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Eddie Van Halen Back In Rehab?

According to Pr-inside.com, sources tell the National Enquirer the 53-year-old guitarist checked himself into a clinic near San Antonio, Texas, so he could detox for a week after a furious backstage bust-up in Florida with his 17-year-old son and bandmate Wolfgang.

An insider says, "It was the big what-if of the tour - whether Eddie could stay sober.

"Wolf hates it when his dad drinks. He knew Eddie was drunk onstage that night, and was acting cold to him, which set Eddie off. Eddie went beserk and started yanking guitar cables from the pedal boards and throwing cigarettes around onstage.

"At the end of the concert, Eddie was so mad at Wolf, he punched the amp speaker, knocking it over." Van Halen enjoyed a stint in rehab last year (2007), which delayed plans for the comeback tour.

Source: BW&BK

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1. No One writes:

HAHAHA I'm gonna go visit that bastard for a guitar lesson, in return I will offer him a bottle Jack Daniel's. HAHAHA

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Ice Cube Tray writes:

The 2007/2008 Van Halen tour is the hottest ticket on the planet. I checked 'em out in AZ and Ed and the gang were beyond fantastic. I hope Ed gets back were he wants to be, whatever has got him down.

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

fuk this drunk has been punk. this whole VH tour was a joke from the beggining!!

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BoltThrower writes:

"ENJOYED a stint in rehab"? He may have been there but the only he would have enjoyed it is if someone smuggled in some booze.

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. coldiem writes:

That's an awful thing to say, No One.

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

I wish nothing but the best for Ed.

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. AlexThreeSix writes:

haha that b**** better smarten up, he's one of the greats, kind of. i'd like to see a battle between him and alexi laiho or eddie van halen vs trey azagthoth.

# Mar 6, 2008 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Eddie is KING writes:

Eddie in a battle vs those posers wouldnt be close, especially Eddie at thier age now. He would melt them to the ground those punk soul-less Yngwie wanna-be's. Haha what a joke. They wouldnt even be around if it werent for eddie, read their old interviews kiddies.....next......hahahaha

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 3:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. 14 FINGERS writes:

EDDIE AND JIMI
NO ONE ELSE COMES CLOSE....

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW EDDIE IS JUST A WHINY A$$ B1TCH ALCOHOLIC!!

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. 5150 and Bill W. writes:

I have been playing guitar for 25 years for 2 reasons Eddie Van Halen, and The Beatles. With that in mind, I will not be biased. I have been fighting addiction for 15 years and have always said I wouldn't wish this pain on any one. So I am happy to be called a lair when I say to brandedcfh420 and these other tiny boppers, I hope the day comes faster than a bullet when you decide to try shooting up your OxyContin or your heroin and coke. Or your mother, brother, girlfriend, son or daughter does; then write me backand tell me who the WHINY A$$ B1TCH is. Then we can all have a laugh at your expence.

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

5150 and Bill W. writes:
I have been playing guitar for 25 years for 2 reasons Eddie Van Halen, and The Beatles. With that in mind, I will not be biased. I have been fighting addiction for 15 years and have always said I wouldn't wish this pain on any one. So I am happy to be called a lair when I say to brandedcfh420 and these other tiny boppers, I hope the day comes faster than a bullet when you decide to try shooting up your OxyContin or your heroin and coke. Or your mother, brother, girlfriend, son or daughter does; then write me backand tell me who the WHINY A$$ B1TCH is. Then we can all have a laugh at your expence.

well, im 32 and not a "teeny bopper". i have never shot any drugs up and never will. you can talk all the smack you want, and ill just laugh at you. you are not phasing me 1 bit.

and btw, "expence" is spelled "expense", u illiterate dumbfuk!!! also, what does this attempt at a sentence mean: "Or your mother, brother, girlfriend, son or daughter does"...??? im lost on that 1!

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

"Van Halen enjoyed a stint in rehab last year"

enjoyed. lol!

Awesome choice of words. I think I'm going to enjoy some food poisoning followed by a brisk mob lynching.
Now Playing: Deftones - "Rickets"

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. vendetta red writes:

eye luv win peeple treye two sspell chek uthurs lyke thay ar websturs d***chunairy have phun wit thiss wun 5150

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

vendetta red writes:
eye luv win peeple treye two sspell chek uthurs lyke thay ar websturs d***chunairy have phun wit thiss wun 5150

wuhahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. godlike writes:

putting up with DLRs face everyday and night would cause anyone to drink...!!
Damn, the guy needs to stay out of the tanning beds and plastic surgeons offices.....
he's beginning to look like Carol Channing.. ( and that aint pretty...for the youngins out there.!! )

After seeing Ed in the footage from the NAMM show talking about the new Fender produced 5150....
I wouldve thought he learned something about making an A$$ of himself... guess not..??

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# Mar 7, 2008 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Txmetalhead writes:

One of the greatest guitarist in music - it is sad that he is going through this. I wish him well. He is still awesome! VH is part of my childhood and brings back great fukin' memories.

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. VHfan writes:

Ed is still a MONSTER guitar player! It's like they used to say, "On a good nite you just can't hang with him!" Still true. Rock on, VAN HALEN!!!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. godlike writes:

"On a good night ya just cant hang with him.." is that a good night for Ed or a good night for whomever is trying to hang with him..?
Cause most players couldnt hang with him if he was having the worst day of his f^cking life..!! yeah the guy is amazing...but there are alot of great guitarists out there..... too many actually..!!!

