VHND’s All Access Photo: Mike & Playboy Bunny Backstage

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We’d like to think that if you were to walk into the hallowed backstage area of an early Van Halen gig at any given time, you’d be greeted by something like this. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are […]

VHND’S All Access Photo: Michael & Fans

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Michael Anthony jumps out of the tour bus and poses with some young fans during Van Halen’s “1980 Invasion” world tour. Michael Anthony just turned 60 yesterday! Happy Birthday, Michael. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. […]

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony!

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Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony! Join us in wishing the BAD ASS bass player and vocalist a great 60th birthday. You can also join thousands of others in wishing Michael a Happy Birthday on our Facebook page. Bottoms Up, Michael! Enjoy some great videos featuring Michael below!

Michael Anthony on Wolfgang Van Halen: “He’s a Great Bass Player”

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For Bass Players Only’s Jon Liebman caught up with Michael Anthony before a recent concert with Sammy Hagar in Michigan and conducted a video interview with the legendary bass player. Naturally, the subjects ranged from Michael touring a bit with Sammy Hagar this year, Chickenfoot’s current hiatus (they’re planning to write new songs early this […]

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony!

Happy Birthday to Michael Anthony! You can wish Michael a “Happy Birthday” on our Facebook page like thousands of his fans have already done. Note to people in southern California: In celebration of Michael Anthony’s birthday, the band ROTUS (with the release of the debut single “Daddy’s Home”)…will be playing the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA, this […]

Michael Anthony Flattered by David Lee Roth’s Comments

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Eddie Trunk interviewed Michael Anthony this Monday, April 8th. The two spoke mostly about Michael’s passion for hot sauce, and Michael’s fond memories of getting to work with the late, great rock engineer and producer, Andy Johns. Michael says that his plans this year are to join Sammy Hagar on tour in the summer, and […]

VHND’s “All Access Photo” # 3

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“All Access” Van Halen photos is a new weekly feature at VHND.com . Every Saturday we will be posting a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many will be exclusives that have never been seen anywhere before. Tune in every weekend for more!

David Lee Roth on Michael Anthony: “One of the Greatest High Tenor Voices Ever”

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David Lee Roth praised ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony Tuesday in an interview with Rolling Stone: “But Ed has his own vision, I’m assuming. We haven’t really been able to speak about it and it’s a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band. Clearly, vocals are every bit as […]

Van Halen 35th Anniversary: In The Studio Interview with Dave, Eddie, Alex & Michael

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From InTheStudio.net: The four original members of Van Halen, guitarist/songwriter Eddie Van Halen, big brother drummer Alex Van Halen, lead singer/lyricist David Lee Roth, and ex-bass player/backing vocalist Michael Anthony are all unanimous in this classic rock interview in their recollections of their unaided efforts before signing their record deal and releasing that now-legendary debut, Van Halen, in February 1978. The band members […]

Lost Weekend With Van Halen, Part Two

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“Fear And Loathing in 1984″, Part Two (Continued from Part One). The Detroit Van Halen show quickly came to a close and Kurt and Tom found themselves deep in the tunnels of the dungeonesque backstage. They were quickly served lobster and filet mignon while the band took a few minutes for some post-show relaxation. When the […]

Winner of MTV’s “Lost Weekend With Van Halen” Tells His Story

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On this day in 1984 (March 20th), MTV announced the winner of their “Lost Weekend With Van Halen.” Here’s his story. The following story is from issue #2 of ‘The Inside’ magazine. ‘The Inside’ was the ALL-VAN HALEN, full color, glossy magazine published by the staff of VHND from 1995 – 2000. It went on to […]

Sammy Hagar and ‘That Metal Show’ Hosts Chose Their ‘Top 5 Roth-Era Van Halen Songs’

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Sammy Hagar co-hosted That Metal Show this week, where the four hosts tried to choose the top five best David Lee Roth-era Van Halen songs. Trunk called the task “Impossible because the first four albums, top to bottom, were amazing.” Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson primarily chose deep tracks, while Hagar argued more for […]