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VH Freak
October 26th, 2006, 01:12 PM
Breaking News from Melodricrock.com!

No more teasing. Never tease where Van Halen is concerned...I have information from a highly placed source that Van Halen will likely tour in 2007 with David Lee Roth as frontman.

Negotiations are currently underway to re-unite Van Halen with their original frontman for a tour in 2007 that will take in Amercia and possibly other territories. While nothing in the world of Van Halen is set until the band walk out on stage, I can confirm that negotiations between all parties have been underway for some time, trying to put together a big 2007 re-union tour.

One would presume the tour will feature classic VH era songs only. What I do not yet know is whether this plan includes exiled bass player Michael Anthony. Perhaps Wolfgang will play bass? I'm told these questions will be answered shortly.
Van Halen last toured in 2004 with Sammy Hagar, but the tour ended on a sour note and Hagar has not talked to Eddie Van Halen since.
What I also know is that there will be no new Van Halen release to go with the tour, such as The Best Of Both World's in 2004. There is no plans for a new compilation or a new studio album - just the tour.
More details when available.

Kozmoe
October 26th, 2006, 01:22 PM
:wow:

I'm almost hesitant to get excited, but in this case, I think ANY news is good news.

:101:

Jimmy Is Cool
October 26th, 2006, 02:46 PM
I hope that they will put together a album, but still a tour is better than anything:)

punkatomic
October 26th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Dave and Eddie on a stage again? Hmmm, we'll see......I say lets make it a pay per view cage match, anything goes.

i1sum2!
October 26th, 2006, 04:29 PM
THREE DIFFERENT THREADS ABOUT THE SAME SUBJECT! YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!

NOBODY MISSES A THING AROUND HERE HUH?

:101:

zozo5150
October 26th, 2006, 05:06 PM
I won't belive it till' I see it, but its great to think its true!

unchainedguitars
October 27th, 2006, 01:45 AM
I believe it because Eddie alluded to it on Stern by saying he could work with Roth again (in so many words).
What else can they do at this point?

EVH_Erupted
October 27th, 2006, 03:41 PM
nice avatar unchained :tounge:

Ian Sane
October 29th, 2006, 04:44 AM
I wish I was more excited about this than I am, but without Mike it's not Classic Van Halen.

Do it right, or don't do it at all.

New album, re-recruit Mike, just do it right!!!

We've waited too long to be let down by another half assed attempt.

EVH_Erupted
October 29th, 2006, 09:11 AM
Well , its better than nuttin' i tell ya what

zozo5150
October 29th, 2006, 06:17 PM
And its better than another tour with Spam.

panama's meanstreet
October 29th, 2006, 07:51 PM
better than nothin but... i mean, with van hagar if mike was just bein mike... isnt it weird that he walked out? he always seemed kinda like the last person to start something. still, id go see them play. it just wouldnt be classic van halen

Outtalove
October 31st, 2006, 12:51 PM
I wish I was more excited about this than I am, but without Mike it's not Classic Van Halen.

Do it right, or don't do it at all.

New album, re-recruit Mike, just do it right!!!

We've waited too long to be let down by another half assed attempt.

I heard that Mike is getting a custom bass built that looks like Eddie kissing his ass. But just like the Jack Daniels, it won't be available for sale...

panama's meanstreet
October 31st, 2006, 08:33 PM
well they say maybe with enough fan support he could come back, and if he doesnt, i doubt if dave will let him live it down. public humiliation.

Gdog4
November 1st, 2006, 09:50 PM
I missed out 22 years ago...so I'm really hoping all the guys reunite and take it around this big sphere one more time.

Nothing better than seeing Eddie, Dave, Mike and Alex live!! :101:

KClarkin
November 1st, 2006, 10:42 PM
Ditto Gdog! I missed out to to a hernia. I would killl to see the boys again but wouldn't hold my breath. I will however keep the fingers crossed!

texasrocker65
November 4th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Hope this time it will happen, had a chance to see the original line up in 1980 on Women and Children First Tour but that show was cancelled, Keep my fingers crossed.:101:

bleafr
November 6th, 2006, 05:29 PM
I Agree no Mike no Reunion

bleafr
November 6th, 2006, 05:31 PM
I Agree No Mike no Reunion!
:05:

zozo5150
November 6th, 2006, 06:07 PM
I still want them to come out with something even if it doesn't include Mike. Sure it won't be a renunion but it will be something.

