Eddie looks good, happy and is playing well IMO. Alex is doing fine. Wolfie is very talented and Eddie wants him in the band. I can't imagine them ever calling Michael Anthony unless Wolfie told his dad that he wanted out of the band to do his own stuff. And I don't think that would ever happen, as they have too much fun playing together and Wolfie knows it would break his dad's heart. DLR live can be split into two worlds: voice and stage presence. His voice is pretty shot, but it has been for awhile and he wasn't any worse on Ellen than he was on Kimmel or any other live video I've seen over the past 2-3 years. He talks more words than sings them. Visually (stage presence) I'm glad he finally gave up on trying to do anything with the hair and he moves around well for a man his age (but not the way he used to of course). But the Ellen performance of Jump was a little scary - his constant smiling made me wonder if he was on happy pills. His comments during songs are generally awkward as was the entire routine with Ellen about Ed Sullivan and this is the first show we thought of to appear on, etc. Kimmel he seemed pretty normal for what modern day Dave usually is, but the Ellen performance he seemed extra awkward and all over the place. The constant smiling for no reason just freaked me out. This is what VH is now. They need Dave because he's the devil they can deal with best rather than going to Sammy (who would surely mention the whole Michael Anthony issue). A replacement singer or Patty Smyth or whatever is not going to sell tickets like Dave can (to the general public with fond memories of classic VH). EVH wants to play in his band with his son, first and foremost. Anything that would cause waves in that area (Sammy) is off the table. I just wish that EVH would release new music of some sort. Most of that last album was reheated stuff from their early days, and for all his talk over the years about how much time he's spent playing and recording ideas in 5150, I would love to see something like instrumental stuff with just Al and Wolfie being released for free on their website or something like that. But I know that will never happen either, and that's just the way it is.