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    Default 2 interview with MA!!! from Rolling Stone TODAY

    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdail...-the-internet/

    this one is from Rolling Stone. its from today!!

    WTF is VH thinking....

    thank god i m not going.
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    Fired Van Halen Bassist: “I Found Out on the Internet”


    As you’ve almost certainly heard, later this month the reunited Van Halen is hitting the road for an extensive tour with David Lee Roth out front. But something is missing. Original bassist Michael Anthony — whose distinctive backing vocals are crucial to classics like “Running With the Devil” and “Panama” — has been fired and replaced by Eddie Van Halen’s sixteen-year-old son Wolfgang. Many outraged fans are pledging to stay home, while others will be showing up with “Where Is Michael Anthony?” T-shirts. Last week Anthony got on the phone with RS to explain what happened.

    When was the last time you saw Eddie Van Halen?

    The last time I actually spoke or saw him in person was right after we walked offstage in 2004, the last show of the tour.

    How were things then?

    It really didn’t end in total peace and harmony within the band, for whatever reasons. I’m not going to finger-point at anyone, but the tour, after eighty shows, just couldn’t go on at that point.

    How did you find out they were going to do this upcoming tour without you?
    Probably like everybody else, I found out on the Internet and through word of mouth. I can understand that he wants his kid to play with him. If I had a kid like that, I’d like to have him perform with me, too. It was kind of funny when I first heard about it being a Van Halen “reunion.”

    (Keep reading for Anthony’s take on the 2004 tour, the doctored album covers that appeared online after the band’s recent reunion announcement, his sixteen-year-old replacement and more.)

    So they never called you?

    No, nobody ever contacted me about anything. I just kind of found out with everyone else.

    Is it true they tried to keep you off the 2004 tour?

    Yeah. Ed didn’t really want me on that tour.

    Do you know why?
    He was always put off that I was going out and playing with Sammy [Hagar] when we weren’t doing anything. It wasn’t like I was doing it to spite anybody. I was just tired of sitting at home and doing nothing. Sammy asked me one day if I would like to come out and maybe make an appearance at one or two of [his] shows and have some fun, and I said, “Yeah, great.” It kind of snowballed into me coming out and doing a few songs with him here and there.

    Didn’t they make you sign something to participate in the last tour?
    You’re putting all the dirt in this one, huh? I gave up a lot to do [the last Van Halen] tour, as far as my percentage of what everyone was being paid. I did have to sign something at the end of the tour, that I was relinquishing any rights or claims that I had to anything that had to do with Van Halen. The reason I did the tour was: I didn’t need the money, but I kind of figured if it was the last time Van Halen ever went out, I’d be kicking myself if I didn’t go out onstage one last time for the fans. So I kind of sucked it up a bit.

    But that didn’t affect your royalties or anything?

    No.

    Do you regret doing that?
    There’s always things that you look at in hindsight that you could have done differently or whatever, or tried to make it better. I don’t regret going out, because I did enjoy going out and playing for the fans. I kind of regret the way that it turned out, because it should have been a tour that possibly went on for at least a year, and toured all over the world, and it just wasn’t meant to be. And that’s pretty sad, in my eyes.

    Some fans are saying that this current tour is not the real Van Halen. How do you respond to that?

    I had a post on my blog the other week stating that it is what it is, and I’m not going to sit here and go, “Hey, those a-holes, going out and doing this without me.” I even told the fans, “Don’t judge his son, Wolfgang, too hard, because he’s the innocent guy in this whole thing.” I’m sure he’ll do fine. But as far as it being a full reunion, well, it’s not. There’s no reason for me to sit there and cry over it or whine over it. Life goes on.

    Do you think Wolfgang is too young to be taking on such a huge task?

    I really can’t say, because I’m not around the guy a lot. He came out and did some shows in 2004, came out onstage when his dad was playing a solo, and played a little bit. Being thrown right out into big arenas, a sixteen-year-old kid, I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of possible overwhelming things that are thrown at him in that kind of a situation, plus, when they get onstage, who knows how the fans are going to react to him? Hopefully, he’ll be able to work through all that.

    Your backing vocals were an important part of the sound.
    Mm-hmm. I guess it will be interesting. I don’t know, I’m not to say how they’re going to pull that one off, but I’m sure they’ve thought of something.

    Dave and Ed were smiling and shaking hands at the press conference — do you think it’s genuine?
    [Laughs] There again, I really can’t tell you, because I’m not around them or know what’s going on. I can speculate, but that wouldn’t really mean anything here or there. I guess the proof will be once they get out and start playing. Because once Dave gets onstage, he becomes Diamond Dave.

    Did you see that they removed your image from Van Halen’s first album on their Web site?
    Yes, I did. And that was the one thing that kind of saddened me a bit, when I was pointed to that, to see that my pictures were removed off of the first album. With Women and Children First, they took the picture off completely. I couldn’t figure out what they were trying to do except for brainwash the fans into thinking I was never in the band. That bummed me out quite a bit. I’m proud of all my history with Van Halen, and maybe they feel otherwise.
    You seem to be taking the high road with all this.
    I’m not a spiteful person. At this point in my life, I don’t need the drama. I went through that when I was in my twenties, and I don’t feel like going through it again in my fifties. I just want to have fun, be able to go out onstage and play and have a good time.

    Are you touring with Sammy Hagar this summer?
    Yeah, we’re actually going out late October, and we’ll be touring on and off until next summer. It stems from around March, when Sammy Hagar did this cruise thing with Carnival Cruise lines, where they cruise down to Cabo San Lucas. His fans pay an extra premium and his band goes on the ship, and they asked me if I wanted to come and perform one night. I didn’t want to just get up with his band and do Hagar stuff, so I put this thing together and I said, “Let’s just do some old Van Halen stuff and have some fun with it and do maybe a couple other covers that we all grew up to, like some Zep or Cream.” So we call it the Mad Anthony Express, and we did about two hours on this ship, and the fans loved it. I said, “Hey, this is pretty cool.”

