Wolfgang Van Halen

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  1. pete692

    pete692 Silver Supporting Member

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    You know, I got to admit, I'm pretty amazed that the media isn't making more of this. You've got a major rock band, heading out on a much anticipated tour after dropping a long-awaited reunion/comeback cd, and the core of the band is a recovered alcoholic and HIS SON. Very unlikely story.


    Oh, and the best part is, HE'S KICKIN' ASS. I've got to admit, I have been very skeptical of most things that Mr. Van Halen has done and said over the last.....we'll say years. And putting Wolfie in the band just seemed like one more cockamamie idea. But the way this is all playing out, it seems to have been his best idea yet.
     
  2. Sean French

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    There is no dirt or scandal so, the national media doesn't care.
     
  3. Hand of Doom

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    Good title for a movie.
     
  4. cffluntouch

    cffluntouch Gold Supporting Member

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    I think he sounds great on the new album.
     
  5. KHAN

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    They should name a guitar after him.
     
  6. Sunburst

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    And then write a song for his birthday leaving MA out of it. There's gotta be a half-assed conspiracy theory we can bake up.:rotflmao
     
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    He has already toured with them once.. He's a veteran now.

    Jeff
     
  8. rob2001

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    I gigged for 20 years in bars....he has more big time experience than I do.
     
  9. semi-hollowbody

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    not only can he play...but imagine the ballz it takes a 16 year old to get on stage with a HUGE band...night after night...that kids gotta have nerves of steel...

    How many 16 year olds have done that with bands that are ALREADY huge...I would probably have puked, shat myself, and passed out the second the lights came on...
     
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    It will be interesting to see what direction Wolfie takes in the future. What type of post-VH projects will he be involved in and will he remain a bass player or transition to guitar?
     
  11. rob2001

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    For sure. Figure at some point VH will not be VH, those guys are old. This may be thier last time around.

    But I'd think he will be able to do just about anything he wants to do musically. I mean, within his given talents.
     
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    You'd think the Valerie aspect would be enough to get them some attention. If her and Ed were still together, the situation would be the perfect setting for a reality show.

    Wolfgang is certainly earning his stripes right about now. For a long time he was universally slagged, and now he seems to be universally praised.

    Just curious; how can you be <20 years old on the road with a famous rock band, and get into the misbehaviors that are dangled in front of you, when your dad and uncle are in the band? Do they make you behave? Go to bed early? Do your homework?? That's gotta be a bit weird at times.
     
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    +1 thought the same exact thing. The dude just steps out there and kills it. I don't think it will be long before the media latches on to the whole father/son dynamic, especially if they continue to sell out arena's
     
  14. vangit

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    Stay Frosty Wolfgang!
     
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    I bet he kills it on guitar as well, and he can play drums too. Plus with the last name Van Halen, he has guaranteed job security in the band!
     
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    I think it's a great thing. A Dad and son doing what they love together as "equals".
    Just hope Ed stays clean and responsible.

    I would be proud and loving it to be able to look across stage at my son gigging with me.
    Nothing but good wishes for the touring VH clan and Dave too. :aok
     
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    It's funny, I (like pretty much everyone else on TGP) was listening to the album yesteday in my car on the way home from work and during "China Town", when they play that guitar/bass lick at the end of the solo in synch together(very reminisant of DLR Shy Boy) I kept wondering if it wasn't actually Eddie playing both parts. I mean, he played bass on other VH records (Right Now, etc)......

    ...but then I watch a live version on Youtube.... There it is, right at about 2:43..... Wolfie is rippin' it up, playing right along with his dad.


    He really is a chip off the old block. :)
     
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    He has chops to burn. Like I said on the other thread, these are *not* arrangements MA could play with such musical ease and sheer pocket.
     
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    The video above reminds me of those 'guitar shredding videos' where they show a guitarist, and dub in extremely ****** playing. But this time it's with the vocals. They're horrendous. Maybe even horrendous squared.
     
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    Yeah, that's the only thing that bums me out .... Dave's vocals live just aren't happening ...... I mean, he's toast. He's ok in the studio ........ He's always been that way though .... just check any 80s video, he is all over the place. :waiting
     

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