Posted in music | tour dates on January 6, 2012

David takes a shot at Cafe Wha?
Cafe Wha

As promised, Van Halen (Eddie, Alex, Wolfie & David Lee Roth, but not Michael Anthony) played a super intimate show at Cafe Wha? in the West Village last night (1/5).

David said the last time he played a stage that low he had to get the car back before midnight. He said he was more nervous playing Cafe Wha?, where he can't hide, than any stadium ("no fake vocals at this show" he noted...). Part of that nervousness came from the fact that it was more than just a small, old, legendary venue where they chose to play a press-only show. It's also the club that David's uncle Manny Roth used to own, and Manny, now 92 years old, was in attendance. David mentioned he was 7 years old the first time he was there, but never got to play on that stage - "it was harder getting this gig than getting into the rock n' roll Hall of Fame," the rock star-turned EMT-turned rock star joked during one of his many monologues during the hour+ show. He talked about living on the LES, wanting to meet Lady Gaga, being an EMT in NYC, playing clubs in Southern California, and various other topics in between playing the hits (and one new song). Full setlist and some videos below.

Rolling Stone writes:

"It's like climbing into a rocket in here," David Lee Roth said as he stepped onto the matchbox-sized stage at New York's 250-capacity Cafe Wha? for Van Halen's first concert in four years. "It's a rocket that comes from way back into the past into what the future's going to look like. Welcome to Occupy Van Halen, ladies and gentlemen!"

With those words Eddie Van Halen kicked into the opening notes of "You Really Got Me" and the crowd -composed almost entirely of journalists and music industry insiders - went absolutely bonkers. Over the next hour, the group played a stunningly tight set of songs from their 1978 debut LP all the way through David Lee Roth's swan song, 1984. It was a show guaranteed to make any crowd go into a collective state of hysteria, but the happiest man in the house could have been Roth himself. Dressed in beige overalls and a Brian Johnson-style newsboy hat, the singer had an ear-to-ear grin on his face all night..

And there were smiles and hugs all around, as the band seemed to be getting along just fine...

Cafe Wha

And it's a good thing they're getting along because they've just announced a pretty big tour that includes two NYC shows at Madison Square Garden. All of those dates and more information, also below...

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Van Halen - David Lee Roth Talks Lady Gaga (Among Other Things) (Club Cafe Wha 05/01/2012)

Van Halen - Panama, Live in NYC

Van Halen - Shes The Woman (Club Cafe Wha 05/01/2012)

Ice Cream Man - Van Halen David Lee Roth @ Cafe Wha? in NYC 1/6/2012

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Cafe Wha? setlist:
You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
Runnin' With the Devil
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Everybody Wants Some!!
She's The Woman (First time played live since 1976)
Dance The Night Away
Panama
Hot For Teacher
Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Jump
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(Beautiful Girls and Unchained were also on the setlist but they didn't get played)
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TOUR AND NEW ALBUM PRESS RELEASE:

Van Halen, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time, announced their return to the live stage with an extraordinary 2012 North American tour. The announcement was made late last night, during a once-in-a-lifetime performance, at the intimate Café Wha? in New York City. Known around the world for some of the most iconic live performances in music history, the legendary rock band will begin their tour on February 18. Kool & The Gang will join Van Halen for select tour dates.

Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning January 14 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

In addition, Van Halen confirmed their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7. The first single from the album, "Tattoo", and its accompanying video will be debut simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10th, with album pre-orders starting that day. A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen's first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band's classic multi-platinum album 1984.

Fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs from their arsenal of epic hits that include: "Eruption," "Running with the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "You Really Got Me," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Everybody Wants Some," "Unchained," "And The Cradle Will Rock," "Beautiful Girls," "Mean Street," "Somebody Get Me A Doctor," "Jump," "Panama," "Hot For Teacher," "I'll Wait," and more from their classic albums Van Halen, Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down and 1984.

Van Halen - who the Los Angeles Times recently called "a force of nature" and "one of the flat-out greatest rock bands on the planet" - was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2007.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album displaying unparalleled stage presence, revolutionary musicianship, and extraordinary songwriting abilities. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. Among a long list of awards, recognition and accolades, Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees in the history of the music industry. Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status' for their albums Van Halen and 1984, the band has produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come.

Kool & The Gang found a special sound at the unique intersection of jazz, R&B, funk and pop. Their music has been created by the same core of players for over thirty years: Robert "Kool" Bell, his brother Khalis Bayyan, their longtime friends Dennis "DT" Thomas and George "Funky" Brown.

