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    Dave will outlive Brittney spears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairwrning View Post
    Dave will outlive Brittney spears
    I probably said that back in the day when Britney was shaving her head & getting arrested for all sorts of crazy shit once or twice a week. Now that she has survived that, along with whatever the legal dramas with her daddy were, she'll probably be torturing us all on the Di$ney payroll for decades.

    Ah, the good old days when the average shelf life of a bubblegum pop singer was 18 months, 2 years if they were lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairwrning View Post
    Dave will outlive Brittney spears
    That whole thing...what a mess.

    Trailer park girls 'round the outside.
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    You should change the KRISTYs countdown to Dave’s final show.
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    It’s crazy we’ve been here 20 years…. And a million flame wars. I was here at the beginning and now I’m here for the end of Dave’s career. I’m forever indebted to you guys (especially to VH Beach) for sending me to Cafe Wha? Through all the bullshit, I love you guys… I love this web site. Whether Dave retires or dies, I’m gonna be active here til the final show to celebrate his career and all the ups and downs we’ve weathered for two decades, here at the mighty Roth Army. Thanks for everything!

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    You had a pic from there I thought was fucking iconic..just Dave's mic stand before the show..but you were a foot away it looked like..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairwrning View Post
    You had a pic from there I thought was fucking iconic..just Dave's mic stand before the show..but you were a foot away it looked like..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairwrning View Post
    Dave will outlive Brittney spears
    Keep on lying to yourself.
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    Yeah, she seems in control and not fucked up at all here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Roth is going to be deader than slave FORD's social safety net soon.
    I guess I've been wrong all along...

    You're not FROD, you're Sesh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Keep on lying to yourself.
    Since it's working so good for you, eh ??

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    Ok.

    Here are my thoughts.

    Dave does not want to be an opening band. It was ok to be an opener for KISS because they pre-date him. When he was asked to open for Motley Crue, his ego was bruised.

    He knows that he cannot headline a show as a solo artist anymore. He can headline only as the singer for Van Halen, which will never return. So, he retires. He is probably retiring from touring. He may play some live shows, but I think the promoters won't pay for him as a solo act.

    I would love more studio music.

    I don't think he has any life-threatening illnesses. Although he has a number of chronic conditions.

    Just my thoughts.
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    I think physically Dave just cant do it anymore.

    You really have to put in perspective the toll that Dave put on his body throughout the years. I mean the guy was basically a superhero on stage doing these Spider-Man like moves and so on.

    No one was doing shit like that. Splits jumps off the 12 ft drum riser 100 shows every tour is mind boggling.

    High endurance and high impact performers like Dave are very much like sports athletes. They have no choice but to slow down and stop.
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    T cell lymphoma will do that you like it did Joey Ramone. Roth made vague reference to death no "slowing down" in his retirement package to his fans. You all need to face the cold reality

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsbane View Post
    I don't think he has any life-threatening illnesses. Although he has a number of chronic conditions.

    Just my thoughts.
    Who knows but I think that's most likely.
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    What, that those are his thoughts ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie Velvet View Post
    I think physically Dave just cant do it anymore.

    You really have to put in perspective the toll that Dave put on his body throughout the years. I mean the guy was basically a superhero on stage doing these Spider-Man like moves and so on.

    No one was doing shit like that. Splits jumps off the 12 ft drum riser 100 shows every tour is mind boggling.

    High endurance and high impact performers like Dave are very much like sports athletes. They have no choice but to slow down and stop.
    I agree. Just listened to the end of his message. Sounds like he cannot risk the physical damage to his body anymore.


    Do I hear him maybe saying that AVH is going to be his drummer? Wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARF View Post
    I have a bad feeling we might not even get the final shows. I think Dave will either not be around by then or they will be postponed and Dave won’t be healthy enough to perform, and in typical late fashion we will find out Alex and Mike were both ready to do it….. too little too late as always. I hate to be pessimistic, but it looks like VH is ready to do the Ramones thing where every member drops dead one by one consecutively. Ed’s dad died at age 66…Ed was 65 three months shy of 66… Dave’s dad died at 67….. Dave turns 67 in a week….
    Anything is possible... but... making firm, booked plans 3 months out like this is a clear indication Dave doesn't have 1 foot in the grave. It would be much more concerning if Dave had said he wasn't taking any chances and doesn't buy green bananas anymore...

