Absolutely. In fact, many of us were discussing this when Eddie was still hitting the sauce heavily. His last tour with Sammy was pretty uneven and the few performances we saw between then and the first Dave reunion tour were pretty brutal. For me, that's one of the big reasons I love seeing Ed back on top of his game. For a while it seemed like he might be done.However, I'm not sure 30YO Ed played a whole lot better than he is right now. If he's lost a step, I'm not sure where it is. Which begs the question, would we be having this conversation if Ed played as badly as Dave sings?
I agree with "Nah", but I think VH is too far down the path with Sammy or Dave and pretty much anyone but one of those guys would seem wrong to most fans.In my best Si Robertson, "Nah!" To me, it just proves the point that there's only one Diamond Dave. I don't think he can be replaced.
I'm sure that would work, but what's the fun in that.Alex ... I hate to criticize but wouldn't just one bass drum and 3 or 4 toms be enough to get the job done for a gig like that?
I listened to the whole live album today on Spotify...you get used to Roth after a while and the record is quite enjoyable
lot of it is funny to read because the people bitchin have never done anything worth while musically in their lives and they are nothing but jealous and angry.Wow, is there any other band that gets analyzed so much? Note to self: Just enjoy Van Halen and stop reading VH-related threads on TGP from here on out. Bye!
lot of it is funny to read because the people bitchin have never done anything worth while musically in their lives and they are nothing but jealous and angry.
If you can't be happy for VH you really have deep issues...If you don't like them or Dave the internet is wide open go bitch about other things that are more important