs!
My God, Kenny Chesney of all people. Maybe EVH will get the hard stuff back in his system & jump on stage with the legendary Kid Rock.
Can't wait!

i1sum2!
June 20th, 2006, 08:53 AM
I don't know about that unchained, look at Ed's striped shoes duct taped together! The man is a cheapskate. He can afford a better pair!

Simon Ribeiro
June 20th, 2006, 09:05 AM
I don't know about that unchained, look at Ed's striped shoes duct taped together! The man is a cheapskate. He can afford a better pair!

I noticed that, too. To me, Edward Van Halen had some fun there.
I can't help, but think he needs to get a new look; maybe a new hair cut or something. He looked and sounded strange to me.

unchainedguitars
June 20th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Ed thinks the ratty shoes look cool, i'll bet. He thinks it's rock 'n roll.
I like the open, button down shirt, though. It looks like the Edward of old.
I always thought Eddie had a cool style (maybe not the jumpsuits he used to favor, though.)

unchainedguitars
June 20th, 2006, 12:00 PM
WTF is Chesney doing to Ed in that pic, though?
My God, he's like attempting to dry hump him while he's playing.
What is it with these guys?
On "Live without a net" Sammy can't keep his hands off Edward.

Ice Cream Man
June 20th, 2006, 06:46 PM
I'm wondering if Chesney was grossed out by Ed's black teeth.

i1sum2!
June 20th, 2006, 07:15 PM
You'd think he could afford some new teeth to go along with some new sneaks too!

unchainedguitars
June 21st, 2006, 12:11 AM
I like his teeth, man.
Ed is still cool. Sadly, Diamond Dave has seen better days.

jane
June 21st, 2006, 06:33 AM
Wow and they say that women are a bunch of critics when it comes to looks :rolleyes:....who cares what any of them look like it's the sound that matters.. and that my dear friends is a weak extract from the old days on all acounts sadly enough :confused:.....But on the otherhand what else can you expect...the boys are no machines they are human and yes they will get older and change just as any mortal .. It's an illusion to believe that they can give the fans the same sound as from their youth...everything that they will produce together maybe ( and that's a big maybe, I don't believe in it ) in the future will be a weak copie from the past I believe. And I know that a lot will say "That's better then nothing "...but I don't believe that for one minute.... As soon as they would bring out stuff and it doesn't sound remotely close to the six pack everyone will be dissapointed and jump all over them and say that it was better if they called it a quits and just gave us a box- set.
IMO the best move for them would be to give the fans a box-set and call it a quits for good !.

Simon Ribeiro
June 21st, 2006, 07:06 AM
Ed thinks the ratty shoes look cool, i'll bet. He thinks it's rock 'n roll.
I like the open, button down shirt, though. It looks like the Edward of old.
I always thought Eddie had a cool style (maybe not the jumpsuits he used to favor, though.)

I do like the way his shoes look, too. But those jumpsuits were cool, man. I just love wearing jumpsuits, 'cos it reminds me of Edward's old days. My suggestion for a hair cut only came out 'cos I'm in need of a good hair cut, too. :tounge:

unchainedguitars
June 21st, 2006, 12:12 PM
Wow and they say that women are a bunch of critics when it comes to looks :rolleyes:....who cares what any of them look like it's the sound that matters.. and that my dear friends is a weak extract from the old days on all acounts sadly enough :confused:.....But on the otherhand what else can you expect...the boys are no machines they are human and yes they will get older and change just as any mortal .. It's an illusion to believe that they can give the fans the same sound as from their youth...everything that they will produce together maybe ( and that's a big maybe, I don't believe in it ) in the future will be a weak copie from the past I believe. And I know that a lot will say "That's better then nothing "...but I don't believe that for one minute.... As soon as they would bring out stuff and it doesn't sound remotely close to the six pack everyone will be dissapointed and jump all over them and say that it was better if they called it a quits and just gave us a box- set.
IMO the best move for them would be to give the fans a box-set and call it a quits for good !.