EVH_Erupted
November 6th, 2006, 07:11 PM
ha! double post


yeah, i would go even if it was with out Mike , even tho it wont be a reunion. If Dave was back in ,i'm definitly going.



Dave or bust!!!!:101:



Well if there was someone just as good as Dave i'll go



NO SAMMY!!!!:plain:

zozo5150
November 6th, 2006, 09:05 PM
If they don't get Dave I think they should get the guy from the Atomic Punks. He is probably the best imintation I have ever seen of Dave.

unchainedguitars
November 6th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Yeah, i love Ralph & the Punks.
Russ, the previous guitarist, was the only guy who could imitate Ed correctly, i think.

phase90
November 7th, 2006, 05:39 PM
I think Wolfy will be on bass (get the kid started!!). I would love to see Van Halen with Steve Lukather on vocals and guitar (like Haggar was). But I guess Roth will have to do.:happy:

unchainedguitars
November 7th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Love your Avy, man.
Very cool!

Beam
November 8th, 2006, 07:34 AM
No Way in Hell should anyone support a concert without Mike Anthony. His part in Van Halen is as important as any other member. You don't get the trademark wailing background vocals without him. If this is really Classic Van Halen .com Then the community needs to act like it and NOT buy into this sham of a 15 year old kid picking up a very heavy 1/4 of the greatest rock band ever.
I am as a big a DLR fan as they come, but I'm not so desperate that I want to see some facsimile of VH that is not complete. That is just saying "Go ahead, we're so desperate that we'll give you money just to see you fart on stage for an hour and a half."
VH is great, but without fans they are just another really good band. The fans are the ones that elevated them to the status of demigods, so we are important as well. We deserve nothing less than all 4 members of Van Halen, even if they have to wear shock collars to keep from beating on each other. Anything else is NOT Van Halen.
The "New Cars" was a bullshit attempt at dragging some cash out of a gullible public and so will a Mike Anthony-less Van Halen. We need to make this clear from a fan perspective before before our heroes embarrass themselves by actually implementing this ludicrous idea...:05:

unchainedguitars
November 8th, 2006, 11:10 AM
All due respect, Anthony is not as essential as EVH or Dave.
MA is a great background vocalist, an average Bass player, and non-existent writer of any material.
Ed is the musical brains, Dave is the master of ceremonies, and mike & Al are support.
I certainly appreciate the chemistry all four original members had, and that could never be replaced, but people tend to over-rate certain members contributions, in my opinion.
I will happily see Ed & Dave on stage, anyplace & anytime.
Life is too short to let something like that pass.
Incidentally, it has been noted that Mike was indeed asked by EVH to join the upcoming tour & MA chose to stick by Sammy.
I respect Mike's deccision & i also respect Ed for finding a replacement.

EVH_Erupted
November 8th, 2006, 05:57 PM
i agree with unchained, Mike made his decision so Ed made his. it's very simple.

zozo5150
November 8th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Mike is touring with Spam now, according to the info from a previous thread Eddie asked Mike to rejoin Van Halen or to stay with Spam. According to the "insider info" Mike chose to stay with Spam. So if Mike doesn't want to be with Van Halen than I think there is no one better than Wolfie to take is place.

i1sum2!
November 9th, 2006, 08:53 AM
No Way in Hell should anyone support a concert without Mike Anthony. His part in Van Halen is as important as any other member. You don't get the trademark wailing background vocals without him. If this is really Classic Van Halen .com Then the community needs to act like it and NOT buy into this sham of a 15 year old kid picking up a very heavy 1/4 of the greatest rock band ever.
I am as a big a DLR fan as they come, but I'm not so desperate that I want to see some facsimile of VH that is not complete. That is just saying "Go ahead, we're so desperate that we'll give you money just to see you fart on stage for an hour and a half."
VH is great, but without fans they are just another really good band. The fans are the ones that elevated them to the status of demigods, so we are important as well. We deserve nothing less than all 4 members of Van Halen, even if they have to wear shock collars to keep from beating on each other. Anything else is NOT Van Halen.
The "New Cars" was a bullshit attempt at dragging some cash out of a gullible public and so will a Mike Anthony-less Van Halen. We need to make this clear from a fan perspective before before our heroes embarrass themselves by actually implementing this ludicrous idea...:05:

POST OF THE YEAR!!!:101: :101: :101:

My sentiments exactly!

siN
November 9th, 2006, 01:44 PM
I hope they do a studio album first before touring.

