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  • Terry
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    Originally posted by Seshmeister
    I'm thinking I should lighten up even as I'm typing this but the thing about the difficulty is it feels like it's kind of mocking the audience because after playing guitar professionally in a rock band for over 30 years if Dave Grohl can't play that tapping bit already I'm sure he could after spending an afternoon practicing it.

    Ok I'm maybe overthinking a joke and a self effacing one at that...
    I didn't get the feeling that it was a pisstake or tongue in cheek or whatever on the part of Grohl or the band toward Eddie Van Halen or Eruption as a hallmark of rock guitar...I mean, that's not the vibe I got from watching the clip. I'm not even a particular fan of Grohl or the Foo Fighters but even so I'd have a hard time believing Grohl would be cynical toward his concert audience...like, to me Grohl comes off like one of those rock stars who actually still believes in "the power of rock and roll, man!"

    Then again, if somebody posted a clip taken surreptitiously of Grohl backstage after a show where Grohl was sincerely saying "well, there's another show played and a big pile of money scooped up from my idiot audience" I can't say it'd be all THAT surprising, either.

    Maybe ALL of this stuff is being overthought on this thread.

    How many times have a I read posts here where various posters point out we have probably spent more time on this site thinking about the band Van Halen than the people who were actually in the band?

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  • Vinnie Velvet
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    Originally posted by Seshmeister
    I'm thinking I should lighten up even as I'm typing this but the thing about the difficulty is it feels like it's kind of mocking the audience because after playing guitar professionally in a rock band for over 30 years if Dave Grohl can't play that tapping bit already I'm sure he could after spending an afternoon practicing it.

    Ok I'm maybe overthinking a joke and a self effacing one at that...
    Dave Grohl is a piece of shit. Fuck him and his Gay Fuck Fighters band.

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  • Silexxx
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    It's the exact same joke Conan and Jack Black did with Slash. Difference being that Conan is a talk show host who would need a help playing like Slash.
    Last edited by Silexxx; 05-15-2024, 06:38 AM.

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  • Seshmeister
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    I'm thinking I should lighten up even as I'm typing this but the thing about the difficulty is it feels like it's kind of mocking the audience because after playing guitar professionally in a rock band for over 30 years if Dave Grohl can't play that tapping bit already I'm sure he could after spending an afternoon practicing it.

    Ok I'm maybe overthinking a joke and a self effacing one at that...

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  • Terry
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    Originally posted by Seshmeister
    For the maybe 30/40% of people that didn't do it themselves already many years ago I feel compelled to be that guy who says that the tapping part of Eruption is not that difficult and if you put a bit of work into it a guitarist can be be playing that in the first year of taking up the instrument. Which was also of course part of the genius of Ed because being able to make that progress so early like a magic trick inspired so many - literally millions of people to play rock guitar.

    It feels mean spirited to knock this as a fun thing to do on the last gig of a tour because it is. It's all context I guess and maybe knowing too much...
    Mmmmm...it's not even really the level of difficulty, because you are 100% correct that the tapping part of Eruption isn't that tough to do. In fact, for me I found it was one of the easier parts of the solo despite it SOUNDING the toughest. Figuring out HOW Ed did it - especially back in the early 1980's before tab was widespread and there were any online resources and every other local guitarist and their brother had figured out how to tap - was always more difficult than actually doing it once one figured out how to DO the technique.

    I would agree it's all context, and after 40 + years of being able to play it myself and hearing/seeing countless other guitar players do it, Eruption is boring; it WAS kinda neat the first time Wolfgang did it with the Foo Fighters inasmuch as it was a tribute to his father. For me, it became a little less neat each time Wolfgang has done it. Now, it's like, oh...there's Ed's kid playing Eruption/Hot For Teacher with the Foo Fighters...again.

    Sort of like Eruption itself: the high of hearing it is never as great as it was the first time.

    But, whatever. Doubtless those that were there and saw Ed's kid play it with the Foo Fighters enjoyed it.

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  • Vinnie Velvet
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    Originally posted by Terry

    God, what a bunch of schmaltzy, hacky shit.

    I guess that's a 'thing' at Foo Fighter concerts, said thing being doing cover tunes?

