VAN HALEN! sort of…

Posted: January 26, 2007 in Uncategorized
Diamond Dave said last year that getting back with Van Halen was "inevitable", and now the rumors say "rocket surgery" is about to happen. But no deal as of yet (or at least it hasn’t been announced). It’s supposedly a 40-date tour, no word on how many cities or which ones.
Now for the "sort of" Van Halen…Michael Anthony is still playing for Sammy and may not tour. So Eddie’s son Wolfgang is supposedly pegged to play bass for the band. Dave is older and slower, has short hair (they’re plugs, too) and his voice ain’t anything like it was 25-30 years ago. Eddie had mouth surgery for cancer, so his voice for back-up is probably non-existent, plus he had a hip replaced so he’s not going to run the stage any more…and he looks in worse shape than Keith Richards (which is saying a lot). Alex is Alex. The only one on stage with any energy is going to be some 15-year-old kid.
Would I go? Sure…got screwed four different tours to see Van Halen, and the time I finally made a show it was already known as Van Hagar…I never got to see the classic line-up with Dave. But here’s the trick: I gotta somehow go to one of the first 10 or 15 shows…the band will still (hopefully) be in their "honeymoon phase". Cuz ya know, half way thru the tour, Eddie is going to start drinking and transform into a diva version of Axel Rose and probably fire Dave again…

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