I can't imagine the reunion would last long enough before they hit Europe... (think of 1996)....

Anyway: MA should be on the album and Wolfie may double up the rhythm guitars.....

EVH_Erupted
November 9th, 2006, 08:39 PM
they should use the material that Ed said he had. i remember Ed saying taht he had tons of material for songs so LET HEAR IT!!!

zozo5150
November 9th, 2006, 08:42 PM
they should use the material that Ed said he had. i remember Ed saying taht he had tons of material for songs so LET HEAR IT!!!

Yeah!!! That would be awesome if VH toured, with a new album.

EVH_Erupted
November 9th, 2006, 08:46 PM
I hope they do a studio album first before touring.

I can't imagine the reunion would last long enough before they hit Europe... (think of 1996)....

Anyway: MA should be on the album and Wolfie may double up the rhythm guitars.....
Hmm, Mikey AND Wolfie on the same album, Wolfie on rhythm guitar, that doesn't sound bad, it would give me part in my band instead of doubling the song.

wannabemandolinhero
November 9th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Hmm, Mikey AND Wolfie on the same album, Wolfie on rhythm guitar, that doesn't sound bad, it would give me part in my band instead of doubling the song.

That would actually be pretty cool; Wolfie on rhythm. Or maybe he could play the keyboard, or Ed play the keyboard, while the other plays guitar. And there could be yet another backup singer.

zozo5150
November 9th, 2006, 09:25 PM
That would actually be pretty cool; Wolfie on rhythm. Or maybe he could play the keyboard, or Ed play the keyboard, while the other plays guitar. And there could be yet another backup singer.

I would rather have Eddie play guitar.

wannabemandolinhero
November 9th, 2006, 09:47 PM
I would rather have Eddie play guitar.

Me too. Yet from what I saw, Eddie enjoyed having his son next to him with a guitar. He let Wolfie take over the 316 theme and came up with uncharacteristic riffs that don't sound like EVH as I know him. Though Ed played a horrible solo, I was impressed by how he was able to play solos (later) out of his style while his song was played by Wolfie.

I just hope Eddie doesn't become like Beethoven, who propped his nephew up so much when he was just a normal musician. The disappointment his ward felt, coupled with Beethoven's criticisms, eventually led the poor young man to try and commit suicide. I hope Eddie doesn't set his son up with what Father Ed expects. If Wolfgang does tour with his father and uncle as a regular member of the band, he will likely face the kind of pressure most of us on board never knew.

EVH_Erupted
November 10th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Ooo, if they can't make an album, not sure how that would happen, maybe they can make a live album with the stuff they did over the years to remind people of the good ol' days, plus they did it with Spam so why not Dave?

zozo5150
November 10th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Yeah I think it would be kinda weird having a 15 year old kid touring with Van Halen. I think it would be cool if Wolfie did a couple songs with VH but touring and playing bass? Plus it would be a young kid jamming with a bunch of old rock legends, just kinda odd I guess.

siN
November 11th, 2006, 02:27 AM
Ooo, if they can't make an album, not sure how that would happen, maybe they can make a live album with the stuff they did over the years to remind people of the good ol' days, plus they did it with Spam so why not Dave?

As Van Hagar released the LWAN again, maybe the reunion with Roth would be a nice time to release all the old proshot stuff in tripple A-quality on DVD!

vlduffer
November 13th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Has anyone else heard that it's official, Michael Anthony is out and Wolfgang is in?

wannabemandolinhero
November 13th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Well, it was credible enough to have been printed (with a picture of Ed and Wolfgang) in the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune.

i1sum2!
November 13th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Nope, still no official announcement. Until then.......

these other sources are blowin' hot air.

Ed has to get sober first.

NE169
November 13th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Well, it was credible enough to have been printed (with a picture of Ed and Wolfgang) in the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune.I saw that too yesterday--nothing we haven't heard before, and a week or so later than a lot of media.

That section's just the celeb page for those with short attention spans anyway.

LostHope
November 14th, 2006, 01:04 PM
As reported on MSN...Ed even disses Mike for going on tour with Sam...

When will this guy GROW UP? Imagine...a 15 YEAR OLD KID on tour with the legends of Rock...it just seems SOOOOOooooooo wrong...

