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2013-02-13 09:05:31 AM  
Dave, I think the best way to put this is in the immortal words of Fred Gwynne:  "Sometimes, dead is better."
 
2013-02-13 09:15:13 AM  
After the way they treated Michael Anthony, the Van Halen brothers can go fark them selves.
 
2013-02-13 09:41:33 AM  
Man...  I forgot how much that dude loves to talk.

I wonder how much had to be cut from the interview?
 
2013-02-13 10:07:12 AM  
I love Sammy, love his early stuff, his Montrose stuff, saw him with Michael Anthony on the Chickenfoot tour last year, just a fun performer.

/but......Dave > Sammy as far as Van Halen goes
//and it's too bad the brothers can't get their act together enough to make some new stuff
///and it still wont be the same without Micheal Anthony
////and I understand having to listen to Dave constantly, can test your sanity
///so maybe, just do a farewell tour every four or five years and be done with it.
 
2013-02-13 10:20:01 AM  
It's embarrassing to have dementia documented so accurately.
 
2013-02-13 10:21:02 AM  
That's not David Lee Roth, that's David Hyde Pierce :

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2013-02-13 10:32:10 AM  

basemetal: /but......Dave > Sammy as far as Van Halen goes



Agreed.

/But would rather hang out with Sammy.
//He must have discovered the fountain of youth in Cabo.
///Can't believe he's a year younger than my Dad.
 
2013-02-13 10:41:02 AM  
Good interview. Dave is a real character and that's what makes a great front man. The band is still tight, but Dave's singing for last shows of Van Halen was terrible. I think Michael Anthony's backing vocals could have really helped their live show dramatically. MA's vocals were a major part of Van Halen's sound.

Despite a heavily processed sound, and a constant need for the wah pedal, Eddie is still a great player. I'd love to hear him do a solo record with stripped down sound, just like he had in the club days. Something like what Jeff Beck did with Wired or Blow By Blow.

But he's been through alot. Cancer, alcohol, addiction. All that changes a body and brain.

Back in the early 80's no one could touch Van Halen. They were On Fire.
 
2013-02-13 10:43:12 AM  
"If you really are a record executive, whose side are you on with the big Sammy Hagar/Van Halen split?"

"Van Halen!"

"He's a cop."
 
2013-02-13 10:50:37 AM  
*too sad and lonely, Subby.
 
2013-02-13 11:19:04 AM  
Meh, he ain't so bad.
 
2013-02-13 11:19:48 AM  
Boom da dee da, boom da dee da....
 
2013-02-13 11:20:21 AM  
I like Van Halen, not Van Hagar, and the 5 original Van Halen records will live forever.
 
2013-02-13 11:23:52 AM  
Roth still looks pretty good, if you ask me.

/At least he's still pretty trim.
 
2013-02-13 11:27:41 AM  
too goddamnedit subby
 
2013-02-13 11:29:53 AM  
Love the pic in the sidebar:

assets.rollingstone.com
 
2013-02-13 11:30:04 AM  
Subby is two dumb.
 
2013-02-13 11:33:18 AM  
Pre 1984 Van Halen - Raw. Hungry. Non stop party. Energy. Hotwire a car, do a beer run and hit the keg parties. Spend a night in jail.

Van Hagar - Safe. Happy. Secure. Borrow money from good 'ol dad, fly to Cabo and sip a drink on the sand.
 
2013-02-13 11:33:19 AM  

shanrick: Subby is two dumb.


I was gonna go out drinking with the boys tonight, but my dog died, so I have to sad instead.
 
2013-02-13 11:43:44 AM  

give me doughnuts: After the way they treated Michael Anthony, the Van Halen brothers can go fark them selves.


You know, at first Dave leaves, and you hear how it's all his fault, you look at the dude and have to admit that he could get on your nerves.

Then Sammy Hagar leaves, and you hear that it's all his fault, and you think "Well, maybe he's really a dick in person.".

Gary Cherone is there for a week, and you breathe a sigh of relief and think nothing more of it.

Then Dave comes back and leaves again, and you start to wonder.

Finally, when they fark over Michael Anthony, and the only people who haven't quit or been fired are the two brothers, you start looking back at Dave's and Sammy's statements and realize that the only two constants in the equation are Alex and Eddie, and it's not Eddie people keep biatching about. I'm willing to forgive Dave now, seems that the fly in the ointment, the asshole in the room, is actually Eddie.