VIP Packages will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com

Van Halen -- 2012 Tour Dates
2/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center January 16
2/20/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills January 14
2/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse January 14
2/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center January 14
2/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14
3/1/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14

3/3/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena January 14
3/5/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center January 14
3/9/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center January 14
3/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden January 14
3/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre January 14
3/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre January 14
3/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place January 14
3/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall TBA
3/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center January 14
3/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center January 14
4/1/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena January 14
4/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center TBA
4/12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum TBA
4/14/12 Orlando, FL Amway Arena TBA
4/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena TBA
4/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena TBA
4/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA
4/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena TBA
4/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena TBA
5/1/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center TBA
5/5/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome TBA
5/7/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena TBA
5/9/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome TBA
5/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place TBA
5/17/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre TBA
5/19/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center TBA
5/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center TBA
5/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA
5/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena TBA
6/1/12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center TBA
6/3/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena TBA
6/5/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion TBA
6/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center TBA
6/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena TBA
6/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center TBA
6/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA
6/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center TBA
6/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA
6/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena TBA

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Comments (115)

Van Halen 3 was their best.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:07 PM

NO MICHAEL ANTHONY, NO PEACE

Posted by Tony Michaels | January 6, 2012 12:07 PM

NO ROGER, NO RERUN, NO RENT.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:08 PM

girl, you really got me a pair of overalls

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:10 PM

Does anybody know what store I can buy overalls like Dave's? American Apparel?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:13 PM

He looks like Bob the Builder. But I suppose it's better than him trying a pair of spandex.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:13 PM

Show was Fantastic! I love the pianos shout out in that first video!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:14 PM

No Michael Anthony and no assless chaps on Dave = bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:19 PM

do people not realize that michael anthony wants no part in this? he chose sammy and has gone that way for years now, though i'm pretty sure he was invited to do those reunion shows with dlr on board. chickenfoot, it is!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:25 PM

how completely obnoxious to do a small club show like this as only a PR move and not at the very least admit some fans, or hold a contest to get some fans in.

and before you claim that I'm bitter that I couldn't get in, I'm not even a fan and couldn't care less about being there. I just think it's a shit move on their part and not very fan friendly.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:26 PM

anybody go down and try to get in?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:26 PM

Rumour is they're playing night 4 of this year's YLT Hanukkah run.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:32 PM

Glad all the journalists could be there to tell the fans what they missed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:33 PM

12:26 The capacity is 250. There is no way they would have been able to admit fans. Cafe Wha was chosen because of the historical significance it has to VH (his uncle owned it).
Not every band is as cool as Radiohead, underplaying whenever they come to NY, shutting out tens of thousands of potential people who wanted to see them but couldn't get in....

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:33 PM

12:32: VH are too cool to even acknowledge an act such as YLT.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:37 PM

"(Beautiful Girls and Unchained were also on the setlist but they didn't get played)"
Yeah, probably because they ran out of time because Dave wouldn't shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:40 PM

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Posted by Ted | January 6, 2012 12:42 PM

Overalls DLR? Really Overalls?

I know it would probably look ridiculous if he was wearing spandex like in the 80's, but there has to be a happy medium.

Posted by The Mighty KC | January 6, 2012 12:43 PM

yeah he shoulda worn a muumuu

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:53 PM

"no fake vocals at this show" he noted - means he'll use "fake vocals" at the garden

Posted by ME | January 6, 2012 1:02 PM

"Welcome to Occupy Van Halen, ladies and gentlemen!" - yeah, they're def part of the 99%. Isn't it time to beat up with baseball bats anyone uses the occupy ref in vain ?

Posted by ME | January 6, 2012 1:06 PM

^ In vain? Yeah, they're REALLLLLLY somethin' special tharrrr!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 1:10 PM

1:02, I saw the tour in 2007. Wolfie's background vocals are definitely pre-recorded/sampled.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 1:10 PM

Gary Cherone never faked anything! He is a true singer and VH3 ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 1:14 PM

12:33,

Capacity of 250, band could've held a contest and let, say, 20 fans in. I'm sure a few dick-sucking industry insiders could deal with not going to yet another exclusive private show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 1:31 PM

yawn

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 1:42 PM

Feel good story

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 1:53 PM

Eddie won't let Michael Anthony in b/c he associated with Sammy after dumb junkie Eddie declared Mr. Hagar persona non grata. Though he probably mumbled something like "prrsonnagrrr", so you can't really blame Michael.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 2:21 PM