Poor kid...he'll forever live in his dad's shadow. I can understand he may want to 'help' his kid and support him with being a 'Rock Star', but let him make his own path...let him pay his dues and play in the crap clubs trying to make it on his own...this is just wrong...look at Ozzy's kids...and they weren't even in the band !!!

Mike is the rightful Bass player in the band...bar none. I know I won't go see this tour, as I've been ripped off so many times before by these imposters who were once my heroes. I'll keep my hard earned cash...

Now I think I'll put some Hot sauce on my Nacho's and have a good swig of tequila...at Least Sam's putting out new music...

what a joke..

unchainedguitars
November 15th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Yeah, but Sam's music is the equivelent of watered down Jimmy Buffet.

muddslinger
November 15th, 2006, 12:31 AM
And that is still 2 steps better than a porn soundtrack.

EVH_Erupted
November 15th, 2006, 03:39 PM
And that is still 2 steps better than a porn soundtrack.
yeah, but thats another 2 steps better than not making music at all

panama's meanstreet
November 16th, 2006, 01:05 PM
yeah, but thats another 2 steps better than not making music at all

well said. :05:

punkatomic
November 17th, 2006, 12:15 PM
I spit coffee everywhere while reading this....

AS THE VAN HALEN WORLD TURNS:
A bunch of little tidbits from the Van Halen family of artists today. First up - a report from today's Boston Globe on the Van Halen 2007 tour:

"Right now Van Halen is contemplating going on tour in 2007.
And in an interesting twist it is neither Sammy Hagar nor David Lee Roth that's got fans buzzing about the potential outing but Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son Wolfgang.
It seems that Michael Anthony is out on bass and Wolfgang is in, according to VH's spokesperson. The band is also reportedly passing on Sammy, Dave, and presumably homeboy Gary Cherone, and considering using another family member, a nephew, in the lead vocal spot. (It's unclear if the nephew is drummer Alex Van Halen's son, but if he is, then it would truly be Van Halen, no?)
One way or another the original VH will undoubtedly be back in the news soon when the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are announced. The seminal Cali metallers should be shoo-in.

What do I think of this? Baloney really. Sure, something like this might be contemplated, but I can absolutely confirm without any doubt whatsoever that a Van Halen 2007 tour continues to be pitched to promoters and that tour includes frontman David Lee Roth.
The asking price per show is not something that anyone is going to pay if it ain't Roth up front. There are already issues getting around that fact that it is not a true re-union of the original band now that Michael Anthony is confirmed as a non-starter. If EVH wants to do a club tour sometime, then the above idea might fly.
Where are things currently in regards to this 2007 tour with Roth? Still early days...

Something else was sent to me today - posted over at the Roth Army forums. It was a reply from Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame president Terry Stewart in regards to who was under consideration for inclusion in the Van Halen listing, should they receive enough votes from members. It reads: "Sammy [Hagar] is included in the list of band members to be inducted if they are successful in getting enough votes. Gary [Cherone] is not."
Fair or not fair? Tough call that and my guess is that opinions will be divided. But in all seriousness, is the RNR Hall Of Fame at all credible in this day and age? Does anyone still care?
The process of getting listed then inducted is so political and has proven unjust in the past. Kiss still not nominated? The original Santana inducted, except for guitarist Neal Schon? And no sign of Journey while speaking of Neal - after selling 40 million albums for Columbia? That's just a couple of examples that don't make sense....

http://www.melodicrock.com/

i1sum2!
November 17th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Gatdamn right Andrew! Thatz tha bottom line!

The asking price per show is not something that anyone is going to pay if it ain't Roth up front. There are already issues getting around that fact that it is not a true re-union of the original band now that Michael Anthony is confirmed as a non-starter. If EVH wants to do a club tour sometime, then the above idea might fly.

evhprodgy
December 7th, 2006, 06:01 PM
yeah man I heard their was gonna be a new CD with Diamond DLR and Wolfgang doing bass Guitar and I've never heared that kid play but it won't be like Mike:bigun2:

Outtalove
December 9th, 2006, 10:34 AM
Just a thought-MITCH MALLOY!!!

NE169
December 9th, 2006, 01:44 PM
LOL--he knows better!!

Outtalove
December 9th, 2006, 02:04 PM
There's a couple of M.M. videos on youtube. Kinda like Winger. Man, I never could stand that hair metal shit made for girls. Over processed guitars, over whitened teeth, over conditioned hair. Hard to like that stuff when you've heard AC/DC, or CVH..