Very well said, Jane. I agree.
The more i think about a reunion, the more i ask myself if it really would be worth the 350.00 ticket?
Do i really need to experience Ed play the originals as sloppy as he did in 2004? It's not even his fault, his heart is just not in it anymore (revisiting the older stuff, i mean)
Do i need to listen to Dave go hoarse, insisting on hitting those unreachable high notes?
I can sit in my air conditioned apartment & watch the US Fest, and remember them as the kings they once were.
I say release the archives, the way VH was meant to be heard, and i'll be one happy camper.

i1sum2!
June 21st, 2006, 12:18 PM
Yeah Jane, unchained and I are just a couple of old bitties arguing over their appearances! I do happen to like the "Dave looks like a jack o lantern" comment though!

I don't know if Ed's heart isn't totally into playing the old stuff unchained. He was supposedly playing I'm The One on the 04 Tour at the backstage meet & greets for the fans and did it justice. But by showtime he was too tanked to play 'em right. I just wonder IF Dave were standing on stage with him again if that would spur him on.

I would like a box set/DVD of the good shit and call it a career for those guys.

unchainedguitars
June 21st, 2006, 12:33 PM
I heard a live version of "I'm the one" with ballerina Gary Cherone, and Ed played the riff at about half-speed.
I know that stuff is hard, man, believe me i know...but it's just strange to see him struggle a bit with his own material.
Ya know, i'm glad you appreciated my 'jack-o-lantern' comment, Sum, because another member (i'm not stating any names, but think of an animal) p.m.'d me with the comment that "i'm just a JERK-o-lantern!"
ouch.

i1sum2!
June 21st, 2006, 03:34 PM
Hey jerko lantern, er uh, unchained (while braying) have you seen this pic yet?

ryanpday
June 21st, 2006, 03:54 PM
Eddie and Alex Van Halen joined country artist Kenny Chesney on stage during his Saturday, June 17 appearance at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. They performed two songs "Jump" and "You Really Got Me" with Kenny handling the lead vocals in the former and lead guitarist Clayton Mitchell singing the latter. Check out video clips of the performance:

"Jump" and "You Really Got Me": YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XaoT745rg)
"You Really Got Me": Vids.MySpace.com (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=844749274&n=2)
"You Really Got Me": YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j62xY5YCV_g)

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth who hasn't seen Eddie Van Halen for years has implied in recent interviews that they have been talking again and their management are involved in putting the group back together.

Roth said: "I see it absolutely as an inevitability. It would be very simple to put together. I definitely see it happening."

unchainedguitars
June 21st, 2006, 04:44 PM
Hey jerko lantern, er uh, unchained (while braying) have you seen this pic yet?

HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
Man, that happens to be the gayest shot i have ever seen since Diamond Dave mounted the huge, inflatable microphone on the EEAS tour.
Chesney & ed could use that as the box-cover for some guy on guy porno.
Chesney: "Hurry up Eddie with that solo, i'm all hot & bothered over here, cowboy...so saddle on up!"

i1sum2!
June 21st, 2006, 04:52 PM
The only thing missing is a can of Skoal in Chesneys back pocket! But that's no way to talk about Van Halen's new singer, is it?

:wow:

unchainedguitars
June 21st, 2006, 05:00 PM
Is it me, or does Ed seem especially hyper in those Chesney vids?
Christ, he's jumping around like it's 1980 all over again.
I guess thats cool, but who'd a thunk Kenny could bring that excitement outta a jaded Edward?

i1sum2!
June 21st, 2006, 05:18 PM
It wasn't quite the flying scissorkicks but pretty good considering his hip replacement. And, Kenny is the new singer so don't talk smack about him or you'll pay for it mister!!

unchainedguitars
June 21st, 2006, 05:32 PM
I can hear the ambush of radio ads now:

THEY'RE BACK....THE MIGHTY VAN HALEN.....HELL HAS FROZEN OVER.....
AND THE ROCK IS COMING YOUR WAY.....ON STAGE AND IN YOUR FACE...REVISIT THE CLASSICS IN PERSON....THE "INEVITABLE" WORLDWIDE ASSAULT....FEATURING.....EDWARD VAN HALEN....ALEX VAN HALEN...MICHAEL ANTHONY....AND THE LEGENDARY KENNY CHESNEY.....
GET READY TO ROCK....THIS SUMMER! VAN HALEN IS BACK!

