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AFI Singer

Cover Band Could SAVE

Van Halen Tour!

5/23/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Legendary rocker and AFI frontman Davey Havok FULLY supports a cover band taking over the upcoming Van Halen tour -- after the original band pulled out -- but he tells TMZ, there's a catch.

As we reported, Van Halen canceled its upcoming tour claiming the band's too tuckered out for a demanding string of live performances -- so a popular cover band called the Van Halen Army stepped forward, offering to fill in.

Davey says letting the cover band take the reigns is a great idea -- but only if fans aren't duped into thinking they're getting the real thing.

Davey adds, "That would be terribly upsetting."

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Phreaky    

No one wants to pay full price to see a cover band! Come on! Whoever their booking manager is just screwed up big time and booked them doing shows 4/5 times a week - too much when you get older. They'll straighten it out and reschedule. No cover band needed.

696 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

tmz you posted this story the other day.

It wasnt interesting the first time..

696 days ago
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Jackie    

The Die hard Van Halen fans will explode....so don't try to manipulate them with your cover band fake idea.

696 days ago
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Jordan    

Isn't it time to pull the plug on Van Halen and let them just die in piece it is not like they can play like they used to hard drugs alcahol and partying has caught up to them they look like they should be in a casket lower in the ground and burry them give them a ulogy and call it a day.

696 days ago
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Zombie Whitney Houston    

This is news? Really TMZ?

696 days ago
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Huggies    

Does the cover band have Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony as members ?

696 days ago
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Ozzie X    

davey havok looking hot

696 days ago
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a.p.    

Damn! I never post on these things, but Davey, when are you coming back to us? I've seen you 4 times live and you were my fav. Are you retired?

696 days ago
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DLRVanHalen    

Who is this guy? Never heard of him.

696 days ago
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justan opinion    

Journey's been doing it for years, one lead singer after another.

696 days ago
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Susan62509    

Van Halen fans aren't going to pay Van Halen ticket prices to see a cover band.

696 days ago
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ibjujub    

He kicks out Sammy and he kicks out Michael,,,,then the fans boot his meth head butt!!! LOL!! Long live Chicken Foot! Time to eat crow Eddie,,,or is it chicken feet?

696 days ago
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ibjujub    

You're in a "cover" band and you want to fill in for Van Halen? LOL!!! Let me get this straight...you think ppl are going to pay about $100 a ticket to go see a cover band. YOU ARE HIGH!!! LOL! Been a musician for 25 years. Cover bands are ok, but you can't substitute a cover band for the real thing. That's like substituting Coca-Cola for Sam's Choice, while keeping the price the same as coke. You are delusional!

696 days ago
14.

benstonecrowe    

Attn TMZ writers: the two words "Legendary Rocker" should not be in the same sentence as an unknown wanker! FYI.

696 days ago
15.

matt    

i have no problem with davey havok, but hes nowhere near legendary

696 days ago
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