    The lifespans of Ed and Dave's fathers is interesting... but statistically both Ed and Dave should have had a much higher probability of living longer than their dads did. My dad lived 91 summers... I'm still on track to outlive all you fuckers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    Dave doesn't have 1 foot in the grave.
    It's Dave or the grave anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVIS View Post
    I can imagine a one time tour with multiple guitarists paying tribute to Ed...
    I couldn't imagine anything I'd be less interested in seeing than a one-time Van Halen gig - even if the tour had Roth, Al and Mike - with a bunch of different guest guitarists paying tribute to Ed.

    The point was to have CVH reform, and to hear Ed play the licks alongside the rest of the CVH lineup. Obviously, that can never happen again now. If I want to see multiple guitarists playing Ed's licks - and I don't - I can watch that on youtube.

    I'd rather Wolfgang just put out whatever CVH audio/video he has possession of than see a non-CVH Van Halen with Not Eddie playing Eddie's licks.

    Plus, seeing guitarists playing Eddie's licks was impressive back in the 1980s. 40 + years on, seeing someone other than Eddie playing Eddie's stuff...not so much.

    What I'd rather hear these days is someone playing their own stuff, and have their own stuff be as impressive as Eddie's licks were. And that ain't gonna happen with Van Halen Mach 5: Tribute To Eddie tour.
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    I think I’m handling the news of Dave retiring even worse than when I heard Ed passed away. I don’t think Dave has much longer to live. He made the same cryptic messages when Ed was dying. That scar on his head when he shaved his head bald has a whole new meaning now, but I suspected he was sick when I saw that as well. Dave said he thought the Marlboro man would live longer … is that a reference to lung cancer?
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    Same thing...

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    Fatalities from smoking cigarettes is a curved graph, if you smoke 1 a day you are very very likely to be ok, smoke like Steve McQueen and you are more likely than not to be killed by it.

    It has always, at least publicly, seemed like Ed smoked way more than DLR. Publicly it seemed like Ed smoked more than anyone else ever.

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    Weren't there reports of Dave's radio studio reeking of cigarettes?

    I remember one EVH interview mentioned the control room at 5150 smelled like smoke and stale beer.

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    You know Wolfgang is using his dad’s rig that was used for the Cafe Wha? Show on his current Mammoth tour. Ed had a little pedal board made up because the stage at The Wha? Is so small.
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    Dave has had seven back surgeries. I think the man is retiring on top. Wolfgang said Van Halen had some great stuff planned with Mike being back on bass and Mammoth would open and Dave would sing and maybe Sam and Gary do a few songs (I could do without). Ed just came down sick and they had to put things on hold. I think when Ed passed Dave and Al started talking and both decided it’s time to hang it up. There’s nothing left to top. You can’t have Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen and Dave was the first and last singer of that band and it pisses Sam off. Dave rode with Ed off into the sunset. Fuck you Sammy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZahZoo View Post
    Anything is possible... but... making firm, booked plans 3 months out like this is a clear indication Dave doesn't have 1 foot in the grave. It would be much more concerning if Dave had said he wasn't taking any chances and doesn't buy green bananas anymore...

    The lifespans of Ed and Dave's fathers is interesting... but statistically both Ed and Dave should have had a much higher probability of living longer than their dads did. My dad lived 91 summers... I'm still on track to outlive all you fuckers...
    I’m looking after my health. I’m now drinking 80 proof bourbon instead of the 101 proof bourbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I couldn't imagine anything I'd be less interested in seeing than a one-time Van Halen gig - even if the tour had Roth, Al and Mike - with a bunch of different guest guitarists paying tribute to Ed.

    The point was to have CVH reform, and to hear Ed play the licks alongside the rest of the CVH lineup. Obviously, that can never happen again now. If I want to see multiple guitarists playing Ed's licks - and I don't - I can watch that on youtube.

