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    Hello, Everyone. I am a Die Hard VH fan in JAPAN. I am BAD at English, but I must be able to tell all of you by all means.
    The newest issue of Japanese magazine "Burrn!" carry Worldwide Exclusive Interview of Michael Anthony. It was taken this Feb.
    That Interview is so long (7 pages), and Michael reveals all honestly.
    I am puzzled over shocking contents after having finished all reading because in an interview he says that he does not say that they will not revive in the future, but there is not a band of VAN HALEN now. He talks carefully not to criticize Eddie and Alex, but he tells the surprising truth in sequence. I try to compile a main point in my clumsy English.

    "Eddie did not want to let me participate in a reunion. The reason is because I acted with Sammy. And there were more few my rewards than VH brothers, but I had to obey a contract with Irving Azoff to participate in a reunion."

    "When a reunion tour began in 2004, an old problem recurred among Eddie and Sammy immediately. Eddie did not like that Cabo Wabo tequila was sold on a large scale in a concert place."

    "We were going to start it again with Dave three times. We were going to make an album with him, but his ego did not forgive the realization."

    "When we gathered in a studio with Dave first, we played several songs, Hot For Teacher or Mean Street etc. It was a very interesting experience and I thought This is that magic!. And then Dave brought in a tape of Chemical Brothers, and said to play such a music."

    "With VAN HALEN 3, there is only three songs that a band played with all the members. In Dirty Water Dog, Eddie played it to a drum because Alex had divorces a lot of problems. When Gary entered VH, the band was in a bad state. Gary is a splendid human being. I feel that I am sorry in Gary."

    "I never talk with Eddie since a tour is over, but I talked with Alex recently. The reason is because Greg Emerson who was drum technique of him committed suicide. Alex was awfully depressed."

    "I did not play a base with 3 New tunes of The Best Of Both Worlds."

    "I wrestle by activity as The Other Half with Sammy seriously in this summer. The reason is because VH brothers do not intend to play it for a fan. We are hearty welcome if they come out and want to play it together."

    "I always read a fan site of Van Halen, and I pay attention what a fan thinks about."

    Though A lot of more interesting stories appeared in the interview,This is a limit with my English ability.
    Link to a publishing company of a magazine.
    http://www.shinko-music.co.jp/main/P...pid=2175010604

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    wow, great, insightful interview. most importantly, thanks for your time to make this post. your english is pretty good. i wish my japanese was as good as your english!!

    thank you and the verve pipe rule.

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    Can someone translate the article or post where I can read it in it's entirety in ENGLISH.
    Jesus Christ why is it so difficult to get band info in the U.S.? Meaning why the F" can't Rolling Stone or Guitar or
    "Joe Bob's Sound World" corner this guy or one of the bro's etc. and get out some good solid info. only do it in ENGLISH. How come it always has to be this spy hunt for fricken data across the entire universe to find out almost anything?!
    JHC~!! WTF!??
    I am not the net detective like some others and can't translate Japanese,
    a little help from anyone who can get the hook up would be most appreciated.

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    ...seems like things were and are as fucked up as some folks here had hinted at.
    Actually I think most of us are Dave, Sam, and Mike fans. There's just a small group of people who have strange allegiances and like to get into petty pissing contests that I can't believe everyone on this site isn't bored of. - Brett

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    it would be great to be able to read this in English, if someone could find this.

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    It seems to confirm/surprise alot, doesn't it?! Eddie didn't want Mike in a reunion?!!!!!! They tried to reunite with Roth 3x!!!!! Makes me appreciate MA more too. The crap he put up with.

    Thanks for the translation, uimac... your English is better than a lot of people around here!

    BTW... anyone know what that Chemical Brothers reference is all about?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmine
    Meaning why the F" can't Rolling Stone or Guitar or
    "Joe Bob's Sound World" corner this guy or one of the bro's etc. and get out some good solid info.
    I don't think most media outlets care that much about VH anymore!
    Sings like a bird. Rocks like a pig.