Outtalove
December 9th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Sorry Chicago lost a couple of citizens to a madman yesterday. very sad.

degŁello
December 11th, 2006, 05:33 PM
I wish I was more excited about this than I am, but without Mike it's not Classic Van Halen.

Do it right, or don't do it at all.

New album, re-recruit Mike, just do it right!!!

We've waited too long to be let down by another half assed attempt.


Egg-fucking-zactly.

unchainedguitars
December 11th, 2006, 06:14 PM
I say get Kip Winger on Bass (preferably in tights).
C.C. "fucking clarence" Deville on muthafucking lead guitar.
Get the fat guy from Flock of Seagulls up front & singing.
Nail it all down with some kid on drums, and there you have it...
The ultimate classic VH reunion tour!

i1sum2!
December 12th, 2006, 09:33 AM
Egg-fucking-zactly.

Thanxs for signing up Deguello. I recognize ya from DDLR. And Ian Sane, you guys rock! Have you made your vote yet on the Michael Anthony poll in main? Hope so.

:101:

NE169
December 12th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Egg-fucking-zactly.DG, you've been a member here for 2 1/2 years, and this is your first post? :05::thumbs-up::101::happy: LMFAO!!

punkatomic
December 12th, 2006, 04:12 PM
I wish I was more excited about this than I am, but without Mike it's not Classic Van Halen.

Do it right, or don't do it at all.

New album, re-recruit Mike, just do it right!!!

We've waited too long to be let down by another half assed attempt.Says it all

unchainedguitars
December 12th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Christ, i've been obsessed with Vh since 1980, when i was 8 years old, and even i can't get it up for Mike Anthony like you guys can!
Even as a wide eyed cherub, listening to WACF, i knew the freaking guitar player was so different, so unbelievably good, so unique.
I really could somehow comprehend this guy was a virtuoso before i even knew what the word meant. Ed had hands of steel, man.
The only Bass i remember from that record was the very last note MA played at the end of "Romeo Delight."

i1sum2!
December 21st, 2006, 04:11 PM
Christ, i've been obsessed with Vh since 1980, when i was 8 years old, and even i can't get it up for Mike Anthony like you guys can!
Even as a wide eyed cherub, listening to WACF, i knew the freaking guitar player was so different, so unbelievably good, so unique.
I really could somehow comprehend this guy was a virtuoso before i even knew what the word meant. Ed had hands of steel, man.
The only Bass i remember from that record was the very last note MA played at the end of "Romeo Delight."

THAT'S BECAUSE ALL YOU HEAR IS ED

eruption04
January 4th, 2007, 10:12 PM
You can never get enough of Van Halen, ive liked him sence i really young. Ive been wanting to see a van halen concert for a long time but never got the chance to go.

AtomicPunck5150
January 20th, 2007, 02:45 AM
All I have to say is that i have been the biggest fan of van halen since i was about 12. now i am 18 and still cant get enough of eddies guitar mastery. he was the one reason that i started playing guitar. i went to the 2004 tour with hagar and i was blown away at how, even now, they still rock. i know that mike was a huge part of their stage presence and that it wont be the same without him, i have heard that wolfgang can still rock like his old man.

Cathedral =I=
January 21st, 2007, 02:51 PM
No Way in Hell should anyone support a concert without Mike Anthony. His part in Van Halen is as important as any other member. You don't get the trademark wailing background vocals without him. If this is really Classic Van Halen .com Then the community needs to act like it and NOT buy into this sham of a 15 year old kid picking up a very heavy 1/4 of the greatest rock band ever.
I am as a big a DLR fan as they come, but I'm not so desperate that I want to see some facsimile of VH that is not complete. That is just saying "Go ahead, we're so desperate that we'll give you money just to see you fart on stage for an hour and a half."
VH is great, but without fans they are just another really good band. The fans are the ones that elevated them to the status of demigods, so we are important as well. We deserve nothing less than all 4 members of Van Halen, even if they have to wear shock collars to keep from beating on each other. Anything else is NOT Van Halen.
The "New Cars" was a bullshit attempt at dragging some cash out of a gullible public and so will a Mike Anthony-less Van Halen. We need to make this clear from a fan perspective before before our heroes embarrass themselves by actually implementing this ludicrous idea...:05:

Damn straight, it's all or nothing with this shit.
Of course they'll do what they want or think they have to do but, it isn't a reunion without Mike's pipes backing the band.
I'm all for Wolfie making his debut as a musician to carry his Dad's torch into the future beyond VH; just not as the Bass player for VH. When it may be the Grand Finale for this particular band? FUCK THAT!