    Do you see a day in the future where the four original Van Halen members could possibly share a stage again?
    At this point, I really don’t know, because I think they’ve chosen their path. They would be the ones to really ask. As far as myself, I think if the situation was right and everything was on the up and up I’d be interested in doing it. It would definitely have to be on those terms.

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    You know, I think I've finally made my decision, after sitting on the fence all this year, about whether to check this VH 4 thing out in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    You know, I think I've finally made my decision, after sitting on the fence all this year, about whether to check this VH 4 thing out in person.
    Can't say I blame you.
    "It's always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you're the same, and they hate you if you're different."
    ~Eddie Van Halen~

    "The perfect woman has an IQ of 150, wants to make love until 4 in the morning, and then turns into a pizza."
    ~David Lee Roth~

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    I liked this comment, posted following the article...

    "Country Crotch | 9/4/2007, 3:16 pm EST

    Can someone read the article above and summarize on these comments here. It’s too much reading for me. Can’t over-work the brain. Know what I’m saying?"
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    And to think that earlier today I agreed to go to a second show. (To my fellow poster and friend - I'll still come, the check will be in the mail.) But, this just makes me want to cry.

    I've definately got to order my got mike? swag.

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    One word: BOYCOT

    We owe it to Mike for years of loyalty to the fans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eman2 View Post
    One word: BOYCOT

    We owe it to Mike for years of loyalty to the fans!
    I'm not being a smartass here, as I've read that spelling before. Is that perhaps the German spelling of the word?

    Again, no offense intended, merely curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    You know, I think I've finally made my decision, after sitting on the fence all this year, about whether to check this VH 4 thing out in person.
    After that article, me too. Have fun Dave, good luck Wolfie. Fuck you, Ed. Fuck you, Al.

    Fuckwads.
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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"

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    U know what’s sad is mike is just telling us half the story. There has to be more to this…. It’s going to be sad VH isn’t even going to sell out in there own home town. No way in Hell will they sell out LA show. Let alone do 4 show in South California. that's what they did in 2004 with Mike.

    Not with this bullshit. HELL NO!!!!
    Live by the VH attitude, die by the VH attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    I'm not being a smartass here, as I've read that spelling before. Is that perhaps the German spelling of the word?

    Again, no offense intended, merely curious.
    Sorry, typo!!

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    Ed is a total cunt for this. I hope he breaks his fuckin fake hip joint off.
    How can Ed be so mad over doing some shows with Sam before they themselves ended up doing shows with the very same dude.The brothers are fucked up 6 ways from Sunday...Ed is just a real scumbag for a human...

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    Ya know? When is was 14 I became a HUGE Van Halen fan. And at the time, you never heard any but Roth in an interview on TV or radio. They always seemed so friendly, seeing the photos from backstage in the magazines and the inside sleeve of Diver Down, they seemed so happy and brotherly.

    I'm still a fan of the music, but I'm totally not a fan anymore of the whole "we're best buds until the end, if any of us left it would stop being Van Halen" Well they said the same shit in Crue and look what happened.

    Back in the Roth years, Roth was a huge contributing factor is the hugeness that was Van Halen, and Ed was his equal in importance. I believe they both had an idea in 1983 that they really need each other. And then BAMM 1984 , even bigger success so Roth jumps ship thinking he can do it without Eddie. Eddie's bummed because he thinks he's lost a great deal, but after only one year he discovers that he could indeed repackage Van Halen and that he was now the BIG POWER in the band. It could have worked if he stayed humble, but he just became more and more of a prick.

    And Roth, in only 3-5 years saw his entertainment capitol dwindle.

    Both these clowns need each other. They seem to understand that now from a business perspective, but on a personal/maturity level I have lost 100% of the respect I had for VH.

    I still dig the tunes. Love em. Will still listen. . . THAT's how good CVH is . . no matter how #$%^& bad the BS is you never stop playing the 6-pack . . . but seeing how this stuff has gone down with Mike is just-plain disappointing.

    I mean . . .we've heard for years rumors and tidbits of how Ed was getting mad at Mike. But to hear it now? Right from Mike's mouth? Unreal.

    I give HUGE cheers to Mike for being the bigger man in all of this.

    The RS reporter really scored a coup in this interview, she got Mike to air the dirt in a classy way.

    I'm really struggling, I want to hear Ed and Roth, but I'm really pissed about giving Ed more money and sending him the signal that I agree with how he';s handling stuff.

    I've been saying the same thing for months that Mike just said. I just think Ed wants to play with Wolfie. So just be a man and go to Mike and explain it to him. Don't be afraid, just tell him. Be a stand up guy. Maybe there can be a tour down the road. But no . . .Ed can't do that. Instead he manufactures all of this pissyness about Mike to make himself feel less guilty about cutting his legs out from under him.

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    Thanks for posting the article, VS.

    The photoshop job on the album covers is a faux pas that exceeds even the porn foray of last year. That being said, I still plan on seeing VH4 this year. But after reading this article, I'm inclined to see Sammy as well, not for Sammy, but for Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch View Post
    And to think that earlier today I agreed to go to a second show. (To my fellow poster and friend - I'll still come, the check will be in the mail.) But, this just makes me want to cry.

    I've definately got to order my got mike? swag.
    I'm going to show off my got mike? shirt to both shows, got two of em!

 

 

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