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    From Burn Magazine... Mike Anthony
    But then of course the longer we spent in the studio, you know we had two or three different producers in there trying to work with us and Dave would just come in with tapes of the Chemical Brothers, all different kinds of weird stuff and say hey, let's do a song like this and Ed was having a hard time dealing with him, a real hard time dealing with him and Al was saying, well, let's do a couple of things that Roth likes to do and then let's just do our thing. I don't know if we had a complete album's worth of stuff but we were pretty damn close and unfortunately, there you go with Dave again and we just couldn't finish it and all those old reasons why he left the band in the first place they started surfacing you know. He went right back to his old ways.

    I mean even if you just wanted to look at it purely look at it from a money standpoint that guy was hurting for money. And it was like Dave, I mean he couldn't even put his ego aside if he wanted to go out and make $50 million and you know you've got a pretty large ego when you're going to give that all up even just because you don't get your way on something. I couldn't understand it."

    On those new tunes:
    "For the most part it was actually pretty good. I don't think Ed would ever let it out though. I've got some demo stuff at home, they didn't even really want me to take any stuff home but I ended up with some stuff at home anyway. I'd never do anything behind the other guys' backs with any of it so it'll just sit in my box in the archives and maybe one of my grandkids or grandkid's boyfriends will put something out one day (laughs) or steal it (laughs)."

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    Too much time in the studio would KILL the whole 2007 tour! No doubt.

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    Ok, whats MA's address? We need to put together a ninja-demotape-hitsquad and score us some "new" VH music!

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    If it sounds like the Chemical Brother's it ain't VH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by venom thrust View Post
    If it sounds like the Chemical Brother's it ain't VH!
    I thought Ed and Al WERE the "Chemical Brothers"?
    '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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    lol

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    Glad you didn't stay away long VT!
    Put out feelers on Mike's future granddaughters. I wanna be Tony Randle. (Ewwwwwwwww, I'll recant that)
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    Okay now that's wrong.

    Mikey needs to put out if he's got it. J/K! He's too g/d loyal to do something like that behind the guys' backs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by venom thrust View Post
    Too much time in the studio would KILL the whole 2007 tour! No doubt.
    A new album would be far better than a tour any day...
    “And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.” - David Lee Roth

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    I've thought about Mike's language in that interview a lot, and it really seems he's indicating (by saying "we" so frequently) that he was involved in the making of those new songs with Roth. Does that sound right? Like, could it be Mike was actually playing on those recordings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    I've thought about Mike's language in that interview a lot, and it really seems he's indicating (by saying "we" so frequently) that he was involved in the making of those new songs with Roth. Does that sound right? Like, could it be Mike was actually playing on those recordings?

    I agree with you. He certainly made it sound as if he was there, and involved in the process. I would bet he was. All this speculation about what Mike did and didn't record is just that.
    We know he didn't play bass on some of III, and none of the new BOBW tunes.
    Other than that, I don't know that anybody has confirmation he hasn't played bass on everything else. It's logical to assume he was playing on those songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    I thought Ed and Al WERE the "Chemical Brothers"?
    Ouch! low blow.

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    Dave taps on the basement double glass sliding doors lightly with his six pak of tall boys, Eddie lets him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    I thought Ed and Al WERE the "Chemical Brothers"?

    LOL!

 

 

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