i1sum2!
June 21st, 2006, 05:38 PM
I can hear the ambush of radio ads now:

THEY'RE BACK....THE MIGHTY VAN HALEN.....HELL HAS FROZEN OVER.....
AND THE ROCK IS COMING YOUR WAY.....ON STAGE AND IN YOUR FACE...REVISIT THE CLASSICS IN PERSON....THE "INEVITABLE" WORLDWIDE ASSAULT....FEATURING.....EDWARD VAN HALEN....ALEX VAN HALEN...MICHAEL ANTHONY....AND THE LEGENDARY KENNY CHESNEY.....
GET READY TO ROCK....THIS SUMMER! VAN HALEN IS BACK!

...and don't forget the new "VH MACH 25" logo! Coming soon to a city near you!

Ice Cream Man
June 21st, 2006, 10:24 PM
I'm a fan of REAL country guys like Waylon, Willie and Merle Haggard. I grew up on that stuff, and to see Ed & Al sit in with true icons like those would make sense. Kenny Chesney, however, is of the post-Billy Ray Cyrus school of Calvin Klein models posing as country singers.

While I say that, Kenny Chesney is as big these days as Van Halen ever was. I saw some TV special he did, and the guy's selling out stadiums like U2! I don't get it, but different strokes.

wannabemandolinhero
June 22nd, 2006, 06:37 PM
The classic country you mentioned would probably not appreciate showboat playing ... although it is a bit more accepted in bluegrass; some of those bluegrass musicians are really incredible at playing their respective instruments; and they are almost always playing acoustic.

The good thing is that Ed is out in the public playing. Kenny Chesney is much better than not seeing these guys at all and wondering if they still want to play music. The two songs sounded poor, yet I attribute it primarily to the vantage acoustics; being in the crowd with a handheld camera, left much to be desired. Ed definately needs to go wireless though; on a few occasions he wanted to move around - only to be yanked back back by his guitar cord; but maybe he just plugged in to another's amp, which may have been arranged for a guitar player who doesn't move around so much.

ryanpday
June 22nd, 2006, 06:59 PM
Ya know.....it's great that Eddie and Alex are out there playing. That is a good thing. They are playing DLR-era Van Halen, so thats a good thing too. Whats so fucking weird is that they are out playing with Kenny damn Chesney!?! I mean...c'mon! Not that Kenny Chesney is bad at what he does or anything (pop-country...or whatever. People like it, I guess)....it's just....what the hell do Eddie and Alex Van Halen have to do with Kenny fucking Chesney? The whole thing seems a bit strange with Dave doin' bluegrass, then all of a sudden you have Eddie and Alex out with Kenny Chesney. Hmmmm......:57:

i1sum2!
June 22nd, 2006, 07:10 PM
I've said this before in Ice Cream Man's thread called "Ed & Al Go Country" before, but I'm gonna say it here too. Are you ready to see them sing Happy Trails together and ride off into the sunset?

VAN CHESNEY 2006!!!

Instead of being called chedheads, they'll be called Chesheads

YEE HAW! GIT A ROPE AND SADDLE UP

Dirty Duck
June 23rd, 2006, 03:52 PM
As far as the way they look....guys....these cats are in their 50's. Not many men age like fucking George Clooney. I would love to see what you guys look like when your 50. Enough of the looks shit.....

Ice Cream Man
June 24th, 2006, 09:00 AM
The classic country you mentioned would probably not appreciate showboat playing ... although it is a bit more accepted in bluegrass; some of those bluegrass musicians are really incredible at playing their respective instruments; and they are almost always playing acoustic.
This is what people who vomit when you say "bluegrass" haven't been told about. Bluegrass was designed to be nothing but acoustic shred. Bill Monroe would comb the mountains looking for the most outrageous players he could find, then they would play conventional folk songs everyone knew but at two or three times the original speed, with each musician stepping up to play the most intense solo they could conjure.

His greatest find was Earl Scruggs. If you've read this far...Earl Scruggs and Eddie Van Halen are a lot alike. Before Scruggs, people mostly played chords on banjo. Scruggs was the first to use three fingers (like fingertaps?) and play what's called three-finger rolls: very fast, high triplets -- like Eddie. He also came up with a sort of D-tuna where he could drop individual tuning pegs a whole step or so as he played.