Too bad, actually. The band really did know how to rock before egos ran unchecked...
 
2013-02-13 11:43:53 AM  

Godscrack: Pre 1984 Van Halen - Raw. Hungry. Non stop party. Energy. Hotwire a car, do a beer run and hit the keg parties. Spend a night in jail.


I do recall reading that Van Halen were one of the bands considered for the film "Rock n Roll High School" but were rejected on advice from the label that they were too wild and destructive for the film crew to work with.

Mind you, as that opened the door for The Ramones and turned an otherwise forgettable film into a classic, that may well have been a good thing.
 
2013-02-13 11:44:23 AM  
You are Unchained from the band. But You're no Good. Maybe you'll Jump.
 
2013-02-13 11:48:05 AM  
I loved old VH but DLR looks like he's trying to head up a new version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Guys: you had a great six years and I enjoyed the many copies of VH1 that I had that kept getting stolen. One of the best albums ever when you consider how different it was at the time. I ruined a couple rewind buttons on that tape.

But stop now. Go play golf or something.

Kthx.
 
2013-02-13 11:54:54 AM  
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Thanks for the memories Van Halen. Where have all the good times gone?
 
2013-02-13 11:57:28 AM  
FTA: "For me, 60 is the new 80."

Shouldn't it be "80 is the new 60"?

Since he's near 60, wouldn't a more accurate description be "60 is the new 40"?
 
2013-02-13 11:58:26 AM  

H31N0US: I loved old VH but DLR looks like he's trying to head up a new version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Guys: you had a great six years and I enjoyed the many copies of VH1 that I had that kept getting stolen. One of the best albums ever when you consider how different it was at the time. I ruined a couple rewind buttons on that tape.

But stop now. Go play golf or something.

Kthx.


I went and saw them last summer in Vegas. Totally disappointing. I've seen bar acts that were more professional. It wasn't just Dave, either. The only one who was impressive at all was Wolfgang, everyone else had either a WTF? moment, couldn't be bothered to sing, played to backing tapes, etc... I seriously think the whole tour was specifically designed to make Wolfgang look good in comparison to help launch a solo career for him. Too bad, really. A lot of bands can still rock nowdays, VH just isn't one of them. I saw Heart in concert on Palladia a few weeks ago, and THOSE women outperformed everyone in VH, and they're the same age. You're right, VH should just quit while they're ahead.
 
2013-02-13 12:00:16 PM  
Dave lamenting not having an original members reunion will do nothing but fracture his relationship with Eddie.  According to Ed, Wolfie is in the band forever.  Unless Wolfie quits, Mike ain't ever coming back.  And Dave saying what he said is the exact sort of thing that would set Eddie off, as he has a short fuse and is a well known asshole.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-02-13 12:02:13 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: *too sad and lonely, Subby.


+1. My work here is already done.
 
2013-02-13 12:03:18 PM  
Hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla boobuhla hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla bop!
 
2013-02-13 12:04:13 PM  
So...I guess David Lee Roth is doing a rock musical about his life with John 5?
 
2013-02-13 12:05:30 PM  
Dave, dude.  I was right there with you until you started in on the remixing crap.  Leave...the classics...alone.   I wonder what "the brothers" think of him talking up Mike?  He's absolutely right though, Mike's vocals are a huge, huge part of the band's sound.

The guy I'm pulling for in this whole mess is Wolfie.  The kid seems to have his head together, despite the constant drama his dad creates.  I've read it was Wolfie who pushed the band to dust off some of the deeper cuts they played (attempted to play?) live.
 
2013-02-13 12:17:16 PM  

Godscrack: [img9.imageshack.us image 560x494]

Thanks for the memories Van Halen. Where have all the good times gone?


MuhGAWD, $10 concert tickets...that won't even cover the service charge these days...
 
2013-02-13 12:17:23 PM  

Godscrack: [img9.imageshack.us image 560x494]

Thanks for the memories Van Halen. Where have all the good times gone?


Ahhh, the Coliseum, back in the days of free-for-all festival seating. Nothing like having your feet on the ground, and your head about 3 feet offset from that, never once 'quite' standing upright through the show. My first concert was Rush (Power Windows) back in '84-ish. My second concert was Van Hagar at Compton Terrace.
 
