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    I think a more important question right now is what was Mikey's involvement in getting Sam & Dave together. I have a hunch that he was the one who broke the ice between the two....
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    ...MIKE ANTHONY..IS THE SMILE IN VAN HALEN...& he is also the backbone of the band..
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    Michael Anthony is a HUGE part of what was Van Halen. His vocals are truly awesome. The man has a great set of pipes.

    One of the reasons Dave solo playing VH tunes doesn't sound quite right is because no one he's ever had can sing like Michael Anthony.

    It's easy enough to get people that can play the same notes on a guitar or do the same drum beats, but you just can't match the human voice. MA is more important to me in VH than Alex is. Alex IMO would be the easiest person to replace.

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    Great topic for the Opinions/Speculation forum, see ya over there. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    There have been heaps os stories on this topic. But what is Mike's role in the once mighty Van Halen??

    Edward and Alex said his an equal

    Sammy and Dave said he is a yes man??

    Gary has said nothing because he has no ego!!!

    Micheal Anthony is to me a great person. He still to this day loves his van halen fans. The people wana no info, what does he do?? Gets a website, he goes out to Namm and other guitar shows!!!

    So why do people get pissed of when he tells us his gona work with Sammy again?? Tell ME!!!

    Whats Mike gona do?? Put his finger in his ass and wait for Eddie and Alex?? FUCK NO!!!

    His gona go out there and play some tunes with a great friend Sammy Hagar!! If Edward is pissed who cares, at least his man enough to talk to an ex member instead of putting legal shit in front on of it

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    Originally posted by Dennis:
    I think a more important question right now is what was Mikey's involvement in getting Sam & Dave together. I have a hunch that he was the one who broke the ice between the two....
    I'll buy that for a dollar [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    I think Mike is a yes man but only because he's the type of guy who just wishes to play and not worry about all the other BS. Normally, I think Ed & Al might object to his current colaboration with Sammy but with this indefinite hiatus it was probably impossible to stand in his way.

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    Originally posted by Dennis:
    I think a more important question right now is what was Mikey's involvement in getting Sam & Dave together. I have a hunch that he was the one who broke the ice between the two....
    Mike doesn't (or didn't) like DLR at all...
    "The day will come when it will sound better, but it will still be digital. To me, it just isn't musical. And when it comes to music, I'm the Unabomber of digital technology. I hate it." -Eddie Van Halen

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    Originally posted by dj88:
    Michael Anthony is a HUGE part of what was Van Halen. His vocals are truly awesome. The man has a great set of pipes.

    One of the reasons Dave solo playing VH tunes doesn't sound quite right is because no one he's ever had can sing like Michael Anthony.

    It's easy enough to get people that can play the same notes on a guitar or do the same drum beats, but you just can't match the human voice. MA is more important to me in VH than Alex is. Alex IMO would be the easiest person to replace.
    You got that right! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    I don't agree with that. Being a drummer, I can tell you that Alex has his own "voice" and I'm sure any drummer would agree with me. But Mike is irreplaceable as well. Everybody is in VH, lead singer argument notwithstanding.
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    Originally posted by Dennis:
    I think a more important question right now is what was Mikey's involvement in getting Sam & Dave together. I have a hunch that he was the one who broke the ice between the two....
    maybe mike is going to set up the biggest show in rock history. dave, sammy, van halen, could happen.
    van halen shall return. what you think is nothing might be something after all.

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    It strikes me like this.

    Van Halen has always been a band where you think about the guitar player and the singer [situation].

    *pauses as Hot For Teacher comes on the radio*
    *comes back now that the song is done*

    Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, Mike and Al just fade away into the background. But honestly, I think Mike is what makes it all sound like Van Halen. You can have Eddie playing, but without Mike backing him, it doesn't sound like the Eddie we've come to know.
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