I also understand that it is Mike's decision NOT to join them, he apparently hates Roth much more than he ever admitted to if you ask me.
That said, it is Mikes decision that will keep me personally from supporting this sham.
All these years Mike has pretended to be so fan oriented and then once the ball really starts rolling and we (the CVH fans) are about to get a dream come true, he fucking bails to enjoy chedder cheese balls with mop top.

It has absolutely nothing to do with Mike or Al's contributions to the creative process. it is as simple as the fact that they were part of the original package and you can't have a reunion with missing pieces. If nothing else, the Spammy years proved that to be true.

Just brilliant...I won't support anything less than a full blown reunion and that is all there really is to say about it.

R.I.P. Van Halen, i'd say i'll miss you but i've forgotten why exactly.

NE169
January 21st, 2007, 06:34 PM
:wow: CAT!!!!!!

It's been way too long, bud!!

I think you're missed more than VH!!

VH missed something alright, though--something like a boat!

Cathedral =I=
January 21st, 2007, 08:35 PM
:wow: CAT!!!!!!

It's been way too long, bud!!

I think you're missed more than VH!!

VH missed something alright, though--something like a boat!

LOL,
They have missed several of them.
It's just a damn shame, but life goes on regardless and in the grand scheme of things...It doesn't really matter; not to me.

:57: Go Figure!

unchainedguitars
January 21st, 2007, 09:33 PM
Man, you have such an interesting take on this & i like that!
At first i thought you were gonna simply gush about Mike Anthony, but you supported him & sorta slammed him in the same post.
And, i agree with a lot of what you articulated here, because it makes more sense than what myself or Sum are saying regarding this topic.
Good stuff!

Cathedral =I=
January 21st, 2007, 10:59 PM
Man, you have such an interesting take on this & i like that!
At first i thought you were gonna simply gush about Mike Anthony, but you supported him & sorta slammed him in the same post.
And, i agree with a lot of what you articulated here, because it makes more sense than what myself or Sum are saying regarding this topic.
Good stuff!

I am just way beyond getting excited or mad about anything VH related, bro.
I saw them several times in their prime, and even with Spam twice. i've had my share of good times where these cats are concerned.

But if they are going to carry the VH banner across the country again, and under the description "Reunion", then it needs to be an actual reunion.

My only hopes are that Mike will suit up and take his place on the stage with the other 3.
I just can't see myself forking over the bucks it will surely cost to see this show.

Truth is, I didn't really expect to feel this way about a missing MA, but it just tarnishes the whole deal for me.

My problem has always been that I took VH way too seriously in the past. I have a few hundred friends of my own that can attest to that. But man, somewhere along the way i grew out of it and now it just seems that those guys, all of them, have acted in a much more immature fashion than any hardcore fan ever did.

Even me, and that is sayin' a hell of alot.

Hey, humble pie sucks, it's a bitter pill to swallow.
It does however leave you with a broader perspective on a great many things.

Best of luck to them all, i just won't be there to show support for another half assed attempt at giving the loyal fans what they really want and have waited so long for.

Van Halen is: Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen and David Lee Roth.

That's pretty much it in a nutshell for this tired old fan.

Roth On!

big black rod
January 22nd, 2007, 06:35 AM
Although Mike provides the harmonies that drove VH back in tthe day (could you imagine "Beautiful Girls" being done without him?), I would shell out good coin to see it...PEACE.

IronicA
January 22nd, 2007, 07:07 AM
I think many of the preconceived and subscribed notions about the band members have been shattered lately....

Ed had lost it - Gone.
Mike was loyal - Gone.

I'm more of a Roth fan than ever lately, and Al is as much a mystery as ever.

Ian Sane
January 24th, 2007, 03:03 AM
I'm not too interested in a Van Halen reunion/tour/whatever you want to call it without Mike.

At this stage I'd much prefer a David Lee Roth solo album & tour in the vain of the DLR Band sound.

EVH_Erupted
January 24th, 2007, 05:16 PM
I'm not too interested in a Van Halen reunion/tour/whatever you want to call it without Mike.

