Michael Anthony



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...]

VHND’S All Access Photo: Michael & Fans

All Access Photo

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. Tune in every weekend … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony!


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! … [Read more...]

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


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 year), Michael's new Peavey VB-MA … [Read more...]

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 Saturday, June … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony Flattered by David Lee Roth’s Comments


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 then get back together with Chickenfoot in the … [Read more...]