I got into this stuff for awhile a few years ago. You've got to get around worrying if it'll "turn you into a hick" to listen to it and just listen to the musicianship.

And now back to the metal.

scottybharris
June 27th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Remember when VH did the video with Hank Williams Jr. ? They have gone here before.

Cathedral =I=
June 28th, 2006, 06:53 AM
Ya know, i'm glad you appreciated my 'jack-o-lantern' comment, Sum, because another member (i'm not stating any names, but think of an animal) p.m.'d me with the comment that "i'm just a JERK-o-lantern!"
ouch.

And it wasn't me, although it should/could have been, lol.

You can't dis the Diamond One on this here board and get away clean, bro, you know that, lmmfao.

I wish it were me though, the jack-o-latern comment was uncalled for.:57:

Cathedral =I=
June 28th, 2006, 06:54 AM
Remember when VH did the video with Hank Williams Jr. ? They have gone here before.

Yep, i'm thinkin' "Finish What Ya Started" has some bluegrass roots goin on too.

unchainedguitars
June 28th, 2006, 11:43 AM
All i'm saying is that if we can knock Ed for his black teeth and homeless man attire, we can certainly poke fun at Dave's larger than life grin.
It's all in fun, cath.

unchainedguitars
June 28th, 2006, 01:44 PM
I actually kind of like Dave's huge smile, now that i think of it.
If VH does, in fact, get back on the road they're gonna need Mr. Roth to pull it off with some integrity. I believe at this point, the fans will not settle for anything less than that original lineup.

Cathedral =I=
July 4th, 2006, 11:11 AM
All i'm saying is that if we can knock Ed for his black teeth and homeless man attire, we can certainly poke fun at Dave's larger than life grin.
It's all in fun, cath.

I never knocked him for his black teeth, and i dress a lot like he does, lol.
But yeah, if i had to pick something about Dave that annoys me, and he can control, it would be that big ass grin he sports.

It's like, Just smile, dude, stop the cheesin' :57:

Ice Cream Man
July 4th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Dave probably grins so big because he shorted out a few brain cells on cocaine back in the `80's. Hey, whatever. It still doesn't stop him from being the King!

i1sum2!
July 5th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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littleGirlFromCherryLawn
July 5th, 2006, 07:56 PM
I can hear the ambush of radio ads now:

THEY'RE BACK....THE MIGHTY VAN HALEN.....HELL HAS FROZEN OVER.....
AND THE ROCK IS COMING YOUR WAY.....ON STAGE AND IN YOUR FACE...REVISIT THE CLASSICS IN PERSON....THE "INEVITABLE" WORLDWIDE ASSAULT....FEATURING.....EDWARD VAN HALEN....ALEX VAN HALEN...MICHAEL ANTHONY....AND THE LEGENDARY KENNY CHESNEY.....
GET READY TO ROCK....THIS SUMMER! VAN HALEN IS BACK!


STOP IT!!!! STOP IT NOW!!!!!!!:eek: THIS IS NOT FUNNY!!!!!!! DO NOT JOKE ABOUT THIS!!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!!!! :hitchair: :bash: I HATE KENNY CHESNEY!!! THE MAN LOOKS LIKE A TURTLE!!!!!!!:puke:

Cathedral =I=
July 18th, 2006, 05:11 AM
STOP IT!!!! STOP IT NOW!!!!!!!:eek: THIS IS NOT FUNNY!!!!!!! DO NOT JOKE ABOUT THIS!!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!!!! :hitchair: :bash: I HATE KENNY CHESNEY!!! THE MAN LOOKS LIKE A TURTLE!!!!!!!:puke:

A turtle that tagged my celeb crush, Rene Zellwegger, lol.

I hate him for touching her, and i respect her a little less for letting him.

I'd shoot him at hello.

downincognito
July 19th, 2006, 12:09 AM
wow there still alive!!!!

big black rod
October 12th, 2006, 07:00 AM
What is this?!! Doom! Destruction! Dogs and cats living together! Armageddon, I tell you! ARMAFUCKINGGEDDON! PEACE.