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I don't think VH sold out with III I just don't think it was very good overall and the production sucked to make it worse. To be honest I don't think Gary Cherone was a bad choice for singer at all but for some reason Eddie and him didn't seem to come up with to many good songs.

 

I agree and it was shocking to me, too, 'cause I think Eddie is a genius but that album was intolerable. Cherone is an outstanding vocalist, and it irks me when the failure of that record gets blamed on him. EVH just did not deliver the goods and it was amazing to me, too, because I don't think any VH album had ever received more hype. Wasn't it '98 at that point, 20 years after their debut album came out? There was just so much anticipation, so, I can appreciate how people felt about that CD.

 

Yup it was 98 and yeah they promoted and hyped the hell out of that disc and Eddie talked about how Gary wrote the best lyrics ever but for some reason the songs seem to not be as good although there was some very good tunes the production was horrific(another good reason for not picking a producer of tv shows to produce your album). Gary sounded fine but he seemed to sound more like Sammy(not that's anything wrong with that) instead of sounding like himself.

Hey guys, not the right thread or place, but just while it's on my mind I may as well put it here. Do you know much about the 2005 porn movie that Eddie Van Halen either directed, or had it filmed at his house? He played guitar for the soundtrack and released a single (solo, I think) for the release of the movie? Don't know what it was called, but it featured Monica Mayhem (who was in music video too). Do you know anything about that?

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I don't think VH sold out with III I just don't think it was very good overall and the production sucked to make it worse. To be honest I don't think Gary Cherone was a bad choice for singer at all but for some reason Eddie and him didn't seem to come up with to many good songs.

 

I agree and it was shocking to me, too, 'cause I think Eddie is a genius but that album was intolerable. Cherone is an outstanding vocalist, and it irks me when the failure of that record gets blamed on him. EVH just did not deliver the goods and it was amazing to me, too, because I don't think any VH album had ever received more hype. Wasn't it '98 at that point, 20 years after their debut album came out? There was just so much anticipation, so, I can appreciate how people felt about that CD.

 

Yup it was 98 and yeah they promoted and hyped the hell out of that disc and Eddie talked about how Gary wrote the best lyrics ever but for some reason the songs seem to not be as good although there was some very good tunes the production was horrific(another good reason for not picking a producer of tv shows to produce your album). Gary sounded fine but he seemed to sound more like Sammy(not that's anything wrong with that) instead of sounding like himself.

Hey guys, not the right thread or place, but just while it's on my mind I may as well put it here. Do you know much about the 2005 porn movie that Eddie Van Halen either directed, or had it filmed at his house? He played guitar for the soundtrack and released a single (solo, I think) for the release of the movie? Don't know what it was called, but it featured Monica Mayhem (who was in music video too). Do you know anything about that?

Don't know anything about it,would love to hear EVH's guitar work on it and hey it's porn you just gotta look :lol:

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Hehehe, I don't know anything about any pornos that EVH may or may not have been involved in (LOL) but back to what was being said earlier about the production of the record, yes, I was horrified. I mean I guess we were all spoiled on Ted Templeman and just assumed that if it's "Van Halen" it's going to sound at least OK... But that record was ridiculous and when I found out they got a TV producer to make it, I couldn't help but wonder if that had anything to do with the band's involvement in the soundtrack for Twister. In either case, that was a major "jumped the shark" moment from them. And honestly, I don't think they have ever recovered since. Which, is too bad. But another sign that record was a mess is that when the band toured with Sammy in 2004 and then again with Roth a couple of years later, they played ZERO tracks from that album. So they know it stinks.

 

Oh and whoever said "anything Bon Jovi has recorded lately" is right on. I'm trying to figure out why the worst acts from the 80s are the ones that end up getting asked back into the limelight by the mainstream music business? I mean during the 90s, when anything to do with 80s were pretty much tossed out like rotting garbage, came onto the scene, who was the first to come back to the top? U2, U f'ing 2. The least interesting rock group of that decade.

 

Seriously, the 90s was one messed up time for music. Especially the last half of the decade.

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