I don't know how to even start this post. This is a tribute to Edward Van Halen(probably the greatest guitarist in Rock N'Roll history). In 1978 Rock n' Roll was dying, disco and other music were overriding rock music. When the first Van Halen album hit the world 🌎 it brought back Rock n 'Roll and made it stay. The guitar solo in the background is Eruption( I don't need to tell anyone). It is probably the best guitar solo in Rock n' Roll history.
I'm going to say something that a lot of people aren't going to like. VH was Dave,Ed,Mike and Alex period. End of story. All other versions of VH were completely different bands. Everybody knows that from Neil Zlozower( probably the most famous Rock n' Roll photographer) to the plumber down the street. It's a no brainer. It's like saying if Led Zeppelin broke up and the new singer was from the musical group Air Supply, would it be the same band? Fuck no!!! Even Ed said in a recent interview " VH fans have Dave DNA in them." I'm paraphrasing.
Us fans want Michael Anthony back in the band. David said in an interview after VH and him got back together. "But Ed has his own vision, I'm assuming. We haven't really been able to speak about it and it's a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band. Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo, and there's an old expression saying, "They don't go home singing the lighting show, they don't go home singing the production." You're right, they sing my words and my melodies. And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that's intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion, and I would always look forward to writing a whole variety of material. '" _
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