Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony Jams Van Halen Classics at Mark In The Morning 1st Anniversary Show


We got video of the legendary Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony, performing three Van Halen classics (with Warrant's Robert Mason on vocals) at the Mark In The Morning 1st Anniversary Show which took place Friday night (Feb 26th) at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. It's great to see and hear Michael doing what he does best! This event was a variety show featuring music, … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony Addresses Van Halen Rumors


Today on his Facebook page, Michael Anthony addressed rumors that he might be back in Van Halen: I want to clarify some confusion surrounding a recent picture from a video shoot for my new Schecter Signature Bass that will be debuting at NAMM next week. Apparently, because a road case with the name "Van Halen" on it is in the photo (which was taken by someone off to the side … [Read more...]

New ‘Mad Anthony’s Cafe’ Shirts Available


It's been quite a while since Michael Anthony has put out any new Mad Anthony's tees. Well, we can't say that anymore! Grab one or more at Van Halen Store, where they are proud to carry all of Michael's tees, as well as the MAD ANTHONY line of award-winning hot sauces. Mad Anthony's Cafe Rat Rod Shirt L, XL, 2XL $19.95 Mad Anthony's Cafe Athletic Shirt L, XL, … [Read more...]



Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal is a new book coming this October that solely focuses on Van Halen’s incredible rise during the ‘70s.  We have an advance copy, and trust us — this book is absolutely loaded with wild and interesting details on Van Halen’s beginnings that even the most knowledgeable fans have never heard. It's … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Calls Eddie Van Halen a Liar — Contradicts Himself?


In a recent video, Sammy Hagar goes off on Eddie Van Halen, specifically in response to Eddie's claim in the new Billboard interview that he had to constantly show Michael Anthony what to play on bass. In his two-minute video rant below, Sammy says, "For Eddie to say he had to show him what to play and had to teach him all those songs, that is the biggest line of bullshit … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony!

Michael Anthony 2014

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony! Van Halen's bass player of three decades recalls joining Van Halen in 1974: "The very first time I jammed with Eddie and Alex, it was in a little garage in Pasadena," Mike recalled in a Rockline interview on 1/20/92. "The garage was so small I could barely even get what little amp I had in there. And these guys just blew me away, the way they … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar on Van Halen: “The Fans Want The Original Members”

Sammy Hagar on Van Halen: "The Fans Want The Original Members"

Rolling Stone just interviewed Sammy Hagar, and boy, did they get him to talk Van Halen!  He says Van Halen should bring back Michael Anthony to reform the legendary original lineup, as that's what "everybody wants." He also says he'd be "involved with them again in a second if it was cool and right" and said he'd be open to being their lead singer again, or even sharing the … [Read more...]

“I Can Sing It All!” — Michael Anthony Says He Can Sing Lead Vocals on Any Van Halen Song


Michael Anthony gave an interview last week to the "Lamont And Tonelli Show," which airs on the Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone. The radio host steered the conversation into vocals, and went on to compliment Michael... Host: I've got to give you credit. A lot of people don't give you enough credit, because you're a great singer in your own right. You could front your … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony Talks Van Halen in New Interview

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony!

Former Van Halen and current Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed by Eddie Trunk last week. Listen to the hour-long interview HERE.  Michael was his usual amiable self—laid back and candid, and shared his disappointments about being estranged from Van Halen—without sounding bitter.  It’s a must-listen. Some highlights: Michael hasn't spoken to the Van … [Read more...]

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


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 never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every weekend for more! … [Read more...]