Cafe Wha? was all ages in the 60s. Saw Jimmy (Hendrix) James and the Blue Flames there in 66.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 2:30 PM

I saw VH twice on the last tour; once on th first leg, and again towards the end of the second leg.
The first show was amazing; probably one of the best shows I've been to by anyone ever (and I've been going to shows for 20 years). Both Eddie and Dave were running and jumping all over the stage, high enthusiasm, smiles all over. Tight as ever. The second time, not so much. Stark contrast.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 2:30 PM

Van Halen would not play with YLT because they are only familiar with cookie cutter mainstream rock. and I can guarantee they never even heard of YLT.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 2:52 PM

Halen 3 is underrated.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:17 PM

2:52 I disagree. DLR actually has pretty eclectic taste in music (surprisingly), but he doesn't mix it into his own material.
BTW, I love the attitude some people have towards music; that if there isn't irony or depth in the lyrics, or the music isn't something never heard before, that it's not good. Sometimes, rock is just supposed to rock. Period. I doubt Chuck Berry or Little Richard gave a crap about lyrical or musical depth; they just wanted to make people dance. Same goes for the Ramones, AC/DC, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:18 PM

Atomic Punk is some bad-ass stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:19 PM

VH wouldn't play with YLT, because you're talking about apples and oranges. VH will rock your face off. YLT will not rock you. They'll be enjoyable live, but they will not rock. Two different things.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:25 PM

i only saw them on the second leg of their last tour and although i loved it b/c it was my first vh show, i did feel it was somewhat lackluster, similar to the police reunion at msg a few years back. i wanted it to be so amazing and in a nostalgic way, it was. couldn't help but feel a little jipped, though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:28 PM

12:33- Radiohead fucking sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:28 PM

Gary Cherone >>>>>> Bradford Cocks

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:32 PM

nuno bettencourt > gary cherone

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:39 PM

3:28 - I saw the Police at that Live Earth benefit show at Giants Stadium. They could not look more bored. They were doing 10 minute versions of songs that should be no more than 2.5 minutes. It is not necessary to have a jam break in the middle of Roxanne, while Sting yelps out "OY, YO YO YO" ten zillion times. It was also not necessary to have Kanye add a rap to Message in a Bottle. Fail.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:41 PM

thats a Gary Cherone 92 outfit Roth is wearing!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:42 PM

VH3 was special...

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 3:43 PM

Yo La Tengo once covered Van Halen at ta Hanukkah show with Mark Arm on vocals. Forgot which song.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:02 PM

pffft... Mark Arm is only familiar with cookie cutter mainstream rock!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:09 PM

that video's hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:09 PM

wow, i've never seen any footage of vh with gary cherone. he sounds fucking terrible. what a disaster.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:14 PM

they're gonna hate each other by indianapolis

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:32 PM

Give them a little credit, 4:32. I think they won't start hating each other until Buffalo.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:53 PM

Kool & The Gang must be freaking the hell out. They probably played BB Kings the last time they were here.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 4:54 PM

I missed that part. Kool & The Gang?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 5:49 PM

Lol so much hate, from so few equally talented

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 6:06 PM

Oh, 6:06, just finish your issue of Guitar World? EVH is not that good. Anyone can mindlessly wank on guitar. This band has always been a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 6:19 PM

6:19 - post your clips or your just another 13 year old faggot

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 6:21 PM

Wow @6:19 your are either a Tourretic fool or a poor excuse for a troll. Either way, you need to step back from the computer, go get yourself a sammich, and resume your posting once you have replenished your bloodstream with oxygen and depleted some of that oxytosin

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 6:26 PM

One time, back in 98, David Lee Roth came to my house with serious munchies and ate my entire hummus platter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 6:42 PM

The older David Roth gets the more he looks like your uncle Hymie

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 6:43 PM

5:49, yeah Kool & The Gang are opening a bunch of the dates, including MSG. No joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 7:18 PM

Oh Dave, you're what Grammy Hall would call "A Real Jew"

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 7:29 PM

"yeah, I used to live on Ludlow Blvd"

Sure you did. Where the hell is that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 7:38 PM

"Sure you did. Where the hell is that?"

DLR did live on Ludlow back when he was an EMT.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 8:01 PM

"EVH is not that good."

EVH is a great guitarist. Yes, he wanks, ALOT, but the man has chops. His use of harmonics is great, something new guitar players rarely use.

