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LoufromOSU

Boardman, OH (via Youngstown)

Member since 18 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 96th Rose Bowl game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Currently Ezekiel Elliott
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd and David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittburgh Penguins
  • MLB TEAM: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Comment 27 Mar 2015

Blame Warner Brothers for Diver Down:

But first, lead singer David Lee Roth reportedly convinced the group to release a cover of Roy Orbison’s ‘(Oh) Pretty Woman‘ as a time-buying, stand-alone single. This move backfired in the best possible way. The track became a sudden hit, and Warner Brothers pressured the band to record an accompanying record… and fast.

Understandably short on new material, Van Halen whipped together a thirty-one minute hodge-podge featuring five cover songs (including their brief album-closing take on Dale Evans’ ‘Happy Trails‘), three short Eddie Van Halen-showcasing instrumentals and just four full-length original songs.

Read More: Van Halen’s ‘Diver Down’ Turns 31 | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-diver-down-turns-30/?trackback=tsmclip

Comment 27 Mar 2015

I'm one of those, but I have converted her for the most part.  I do not own one piece of ND gear either...just a stupid ND clock that was brought into the marriage that sits on a shelf in the closet.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

http://www.vhnd.com/2015/03/19/van-halen-to-perform-live-on-the-ellen-degeneres-show/

Comment 26 Mar 2015

To each his own.  Comparing them to the Crue and Kiss is not necessarily degrading.  Let me know in 30 years if Katy Perry and One Direction are still relevant.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Did you ever pick up the album DLR Band?  I think its pretty fantastic.  John 5, who is a monster guitar player in his own right (he used his real name John Lowry on the album as this is before he played with Manson/Zombie) and Ray Luzier on drums (Korn, Army of Anyone).  I would have loved to see that band play live.  John 5 said on That Metal Show that him and Dave actually have a new acoustic record recorded, but he doesn't know if Dave will ever release it.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I played for many years but haven't touched it since I started dating my now wife 6 some years ago.  I hope to pick them up again if my kids ever show an interest in it.  My first guitar was a Kramer, but its all black.  I have almost done the EVH treatment to it but never pulled the trigger.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

His hip was so f'ed at that time.  He was allegedly sober, which later was revealed (I think by Hagar) that was completely false, but that he stopped drinking beer at the time, but was drinking bottles of wine.

Besides that show, the worst tour I think they did was the last reunion tour with Hagar in the early 00's , where it was blatantly obvious that Hagar was doing it for the fans and the brothers were doing it for the money and really detested being around Hagar.  I think they took separate jets/buses for the final 2 legs of it.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I was at that show too...worst one I have seen them play.  I saw them later that summer on another leg and it was like a different band.  Much better.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

AMEN.

EVH is still bitter about Sammy's success as a businessman because him and Al burned through their money.  When the Cabo Wabo was drowning in the red, Sammy bought them all out, changed management and staff, and initiated changes to turn the profit margin around.   WHen it became successful, EVH felt ripped off.

Sammy seems to succeed in everything he does...with his sale of Cabo tequila, to his rum and restaurants.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Because Michael ANthony had the audacity to remain friends with Hagar and wanted to tour more than once every decade.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

What is interesting is that every Hagar album but for the live one was number one on billboard.  Not one DLR album made number 1.  I don't consider the Hagar era 'cheese'...the band obviously changed a bit but still put out great music. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is an absolutely outstanding album.

Even if Dave would swallow pride and do some Hagar era tunes, he doesn't have the vocal range to pull it off.

I like both incarnations of the band and really liked ADKOT (since the majority of the album was written in 1978).    Obviously the original lineup is more popular, but I cannot think of another lead singer that could have lead VH any better than Hagar did once the legend that is DLR decided to go his own way.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I just wonder how long this tour will last before its cancelled.  They didn't make it to the 2nd leg last time out.

It will be interesting to see DLR with the shaved head and tatted up body.    http://www.vhnd.com/2015/01/11/david-lee-roth-performs-with-foo-fighters-at-surprise-birthday-concert-for-dave-grohl/

And if you are a fan of the most influential guitarist of the past 30 years, here is a recent interview he did at the smithsonian:

http://www.vhnd.com/2015/02/13/video-eddie-van-halens-smithsonian-speech/

Sammy isn't done though...his current band, the Circle, is with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson.  THey are releasing a live album in a few weeks too...they cover Led Zep, VH, Sammy solo, Chickenfoot, and more.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Well, I am criticizing Gene a lot, but to be fair, the expansion was much more than just an athletics move, so I cannot knock him for that.

Rutgers and Maryland joined the CIC and the multi-millions involved in research was a big factor to the move, whether its publicly acknowledged or not.  Further, I would say those 2 new schools represented the B1G a heckuva lot better than Purdue, Indiana and _ichigan did.  

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Yeah, the letterman appearance where they played their 'new' single that was 13 years old!  LOL...good for Scotty though, he has grinded it out.  Had a lot of good times with that band back in the late 90's early 00's.

I still think Model Citizen is far and away their best album...but then again, I haven't really been into their newer stuff after cursory listens.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

My feelings are certainly not irrational and I do not hate him, I just think he is one of the luckiest men in america.

Fact is that he got lucky with Urban being available and willing to come to town.  Name 1 AD in America that wouldn't have made that hire.  Having Les Wexner behind the scenes pushing for the hire and acting as a catalyst helped Gene as well.

We are extremely fortunate that we replaced a HoF coach with another HoF coach...doesn't happen often, if ever.  Smith's main involvement was the demise of the first coach, not the hiring of the second.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Sorry, I can't give a little pass for his involvement and handling of Tatgate just because Les Wexner hired Urban Meyer and the football program is now stronger than ever.  tOSU is extremely fortunate that Meyer was willing and able to take this position.  This had nothing to do with Jeans.

And Andy Geiger hired Matta, not Jeans.   

But at least Jeans made sure the buckeyes had favorable seeding in the NCAA tournament 3 years ago.  Buffoon.

Or how about setting back the hockey program where he fired a head coach for not offering a scholarship to his buddies' child.

He has done some decent things but too many times gets credit for his title, not his job performance.  Knowing where the tatgate bodies are buried has its privileges.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

There certainly wasn't any enormous pressure from Les Wexner, who is the behind the scenes catalyst for Urban Meyer's hiring anyways.  Gene somehow fumbled his way to getting credit for that move.

From http://espncleveland.com/common/more.php?m=49&post_id=164

Les Wexner, the chairman of OSU’s Board of Trustees, and fellow trustees Robert Schottenstein and Alex Shumate led the pursuit of Meyer, according to three sources close to the university.

 
Comment 24 Mar 2015

The irony in that is Gene Smith wouldn't let Fickell change any of the offensive staff when he was named interim.  He was only allowed to replace a defensive assistant (Vrable was the hire). 

Gene Smith is the poster child for falling in a pile of sh@T and coming up smelling roses.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

After reading this excellent breakdown, I re-watched Tedd Ginn's return against the gators.  The gators had the same style of coverage, except the kicker missed the kick to the middle of the field.  Tedd made one of his great cuts and no one was catching him (except roy hall).  While it took an exceptional athlete to make that play, it supports what Kyle stated with regards to the kicker needing to miss it to the outside.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

Maybe, but fundamentals can be taught.  Matta needs to shake up his support staff...I think that is where the dropoff is compared to prior years.  Thad's coaching tree is pretty impressive, but I don't see the current assistants being on the same level as those prior.