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    MICHAEL ANTHONY Doesn't Want The 'Drama' That Comes Along With Being In VAN HALEN - Nov. 18, 2011

    Joe Charupakorn of Premier Guitar recently conducted an interview with CHICKENFOOT/ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

    Premier Guitar: Michael, there's a rumor that you're the richest among the original VAN HALEN members. Is that true?

    Anthony: [Laughs.] Well, everybody used to joke that I saved the first dollar that I ever made in VAN HALEN. I probably did somewhere. You know what?! My wife Sue and I, we just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in February. That might have something to do with it, because every guy in VAN HALEN is divorced — a couple of them a couple of times. So, of course, that's going to tax their account a little bit.

    Premier Guitar: Some people out there say CHICKENFOOT is in it just for the money, but you guys don't really need the money. Sammy [Hagar] made something like 80 million dollars selling a share of his tequila business.

    Anthony: And that was just selling the first 80 percent. Once he sold the last 20 percent, I'm sure he made a good penny on that, too. The best part about CHICKENFOOT is that nobody needs the money. We've got nothing we need to prove to anybody. We wanted this to be a fun band and when we get in the studio it's just so loose, relaxed, and open. It's like the early days of VAN HALEN. Everybody's just throwing in their input and having a great time making music. We don't want any pressure and we said if any came up, we should just stop doing this.

    Premier Guitar: Michael, if the situation presented itself, would you rejoin VAN HALEN?

    Anthony: At this point in my life and career, I'm so happy with what I'm doing and I want to have fun making music. I don't want any drama. That whole drama thing in VAN HALEN, the way it ended up, I was like, "I'd rather make no money having fun playing music than make a shitload of money tearing my hair out." Maybe when I was 20, it would have been different, but not at this point. I want to keep my sanity.

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    Can't blame him. But I think he'd at least come back on some level if Ed apologized and asked him to play live or something. He'd do it for the fans. Even though there are fans who think Mike means nothing and never did.
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    There ya go folks! If Mike can get over it, I'm sure all the rest of us can too. Move on.

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    Mike rules!
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    He seems very genuine. In fact, I'd say he's the only member of VH, past or present, who comes off that way.

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    Mike's a class act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
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    Ya beat me to it!

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    Sammy needs to sell TFU

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    He was passed the point of caring about the drama and his status in Van Halen when he and Hagar started "The Other Half".

    I don't blame him, musicians want to play music, and Van Halen had no light at the end of the tunnel at the time.

    While I don't blame him, I don't pity him either. He's happy, the brothers are happy, MOST of the fanbase has accepted it, and are happy to be getting new music...it's a win, win, win, unless you're one of the few still holding a grudge.
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    I don't blame him for not wanting the drama. The band he is in now is good for him. He can be an equal partner and it's all in fun.
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    Sam needs to STFU!

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    i'll always love Michael Anthony. i can't tell you guys how bad i wish he was back in the band. one of the cooler guys, if not the coolest guy that i've ever met.
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    It does seem better this way anyway, since in addition to current version of Van Halen we have this great second band comprised of two of its former members. And who knows, somewhere down the road that CVH reunion might take place if only for a few select shows. It's not something anyone needs to count on really since we have their "bottled lightning" in the form of albums, cd's, and many audio and video boots- the kind you listen to, not Ed's old ripped boots. Now I know that Mike was being casual and joking around, but I don't believe Dave was ever married or divorced (was he?) and I think Al is the only one divorced multiple times ("poor" schmuck, ha).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT 5150 View Post
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    MICHAEL ANTHONY Doesn't Want The 'Drama' That Comes Along With Being In VAN HALEN - Nov. 18, 2011

    Joe Charupakorn of Premier Guitar recently conducted an interview with CHICKENFOOT/ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

    Premier Guitar: Michael, there's a rumor that you're the richest among the original VAN HALEN members. Is that true?

    Anthony: [Laughs.] Well, everybody used to joke that I saved the first dollar that I ever made in VAN HALEN. I probably did somewhere. You know what?! My wife Sue and I, we just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in February. That might have something to do with it, because every guy in VAN HALEN is divorced — a couple of them a couple of times. So, of course, that's going to tax their account a little .
    Every guy in VH is divorced Mikey? Really? Last I checked, neither Dave or Wolfgang have ever even been married, let alone divorced.

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    Great interview.

    I still hold a grudge and probably will until I hear their new stuff.
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