The outro solo to Dreams is still one of my faves. Good combination of melody and wank.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 8:05 PM

Eddie is not that good...and you're comparing him to?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 8:45 PM

I'm an indie rock fan, but I get get really fucking embarrassed by indie twerps who think that there's anything musically superior about it. I can't say that I blame the overwhelming mass of humanity for not liking YLT if they've even heard of them. They're an acquired taste, and nothing more.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 9:41 PM

Oh, gosh, just hearing Van Halen live again makes me happy. It makes a lot of people happy. I may be a miserable bastard most of the time, but I love that Van Halen is doing this again.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | January 7, 2012 12:02 AM

I've tried liking YLT. I just. Don't. I feel like I won't get my indie card if I don't like YLT. But I just don't enjoy their music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 5:15 AM

Press-only gigs are usually filled with bored and jaded media folks who have seen it all and are only there because they're paid to be there.
Say what you want about Van Halen or this gig, but if you watch any of the Youtube videos, the enthusiasm from the press-filled audience was overwhelming. I say that with no irony whatsoever. Everyone was loving the show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 5:53 AM

My point in saying that, is that VH can even make bored and jaded industry types happy to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 5:59 AM

Van Halen aren't very talented.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 9:06 AM

Van Halen is music for 12 year old girls.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 9:17 AM

Deer Tick sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:02 AM

9:17 - 12 year old girls in 1982? My neice is 12 years old, and she listens to Kanye and Lil Wayne. So, I'm not sure what you're talking about. I doubt she even knows who Van Halen is....

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:10 AM

Listening to VH again, really reminds you of how shitty the newer bands are. Radiohead couldn't hold a candle to VH.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:15 AM

^ I think the opposite. If you listen to Van Halen next to a real band like Guided By Voices, it's obvious Van Halen never had to happen. Eddie did some innovative guitar ideas, but never wrote a song as good as Bob Pollard's worst.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:18 AM

9:06, so who IS talented? I'm curious to hear your perspective.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:22 AM

10:15, I only half-agree with you. There are tons of shitty bands right now that VH blows away, but Radiohead is not one of them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:28 AM

10:18, again, you indie geeks are comparing apples to oranges. Guided By Voices appeals to people who want clever lyrics and songwriting, where VH fans just want to rock out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:31 AM

I doubt Eddie has any desire to become a crafty songwriter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:58 AM

"Van Halen never had to happen". LOL tell that to the millions of people worldwide who have bought their music, attended their shows, and were inspired by Eddie's guitar playing. Tell that to the magazine editors of Guitar World and other magazines targeted towards musicians, who probably sell a lot more magazines when they post articles about the band or post their music in tablature. Tell that to the guitar players who probably would have never picked up a guitar, if it weren't for Eddie.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 11:41 AM

I wonder how many of the guitarists in indie bands grew up listening to Van Halen, and secretly love them, but would never admit it because of how it would hurt their indie cred.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 11:46 AM

Comparing GBV to Van Halen is about as hilarious as comparing Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln.

Straight Up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 12:58 PM

12:58 If this were FB, I'd hit that 'like' button.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 6:27 PM

Wait, no one is talking about hummus or bitching about Pianos? I dissapoint in u vegans...

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 8:54 PM

What an incredible show, for a band of that history and success to do a small show were fans are right up against the stage is awesome. I watched all the Youtube videos over night and there are some great HD clips with 3 songs in each, check them out.

Posted by Steve @ 2011 Taxes | January 7, 2012 11:34 PM

Barack Obama is the worst President in history. Van Halen is great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2012 10:36 AM

Obama hasn't delivered, but to say that he's the "worst President in history" is a little extreme, considering that in the last 50 years alone we had two other presidents who sucked much more.
First we had Carter who was much more ineffective than Obama, and then we had Bush, who got us until two unsustainably expensive wars and lowered taxes at the same time (how exactly did he expect to pay for those wars?) and then oversaw the subprime mortgage crisis. Just sayin'. Not necessarily a fan of Obama and I probably won't be voting for him, but let's be real.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2012 1:32 PM

Typo Correction: "got us into" not "got us until"

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2012 1:33 PM

To add to the above, before you say something about government not needing to raise our taxes, I just want to mention that FDR raised our taxes during WW2, and put people to work, which got us out of the depression. Up until Bush, we have never lowered taxes during a war, when gov't spending is needed to pay for military.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2012 1:38 PM

LOL FDR got us out of the Depression. Go back to CUNY, sport - at this point that lie has been dispelled about 1000 times over.

