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I had read that after Eddie gets married again this summer, they were going into the studio. No official word about Dave participating, but Eddie said that they do contact each other every now and then. I can't imagine Dave turning down an opportunity to work with Eddie again. We shall see.....

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I had read that after Eddie gets married again this summer, they were going into the studio. No official word about Dave participating, but Eddie said that they do contact each other every now and then. I can't imagine Dave turning down an opportunity to work with Eddie again. We shall see.....

How's it going "Walter?" I'm surprised that Eddie hasn't tried getting his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli back, she looks hot now since going on the Jenny Crank (Craig) diet. ROCK ON!

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I had read that after Eddie gets married again this summer, they were going into the studio. No official word about Dave participating, but Eddie said that they do contact each other every now and then. I can't imagine Dave turning down an opportunity to work with Eddie again. We shall see.....

The article I posted in this thread back in February says that according to Edward, Roth will be taking part in the upcoming sessions though it also mentions Roth "couldn't be reached for comment on his future with the band". Edward also plans to tour with the same llneup again. Personally, I wish they'd lose Wolfgang and bring Michael Anthony back into the group but that just isn't going to happen.

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The article I posted in this thread back in February says that according to Edward, Roth will be taking part in the upcoming sessions though it also mentions Roth "couldn't be reached for comment on his future with the band". Edward also plans to tour with the same llneup again. Personally, I wish they'd lose Wolfgang and bring Michael Anthony back into the group but that just isn't going to happen.

Yep, that's the article I saw - just at a different site. I didn't recall Eddie saying for sure that DLR was going to be involved. Thank you for refreshing the story. I agree with losing Wolfy and bring back Michael, two separate camps now though.

Hey there Zepp Fan Forever - ROCK ON back to ya! Your ending always makes me think of the part in Trampled Underfoot (NYC 2/12/75) when Robert lays out the "Rock On" echo and they erupt into that awesome jam! :thumbsup:

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I think at this point it wouldn't make any sense not to have Roth in the band. I also don't see him not coming back especially since he's the one that's wanted it so badly for all these years. While I'm sure he's no walk in the park I think it's become crystal clear that neither is Edward, that's why Anthony isn't with them now. If they were to go with another lead singer at this stage it would only push them even further into Spinal Tap territory. If they're going to continue with Roth they definitely need to record some new material or else they're going to amount to little more than a nostalgia act. I saw them on that last tour and have no problem saying that's the main reason I went (I hadn't seen them in any formation since 1979) but they do need some fresh tunes. On that tour they did the same setlist night after night with the same scripted banter. I enjoyed it but not if I had wanted to catch multiple shows on the tour.

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Agreed. I saw them also. Great show, way better than when I saw them with Sammy, but very scripted from other reviews I read. DLR has basically no other career at this point. I mean he was playing at the Universal Studios Mardi Gras soundstage before reforming with them.

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Yep, that's the article I saw - just at a different site. I didn't recall Eddie saying for sure that DLR was going to be involved. Thank you for refreshing the story. I agree with losing Wolfy and bring back Michael, two separate camps now though.

Hey there Zepp Fan Forever - ROCK ON back to ya! Your ending always makes me think of the part in Trampled Underfoot (NYC 2/12/75) when Robert lays out the "Rock On" echo and they erupt into that awesome jam! :thumbsup:

How's it going "Walter?" I hope all is well with you! I always loved that "ROCK ON" term in "Trampled Underfoot, it actually gave Rock n' Roll a big boost. ROCK ON!

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I think Eddie Van Halen's in a similar situation. He had been reduced to scoring a porn film prior to the reunion with Roth. Plus, who else would even want to be in Van Halen at this point? The other alternative would be Eddie joining another band (which I just don't see happening) which would leave his brother Alex in the lurch. I just kinda think it's either Van Halen or nothing at this point for all of them (well, except for maybe Wolfie who's probably being groomed for a career of his own someday).