    I get the feeling that the type of people who would go to a Foo Fighter concert - the type of people who are avid fans of the band - are folks I'd be about as lukewarm toward in terms of hanging out with them were I to run into them on the street as I am lukewarm toward the band in general.

    I WOULD agree that at least Grohl put in a degree of work to get to where he is today, although if I'm being brutally honest to me Grohl's affectations as the singer/lyricist in the Foo Fighters have always come across as posed angst to me...second-rate Cobain oftentimes, minus the genuine emotion Cobain channeled.
    That was fucking lame.

    Wolf is a fat hypocrite. Keeps saying he won't play Van Halen songs anymore but continues to play his Dad's riffs at fucking Foo Fighter shows.

    I guess its the only way he can stay relevant. Cause no one wants to hear his lame music.

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  • Seshmeister
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    For the maybe 30/40% of people that didn't do it themselves already many years ago I feel compelled to be that guy who says that the tapping part of Eruption is not that difficult and if you put a bit of work into it a guitarist can be be playing that in the first year of taking up the instrument. Which was also of course part of the genius of Ed because being able to make that progress so early like a magic trick inspired so many - literally millions of people to play rock guitar.

    It feels mean spirited to knock this as a fun thing to do on the last gig of a tour because it is. It's all context I guess and maybe knowing too much...
    Last edited by Seshmeister; 05-13-2024, 09:25 PM.

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  • Terry
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    Originally posted by Silexxx


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    God, what a bunch of schmaltzy, hacky shit.

    I guess that's a 'thing' at Foo Fighter concerts, said thing being doing cover tunes?

    I get the feeling that the type of people who would go to a Foo Fighter concert - the type of people who are avid fans of the band - are folks I'd be about as lukewarm toward in terms of hanging out with them were I to run into them on the street as I am lukewarm toward the band in general.

    I WOULD agree that at least Grohl put in a degree of work to get to where he is today, although if I'm being brutally honest to me Grohl's affectations as the singer/lyricist in the Foo Fighters have always come across as posed angst to me...second-rate Cobain oftentimes, minus the genuine emotion Cobain channeled.

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  • Never was
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    Originally posted by Nitro Express
    Yawn. Valerie is a has been and Wolfgang is a never was. It’s amazing how much media coverage they get. Valerie can still get on Ellen and talk about the new cock and balls she found. Her and Sam can do every shameful thing to cash in on Eddie’s death. Wife number two is the classy one. She keeps her mouth shut. Sam, Val and Wolfie really are the three fuckheads. Oh and Wolfie, you will never be Dave Grohl. He came from nothing, experienced a horrible tragedy with a band mate and started over and earned some recognition.
    Wtf he is not Never Was. He far exceeds our weigjt limit. Cmon man

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  • Silexxx
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  • Nitro Express
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    Well it looks like nobody wants to watch Barbra Cooper making a taco. She seems to think we are all interested in who’s been in her taco lately. She can go on daytime TV and brag that she can still get someone younger to fill it.. Better keep your jewelry locked up.

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  • Nitro Express
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    Well at least Eddie finally escaped all the fuckheads in his life. I’m sure he’s jamming with Jimi Hendrix and sleeping with 72 virgins and eating all the pizza he wants.

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  • Nitro Express
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    Yawn. Valerie is a has been and Wolfgang is a never was. It’s amazing how much media coverage they get. Valerie can still get on Ellen and talk about the new cock and balls she found. Her and Sam can do every shameful thing to cash in on Eddie’s death. Wife number two is the classy one. She keeps her mouth shut. Sam, Val and Wolfie really are the three fuckheads. Oh and Wolfie, you will never be Dave Grohl. He came from nothing, experienced a horrible tragedy with a band mate and started over and earned some recognition.

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  • ZahZoo
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    You didn't miss much Von. Meatwolf expressed his man love for Grohl... claims he's the rock god he aspires to be... yada yada...

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  • Von Halen
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    Originally posted by silverfish
    Wolfgang Van Halen: ‘I’m Basically Ripping Dave Grohl Off With Mammoth’


    https://rockcelebrities.net/wolfgang...-with-mammoth/
    I just don't have the energy to read any article about this fat fuck. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate you posting this. I'm sure somebody is interested in Valerie Jr's BS.

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