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 Posted: Tue Oct 6th, 2020 08:36 pm
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According to TMZ.  WTF?!



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10 years battling cancer? Doesn't seem that shocking to me.



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Wow. RIP. Had no idea he was on his way out from it, if that makes sense.

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I've never cried over a celebrity death, although SRV's hit me really hard, but I have tears in my eyes right now. Van Halen was the first band I ever was fanatical over, it's the Stones and VH (Dave and Sam) and then everyone else for me..part of my childhood just died today...god I fucking hate October..



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Married Jo wrote: I've never cried over a celebrity death, although SRV's hit me really hard, but I have tears in my eyes right now. Van Halen was the first band I ever was fanatical over, it's the Stones and VH (Dave and Sam) and then everyone else for me..part of my childhood just died today...god I fucking hate October..
SRV>>>>>EVH

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freebirdsforever2019 wrote: Married Jo wrote: I've never cried over a celebrity death, although SRV's hit me really hard, but I have tears in my eyes right now. Van Halen was the first band I ever was fanatical over, it's the Stones and VH (Dave and Sam) and then everyone else for me..part of my childhood just died today...god I fucking hate October..
SRV>>>>>EVH

Oh yeah, I agree with that..



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How many thousands of people have played "Eruption" in the past hour? I know I put it on immediately.

I was never a big VH fan. I really grew to not be able to stand Roth's goofiness, and even the early stuff was often silly. I'm solidly in the Van Hagar camp, but I can't say I was ever a big fan of them either. But Eddie's riffs were iconic of course, and I won free tickets to see them at Jones Beach in 2015. Out of all the hundreds of shows I've been to, it was my only time seeing VH live. I can't lie and say it was a good show. It wasn't. Roth was terrible and even Eddie just seemed to be going through the motions. I left thinking, "I'm glad I didn't pay for that, but I'm happy I can say I got to see Eddie at least once." I felt the same way when I saw B.B. King at the end of his life in 2013 and Johnny Winter at the end of his in 2014 (but I did actually pay a lot to see Winter, King was also free).  I do wish I had bitten the bullet and paid the "big bucks" to see Eddie shred closer to his prime years ago even if I didn't like the band much, but oh well. 

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I saw them multiple times with Sammy and once with Dave but Eddie was top notch every time I saw them..and one of those times was the 2004 tour where he was wasted and played like shit but the night I saw them was the tour opener and he was on as good as he ever was, so I was lucky there. Hell, when I saw them with Dave it was 2007 and even Dave was good that night so I was extremely lucky. Other than seeing the Stones in their Mick Taylor prime my other concert dream would have been to see one big major Van Halen show with both Dave and Sammy taking turns fronting the band..it would have been epic..



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I saw VH at the Meadowlands on the Poundcake tour or whatever that fucking album was - sometime between '90-'92, and Alice in Chains opened up. AIC were booed mercilessly and I think Sammy or Eddie said something on stage later in the show about how the crowd didn't show the proper respect for AIC because they were great. But the show itself was excellent. Layne Staley bitched out the crowd, except for one row down front, probably no further than six rows from the stage. They had a big banner, and Layne dedicated Rooster to them, and Rooster hadn't been on an album yet, so it was brand new to all of us. As far as VH goes, I'm very happy that I saw them when I did - Michael Anthony was awesome, Sammy was as Sammy is...incredible and high energy, and the VH brothers were giving a shit back then. So happy that I saw them. RIP Eddie, to be honest, I'm not as surprised after thinking about it as a lot of people. He has had cancer for seemingly the last 25 years only it really is about ten years or so. He pretty much lived the great life and was pretty happy so good for him.



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Superstar wrote: I saw VH at the Meadowlands on the Poundcake tour or whatever that fucking album was - sometime between '90-'92, and Alice in Chains opened up. AIC were booed mercilessly and I think Sammy or Eddie said something on stage later in the show about how the crowd didn't show the proper respect for AIC because they were great. 
Was prob Sammy, he and Jerry Cantrell are good buds...



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The latest news is that his cancer has moved to his brain. I’m sure he knew it was the end then.

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RIP

Winnipeg was a part of many of their tours and it's either 5 or 6 times I've seen them dating back to 79.

Seems like this has been a crazier than usual year for celebrity death with almost 3 full months left to go.

Guess even though they weren't together I'll give Valerie Bertinelli a bit of time before giving her a dingle. 



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This one is crushing me. I wrote this on my Facespace page.


The guy was literally a god. He brought the kind of innovation to rock that hadn't been seen since Jimi passed. This is one of the only three celebrities who has died that I'm upset about. The other two were so long ago with Bon Scott and Randy Rhoads. I was lucky enough to see Van Halen right near the beginning once they started to break national. I saw them a month apart at my beloved Palladium. The April show was Horslips/Van Halen/Fotomaker and the May show was Journey/Montrose/Van Halen. I skipped their big tour with the rapidly declining Black Sabbath. We caught their first headlining MSG show in the summer of 1981 with the aptly named The Fools opening., They were on fire that night. Actually that's what they opened with..."On Fire" Some friends and I took a drug fueled ride in something like 20 hours to Orlando to see the mighty Van Halen open for the Rolling Stones a little later that year. It didn't disappoint. I didn't follow them much when they became Van Hagar even though I loved 5150. I never saw the Roth reunion shows because....well......no Mike and a pale imitation of the front man Dave used to be just didn't cut it for me.



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srossi wrote: How many thousands of people have played "Eruption" in the past hour? I know I put it on immediately.

I was never a big VH fan. I really grew to not be able to stand Roth's goofiness, and even the early stuff was often silly. I'm solidly in the Van Hagar camp, but I can't say I was ever a big fan of them either. But Eddie's riffs were iconic of course, and I won free tickets to see them at Jones Beach in 2015. Out of all the hundreds of shows I've been to, it was my only time seeing VH live. I can't lie and say it was a good show. It wasn't. Roth was terrible and even Eddie just seemed to be going through the motions. I left thinking, "I'm glad I didn't pay for that, but I'm happy I can say I got to see Eddie at least once." I felt the same way when I saw B.B. King at the end of his life in 2013 and Johnny Winter at the end of his in 2014 (but I did actually pay a lot to see Winter, King was also free).  I do wish I had bitten the bullet and paid the "big bucks" to see Eddie shred closer to his prime years ago even if I didn't like the band much, but oh well. 

I saw VH with Sammy when Alice In Chains opened in I think, 92. I went to see VH, but AIC was actually better and without a 1/4 of the gear.

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srossi wrote: I do wish I had bitten the bullet and paid the "big bucks" to see Eddie shred closer to his prime years ago even if I didn't like the band much, but oh well. 
If you're talking about a real time world you probably would have been too young to see Eddie in his prime. After the 1986 5150 Tour he became VERY repetitious and uninspired. His playing on that first Van Hagar tour was ungodly. Arguably the best he ever played. The early shows I mentioned were good, but there was somebody always so fucked up in the band that it would bring the show down.



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