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Eddie Van Halen Sues Nike Over

Guitar’s Signature Color Scheme

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Eddie Van Halen’s red, white and black splatter-striped “Frankenstrat” guitar is one of the Van Halen leader’s true signatures. In fact, it’s so closely associated with the guitarist, Van Halen had the color scheme copyrighted in 2001. Now he’s suing Nike because he says the sportswear giant put a similar design on one of their Dunk Lows sneakers, Spinner reports.

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Coming Tuesday December 22nd, 2009:

The Van Halen Guitar Hero Video Game

http://vanhalen.guitarhero.com/

Setlist:

* "Ain't Talkin Bout Love" by Van Halen

* "And The Cradle Will Rock" by Van Halen

* "Atomic Punk" by Van Halen

* "Beautiful Girls" by Van Halen

* "Cathedral" (solo) by Van Halen

* "Dance The Night Away" by Van Halen

* "Eruption" (solo) by Van Halen

* "Everybody Wants Some" by Van Halen

* "Feel Your Love Tonight" by Van Halen

* "Hang 'Em High" by Van Halen

* "Hear About It Later" by Van Halen

* "Hot For Teacher" by Van Halen

* "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen

* "I'm The One" by Van Halen

* "Jamie's Cryin" by Van Halen

* "Jump" by Van Halen

* "Little Guitars" by Van Halen

* "Loss Of Control" by Van Halen

* "Mean Street" by Van Halen

* "Panama" by Van Halen

* "Pretty Woman" by Van Halen

* "Romeo Delight" by Van Halen

* "Running With The Devil" by Van Halen

* "So This Is Love" by Van Halen

* "Somebody Get Me A Doctor" by Van Halen

* "Spanish Fly" (solo) by Van Halen

* "Unchained" by Van Halen

* "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen

* "Come To Life" by Alter Bridge

* "White Wedding" by Billy Idol

* "First Date" by blink-182

* "Space Truckin" by Deep Purple

* "Best Of You" by Foo Fighters

* "Double Vision" by Foreigner

* "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne

* "Pain" by Jimmy Eat World

* "Painkiller" by Judas Priest

* "The End Of Heartache" by Killswitch Engage

* "Rock And Roll Is Dead" by Lenny Kravitz

* "I Want It All" by Queen

* "Sick, Sick, Sick" by Queens of the Stone Age

* "Master Exploder" by Tenacious D

* "Safe European Home" by The Clash

* "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" by The Offspring

* "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind

* "Dope Nose" by Weezer

* "The Takedown" by Yellowcard

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3175462

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From RollingStone.com:

Van Halen Working On New Album With David Lee Roth

Original frontman's first LP with the band in 27 years

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By Matthew Perpetua

JANUARY 24, 2011

Van Halen have entered the studio to record their first album in 27 years with original frontman David Lee Roth.

Though no official announcement has been made, producer John Shanks tweeted about starting the project last week and shared a photograph of Eddie Van Halen's distinctive guitar amp. Shanks, who has recorded albums with Bon Jovi, Jane's Addiction and Fleetwood Mac, had been rumored as the producer for the new album for some time.

Besides contributing two tracks to the band's 1996 Greatest Hits album, this will be Roth's first appearance on a Van Halen record since 1984 (released in January 1984). Still, it will not be a full-on band reunion. Roth-era bassist Michael Anthony is still absent from the group, and was replaced by Eddie's 19-year-old son Wolfgang Van Halen around the time Roth rejoined the band in 2007.

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Can't wait! If they sound as good as they did on their DLR/VH reunion tour - it should be excellent. Love that Eddie's guitar sound has gone back to the old days. ;)

A surprising thing that I heard Michael Anthony say on "That Metal Show" was that he didn't do any background vocals until the Fair Warning disc - "Mean Street" is the first song he said that he sang on. They did joke that his voice was on tour with VH in '07, even if he wasn't! :lol:

What was their best disc, in your opinion?

It varies for me - Fair Warning is usually my first choice, but it depends on my mood.....

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What was their best disc, in your opinion?

