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(Louder Sound)   Wolfgang Van Halen shoots down rumors that he'll take over father's place in reunited Van Halen. Gary Cherone inconsolable   (loudersound.com) divider line
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2020-10-26 12:48:39 PM  
9 votes:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: rummonkey: The thing that is always bothered me about Van Halen friends like these is that Gary cherone always ends up getting the short end of the stick and he most definitely does not deserve it.

You have someone who is asked to fill in for the person who filled in for one of the people that defined what arena rock is. Then you try to force him into a vocal arrangement that is not his and then crap on him because he wasn't able to sound like Dave or Sammy.

I've never met the guy myself, but I swear every Gen X guy around Boston who plays in bands has a story about how nice of a guy Cherone is IRL.


Is he so nice that it's more than words can say?
 
2020-10-26 11:37:34 AM  
4 votes:
He's taking over from Michael Anthony in The Circle.
 
2020-10-26 12:50:23 PM  
3 votes:

Jack Sabbath: Uncle Eazy: I'm one of the biggest VH fans ever.

But let it go. They haven't been relevant in years. I still listen to them all the time but even I recognize that a coke-fueled party band in their mid-to-late 60s is nothing anyone wants to see live.

Even getting Dave back... it's wasn't the same. They would have commercially done better sticking with Sammy (pains me to say).

Let's just enjoy the memories and watch concerts on YouTube and move on.

/fun fact. I once took a picture of the gate leading to Eddie's house
//it was only light stalking.

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Total SELF OWN there.

I misread it as THE mid-to late 60s.

I'll show myself the door.

Nice door.  I'll leave through it.
 
2020-10-26 3:30:17 PM  
1 vote:

beezeltown: Eddie Hazel's E string: beezeltown: The odds of Wolfgang possessing that level of talent are very low.

I agree that re-creating VH guitar parts is a nearly futile effort, but it's pretty weird to make a "potential of talent" argument about the man's biological son, who was raised in proximity to his father's rehearsals and has already played in the band.

The total number of humans in earth who can really do those songs justice probably number in the dozens (or less). Related or not, the odds of "having it" are extremely low.


I've heard any number of people who can play those songs credibly. They couldn't have written them but they can damn sure play them.
 
2020-10-26 3:28:02 PM  
1 vote:

Eddie Hazel's E string: beezeltown: The odds of Wolfgang possessing that level of talent are very low.

I agree that re-creating VH guitar parts is a nearly futile effort, but it's pretty weird to make a "potential of talent" argument about the man's biological son, who was raised in proximity to his father's rehearsals and has already played in the band.


The total number of humans in earth who can really do those songs justice probably number in the dozens (or less). Related or not, the odds of "having it" are extremely low.
 
2020-10-26 2:17:05 PM  
1 vote:
This is like saying Candace Bergen shouldn't suck at Ventriloquism.
 
2020-10-26 12:56:15 PM  
1 vote:

dougermouse: I can't think of a time where the kid lived up to the parents in the same business.


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Sorry, this was too fun.
 
2020-10-26 12:41:06 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder what it would sound like with someone like George Lynch playing Van Halen songs.
 
2020-10-26 11:56:05 AM  
1 vote:

Eddie Hazel's E string: beezeltown: The odds of Wolfgang possessing that level of talent are very low.

I agree that re-creating VH guitar parts is a nearly futile effort, but it's pretty weird to make a "potential of talent" argument about the man's biological son, who was raised in proximity to his father's rehearsals and has already played in the band.


playing van halen bass lines is not anywhere near the same universe as playing van halen guitar lines.  you'd argue for a while that they're even the same dimension.
 
2020-10-26 11:42:17 AM  
1 vote:
Well he certainly isn't going to do it on that 3-string bass he plays.
 
2020-10-26 11:37:23 AM  
1 vote:
I'm one of the biggest VH fans ever.

But let it go. They haven't been relevant in years. I still listen to them all the time but even I recognize that a coke-fueled party band in their mid-to-late 60s is nothing anyone wants to see live.

Even getting Dave back... it's wasn't the same. They would have commercially done better sticking with Sammy (pains me to say).

Let's just enjoy the memories and watch concerts on YouTube and move on.

/fun fact. I once took a picture of the gate leading to Eddie's house
//it was only light stalking.
 
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