2013-02-13 12:21:47 PM  
I imagine diamond Dave has to "vent" a lot - due to wearing that constrictive girdle and all. Flatulence is hard to retain when compressed.
 
2013-02-13 12:23:01 PM  
Say what you want about DLR, early Van Halen was fantastic.

And his ability to talk endlessly makes me miss him once he took over after Stern left.

I actually enjoyed the D-Ro show!

/he had a boner for Pink, though, that I never could abide
 
2013-02-13 12:25:21 PM  
Mikey1969:Ahhh, the Coliseum, back in the days of free-for-all festival seating. Nothing like having your feet on the ground, and your head about 3 feet offset from that, never once 'quite' standing upright through the show.

At the September 7, 1982 show, I remember some people lighting a can of hair spary or something, throwing a 6-7 foot flame way up int top seats. David Lee Roth said to them "You guys better cut that shiat out. Or I'm gonna come up there and kick your ass!"

My second concert was Van Hagar at Compton Terrace.

1986? I was there. That was the last show I saw at that venue.
 
2013-02-13 12:28:08 PM  
*hair spray
 
2013-02-13 12:29:02 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I do recall reading that Van Halen were one of the bands considered for the film "Rock n Roll High School" but were rejected on advice from the label that they were too wild and destructive for the film crew to work with.


I was living in Chattanooga when they blew through on their Diver Down tour. The locals were restless...scared to death that this band was going to descend upon their fair city and leave it worse off than Grant did. It led the news for over a week.

Well, the guys showed up, played a hell of a show, trashed a number of rooms at the Choo Choo and left a blank check at the desk on their way out. Probably sullied the virtues of a GPS girl or two as well...but the city survived. The manager of the Choo Choo even said they welcome back any time.

I hear the city isn't nearly as uptight now as it was in 1982...
 
2013-02-13 12:30:57 PM  

Godscrack: Mikey1969:Ahhh, the Coliseum, back in the days of free-for-all festival seating. Nothing like having your feet on the ground, and your head about 3 feet offset from that, never once 'quite' standing upright through the show.

At the September 7, 1982 show, I remember some people lighting a can of hair spary or something, throwing a 6-7 foot flame way up int top seats. David Lee Roth said to them "You guys better cut that shiat out. Or I'm gonna come up there and kick your ass!"

My second concert was Van Hagar at Compton Terrace.

1986? I was there. That was the last show I saw at that venue.


Yeah, sounds about right... Great place to watch a show. Shiatty place to leave afterwards. Could take 4 hours to get out of the parking lot. Last concert I saw there, we said fark it, took my foster parent's motor ome, filled it full of beer and just camped in the parking lot until everyone else was pretty much gone.
 
2013-02-13 12:33:34 PM  

Jake Havechek: I like Van Halen, not Van Hagar, and the 5 original Van Halen records will live forever.


No love for 1984?
 
2013-02-13 12:46:24 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Dave lamenting not having an original members reunion will do nothing but fracture his relationship with Eddie.  According to Ed, Wolfie is in the band forever.  Unless Wolfie quits, Mike ain't ever coming back.  And Dave saying what he said is the exact sort of thing that would set Eddie off, as he has a short fuse and is a well known asshole.


Why the fark would Mike ever come back anyway? It would take a hell of a lot of money, I would think. fark Van Halen.

As far as the Dave/Sammy thing goes. There's no comparison.

I mean that. It isn't a valid comparison. its apples and oranges. One is straight ahead cock-rock the other is faux cerebral pop.

Both have their place. I personally prefer hagar, but mostly because I dont think Dave puts any effort into what he does.
 
2013-02-13 12:46:32 PM  

Godscrack: Pre 1984 Van Halen - Raw. Hungry. Non stop party. Energy. Hotwire a car, do a beer run and hit the keg parties. Spend a night in jail.



Funny you should put it that way. A friend of mine is a lighting contractor, has done shows and concerts since the mid-70s on both coasts and Europe. He's gone drinking with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Mississippi dive bars, bounced off the walls of CBGBs with Television and generally abused his liver and brain cells for a couple decades now. He says the wildest group of people he ever dealt with were the Van Halen crew when they were regulars on the Strip in the early 80s. "They were up for anything, especially if it involved underaged girls."

