Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen
Posted by: Captain Can Man ()
Date: January 18, 2013 07:40AM

You know, it never ceases to amaze me how the human mind can play tricks on itself to make things sound not as bad as they were. Check out this excerpt of Cherone.


"Vocally, the Sammy stuff was very challenging. He is a great singer and has a higher range than me. When we were writing Van Halen III we were writing songs that seemed like they were in the Sammy key. So I was reaching for notes I would have never done with Extreme. I think it made me a better singer."

I vividly remember Cherone trying to hit the Sammy songs and they were so far out of his range that buffalo's couldn't even roam there! It didn't make him a better singer, it exposed him as a limited singer and he should have insisted on sticking to the Dave stuff and the new stuff so as not to come off looking so bad. If Eddie was writing songs in Sammy's keys, then tell him you can't sing them there and get him to lower the keys... But for the love of God, don't go on tour in front of the whole world and try to sing a catalog that you can't reach vocally!! Watching Cherone try to sing the Sammy songs was like watching a wounded cat.

With that said, Cherone is an awesome singer that can do alot of things vocally that Sammy can't do, especially when it comes to singing pretty or falsetto material. Singers should always stick to what they do well even if it means giving up a chance to sing with Van Halen. So he gets to say that he was one of the 3 singers in Van Halen and no, we can't take that away from him. But his tenure in the band is a smear on Van Halen's and Gary Cherone's separate legacy's. Was it really worth it?



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 895 Signal Fan 01/18/2013 05:18AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 466 Troy 01/18/2013 07:16AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 343 Steve_Roamer 01/18/2013 07:30AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 200 SNorander 01/18/2013 11:24PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen336 Captain Can Man 01/18/2013 07:40AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 292 Troy 01/18/2013 07:52AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 271 Troy 01/18/2013 08:21AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 207 kidego71 01/18/2013 03:57PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 188 kidego71 01/18/2013 03:46PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 188 Captain Can Man 01/18/2013 09:12PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 199 thinny 01/18/2013 08:36PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 186 Captain Can Man 01/18/2013 09:16PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 159 Daredevil 01/18/2013 10:25PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 147 nivjourney 01/18/2013 10:37PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 156 Captain Can Man 01/18/2013 11:42PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 85 Scott 01/20/2013 08:38PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 171 Troy 01/19/2013 02:51AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 135 Captain Can Man 01/19/2013 08:23AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 137 Troy 01/19/2013 08:46AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 122 Captain Can Man 01/19/2013 08:52AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 123 Troy 01/19/2013 08:55AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 130 nivjourney 01/19/2013 09:05AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 101 Troy 01/19/2013 09:12AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 114 Captain Can Man 01/19/2013 05:49PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 122 Troy 01/19/2013 07:32PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 100 nivjourney 01/19/2013 11:16PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 104 Captain Can Man 01/19/2013 11:26PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 102 Captain Can Man 01/19/2013 11:37PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 117 Troy 01/20/2013 04:52AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 109 Captain Can Man 01/20/2013 08:00AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 103 Troy 01/20/2013 11:02AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 105 Captain Can Man 01/20/2013 11:34AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 102 nivjourney 01/20/2013 12:06PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 83 Captain Can Man 01/20/2013 07:06PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 82 Troy 01/20/2013 06:51PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 68 Captain Can Man 01/20/2013 07:10PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 73 Troy 01/20/2013 07:28PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 78 Captain Can Man 01/20/2013 08:31PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 257 Pelata 01/18/2013 07:57AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 231 Walk In The Shadows 01/18/2013 08:21AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 198 nivjourney 01/18/2013 09:35AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 199 Troy 01/18/2013 10:06AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 179 nivjourney 01/18/2013 11:10AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 195 Troy 01/18/2013 11:22AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 200 nivjourney 01/18/2013 11:33AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 180 PaulBonrud 01/19/2013 01:24AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 121 PaulBonrud 01/19/2013 09:06AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 135 Troy 01/19/2013 09:16AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 130 Troy 01/19/2013 09:22AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 124 PaulBonrud 01/19/2013 11:36AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 125 Jodes 01/19/2013 12:55PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 117 Troy 01/19/2013 01:44PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 106 kidego71 01/19/2013 05:10PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 88 Jodes 01/20/2013 07:24PM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 144 Irwin m fletcher 01/19/2013 02:08AM
Re: Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen 137 Ross S. 01/19/2013 01:31PM


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Powered by Phorum.

Disclaimer: melodicrock.com takes no responsibility for the contents of messages posted on this open forum, or for the sanity of those posting.