Re: David Lee Roth sues Van Halen...
Posted by: FORD ()
Date: February 26, 2001 06:57PM

CC wrote:
> At the time Eddie was revolutionizing guitar riffs. He would
> have easily made it with or without David Lee Roth. Now turn
> it around....would David have made it without Eddie??

At the time Eddie was revolutionizing guitar riffs, other guitarists were doing the same. Van Halen's rivals on the LA club scene were a band called Quiet Riot. No, not the fools who scream "Bang Your Head". The original band, featuring a guitarist by the name of Randy Rhoads.

Why did Van Halen get signed instead of Quiet Riot?

Simple.... David Lee Roth COMMANDED attention, and he got it. And while you were paying attention, you noticed that the guitarist was damn good too.

Randy Rhoads, unfortunately, had a boring stupid @!#$ named Kevin Du Brow as a frontman. Just as boring and lame as he is today, only with his own hair in 1977. When Randy teamed up with another legendary frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, then the world noticed him.

Steve Vai played in various bands for years, but when did YOU first hear of him?? I'd bet it was 1986, when he played on Eat Em & Smile.

Imagine a Twilight Zone - Star Trek parallel universe situation. You are in LA, it's 1977, only this time David Lee Roth is the frontman for Quiet Riot and Du Brow is singing for Eddie Van Halen's "Rat Salade" (remember it was DAVE who named the band Van Halen after all, so in this universe, that never happenned)

You are a WB record exec. Which band do you sign? I can guarantee you which one is going to make the best first impression.

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David Lee Roth sues Van Halen... 176 Vanfan 02/19/2001 03:54AM
Re: David Lee Roth sues Van Halen... 137 croman 02/19/2001 04:30AM
Re: David Lee Roth sues Van Halen... 148CC02/20/2001 01:56AM
Re: David Lee Roth sues Van Halen...130 FORD 02/26/2001 06:57PM
Thank you, Dave! 115John Q02/19/2001 06:47AM
Re: Thank you, Dave! 134 FORD 02/26/2001 06:45PM

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