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With all the yada yada and blah blah blah about ratings, moderation systems and a certain farming game I thought it would be nice to start a little discussion on something that we can all agree on. Something where I can not fathom how there could be any controversy.

The topic hit me as yesterday at approximately 11am I ordered my ticket to see the mighty Van Halen at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Yes, Van will be seeing Van Halen at Van Andel

Anyhoo, it occurred to me that despite being excited to see Eddy again I will be a little sad that the BEST singer for Van Halen will not be there. Yes that is right, the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar. I've seen Van Hagar 3 times, Van Cherone once and soon I will the almost but not quite original line-up. My cousin-law is a HUGE DLR fan and he assures me that the current tour is AMAZING and Wolfgang ably fills the bass roll, but I shall be quite sad that Mad Anthony will not be there. I love the DLR stuff but for some reason I have always thought Sammy just fit in perfectly. So while it will undoubtedly be a thrill to hear Unchained with DLR at the mic I must admit to a bit of sadness that those around me may awkwardly step aside as I try and do the "5150" walk.

So please, share your stories of how the Sammy era Van Halen rocks!
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HiveGod wrote:
FIRST!


Gaa, is that a DLR reference? Shoo, shoo!
 
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I've seen them twice, both with Sammy Hagar (I was too young the first time DLR was in the band, and I'm playing the Highlander 2 game with the time Cherone was in the band), and they were both great. I saw them on the OU812 and For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tours, and they were great.

And what's this about Mike Anthony? He's not in the band anymore? Who's going to sing the alto parts??
 
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Verkisto wrote:
I've seen them twice, both with Sammy Hagar (I was too young the first time DLR was in the band, and I'm playing the Highlander 2 game with the time Cherone was in the band), and they were both great. I saw them on the OU812 and For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tours, and they were great.

And what's this about Mike Anthony? He's not in the band anymore? Who's going to sing the alto parts??

You haven't heard??? Eddy replace Mad Anthony with his 15yo son - Wolfgang Van Halen.

Youtube is flush with Videos from the tour (for now...)

here are some awesome ones from the San Diego
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=van+Halen+2007+c...

more here

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=van+Halen+2007&s...


I must admit after watching youtube videos for an hour after I posted this initially my excitement level has gone up 98% (it was already quite high to begin with - I mean I saw VH with Gary Cherone for Godssake - so I'm pretty much a die hard.

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Man, according to Wikipedia, Eddie's been trying to get rid of Mike for years. What up with that?

Oh, and to wake you up, here's a shot of Eddie today:



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Verkisto wrote:
Man, according to Wikipedia, Eddie's been trying to get rid of Mike for years. What up with that?

Oh, and to wake you up, here's a shot of Eddie today:



Better'n caffeine!


Yea he was in rough shape a year ago or so. He looks great in the you tube videos. He has apparently cleaned up (theoretically).

My take on the Mikey thing is that the VH bros were pissed at him for "siding" with Sammy. >shrug< Who knows. I'll be the first to admit they seem a bit petty in making decisions. But hey - whatchagonna do?

My impression is that Wolfy has kind of glued the whole deal with DLR together. He was apparenlty intrumental in putting the set list together and what not.
 
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I can't stand Sammy. Especially in Van Halen. You just can't adequately fill Dave's shoes.

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Sammy had the better voice, but Dave had the better showmanship.

The fact that Van Halen did better without Dave, and MUCH better than Dave's solo career, is indicative of something.

But yes, "Unchained" will bring the house down.
 
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Verkisto wrote:
Sammy had the better voice, but Dave had the better showmanship.


Its really a matter of preference. I honestly dont like Sammy's voice.
 
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dan138 wrote:
Verkisto wrote:
Sammy had the better voice, but Dave had the better showmanship.


Its really a matter of preference. I honestly dont like Sammy's voice.


woah woah woah, now how on EARTH, can we be arguing about this?



Sammy is the man - but I like DLR just fine.

Actually I'm mostly and Eddy fan and the singer while important is secondary. Did I mention I saw them with Gary Cherone singing? It was actually quite a good show.

I'm excited to see my boy Eddy again and DLR singing is just fine by me
 
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vandemonium wrote:
dan138 wrote:
Verkisto wrote:
Sammy had the better voice, but Dave had the better showmanship.


Its really a matter of preference. I honestly dont like Sammy's voice.


woah woah woah, now how on EARTH, can we be arguing about this?



Sammy is the man - but I like DLR just fine.

Actually I'm mostly and Eddy fan and the singer while important is secondary. Did I mention I saw them with Gary Cherone singing? It was actually quite a good show.

I'm excited to see my boy Eddy again and DLR singing is just fine by me


Oh, definitely. It's Mister Van Halen's show.
 
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dan138 wrote:
vandemonium wrote:
Actually I'm mostly and Eddy fan and the singer while important is secondary. Did I mention I saw them with Gary Cherone singing? It was actually quite a good show.

I'm excited to see my boy Eddy again and DLR singing is just fine by me


Oh, definitely. It's Mister Van Halen's show.


They're only a singer away from truly being Van Halen. They should've recruited Valerie.
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Verkisto wrote:
dan138 wrote:
vandemonium wrote:
Actually I'm mostly and Eddy fan and the singer while important is secondary. Did I mention I saw them with Gary Cherone singing? It was actually quite a good show.

I'm excited to see my boy Eddy again and DLR singing is just fine by me


Oh, definitely. It's Mister Van Halen's show.


They're only a singer away from truly being Van Halen. They should've recruited Valerie.


Can you imagine instead of Sammy if they had gotten Eddy's first choice?

Patty Smyth? They could have been shootin' at the walls of heartache, instead of having the best of both worlds. Things that make ya go hmm....
 
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