    I'd rather Wolfgang just put out whatever CVH audio/video he has possession of than see a non-CVH Van Halen with Not Eddie playing Eddie's licks.

    Plus, seeing guitarists playing Eddie's licks was impressive back in the 1980s. 40 + years on, seeing someone other than Eddie playing Eddie's stuff...not so much.

    What I'd rather hear these days is someone playing their own stuff, and have their own stuff be as impressive as Eddie's licks were. And that ain't gonna happen with Van Halen Mach 5: Tribute To Eddie tour.
    When I heard Ed passed I just went,”It’s over”. I was amazed the Smoking Loon drunken bum that used to be Eddie Van Halen could clean himself up and get his chops together and go out and play as good and look as good as he did that last tour. I saw the Seattle show and Ed played great. Almost too good. Sad to see the man go but he went out on top with dignity. If you are going to go that’s the way you want to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARF View Post
    I think I’m handling the news of Dave retiring even worse than when I heard Ed passed away. I don’t think Dave has much longer to live. He made the same cryptic messages when Ed was dying. That scar on his head when he shaved his head bald has a whole new meaning now, but I suspected he was sick when I saw that as well. Dave said he thought the Marlboro man would live longer … is that a reference to lung cancer?
    There’s nothing left for Dave to do. He wanted to front Van Halen and he came back and did it. He has back problems. It’s probably painful to perform and his doctors don’t want him on stage pounding his back and stressing his joints. Dave was a high energy show and you just can’t pull it off approaching 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    No, he said he thought the Marlboro Man would get him.
    Marlboros are shit cigarettes. They should get you. I don’t know what’s in them but it ain’t premium tobacco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Check it out: The latest Roth tour photo:
    Fuck. Fish had to have slammed back a few sambucas before he tied that neck tie. It’s fucking backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    When I heard Ed passed I just went,”It’s over”. I was amazed the Smoking Loon drunken bum that used to be Eddie Van Halen could clean himself up and get his chops together and go out and play as good and look as good as he did that last tour. I saw the Seattle show and Ed played great. Almost too good. Sad to see the man go but he went out on top with dignity. If you are going to go that’s the way you want to go.
    Ed's playing was still dodgy during the 2007/2008 tour. But by the time the 2012 tour rolled around, Ed was back in form. He knocked it right out of the park in Tampa in 2012. From all the 2015 clips I saw, [Ed] was playing great on that tour, too. But it does speak to how fucked up Ed had gotten in the early to mid 2000s that the bar for excellence after that wasn't any higher than Ed merely being able to recreate the chops he had on display in the 1980s. However, he did get his chops back for those last two tours, and as a fan it was certainly better to see Ed going out on top as opposed to ending his performing career with uneven performances a la 2004 and 2007/2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    There’s nothing left for Dave to do. He wanted to front Van Halen and he came back and did it. He has back problems. It’s probably painful to perform and his doctors don’t want him on stage pounding his back and stressing his joints. Dave was a high energy show and you just can’t pull it off approaching 70.
    There's plenty of material that Dave could perform without all the high energy shit...


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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    Weren't there reports of Dave's radio studio reeking of cigarettes?

    I remember one EVH interview mentioned the control room at 5150 smelled like smoke and stale beer.
    A-HA! Dave has lung cancer. He doesn't have 90 days left to live. Smokers are jokers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    A-HA! Dave has lung cancer. He doesn't have 90 days left to live. Smokers are jokers.
    This is unlikely.

    He must have had tons of imaging and cardiac work-ups/stress tests for his surgeries.

    It is possible he has a cancer that is not seen on imaging, but that would likely show up on bloodwork.

    A lot of cancers are beatable now that weren't just a few years ago.

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    “Harmless Dave” the real music observing couch potato, just posted another Dave video , misquoting him and missing the whole point of Dave’s retirement speech, saying that Sammy Hagar is now Van Halen de-facto. LOL

    This guy is a total retard…. All he does is go back and forth between bashing Dave, blowing Arnel Pinedas cock, and spreading misinformation regarding covid , meanwhile referring to vaccinations as “the thing” so he doesn’t get demonetized.

    Now he’s begging everyone for $1 a month for support…. Fuck that asshole! LOL

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