From: Mad Anthony Cafe: (NOTE: Video & other photos from this are no longer online)
Mad Anthony was a special guest of the Paul Green School of Rock when they performed a Van Halen tribute concert at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA on October 4. Michael joined the students to jam on two hard rocking songs from VH’s 1978 debut album – “I’m the One” and “Atomic Punk.”
“It was an honor and a pleasure to hang out with the kids and watch them play the VH songs!! They TOTALLY blew me away with how well they played! The School of Rock is a great organization for teaching kids the music and how to be comfortable getting up in front of an audience to perform.” – Mad Anthony
The Paul Green School of Rock is the original and premier performance-based rock music school in the country for kids 7-18. Founded on Green’s original program of weekly, individualized instruction sessions augmented by rigorous group rehearsals, the Paul Green School of Rock effectively motivates students to practice—driven by frequent performances where they discover that how hard they work leads directly to applause, the most beautiful music of all. Each year, the 43 School of Rock branches around the country give more than 1,000 concerts at established venues including The Whisky, BB King’s and Carnegie Hall and at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Zappanale and the School of Rock Festival. The School’s All-Stars have performed with Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, Robby Krieger and Perry Farrell among others, and have toured with Jon Anderson of Yes as his featured back-up band. Founded in 1998, the Paul Green School of Rock Music was the subject of the documentary Rock School, which regularly airs on A&E since its debut at Sundance in 2005. The School also served as the apparent inspiration for the Jack Black hit comedy, School of Rock.