Whether Obama is THE worst in history, only time will tell. We can say however, definitively, that he is up in the top few.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2012 3:59 PM

3:59 That "lie" has only been dispelled on conservative propaganda blogs. Last I checked, the history books haven't been changed...
So anyway, you're saying that a guy who was handed a pile of crap and didn't know what to do to fix it is worse than the guy who pretty much created the pile of crap?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 7:27 AM

And if you're such an economic expert, explain to me how you pay for 2 expensive wars without incresing revenue?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 7:31 AM

Oooooh, politics. Sounds fun.

Posted by Dave | January 9, 2012 9:05 AM

no, not politics, it's the one commie fascist crazy person who posts in all the threads about how Obama is the the messiah and Gore was the real 43rd president and how everything not involving taxes and enormous social programs is evil and bad and if you don't agree you are a "troll" and "idiot".

typical liberal nonsense. tuning out ....

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:40 AM

10:40, I posted above that Obama "hasn't delivered". So, at no point did I proclaim him to be any messiah.
This isn't "liberal nonsense". This is common sense.
All I am saying are 2 things:
1) Carter and Bush sucked more than Obama
2) Starting 2 wars and finding no way to pay for them, and dumping the bill on the next guy is one of several things that made Bush a horrible president.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:45 AM

You're tuning out because what I am saying is true, and you have no facts to refute my claim.
At no point did I say anything about social programs, Al Gore, communism, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:50 AM

Unlike Obama, Van Halen respects the latino population.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:57 AM

lol common sense. you are such a loser, you liberal fascist asshole. keep on telling yourself we're all crazy. see you in november, sally.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 10:58 AM

oh, and "tuning out" because what you are saying is true? that's rich. keep telling yourself that. i am tuning out because this is not a conversation, and i have no interest in reading your predictable lies and distortions in a week-old post. but, don't let the facts get in the way of your beliefs ... why change now?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:01 AM

Obama is not a good leader. I don't care for his ignorance toward latinos, he is simply doing a poor job as President.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:05 AM

Why is anyone surprised Obama failed us? Politicians lie, and they cheat the working class. If you thought he would be any different, you're a fool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:09 AM

I agree that Obama is not a good leader. But I'm also saying that Bush was worse.
"Lies and distortions" haha! Oh, so Bush did not get us into 2 wars that cost billions of dollars a day? Bush did find a way to pay for those wars? What alternate universe did this happen in?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:10 AM

"Don't let the facts get in the way of your beliefs". How ironic (read: hypocritical) that you say that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:14 AM

Van Halen was never a political band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 12:19 PM

Bush saved 8 million lives in Africa. What has Obama done for Africans or African Americans? Nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 12:22 PM

Let's face it. Barack Obama doesn't like black people.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 1:31 PM

But one thing I have to admire about Republicans/Conservatives, is that they will never admit fault. Ever. They will never admit that one of their own screwed up. They will pretend like it never happened. Those 2 money pit wars we got ourselves into never happened. And if they did, money was never a problem. The wars paid for themselves!

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 6:40 PM

6:40 have you looked in the mirror lately? Your projection is adorable. As a matter of fact, the trump card of the Liberal commie fascist like yourself to change the subject and build yourself a nice straw man, like you continue to perpetrate here. The topic is Barack Obama and his piloting of America into the abyss. Last I checked, Bush ain't been at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave for going 3 years. You blithering liberal fools really need to start taking some responsibility and stop projecting your failure, your racism, your need to control and manipulate (among a dozen other things) onto others with whom you disagree. It really is so transparent.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 6:50 PM

I love liberals. Sooo easy to see through, so easy to swat down like a shitfly. It's like fish in a barrel.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 6:57 PM

Blah blah blah... keep throwing your rhetoric around.
You still haven't refuted the fact that we're still paying for 2 expensive wars, thanks to Mr.Bush.
You know what the funny thing is? I'm actually not a liberal. I'm in the middle. Anyone who is extreme right, extreme left, or extreme anything is absolutely batshit crazy. Use your brains, kids. Get your news from multiple sources (especially foreign sources).

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 8:34 PM

The discussion is about Obama, numbskull. But, don't let that keep you from building your straw man arguments. Eventually it may get through your thick skull that no one is playing with your toys. Join the human race, fascist troll.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 8:55 PM

Um, actually.. I thought this discussion was about Van Halen?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 4:34 AM

The new Van Halen record will not be better than Van Halen 3. I think Gary Cherone was the best thing to happen the band since 1984.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 12:52 PM

Just heard the new Van Halen song, and I have to agree with 12:52. VH3 is a great record that will someday be acknowledged for its greatness, and it will totally blow the new VH album away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 12:55 PM

What a joke VH is now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2012 2:48 PM

van halen is amazing

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 7:39 PM

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