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  • nick500
    Groupie
    • Jul 2019
    • 73

    Alex Van Halen auction

    Looks like he's selling off most of his equipment. Does this mean he's hanging it up permanently?

  • ZahZoo
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    • Jan 2004
    • 8973

    #2
    Wow even selling a Dutch bible and Al & Ed's children's books...
    "If you want to be a monk... you gotta cook a lot of rice...”

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    • Terry
      TOASTMASTER GENERAL
      • Jan 2004
      • 11967

      #3
      Wouldn't surprise me if professionally Alex Van Halen is all done...he hasn't done anything publicly drumming-wise far as I can remember since the last Van Halen tour, and that was almost a decade ago.

      You know, who the fuck knows if he even has a kit set up at home and bothers to as much as fiddle around on it for 15 minutes here and there once in a blue moon? Or how long all that stuff being auctioned has sat gathering dust?

      I know the older I get, the less 'stuff' I desire to surround myself with., and I don't even have a fraction of the bank Alex Van Halen does.
      Scramby eggs and bacon.

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      • silverfish
        Foot Soldier
        • Mar 2007
        • 553

        #4
        First item(s) to catch my eye - the burnt gong mallets.
        Saw them and immediately thought of the live Oakland 1981 Unchained video.
        I would absolutely use it to air-gong away whenever I watched that video.
        Originally posted by sadaist
        I don't mind that one Nickelback song. I just hate the fact that they put it on every album 10 times.

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        • Seshmeister
          ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

          • Oct 2003
          • 35217

          #5
          Originally posted by ZahZoo
          Wow even selling a Dutch bible and Al & Ed's children's books...
          These two dutch self help books made me laugh - presumambly they are in pristine unread condition...

          'Gezondheid Is Levensgeluk' - 1958 - Health Is Happiness
          'Logisch Denken' - 1961 - Logical Thinking

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          • Vinnie Velvet
            Full Member Status

            • Feb 2004
            • 4587

            #6
            Alex has been done professionally for some time now. Aside from previous plans for a CVH tour (2017-18, 2019) and the planned tribute show or shows, he hasn't done anything since 2015.

            As far as his possessions go, some of the stuff seems very personal like the record sales awards that were for either to himself or even to his parents. I would feel weird to own an award for say Van Halen II record sales that were given to Ed and Al's parents.
            =V V=
            ole No.1 The finest
            EAT US AND SMILE

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            • Terry
              TOASTMASTER GENERAL
              • Jan 2004
              • 11967

              #7
              Even as far as the possessions go, like...I could maybe see buying an entire kit of Alex's from the CVH era. Like, THAT would be a jaw-dropper to walk into someone's house and see.

              If I walked into someone's house and they had a single cymbal affixed to a plaque mounted on a wall and said, "Like that? That's one of Alex Van Halen's cymbals!!" I'd honestly think that was a bit cringeworthy. Or, say, buying one of Alex's gong mallets.
              Scramby eggs and bacon.

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              • nick500
                Groupie
                • Jul 2019
                • 73

                #8
                Originally posted by Vinnie Velvet
                Alex has been done professionally for some time now. Aside from previous plans for a CVH tour (2017-18, 2019) and the planned tribute show or shows, he hasn't done anything since 2015.

                As far as his possessions go, some of the stuff seems very personal like the record sales awards that were for either to himself or even to his parents. I would feel weird to own an award for say Van Halen II record sales that were given to Ed and Al's parents.
                Strange, it looks like none of the awards from the Hagar era are up for sale.
                Looks like he's keeping the Canadian gold record for ADKOT, which I assume he got.

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                • Seshmeister
                  ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                  • Oct 2003
                  • 35217

                  #9
                  As regards the gold and platinum records what we we would think of as unique priceless artefacts to Alex will be a lot more throwaway. The artist themselves very often pay for these things themselves or you can bet Warner Brothers would award them to band members and then take the cost back off the bottom line no doubt adding a premium. You'll notice that there is at least one with his parents names on it. You can get more than one for these for whoever and whenever so there could be a platinum VH1 album with 1 million on it but he maybe has another that says 5 million or 8 or 9 million. Maybe one every other year between 1978 and it going diamond.

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