At this stage I'd much prefer a David Lee Roth solo album & tour in the vain of the DLR Band sound.
If that were to happen I wouldn't have much to look for...

unchainedguitars
January 24th, 2007, 05:34 PM
It's gonna be a cool thing to see, Erupted. No question.
I've only seen VH with poodle boy out front, this will be my chance to get a taste of the original & best.

Ice Cream Man
January 24th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Hey, humble pie sucks, it's a bitter pill to swallow.What?! Humble Pie was great! Ha...no, I know what you mean. Actually your post talked some sense into me. I was thinking about watching the developments cautiously and turning in my cash if it seemed Wolfie wasn't too much of an embarrassment but you're right, why pay to hear them fart?

Cathedral =I=
January 24th, 2007, 11:59 PM
It's gonna be a cool thing to see, Erupted. No question.
I've only seen VH with poodle boy out front, this will be my chance to get a taste of the original & best.


Ahhhhh, now see, there is the parting line.
Hey, if you have never seen Ed and Dave on stage together then i highly recommend you go see the show.
I've had tha pleasure several times in my youth so it is from a whole different set of glasses that we see this particular issue.

Just keep in mind, a taste is all you will be getting.
But as a life experience, it would be worth it for the younger folk like yourself.

But then you can compare some classic footage with the 2007 performance, might be kind of cool from your perspective.

Me? I'm a realist and i don't like change very much.:57:

Johnny5
January 26th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Here's an interesting editorial I found on Van Halen's upcoming reunion if you're interested. As long as Dave's back it don't matter to me.

http://www.moregoatthangoose.com/blog/index.php?id=trent070126


JM
VH Fan

iketurnersfist
January 26th, 2007, 04:09 PM
I think this tour rings HOLLOW. Say they invite Mikey back. Ultimately, Dave would traveling alone. Mikey would be traveling alone. Eddie and Alex would be traveling together, slandering and working up plans to defraud the other two with their lawyers. These guys are not kids anymore. Everything is purely business. What you will see on stage will be mostly a facade - four guys pretending for a couple of hours each night that they can stand each other.

Same with the Police, and many other reunion acts. I dislike the idea of reunions, for most of the time the parties involved really do not care to be around one another. If they did, ala U2, they would have never broken up in the first place.

BadCompany
January 26th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Van Halen with Diamond dave was one of the best band ever at what they put out. Party, ear splitting, break the rules rock. When the egos got in the way that was all she wrote

Along came VH with Sammy. A more mature VH came back out of the ashes adding an incredible 2nd guitar , deeper song writing, and classic rock vocals. I always felt these two bands should not even have had the same name let alone be compared so much, but I guess that was inevitable. They were two different bands, different times, different styles and attitudes!!

The only thing that made these two bands comparable to each other was the trade mark Eddie guitar sound, and the back bone driving vocals and harmonies of Anthony and now that is gone too.

If the balding Roth tours with VH without those backing vocals a lot of fans will be left standing clutching their hundred dollar plus ticket stubs saying wtf. It is time to let the legend of VH slide gracefully with some dignity into the R&R hall of fame where each of the two VH eras belongs. It is time for Eddie to realize that there has been too many bridges burnt so badly, that even all of the greed in the music industry today cannot put it back together again. Did I forget to mention the Gary Cherone period of Van Halen where Anthony had little to do with the album. Need I say more

sal the butcher
January 26th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Breaking News from Melodricrock.com!

No more teasing. Never tease where Van Halen is concerned...I have information from a highly placed source that Van Halen will likely tour in 2007 with David Lee Roth as frontman.

Negotiations are currently underway to re-unite Van Halen with their original frontman for a tour in 2007 that will take in Amercia and possibly other territories. While nothing in the world of Van Halen is set until the band walk out on stage, I can confirm that negotiations between all parties have been underway for some time, trying to put together a big 2007 re-union tour.

One would presume the tour will feature classic VH era songs only. What I do not yet know is whether this plan includes exiled bass player Michael Anthony. Perhaps Wolfgang will play bass? I'm told these questions will be answered shortly.
Van Halen last toured in 2004 with Sammy Hagar, but the tour ended on a sour note and Hagar has not talked to Eddie Van Halen since.
What I also know is that there will be no new Van Halen release to go with the tour, such as The Best Of Both World's in 2004. There is no plans for a new compilation or a new studio album - just the tour.
More details when available.

Check out Dave's uncle he's a comedian and he's pretty funny. Check it out.

http://films.thelot.com/films/3246