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    Default Michael Anthony Interview (Short)

    Hot for . . . BBQ sauce?
    December 9, 2005

    Take heart, Van Halen fans. Sure, the band hasn't made an album in
    eons. But at least the time off is giving bassist Michael Anthony
    time to work in his sauce laboratory. Today, Anthony -- the stocky
    dude who usually has a beard -- appears at the Hard Rock Cafe on
    Clarendon Street to promote his latest, Mad Anthony's BBQ Sauce.
    Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., fans can stop by to meet Anthony and
    get BBQ sauce or have their bottles, ticket stubs, and VH albums
    autographed. (Hot sauce won't be sold at the Hard Rock; go to
    Anthony's website for it.) We spoke with him by phone.

    Q. Why did you start this sauce thing?

    A. I like hot sauce, and some years back people starting sending me
    some. I decided to try my own. Unfortunately, it was a time that Joe
    Perry came out with his hot sauce. But I still wanted to do it.

    Q. Did you actually create one?

    A. Yes. You'd be surprised just doing a little thing, putting in more
    pepper, can change the whole sauce. And then you get it to how you
    like it. We have to let it sit out, and sit in a refrigerator.

    Q. Why does it have to sit?

    A. You don't want to buy a good-looking hot sauce and a week and a
    half later there are little hairs growing on it.

    Q. How about another thing you create. Bass lines. What's your
    favorite?

    A. I could go easily with ''Running With the Devil." But that's an
    easy bass line. ''Girl Gone Bad" when Roth was in the band. Back then
    a lot of stuff wasn't planned out and Ed would take a solo and we'd
    just jam.

    Q. So who is a bigger sauce guy, David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar?

    A. Sammy is, but he can't eat a lot because he gets that reflux thing.

    Q. Acid reflux?

    A. Yeah. The night before a show he definitely can't eat it.

    Q. Has he tried Nexium? They say that works.

    A. I really have no idea.

    Q. Can I say the words ''Gary Cherone"?

    A. Sure. In fact I'm going to see him when we're in town. I have no
    problem with Gary. Him and I got along great.

    Q. So this meeting. Is it the first step to bringing him back to Van
    Halen?

    A. No. I might likely guest on something he might do.

    Q. Are you joining Extreme?

    A. No, they went to Japan and did a bunch of shows a couple of years
    ago, and Gary actually asked me about doing that. But I had some
    other stuff I was doing.

    Q. And you're in Van Halen!

    A. That's why I didn't do it.

    Q. Tell me the truth. That Joe Perry stuff. Doesn't his stink?

    A. I've got a bottle of his sauce in my refrigerator right now.

    Q. That's scandalous.

    A. Everybody's trying to pit him against me, but there's room for
    everybody out there.

    Q. Very polite. You should be Van Halen's official spokesman. Here's
    a crazy question. I heard Eddie Van Halen no longer has a tongue.

    A. He had a cancerous growth. He had a couple of operations on it.
    They just cut out a small part.

    Q. So he has a tongue?

    A. He talks kind of like Quasimodo. [Laughs.] I'm just kidding.

    Q. I think Van Halen's going to need a new bassist.

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    Good ole Mike Anthony. My hero indeed.
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    Mikeys the man !!

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    [QUOTE=Vince
    ''Girl Gone Bad" when Roth was in the band. Back then
    a lot of stuff wasn't planned out and Ed would take a solo and we'd
    just jam.
    [/QUOTE]

    Exactly!!!

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    Cool interview.
    Last edited by YankeeRose; 12.11.05 at 09:12 PM.
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    I would LOVE to go drinking with this guy. He is way cool and a stellar human being. Plus he knows the scoop on ALL eras of VH. Love ya Mikey!

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    Thanks for posting the interview. Mike always seems to have a sense of humor. I guess he has to so he can survive in VH.
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    Michael Anthony is a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79
    I would LOVE to go drinking with this guy. He is way cool and a stellar human being. Plus he knows the scoop on ALL eras of VH. Love ya Mikey!
    he would be a kick ass drinking buddy!

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    Mikey da man!!

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    Mikey RULES!!!
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    And this interview is from where exactly?

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    Too bad there wasn't any concrete VH news.

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    What is so intresting to me is that this interview didnt seem in the least bit painful. Why is it that the rest of the band cant seem to do interviews like this.
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