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    from a new Sammy interview:

    Just quickly if I can -- Michael Anthony -- his interview with Burrn Magazine was one of the best and most open and honest interviews I have ever read.
    I wanted to get your take on that -- gutsy of him to come out and just tell it like it is.

    I think it's about time.
    Mike has always been the guy that Ed and Al kept their thumb on. And Eddie really was not good to him on the last tour. And I fought for him and if it wasn't for me fighting for him, they would have done the tour without him.
    I said 'I will not do the tour without Michael Anthony. It is either going to be the four members or I'm out.'

    Yes.

    So I forced Mike into the band and by doing that, they were really really not cool to Mike. And Mike is the greatest fucking guy on the planet...he's one of the greatest bass players on the planet... one of the greatest background vocalists on the planet and he's valuable.
    And to treat him like shit I don't get it. I don't fucking get it.
    So I'm so happy for Mike that he stood up and went out and said 'Look man, I'm just going to tell it like it is and here's what's going on.' And that's the way it is going to be from now on.
    Now that could be another part of the reason why there will never be a Van Halen re-union, cause I'm certainly not going to do it without Mike and they may not want to talk to Mike after that.

    I thought it was an amazing interview...I had so much respect for him already, but after I read that, I was like -- wow, you rule Mike.

    You know Andrew....the bottom line is that everyone can sit here and say 'Oh he's the problem, that guy's the problem', point your finger at everybody...the bottom line really is that the Van Halen machine doesn't work well anymore.
    If it did, I would be the first guy there saying 'Hey, this is a great band, I want to be part of this.' And I do want to be part of this, but not when you can't. I don't know what happened to Ed, but he's a changed dude.
    If you ever do an interview with him, more power to you brother.

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    This is the melodicrock interview from a few weeks ago.
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    Oh Sam shut up already, no wonder this band can't get along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Oh Sam shut up already, no wonder this band can't get along.
    Brett, (realizing that my reply to this is another hopeless/helpless/meaningless contri from another meaningless/hopeless/helpless peon poster) it's way past "no wonder this band can't get along". Getting away from Sam's amplifying remarks; the fact that Mike finally spoke out in itself is enough a wake up call to SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT and nothing else. If Mike has relinquished all rights to his 25% (of whatever percent) he had in the band, then he speaks for whatever hardcore fan base is left. And I hope to hell he can give a rats ass what the consequences may be if he was excused from the band; his rep is golden in the eyes of the fans. If he's just trying to shake the sleeping, shaky dormant remains of Van Halen, who can blame him? And for Sam to back him up? Hey, I am more "Dave leaning", but have to give Sam some SERIOUS props on this one
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    I just wish they'd all shut the fuck up and deal with this behind close doors. It doesn't help them with the fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    I just wish they'd all shut the fuck up and deal with this behind close doors. It doesn't help them with the fans.

    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    I just wish they'd all shut the fuck up and deal with this behind close doors. It doesn't help them with the fans.
    That is true but at least we know why some things happened they way they did. I don't blame Mike for spouting off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Oh Sam shut up already, no wonder this band can't get along.
    According to Ed, Sammy isn't in the band anymore. What does it matter at this point?

    Furthermore I really don't believe anyone in the band really believes VH will ever exist again

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    It's at the point now that it really doesn't matter who's right or wrong.

    They're all kicking the same pile around. Which leaves them all with stinky shoes.

    1983 is gone. So is 2004. I think VH as we knew it will have to live on in our hearts. 'Nuff said.

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    http://van-halen.com/newsite/band.html

    ^ people were looking "too much into Mike's not smilying" not without a reason

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    Jeez Brad "rocks", no pun intended

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness
    http://van-halen.com/newsite/band.html

    ^ people were looking "too much into Mike's not smilying" not without a reason
    Oh, c'mon! Then what about the all the pics of him smiling or having a good time on stage?

    I doubt MA was pouting in the pictures. He was just lookin' ''rock n' roll''!
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    anyuone have a link to mike's interview?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red
    It's at the point now that it really doesn't matter who's right or wrong.

    They're all kicking the same pile around. Which leaves them all with stinky shoes.

    1983 is gone. So is 2004. I think VH as we knew it will have to live on in our hearts. 'Nuff said.
    couldn't have said it better myself.

 

 

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