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    Wow, what a read!

    Some of that stuff we had speculated but to hear it from Mike himself, gee.

    I guess we continue to wait in this long saga that is Van Halen.
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    Holy shit, Greg Emerson killed himself??? That's nuts, he was a key part of the Van Halen Story DVD. That's really sad.

    If that statement about Mike not playing on the 3 new tunes is true, then I'm really pissed off!

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    cool info.. nothing really surprises me here
    "People ask me 'Dave, what's it like to be a rock and roll star?" I tell them 'It's simple: in your mind, line up every woman you've ever been with. Got 'em there? well, I wouldn't fuck any of them.'" - DLR

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    I thought we pretty much knew most of this. I am surprised about the Chemical Brothers thing, but if you listen to Dave's "No Holds" DVD, you can see where he was musically at the time. I don't see how you can go from playing "Mean Street" and/or "Hot For Teacher" and even suggest another band...Dave's nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uimac
    Hello, Everyone. I am a Die Hard VH fan in JAPAN. I am BAD at English, but I must be able to tell all of you by all means.
    The newest issue of Japanese magazine "Burrn!" carry Worldwide Exclusive Interview of Michael Anthony. It was taken this Feb.
    That Interview is so long (7 pages), and Michael reveals all honestly.
    I am puzzled over shocking contents after having finished all reading because in an interview he says that he does not say that they will not revive in the future, but there is not a band of VAN HALEN now. He talks carefully not to criticize Eddie and Alex, but he tells the surprising truth in sequence. I try to compile a main point in my clumsy English.

    "Eddie did not want to let me participate in a reunion. The reason is because I acted with Sammy. And there were more few my rewards than VH brothers, but I had to obey a contract with Irving Azoff to participate in a reunion."

    So they paid Michael less and almost didn't include him.
    GROW UP EDDIE!



    "When a reunion tour began in 2004, an old problem recurred among Eddie and Sammy immediately. Eddie did not like that Cabo Wabo tequila was sold on a large scale in a concert place."

    Again...GROW UP EDDIE. LIGHTEN UP!!! Jesus...

    "We were going to start it again with Dave three times. We were going to make an album with him, but his ego did not forgive the realization."

    WAKE UP, DAVE... WTF? DROP THE EGO BS...


    "When we gathered in a studio with Dave first, we played several songs, Hot For Teacher or Mean Street etc. It was a very interesting experience and I thought This is that magic!. And then Dave brought in a tape of Chemical Brothers, and said to play such a music."

    "With VAN HALEN 3, there is only three songs that a band played with all the members. In Dirty Water Dog, Eddie played it to a drum because Alex had divorces a lot of problems. When Gary entered VH, the band was in a bad state. Gary is a splendid human being. I feel that I am sorry in Gary."

    "I never talk with Eddie since a tour is over, but I talked with Alex recently. The reason is because Greg Emerson who was drum technique of him committed suicide. Alex was awfully depressed."




    "I did not play a base with 3 New tunes of The Best Of Both Worlds."




    "I wrestle by activity as The Other Half with Sammy seriously in this summer. The reason is because VH brothers do not intend to play it for a fan. We are hearty welcome if they come out and want to play it together."

    "I always read a fan site of Van Halen, and I pay attention what a fan thinks about."

    You know what?

    Maybe it's better to be a really good human being

    than be the best at a goddamn instrument.

    Thank you Michael, for being a good PERSON.



    Though A lot of more interesting stories appeared in the interview,This is a limit with my English ability.
    Link to a publishing company of a magazine.
    http://www.shinko-music.co.jp/main/P...pid=2175010604
    Grow up Eddie...

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    This is pretty much what I think is going on with everyone involved. Its too bad, because it doesnt seem that Ed really talks with anyone anymore.

    How could Ed (or his brother) ever be mad at Mike for wanting to play ? No matter who it is with. Is he to sit around idle and wait for something ? Come on Ed, gimme' a break.

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    and where is the logic of...Bringing Sammy back, but not wanting Michael involved

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