Hypothetically Van Halen Rumor - who plays Eddie?

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  1. ThebiggestJerk

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    Since the passing of King Edward in October last year, been speculation about reunions, but someone needs to fill the enormous shoes of Eddie Van Halen.
    Here’s who I would pick in no particular order.

    Paul Gilbert
    Zakk Wylde
    Satch
    John Petrucci
    Steve Vai
    Dweezil Zappa
    Dimebag* (I wish)

    I even say Wolfgang VH as I’m sure he can play the riffs, I just haven’t heard him.

    Who would you choose?
     
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    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    They couldn't keep a reunion tour going while everyone was alive, I doubt they could do it now.
    But Zakk Wylde, Satch, Petrucci, or Vai could fill the shoes from a technical standpoint, not that I'd be tempted to go see it. DLR and Hagar are both mostly insufferable to me.
     
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    Time to go make some more cash. I would choose Ace Frehley. Matches the vibe perfectly.
     
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    No one. Roth can’t sing anymore and I don’t want to hear Hager sing love songs.
     
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    something like the Experience Hendrix tour might work, but no way could there be a "reunion"
     
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    This kid would be the man for the job:







    Check out his channel, he has hundreds of videos. Happens to be from my area.
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    Esteban, the only reasonable choice.
     
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    Imagine that.
     
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    Meryl Streep.
     
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    That is insanely inspiring!
     
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    A VH reunion without Eddie would be utterly pointless; it would be like a Police reunion tour without Sting or going to see BB King's backing band with a fill-in.
    Just let it go, guys.
     
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    Wolfie has said numerous times there will be no reunion tour.
     
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    ...or seeing Rush without Neil Peart.

    As great of a drummer as Alex is, face it - Eddie was the reason to go see Van Halen.
     
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    it sounds like another greedy idea, but if I had to choose, it would be Phil X
     
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    Wolfie isn’t in charge of VH. Alex is.
     
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    Yet people do Hendrix tribute concerts and even Zeppelin is supposedly going to tour and has done shows with Jason Bonham.
     
  18. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    It will never happen but IF it did, the only way it would work is with a hologram show like they did with Dio.
     
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    I think Steve Vai Summed it up Best ---->

    Steve Vai: “I could never play like him… Only an idiot competes with Eddie Van Halen”
     
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    please, no
     
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