Which wouldn't be a bad thing to have carved on your tombstone.
 
2013-02-13 12:47:33 PM  

buntz: Say what you want about DLR, early Van Halen was fantastic.

And his ability to talk endlessly makes me miss him once he took over after Stern left.

I actually enjoyed the D-Ro show!

/he had a boner for Pink, though, that I never could abide


Pink is farking hot and talented. whats the issue?
 
2013-02-13 12:53:22 PM  
Met Dave and Eddie after a show on the 1984 tour. Dave was completely hyper but cool. Eddie was a surly dick who couldn't be bothered to meet some fans.
 
2013-02-13 12:54:35 PM  
Aged butt-rock is aged.
 
2013-02-13 12:56:23 PM  
And in the interim I've written and recorded an entire album of material with a fellow named John 5. It's called Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar & Grill, and it was designed as a jukebox musical after seeing what the South Park fellows did.

All the rockstars are coming out of the woodwork and writing musicals. Their interests are purely artistic at this point but once those people get a taste for the pure cash a success can generate the flood gates will open.

Plus, they will learn the lesson Pink Floyd learned. Life is much easier when you get paid to watch someone else go on tour.


Unfortunately there is nothing on earth harder than creating a successful Broadway musical.
 
2013-02-13 12:56:30 PM  

Madbassist1: AdolfOliverPanties: Dave lamenting not having an original members reunion will do nothing but fracture his relationship with Eddie.  According to Ed, Wolfie is in the band forever.  Unless Wolfie quits, Mike ain't ever coming back.  And Dave saying what he said is the exact sort of thing that would set Eddie off, as he has a short fuse and is a well known asshole.

Why the fark would Mike ever come back anyway? It would take a hell of a lot of money, I would think. fark Van Halen.

As far as the Dave/Sammy thing goes. There's no comparison.

I mean that. It isn't a valid comparison. its apples and oranges. One is straight ahead cock-rock the other is faux cerebral pop.

Both have their place. I personally prefer hagar, but mostly because I dont think Dave puts any effort into what he does.


I like both versions of Van Halen.  As you say, they are very different and it is pretty useless to compare them.  As big as an a-hole I think Eddie is (and probably Alex, too) I can see where they could get tired of DLR's bullshiat.  He's like a friend you have for a while that you like but his behavior really gets on your nerves after a while.
 
2013-02-13 01:00:40 PM  

give me doughnuts: Met Dave and Eddie after a show on the 1984 tour. Dave was completely hyper but cool. Eddie was a surly dick who couldn't be bothered to meet some fans.


Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

/Peter Steele was the same... bit unnerving watching a 6'6" man jumping off of walls.
 
2013-02-13 01:03:33 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: Godscrack: Pre 1984 Van Halen - Raw. Hungry. Non stop party. Energy. Hotwire a car, do a beer run and hit the keg parties. Spend a night in jail.


Funny you should put it that way. A friend of mine is a lighting contractor, has done shows and concerts since the mid-70s on both coasts and Europe. He's gone drinking with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Mississippi dive bars, bounced off the walls of CBGBs with Television and generally abused his liver and brain cells for a couple decades now. He says the wildest group of people he ever dealt with were the Van Halen crew when they were regulars on the Strip in the early 80s. "They were up for anything, especially if it involved underaged girls."

Which wouldn't be a bad thing to have carved on your tombstone.



A friend of my parents spent a few decades as a roadie. He started off with the Commodores in the 1970s, and wound up managing tours for several bands.

He has an extremely impressive collection of embroidered tour jackets, and tons of "No shiat, dude. This one time..." stories. Some of the more interesting are about Billy Joel's tour in the Soviet Union.
 
2013-02-13 01:03:54 PM  

Mikey1969: You're right, VH should just quit while they're ahead.


They are not ahead.

I saw Van Halen open for the Stones at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando back on the Tattoo You tour. Amazing, though the show was a little scripted: all the "spontaneous" stuff had been covered by a review of the prior day's show.  People left the show talking about those guys, not the Stones.

I've seen Van Hagar a couple times since then. Like that version too but not as much.

If someone were to gift me a pair of tickets to see the current version, I would groan and start thinking of excuses to StubHub them.
 
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