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    i looked around and am pressed for time, but did not see this anywhere in here.MY APOLOGIES IF IT IS. GOTTA GO NOW!



    Danny Glessner
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    Sammy Hagar asked the question on his 1978 live album "All Night Long" (recorded in part at Municipal Auditorium) and tonight he likely will ask it again: "San Antone! Are you ready for a little rock 'n' roll weekend?!"

    If the answer is yes, then get your bad motor scooter to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater tonight when Hagar transforms the grounds into a Cabo Wabo-style beach party that will serve as a festive backdrop for a night of classic hard rock and a not-so-secret guest appearance by former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony.

    "It's very San Antonio-ish," Hagar says, describing his traveling village. "We've got taco stands, carne guisada, shrimp tacos, tequila booths, traveling mariachi bands, bikinis and truckloads of sand for beach volleyball courts. It's all about trying to re-create Cabo and get everybody in the mood before the music starts.

    "We're not going with any chain (food); we're going for the mom-and-pop stuff and San Antonio is one market where you can get good Mexican food. When we get to Cleveland, it's gonna be tough," he says with a laugh.

    The action on stage will be just as tasty. Hagar plays an initial career-spanning set with his band, the Waboritas, and following a quick break, brings out his longtime buddy Anthony for a full set of Van Halen tunes.

    Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas/The Other Half
    Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 16765 Lookout Road, Selma
    When: Friday; gates open at 4 p.m.; music at 8
    Tickets: $10-$50 at Ticketmaster outlets
    Hagar evolution
    A hopeful boxer as a teen, Hagar turned to music and began his career as the guitarist for Montrose before going solo and on to Van Halen. Since 1996, he has performed and recorded with the Waboritas (drummer David Lauser, guitarist Vic Johnson and bassist Mona). The group is finalizing the latest Hagar album, 'Livin It Up.'
    'I built a whole new studio and went in with a lot of experimentation in mind,' Hagar says. 'We got real loose and the record kind of invented itself. It's lacking the British heavy metal past of my roots. It's more like early Mellencamp, Skynyrd and almost country like Toby Keith meets Hank Jr. meets Sammy Hagar.'
    — David Glessner
    "Without blowing any surprises, we're pulling out some material we haven't done in quite a few years," Anthony says, calling from his Los Angeles-area home. "There's the classic Van Halen tunes from the Roth years and I'm singing some stuff. We've been opening the set with my bass solo and I've dusted off gear and effects I haven't used since Roth was in the band."

    Roth, of course, is original showboat singer David Lee Roth who was replaced by Hagar in 1986 after scaling Van Halen to a decade of worldwide superstardom as American rock icons. Despite a second decade of even more success with Hagar, the so-called Red Rocker was reportedly dumped after falling out with the band's founding brothers, Alex and Eddie Van Halen. Former Extreme singer Gary Cherone was called in for a forgettable album and tour before Hagar returned for the much-maligned 2004 "reunion tour."

    "My band has pinned this Van Halen stuff even more than Van Halen did on the last tour," Hagar laughs. "On the last Van Halen tour, sometimes I didn't even recognize the friggin' songs. It was funny because a lot of the reviews were accusing us of trying to rewrite the songs. Believe me, it wasn't intentional."

    Many tour reports suggested guitar legend Eddie Van Halen was out of sorts due to a storm of recent troubles including cancer, divorce and reports of heavy drinking. Whatever the problems, the tour was not resting well with Anthony, whose loyalty to Hagar strained his relations with the Van Halen brothers.

    "I've always tried to skate around these questions," Anthony says. "But the fact of the matter is when we did the tour in 2004, Ed didn't want me there because of my relationship with Sammy. I sucked it up and took less pay, because I thought if it was the last time Van Halen went out and toured, and I wasn't part of it, I would really be upset.

    "To sign on to do the tour, they made me relinquish any rights and claims I had to the (Van Halen) name, the logo, whatever. At this point, there is basically nothing going on as far as Van Halen goes. It's tough to say that, but I'm not going to sugarcoat anything any more."

    Hagar says he is in the same boat as Anthony when it comes to forecasting the future.

    "I wish Alex was my brother and I've said that to him many times," Hagar says, regarding the Van Halen drummer. "Ed and Al are tight as hell and you ain't going to get between them. When you're with them, you're an outsider so Mike and I were always buddying up when Ed and Al would start speaking (their native) Dutch and smoking cigarettes and getting in fistfights (laughs).

