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Cover Band to Van Halen

Finish What Ya Started ...

or We Will!

5/20/2012 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0520_van_halen_van_halen_army_getty_facebookA Van Halen cover band says that if the real Van Halen is too "burnt out" and too old to finish their postponed tour dates ... they are more than happy to take over.

Van Halen (the real one) cancelled the remainder of their 2012 tour on Friday, saying they needed to "re-charge their engines." They will be offering refunds for all the disappointed fans.

Joe -- who plays guitar in the Van Halen Army, a popular VH tribute band -- tells TMZ, "They have an obligation to fulfill ... somebody signs up to do the job they should complete it. Concerts these days cost a lot of money, they can't let the fans down ... they need to fulfill their end of the deal."

Joe also says, "We could easily do it -- our singer sounds exactly like David Lee Roth!"

Yeah, totally the same thing.

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Jackazz flatts    

They might as well "Jump"

794 days ago
17.

Tom    

Now I am confused. I've been reading everywhere that they "postponed" their shows, but you are reporting that they "canceled" the remaining shows. Which is it?

794 days ago
18.

Silly G    

I'm glad I saw their opening concert in Louisville, I thought something like this would happen. BTW, they were awesome!

794 days ago
19.

chaka66    

COVER BAND DUDE LOOKS MORE LIKE BRET MICHAELS WITH A BEACH TOWEL;;;;;

794 days ago
20.

good as gold    

I attended the Van Halen show last night at the X-cel Energy Center last night in St Paul MN.

REPORT CARD
Guitars: A
Bass: A
Drums: A
Background Vocals: A
Lead Vocals: D

ATTENTION DIAMOND DAVE: Every vocalist nowadays uses and an auto-tune system in concert to correct the notes they can't reach anymore or live. INVEST IN AN AUTO-TUNE SYSTEM. You can buy one for less than $60...0! Its NOT cheating! I, as a concert goer, expect a better vocal performance. Diamond Dave looked slow and lethargic on stage. Its too bad because the rest of the band sounded well rehearsed.

SET LIST
Unchained / Runnin' With the Devil / She's the Woman / Romeo Delight / Tattoo / Everybody Wants Some / Somebody Get Me a Doctor / China Town / Hear About It Later / Oh, Pretty Woman / Alex's drum solo / You Really Got Me / The Trouble with Never / And the Cradle Will Rock / Dance the Night Away / I'll Wait / Hot for Teacher / Women In Love / Beautiful Girls / Ice Cream Man / Panama / Eddie's guitar solo / Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love ENCORE: Jump

VIDEO LINK EXPLAINING CANCELS
http://vimeo.com/42480835

794 days ago
21.

BananaHammock    

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Looks more like a Poison cover band instead of a VH cover band. WTF?

The nerve of those guys even SUGGESTING that they could fill in for Van Halen...on any level.

Wait...maybe Chickenfoot could step in and finish the dates for them... Sammy can obviously cover DLR if he had to...just for laughs...

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794 days ago
22.

pat    

It's a last ditch effort at a cash grab..........It's not just VH that are touring......Alice Cooper - Iron Maiden hell Neil Diamons is doing a tour.


This is probably their last hurra and this is their last chance at making big money..........For many, we'll be able to see remnants of what they were.....But the one thing any band from the 70s and 80s can proudly say is that there was no lip-sinching going on.


The bummer is that we are sadly going to see many of these legends start to dosappear.


Lastly, I hope we don't see VH and others in a few years doing PBS funding shows or resorts in the Poconos and flea markets.

794 days ago
23.

Jorge    

No one cares or wants to hear a sh!ttty cover band. I and everyone else who love David Lee will wait for him to re-charge and hear the real Van Halen live.

794 days ago
24.

pam    

This is funny, Van Halen has always been straight with the fans and told anyone and everyone, we will only play BIG VENUES because we want to make BIG MONEY and that is what they have done, they are not the only ones, but I must say I loved the bands who played small venues, because it was ,for awhile, the only way to keep prices down.....Ticket Master ended that. Hey!! Halen maybe it is time to go SMALL LOL !!!

794 days ago
25.

clintons99    

We just saw Van Halen Wednesday night at the Amway center in Orlando. They were awesome, Eddie's solo was unbelievable. Cover band lol could not and will not replace them.

794 days ago
26.

pam    

retire

794 days ago
27.

Vai-able    

Any respectable guitarist will immediately notice that the VH photo here is flipped. Eddie/Mike playing left handed.

794 days ago
28.

whocares    

Van Halen hasn't looked like your picture in 30 years. Ed's fat son is the bassist, and Ed and Roth both look like middle aged lesbians these days.

794 days ago
29.

Tracker    

test

794 days ago
30.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Ummmm TMZ. You are aware that Eddie and Alex dumped Michael Anthony for Eddie barely talented, baby fat covered, not very dynamic son, Wolfie.
Honestly VH fans, think for a moment. If he wasn't Ed's kid, do you even think they would let him sit in?

794 days ago
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