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 […]

Van Halen To Tour JAPAN in November! Tour To Extend into 2013!

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In a revealing new interview with USA Today, Edward and Wolfgang Van Halen had a lot to say.  Highlights: Van Halen will tour JAPAN In November! Eddie implies that the tour will extend into 2013! The postponed dates were due to scheduling and not band infighting. Eddie And Wolf have some funny and kind remarks […]

Midnight Phil’s “Chickenfoot III” Album Review Video

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Midnight Phil reviews Chickenfoot’s second album, “Chickenfoot III”. You can also watch his  “A Different Kind of Truth” Album Review Video and  his Van Halen Retrospective Video.

Michael Anthony Talks Van Halen in New Interview

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The American Rock Scene got a chance to talk via phone today with the hot-sauce makin’, hot-rod buildin’, hot-bass playin’ Michael Anthony from Chickenfoot and once upon a time, Van Halen. Most of the interview is about Chickenfoot and some of his passions away from the music. We’ve got the little bit of Van Halen […]