Van Halen

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  1. Mjark

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    Just why? David Lee Roth is so done. I couldn't bear to watch. Maybe Wolfgang has a friend they could get.
     
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    Oh,boy.

    Perhaps they had monitor trouble........
     
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    Take away the young guy, boozy, party band schtick and there's just nothing left but old guys stuffed into suits.

    Also, they're missing Michael Anthony's killer backup vocals.
     
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    He's pretty bad at the beginning, but he's better in the second half.
     
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    Have to say Ed is looking really healthy and happy lately. Glad to see they are having fun, ... Dave was always unusual... Who cares...
    I hope they have a good run.
     
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    Whatever.
    Wolfgang is doing a fantastic job.
     
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    Eddie was looking pretty good, but what the heck happened to David? That fake smile and that terrible scream...
     
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    He ain't right. Eddie does look healthy. I'm glad to see that.
     
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    That constant smile-grimace bugs me, too, but I think it's genuine.
     
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    I personally think the band sounds great and is playing very tight. Clearly they spent a lot of time in rehearsal dialing everything in.

    D.L.R. - Not so much, unfortunately. He seems so off compared to rest of the band.
     
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    I didn't mind his singing in the later half but I think Dave has lost his ability to be physical and he kinda looks like maitre D in this video.
     
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    Here's more video
    Kimmel explains how David Lee Roth cut his nose


     
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    Yeah. You see the Stones, and Mick is still giving you the Stones experience he's always given, but with improved vocals in his case. Van Halen is not the same vibe at all. It's mostly Dave's fault, but Eddie's not doing his scissor kicks anymore, either.
     
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    They look like they are having fun.

    Dave is Dave.
     
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    Yeah. Always loved VH, even with Sammy. But I was just a little embarrassed watching the Dave do his shtick. Washed up lounge act kinda stuff. Reminded me of a few years back when the wife and I were front row for Alice Cooper, and the opener was Helix, and Volmer was obese and in spandex, trying to do backflips and we were both just scared for him, and looking around for the paramedic. At that point, the showmanship has flown. I love Dave, but might be time to say when.
     
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    He has been doing that smile/grimace for a long time.

    I am fixated on that sliding surface in front of the drums. I can just imagine that a guy does a slide onstage one night, and it looks cool. A few nights later, he does it again. And again and again for months or years. Then he and the band are making more money and improving the presentation. I can imagine at some meeting, he goes, "you know, that slide that I do doesn't always work if the surface is tacky. Can we buy something special for this?"

    It makes sense, of course, but it also looks un-rock and roll do start bringing out props.
     
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    Good lord, that was awful.
     
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    Dave is about one karate kick away from being the new Life Alert spokesman.

     
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    C'est terrible!

    David Lee Roth a la dancing with the stars? Wtf?

    Sucked.
     
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    Ouch.

    But like others said, Eddie looks to be doing well. That's something at least.
     
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