    "I don't have a lot of faith in another Van Halen reunion. I'd be totally willing if everything was cool, but I'll tell you straight up, everything's not cool."

    Which brings us back to the so-called Other Half, namely Hagar and Anthony. What makes them such good friends?

    "Both of us dig a certain lifestyle," Hagar says. "We like to grab our families, head off to the beach in a motor home and just get our feet in the sand. The less clothes, the better (laughs). We like hot Mexican food, tequila, beer. It's like we're cut from the same mold."

    Outside of music, Hagar and Anthony share a love of fast cars, water sports and entrepreneurial success in the food and beverage industry. Hagar, of course, has his growing Cabo Wabo chain of cantinas and restaurants along with the clubs' highly successful namesake tequila. Anthony has his award-winning namesake hot sauces.

    "What's cool about it is, it's part of what I do," Hagar says of his tequila empire. It's not like I'm selling milk and then going and drinking tequila on stage. It's all part of the lifestyle. It's the same with Mike. He used to do shots of Tabasco before he made his own sauces (laughs). The guy can eat five habaneros!"



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    Wow, how many nails can one coffin hold? I guess it's as easy as reading the next interview to find out.
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    man.....


    Maybe Ed just doesn't want to do it anymore.

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    VERY cool interview
    Interesting that Ed and Al still speak dutch
    Thanks for posting

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    I'm not really sure why I found their comments to be so damn funny....I should be upset, but this VH soap opera is like watching someone you know die a slow death.....I feel like I have some closure after reading that....my torch is nothing but a smoking stick that is doubtful to be relighted.
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    "former" Van Halen bassist?????????
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    "I don't have a lot of faith in another Van Halen reunion. I'd be totally willing if everything was cool, but I'll tell you straight up, everything's not cool."

    Captain obvious...no shit Sam, don't ya read the Links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buster65
    I thought if it was the last time Van Halen went out and toured, and I wasn't part of it, I would really be upset.
    That pretty much says it all.

    Quote Originally Posted by buster65
    "but I'm not going to sugarcoat anything any more."
    For those who wonder why they are talking so much about the problems lately, there you go. Sugarcoating things wasn't helping either, so I wouldn't want the world blaming me for keeping apart the greatest RnR band ever.



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    Nothing new, but good to see them come straight out and say it.

    And clearly, if a CVH reunion were to take place, Mike wouldn't even be contacted about it. Sadly.
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    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    A: Eddie Van Halen hands down he threatened all the stage hands that if we wernt all pushed to the side when he got off stage that he would "bash our faces in"

    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    And clearly, if a CVH reunion were to take place, Mike wouldn't even be contacted about it. Sadly.

    Then as far as I'm concerned, it wouldn't be a "Classic" VH reunion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    Then as far as I'm concerned, it wouldn't be a "Classic" VH reunion.
    Nope.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    A: Eddie Van Halen hands down he threatened all the stage hands that if we wernt all pushed to the side when he got off stage that he would "bash our faces in"

    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    Van Halen Should now be:

    Edward Van Halen: Guitars
    Alex Van Halen: Drums/Percussion
    David Lee Roth: Vocals
    Billy Sheehan: Bass


    Let Mike and Sam be all "Brokeback" over each other.
    Ed has issues, don't kick the man while he is down and out.
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    I agree that kicking him when he,s down not helping any future plans but what else do expect .Mike been in the band from the start and to make him take a pay cut ,not to mention trying to get rid of him in last tour just shows how fucked up this soap opera is

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    Then as far as I'm concerned, it wouldn't be a "Classic" VH reunion.

    Um, what he said.

    And it's a foregone conclusion that Dave won't do it without Mike.

    Van Halen is done.

    See, that'll teach ya to undervalue the sum of parts, Eddie. Way to put a capper on it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon
    Van Halen Should now be:

    Edward Van Halen: Guitars
    Alex Van Halen: Drums/Percussion
    David Lee Roth: Vocals
    Billy Sheehan: Bass


    Let Mike and Sam be all "Brokeback" over each other.
    Ed has issues, don't kick the man while he is down and out.

    Typical.

    Dave won't do it without Mike.

    Actually, I'm fucking loving that in the end, Mike's the lynchpin. The glue that holds it all together. The make or break member. The one guy who was solid the whole way through.

    Like smart guys who valued the integrity of Van Halen knew all along.
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