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# Mar 8, 2008 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Kalis_wrath writes:

I kinda feel for the kid. I was with an alcoholic like Eddie and it sucks! I am glad Eddie is going to rehab. Maybe this time it will work. Some people just should not drink!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BLACKDOG writes:

It'll work if he truly want's it too.But he's been through alot.His wife left him in recent years,His band very nearly fell apart,He's had major surgery twice in the last 15yrs.(hip & tongue)I just hope he get's it together.Then on the other hand just dealing with Diamond Dave on a daily basis has got to be beyond nerve racking.That alone would make me kill or die for a 5th of Jack to myself.

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha! Good points BlackDog! If my cat ever gets off my chest I may have to begin my whiskey journey. I hope he can get it together too. May I call you Blackie by the way??

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. godlike writes:

Yeah... Ed has been through alot over the years.... as I said in # 16 it must get hard to put up with seeing DLR on a daily basis...
Ive never really had an alcohol problem or meth etc... My addiction starts and stops with THC...!! and yes I can say that it is and addiction... not that I cant go with out.... I just enjoy being high..!! and when I dont have any.... I definatly look at life differently and start to get a little edgy...!!

scuse me Kalis...... but Im thinkin BLACKDOG is just BLACKDOG.... the whole Blackie thing should be left for Mr.Lawless...

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# Mar 9, 2008 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ZT writes:

This dude has one foot in the grave. :(

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Chi-Chi writes:

Good Skill to you Eddie!!!

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. BLACKDOG writes:

Yeah exnay on the lackieBay.But if you must Black work's fine.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. godlike writes:

didnt mean to jump the gun there BLACKDOG...... I was assuming that was a no go...!!
And it seems that I assumed correct huh..?

So, did you ever go back to the Zep story to get my reply..?

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# Mar 9, 2008 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hehe o.k Black. That works too! How might you be by the way? All well I hope!

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. BLACKDOG writes:

No problem godlike.I just have a problem with Blackie.Funny story I was in a strip club in Canada.This hot french canadian chick was trying to get me to take her for a lap dance.I don't really do that mainly because my Ex at the time who I was still seeing sort of,was working there at the time.But she was winning me over.So anyway I was about to say "No" but she was really getting to me and I was gonna do it (or her anyway you look at it.)All of a sudden she called me BLACKIE !!!!! I'm a proud African American so I'm sure you can figure out the rest.

In any event I'm doing well guy's just busy as usual.The Girlfriend and I have finally Broken the chain's so to speak.So I'm hunting againe.In the meantime I still have not gotten around to looking up the Zepplin footage.Which I don't really have an excuse As I've recently bought myself an iPhone which comes with dedicated Utube.I've been slacking.

Anyway don't worry guy's I was'nt offended or anything.I just need to get laid.Perhapse I'll go see the other Ex.She only appreciates me when I'm not officially her's.So I'm pretty sure I can convince the slut.lol...

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. godlike writes:

Damn, it sucks when the twins start getting full..... tends to create alot of pressure on the lower back from carrying all that weight around..!! good luck...!!
but then.. it doesnt sound like youll need it...
Thats so cool..... to have friends with benifits... I have a few of those from the past..!!

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. BLACKDOG writes:

True that it's terrible!! lol...

But it is good to have friends.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

Maybe its a woman thing, or I am the odd one, but I just cant do the friends with benifits thing. Tried it once and it felt wrong. Those iPhones work well Black? In a few months I have to start finding a new phone and wondering about phones with good internet. I will be taking a sledge hammer to the one I am on I am sure.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. BLACKDOG writes:

I love it.I have internet no matter where I am.If I'm someplace that has WiFi it's faster.The only thing I have a problem with is the Battery.It's welded into the phone.So if I need to replace the battery I actually have to send it back to apple.Other than that not one complaint to speak of.One thing a friend of mine has a problem with is the battery life.If you spend to much time surfing or stuff like that you can burn alot of energy.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Kalis_wrath writes:

That would be no good for me! I surf too much on line and would have to buy a bigger purse to accomidate the charger! My purse aint gettin bigger! I refuse to be THAT woman with a purse the size of a shoe box!

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. National Enquirer writes:

Please!!! Give me a break!!! That "paper" has always been known to sell sh**head lies just to sell that sh**rag.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Kalis_wrath writes:

And the National Enquirer is any better?! Ahahahaha! *ring ring* Uh... Yeah, this the pot calling the kettle black, is he in?

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Kalis_wrath writes:

Wait... I am a tad confused. Was is the N.E that reported that or Pr Inside?

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. VHfan writes:

godlike, I heard Sammy on rockline 20yrs. ago say, "Eddie on a good nite, nobody can hang with him." But you're right, most at their best can't hang with him on his worst nite! Hard to argue about the man's TONE. Simply mind blowing!!!

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. 5150 writes:

Edward Van Halen, " It's gotta SCREAM!"

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. godlike writes:

Has anyone else ever watched the footage of ol Ed at the NAMM show last year...talkin about his Fender guitar..?
I mentioned it in post 16..This is a must see.!!!! --- Eddie Van Halen at NAMM January 19, 2007

This was before he went to treatment last year... its almost depressing to think he didnt learn from this..!

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# Mar 10, 2008 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. DIRTY WHITE BOY writes:

VALERIE CHEATED ON EDWARD WITH ME, THAT'S WHY HE'S A DRUNK MESS.

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 7:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. BLACKDOG writes:

Speaking as someone who has seen what infidelity can do to someone.(A friend nearly committed suicide over his wife)Dude that really was not funny.

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. 5150 writes:

yeah, the footage of Ed at the NAMM show speaks for itself. Then he comes out of treatment and does the interview on the 5150-3, must see!! -- Edward Van Halen Tone, and WOW!! He looks great! Just hope he stays in good health.

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. bigfoot writes:

drunk or sober ( well , maybe not too drunk) the guy can still shred a river and squeeze sweat out of a guitar. maybe he just needs a breather!

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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