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That is FUCKING heart breaking!!!!! :( :( :(

Why would they even let him get on stage like that? Where's his friends and family? Is there no one to stop Eddie from making a fool of himself?

I'd like to know who let him get on stage like that. You gonna tell me nobody knew he was fucked up?

What a Dam shame!!!
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Holy crap!!! :shock:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070125/en_nm/vanhalen_dc_2

Could it be?!... :peace

Says the info is not confirmed by either party... so... dunno... It would be cool though... wouldn't it? I'd have to go see that.
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I just watched the video and was truly saddened by what i saw.
That wasnt EVH as we know him it was the antics of a drunk old man who used knock out some tunes in a pub band.
you think he would have had something special lined up at the launch of his new deal with fender.
but as he said it 'this is just the tip of the ice cube' ..enough said i think.
As for the long awaited reunion with DLR id love to say awesome cant wait but i think it will be bad idea..going from that vid eddie hasnt got it anymore and Dave LR cant sing anymore.
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I dunno, I quite enjoyed the video! I know that EVH has been out of practice for a bit, and it shows, but he still has some great chops!
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another virtuoso wrote:he use to be so cool. i love the old stuff, but the current eddie... its the same old tricks he used in the 80s only not as good :cry:
Eddie was my bench mark as a player. I learned to play by learning his licks and songs and I love and raise my hat to what he did. But he seems to have dried up now. Maybe this is just what happens when you have a long career-you're remembered for you heydays and when you can't come up with something as innovative, you considered a 'has been'!

Maybe if Hendrix was still alive, he'd be in the same situation..............?
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Big Bad Bill wrote:Maybe if Hendrix was still alive, he'd be in the same situation..............?[/color]
This is offtopic, but considering how tripped up Hendrix was in his days, most possible is that he'd now be either a 'has-been' or dead. Dunno, but man and chemical compounds don't mix.
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Big Bad Bill wrote:Maybe this is just what happens when you have a long career-you're remembered for you heydays and when you can't come up with something as innovative, you considered a 'has been'!
Bill, I don't think anyone is expecting Eddie to be "Innovative", we just want to hear him play what he has been playing all his career cleanly and with some style. Not just up there making noise. And yes, most of that was just noise.

There are a lot of elder musicians who could get up there and do their thing (i.e. BB king, Steve Lukather and others) and be impressive doing it. Eddie just obviously doesn't give a crap any more. He cares more about booze than music. Which is fine, but just stay home, don't get on stage and ruin your reputation.
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First of all let me say I'm no EVH fan but at least the guy is 100% real.
He doesn't need to impress anyone, he's done that already.
I liked the clip, his playing is exactly that - 'his' playing. Nobody else sounds like that. He said he was nervous and that showed to me. If he was standing there with a band in front of 15,000 people he definitely would've delivered the goods.

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When you have reached the level of "legend", you no longer have to prove yourself. All EVH has to do, is go out and play the same ol' stuff.
That would be enough for the masses to drop their jaws, and continue to worship at his feet.
What he does now is a joke....
And if he doesn't clen up his act, people will start going from remembering him as a "innovative and inspiring guitar hero", to talking about him as "that drunk, stumbling around at NAMM".

Which is more or less where we're at now. And another year of this, and it will be his permanent legacy.....
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Big Bad Bill wrote:Maybe this is just what happens when you have a long career-you're remembered for you heydays and when you can't come up with something as innovative, you considered a 'has been'!

Maybe if Hendrix was still alive, he'd be in the same situation..............?
If that's the case... I'm sure we'll be seeing more videos of washed up guitar players with long careers... like... oh... say... Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Eric Johnson... hell, throw Billy Sheehan in there too.

It's gonna be sad to see them in the same situation with Hendrix and Van Halen. yah. pretty much.

Sorry Bill... I'm not feeling you on this one.

I think what's happened is that lately... Eddie spends more time with a bottle in his hand than a guitar. Age doesn't matter (Billy Sheehan and Eric Johnson are his age for crying out loud).
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Was that a Promo for the frankenstrat replica?
It was horrible.
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Maybe that's why I can't find any mention of it on the Fender website... in the news section.
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I liked it, Ed sounded like Ed to me.
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His condition is what concerned me the most really. I wish him the best.

Maybe I don't know him that well and shouldn't judge... maybe he's not loaded.

He plays pretty much like he did -- would be cool to see him break out new stuff (who am I to judge his musical catalog though). yah.
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miker wrote:If that's the case... I'm sure we'll be seeing more videos of washed up guitar players with long careers... like... oh... say... Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Eric Johnson... hell, throw Billy Sheehan in there too.
Yeah, but the thing is Steve is always pushing the envelope in some way. Everytime a new Vai album comes out, he's doing something new and different and that's what keeps his music so vital. I think Steve is unique in that respect.
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