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    Default Happy Birthday to Michael Anthony!!!

    Let's hear it for the original, former and possibly future bass player of our favorite band …

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Mark Stone is possibly rejoining the band?

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICHAEL ANTHONY! The man who holds it all together with his thick syrupy bass lines and high harmonies on background vocals for Van Halen, Chickenfoot and The Circle. He’s the secret weapon in every band he’s in while being full of class and grace. ROCK ON IRON MIKE! You may officially be a senior citizen but your spirit still stems from that young scrappy dude on the cover of “VH 1.” Cheers brother! Raising up a shot of Jack Daniels today in your honor.

    ~Dave & Dave Unchained, A Van Halen Podcast

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    Happy Birthday, Mike. You are the man. Love watching you "slap the bass, mon." Love your energy, your harmonies, and the good friendship and vibes you emit into the universe. Here's to many more.

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    Happy Birthday, Mike!
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - A very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

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    Happy Birthday, Mike!
     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

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    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Happy Birthday Mike!!

    Glad to have seen you on Sammy's tour.
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    Happy Birthday Mikey!

    You are the true carrier of the Van Halen flag and you carry it with style and class. I know, and the rest of the fans know, it's YOU and only YOU, that continue to love, support, and honor, all eras of Van Halen's time in the spotlight. You are the one member with dignity and heart when it comes to this band and fans.
    After all that you've have been through, it's only you that has remained true to your self, true to the fans, true to your music and true to the friends you've made along the way, and true to the legacy of Van Halen. It's a damn shame that the dysfunction brothers can't even remotely reach the platform you stand on.
    We've all said and had fun with the term, "Mikey is a class act'. But we only say it because you really are.
    Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do in your music career.

    Happiest of Birthday's, bro.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustDave View Post


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICHAEL ANTHONY! The man who holds it all together with his thick syrupy bass lines and high harmonies on background vocals for Van Halen, Chickenfoot and The Circle. He’s the secret weapon in every band he’s in while being full of class and grace. ROCK ON IRON MIKE! You may officially be a senior citizen but your spirit still stems from that young scrappy dude on the cover of “VH 1.” Cheers brother! Raising up a shot of Jack Daniels today in your honor.

    ~Dave & Dave Unchained, A Van Halen Podcast
    That really was/is a badass pic!

    What a great album cover to introduce the band.
    Graver, Walking Ed, refugee from CVH & proud tone chaser...

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    Miguel Antonio manda ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    The late Pete Steele from the awesome Type O Negative, claimed he got the idea for the Type O
    color scheme (Black & Green) from Mike's pic on the first VH album cover.

    Mike was influential in more ways than one!
    Graver, Walking Ed, refugee from CVH & proud tone chaser...

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    The late Pete Steele from the awesome Type O Negative, claimed he got the idea for the Type O
    color scheme (Black & Green) from Mike's pic on the first VH album cover.

    Mike was influential in more ways than one!
    My girlfriend is a huge Type O fan and would like to share that with her but can't find anything about it (I'm a good Googler--i tried).Do you remember where you saw that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFVH5150 View Post
    My girlfriend is a huge Type O fan and would like to share that with her but can't find anything about it (I'm a good Googler--i tried).Do you remember where you saw that?
    I'm almost positive it was in one of those defunct metal mags i used to constantly buy.

    It was years & years ago, when Pete was still alive.
    I want to say "Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles," which i believe was a Canadian publication.
    Martin Popoff used to write for them.

    But, yeah, i'm a huge Type O fan, so i remember that tidbit well, cus i loved VH too.

    But Peter also had that dry sense of humor, so it could have just been him making up
    an answer and showing his knowledge of late 70's Hard Rock.
    Graver, Walking Ed, refugee from CVH & proud tone chaser...

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    Happy Birthday, Mike!

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