DLR Is Unrecognizable Now

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  1. Jollyb

    Jollyb Silver Supporting Member

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    looks like Dave with no hair to me. of course he doesn't look like he did in 1978 neither do i (though i still have long hair)
     
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    In his prime, one of the best frontman of all time ... incredibly athletic performance style and he just had the look ... But something about DLR just didn't age very gracefully ... He seems stuck in an early 20's personality
     
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    I don't wish any ill will on DLR. But have you ever wondered what the music industry would look like if DLR or Axl Rose would have died at their peak instead of Kurt Cobain? Would there have even been bands like Nirvana? Factor in the music business as being largely responsible for these different genres or "movements".
     
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    I think he looks fine for his age.

    Don't know WTF you guys are on about :dunno.

    If you're his age, post up a pic of what you look like.
     
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    I totally agree, he looks great, he just cuts his very short plus I guess he lost most of it. But his face looks very good, and he is probably in very good shape. He is a very active person.
     
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    I know basically zip about VH or DLR, but every time I see a clip of DLR he is always smiling and looks full of joy.

    We could probably use a few more people like that.
     
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    Very perceptive post.
     
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    My EXACT same thought. Seems like a pretty cool guy, all things considered...
     
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    Whether you personally liked VH or not, they were a game changing band at a level that only a handful of other bands (Chuck, Elvis, Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, U2, Nirvana, etc.) were able to achieve. No doubt Eddie's mind blowing guitar playing was a big part of it but someone had to turn all that monstrous riffage into songs that people could connect to and that was largely DLR's job ... He was great with lyrics and his showmanship and presentation allowed a very heavy sound to appeal to a wide audience and, most important, to girls ...

    Showman extraordinaire ...
     
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    Dave is awesome and looks great in 2019. But yeah, I don't think those kids knew who it was. Their loss.
     
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    ********!t clickbait headline, replace "fans" with "bros partying in the room next to his".

    And unrecognizable? That's the same face just without the hair and he's in better physical shape than most guys in their early 60s.
     
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    Seems like they knew who he was. Did we watch the same video?
     
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    Most Van Halen fans would still recognize Dave instantly. I'm not sure why Dave is bothering to knock on the doors of people who aren't really Van Halen fans.
     
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    I have no take on Dave one way or the other.
    Yes, he looks basically fit and sound, and I have no complaints.
    However...the smiling and full of joy thing...
    Its not authentic or real, even a little bit, its a 'personality mask' he wears, its totally and completely construed (faked) for the masses to consume.
    No one you know in real life acts like that, because its not real, its an artificial personality.
    So, I don't think we 'could use a few more people' wearing completely fake personalities, JMO.

    Because its the same personality mask he's worn for 40 years.
    Its not who he 'really' is, its 'for show'.
    It really didn't seem natural back then, and even far less now.
    Maybe it works on chicks who are easily taken in by 'the show'...
    But it must suck when you can't just be who you really are.
    No one can put up with that fake schmaltz on a regular daily basis, as the other members have attested to.
    I'd dig him far more if he was just himself.
     
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    How do you know that?
     
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    I met him in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, and the smile doesn’t falter for a second, and doesn’t look the least bit authentic or heartfelt.
     
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    “I have no take on Dave...”

    Aside from knowing he’s miserable and puts on a veil of joy in public.
     
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    Never said he's miserable, just that his personality is a fake put-on.
     
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    Most of us go to work and put on a work personality and for the most part, it's manufactured to create desired outcomes. To "be truly and honestly yourself" at all times is a rare person, from my experience. Some are more authentic and some are less, but there's a game we all play and some get really good at simulating authenticity for their audience.

    When we see entertainers like DLR in interviews and various promotional media spots, they're playing their game ... Same goes for athletes, big shot business types too ... They project a persona that they're hoping will help them with their goals.

    In terms of who DLR is with the people he is closest to when he has the luxury of dropping his performance mask, I doubt any of us really know. But in the limelight, DLR's pure showbiz.
     

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