What was Alex Van Halen the best ever at? Sucking cock? Giving deep tissue massages to his lovely brother? Using his drumstick for self-anal-pleasure? Giving the worst EVER excuse for cancelling a European tour? At telling his lil bro what to do? At making Sammy Hagar NOT look so ugly? At giving the worst ever interview? At giving idle threats - "If you ever say one more thing about my family, then I'll kick your fuckin' ass." At giving false predictions - "VH3 will go platinum." Just what the fuck is this scumbag good at? "A true ambassador of rock" - ROTFL! Like Sammy said - Al just sits at home all day on the internet and smokes cigarettes! LOL at the paraplegic! On Sat, 31 May 2003 06:46:32 GMT, Tony B <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > With the recent news, the question now must be asked - > > Was Alex Van Halen the best ever? > > I believe so. In his prime, he was larger than life - He had the > craziness of Keith Moon, the signature sound of a John Bonham, a is a > fan favorite ala Peter Criss, and was the driving force behind the band > much like Phil Collins of Genesis. > > His brother Eddie, the most respected musician in rock today, said he > could never play with anybody else than his brother Al. Without Al, > there is no Van Halen. Alex also is known for his artistic talents as > well. He is responsible for much of VH's artwork and production. Take a > look at the OU812 design, it reeks of Alex's talents. > > Many people today are revisiting the Van Halen eras and are giving more > and more credit to the signature sound of Alex's drumming. How many > future drummers did he inspire with those monstrous double bass drums? > That was some crazy shit. Much like the first time people heard the > intro to Love Gun and the credibility it gave Kiss and Peter Criss. How > many young players went home and tried that night to learn that intro?? > > On the last VH tour, which as we now know will probably be Al's last, he > went out there bandaged from the head down. He was in great physical > pain but persisted. Legends grew when it was found out that heavy pieces > of ceiling fell on Alex during rehearsal in Europe. He kept playing > through the whole song! In spite of all this, Al still toured out of > love for his music and millions of fans. > > Alex Van Halen is a true ambassador of rock. He is loved by the millions > of VH faithful and many other fans. I'm sure many will agree with me, he > truly is the best 'EVER'! > > The ones that stand out in order: > > Alex Van Halen - I already explained that. > Bun E. Carlos - Most famous drum intro in history with AIn't That A > Shame. Nobody can nail this one. > Peter Criss - No one matches his energy on >Love Gun intro. > Ringo Starr - This guy played any and evrything and used it as a drum!