Billy Sheehan Talks Van Halen, David Lee Roth

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From BigMusicGeek.com: Acclaimed bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, and Devil’s Slingshot, among others), always a man of many words and interesting stories, was kind enough to take a break from his decidedly hectic schedule to speak with us regarding, among many other things, the release of his latest solo opus Holy Cow… Here's the Van Halen-related … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony interview with Best of WNY

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From Best of WNY.com: Interview: Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot TROUBLE IN THE HENHOUSE.....The wait is finally over for the highly anticipated debut release of CHICKENFOOT. The Ego friendly group of veteran musicians just finished up the Club Circuit “Road Test” tour to rave reviews as they prepare to take the show on the road over seas through mid-July. The Rock … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony: My top 3 bass players of all time

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From MusicRadar (photo by Ross Halfin): Van Halen, Chickenfoot bassist reveals influences As the bass player for Van Halen, Michael Anthony held down the fort - wherever guitarist Eddie Van Halen wanted to go, Anthony was right there, guiding the ship, providing a fat yet nimble musical bed for whatever was to come. Not as easy as it sounds. And Anthony steers a … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Most Overlooked Band Members

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Michael Anthony made Spike.com's list of "The Top 10 Most Overlooked Band Members" We all know that being in a band is a team effort. It’s never a one-man show. So it’s unfortunate sometimes when fans just assume the lead singer writes all the lyrics and the guitarist is the only one composing the music. This is why we need to give a few shout-outs to some of the most talented … [Read more...]

World premiere video for “LOUD”

Sammy Hagar's official video for "LOUD" debuted today. From his Cosmic Universal Fashion CD. Hot chicks, cool cars, and of course, LOUD music from Sammy!  Sammy on vocals, Mikey on bass, Billy Duffy on guitar, and Matt Sorum on drums. … [Read more...]

Chickenfoot tease

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"Chickenfoot", the code-name for the new band featuring Sammy Hagar on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass, Joe Satriani on guitar & Chad Smith on drums, has an official website! Chickenfoot.us posted a little tease from the studio. The short audio clip is the only thing on the website so far, but it sounds very promising. Check it out! There's still no word on whether or … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays

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From Mad Anthony's Cafe: Whew, is it Holiday season again already?? I hope all of you had a great year and are ready to finish it off in grand style!! First, I want to wish everyone out there "Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year"!! Party hard, but party safe. Second, I want to update you on the status of "Chickenfoot." Chad and I just got back this week from recording … [Read more...]

VHND’s exclusive interview with Michael Anthony (Complete)

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The final two segments are up of our exclusive interview with Michael Anthony, which was conducted in October, 2008. Below are all 8 segments. We hope you enjoy the interview. Part 1, Chickenfoot: Part 2, VH Bootlegs & Unreleased footage: Part 3, Van Halen: Part 4, Van Halen, continued Part 5, The internet, newest VH books, Michael's … [Read more...]

VHND’s exclusive interview with Michael Anthony, Parts 5 & 6

Here's the next two parts of our exclusive interview with Michael Anthony, conducted last month in Cabo. Parts 1 & 2 were posted a couple weeks ago, here. Parts 3 & 4 were posted last week, here. The final two segments will be posted in a few days. Enjoy. Part 5: The Internet, the Newest VH Books, Basses: Part 6: Hot Sauce, Mad Anthony Xpress: … [Read more...]

VHND’s Exclusive Interview with Michael Anthony (Complete)

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Here's our complete exclusive interview with Michael Anthony, conducted last month in Cabo (Oct, 2008). All 8 parts are embedded below, for your listening pleasure... When we announced that we were going to have an exclusive interview with ex-Van Halen bass player, Michael Anthony, we asked people to give us their questions to use in the interview for Michael . This led to … [Read more...]