I have no idea what their "best" disc is but my favorite one is probably Women & Children First. I started to lose interest around the time of Fair Warning and had lost just about all interest by the time of 1984. That said, I think each of their albums have something worthy to offer. Diver Down catches a lot of flack but it's really not a bad album, in spite of all the covers. Yeah, it's a little poppy in places but it also some very redeeming moments in songs like "Little Guitars" and "The Full Bug".

I've only seen them live twice, both times with Dave in Raleigh. The first was at Carter-Finley Stadium in '79 on a bill with Poco, Boston and the Outlaws and again in 2008 at the RBC Center. There were flaws at both shows but the main thing that came across is how they know how to put on a rock show. Arena rock has it's downside but when you have Diamond Dave at the forefront it's very clear from the get-go that he's a very consummate showman that knows just how to work a crowd. He's lost none of his touch in that area. However, I do wish Edward would just go ahead and suck it in and allow Michael Anthony back into the band. I'm sure Dave is no walk in the park but it's Edward that comes across as the real asshole of the group after all of these years.

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I have no idea what their "best" disc is but my favorite one is probably Women & Children First. I started to lose interest around the time of Fair Warning and had lost just about all interest by the time of 1984. That said, I think each of their albums have something worthy to offer. Diver Down catches a lot of flack but it's really not a bad album, in spite of all the covers. Yeah, it's a little poppy in places but it also some very redeeming moments in songs like "Little Guitars" and "The Full Bug".

I've only seen them live twice, both times with Dave in Raleigh. The first was at Carter-Finley Stadium in '79 on a bill with Poco, Boston and the Outlaws and again in 2008 at the RBC Center. There were flaws at both shows but the main thing that came across is how they know how to put on a rock show. Arena rock has it's downside but when you have Diamond Dave at the forefront it's very clear from the get-go that he's a very consummate showman that knows just how to work a crowd. He's lost none of his touch in that area. However, I do wish Edward would just go ahead and suck it in and allow Michael Anthony back into the band. I'm sure Dave is no walk in the park but it's Edward that comes across as the real asshole of the group after all of these years.

I agree with you there! By their "best" I did mean your (or anyone else's) favorite disc. Diver Down is probably my 2nd favorite - 1984 is my least, with DLR.

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I agree with you there! By their "best" I did mean your (or anyone else's) favorite disc. Diver Down is probably my 2nd favorite - 1984 is my least, with DLR.

"Fair Warning" with "Mean Streets" for me, that song in particular.

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The first time I saw Van Halen in Raleigh it nearly turned into a riot when concertgoers starting tossing NC State cups at the stage, prompting Dave to threaten to kick someone's ass and to stop the show. When they played here again in '08 it was no less eventful. Just watch the clip below for an "I Love You, Man!!" moment. It's a wonder the guy even got onstage considering the amount of security. In fact, since it took so long for security to get to him, I was beginning to think it was part of the act.

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That's pretty crazy! That guy could've done anything to Eddie - I hope some heads rolled in the security staff after that show.

Once security apprehended him Roth gave him a karate chop to the neck which was more comical than anything. After the guy was escorted off stage Roth kept glaring over towards stage left so I'm sure security got a mouthful after the show was over. The whole front of the stage was surrounded by security so it's a wonder he even got past them at all. However, they were very slow to react. I'm not sure what was up with that.

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Sammy Hagar: 'I Would Love to Make Another Record With Van Halen'Discussing his new memoir, he says there's a '90 percent chance' the band will reunite – 'if Eddie was totally cool'

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Sammy Hagar performing on September 11, 2010 in Stateline, Nevada.

By Andy Greene

Sammy Hagar's new autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock (in stores on March 15th) traces the singer's long career from his days in the 1970s hard rock band Montrose to his insane ride in Van Halen through the formation of his supergroup Chickenfoot.

The new issue of Rolling Stone (on sale and in the online archive Friday) has an exclusive excerpt focusing on Van Halen's disastrous 2004 reunion tour that was nearly derailed due to Eddie Van Halen's alcoholism. We chatted with Hagar about why he decided to write the book - and whether or not he'd ever return to Van Halen. (For more on the book check out Hagar's website.)

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