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    Default Wolfgang Van Halen: "Mike is family."

    I think that's a significant statement, considering what went down a few years ago with Ed's anti-Mike craziness.

    In a new interview with Loudwire, Wolfgang Van Halen spoke about what it was like to reconnect with former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony at MAMMOTH WVH's December 8 concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. The MAMMOTH WVH leader, who replaced Anthony in VAN HALEN, said: "He's family. It was long overdue. I think we had planned that at least since I've been touring and it just worked out and it was very wonderful to see him. [I] love that my mom [Valerie Bertinelli] was there [and] my uncle Patrick who is also part of the MAMMOTH team; he goes way back with them. It's really nice to have that little reunion."

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    Obviously Al still holds a grudge though.
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    Would love to see Wolfgang and Mike collaborate on a song or two for Mammoth's next album.
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    Looks like Wolf is closer to uncle Pat than he is Al by a country mile.
     "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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    Well, let's be honest, to me, Wolf is the very definition of a momma's boy, so him being closer to her brother than to Uncle Al makes sense.
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    Italian family. Not shocked.

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    I wonder how long this seemingly icy relationship has gone on for?

    It has to be deeper than Al wanting to do tribute shows with Satch and Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Well, let's be honest, to me, Wolf is the very definition of a momma's boy, so him being closer to her brother than to Uncle Al makes sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
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    Agreed.
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    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Obviously Al still holds a grudge though.
    I don't think Al's ever had anything against Mike. In fact, I'm sure he hasn't. The Mike thing was purely Edward's paranoia. During the aborted tribute thing, Al's concerns probably had to do with Sammy more than Mike. It's been established that Al has talked to Mike since Ed's passing, but not to Sammy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I don't think Al's ever had anything against Mike. In fact, I'm sure he hasn't. The Mike thing was purely Edward's paranoia. During the aborted tribute thing, Al's concerns probably had to do with Sammy more than Mike. It's been established that Al has talked to Mike since Ed's passing, but not to Sammy.
    Yet he was courting Newsted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Yet he was courting Newsted?
    I guess because of some twisted VH logic "what if Mike only wants to play with Sam, we better have a back-up plan."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I guess because of some twisted VH logic "what if Mike only wants to play with Sam, we better have a back-up plan."
    “The friend of my enemy is my enemy.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I guess because of some twisted VH logic "what if Mike only wants to play with Sam, we better have a back-up plan."
    My understanding of the events was that DLR wanted Mike, and that Al wasn't sold on the idea, therefore they brought in Newsted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    My understanding of the events was that DLR wanted Mike, and that Al wasn't sold on the idea, therefore they brought in Newsted.
    I think DLR wanted Mike back in the band since 2007. Oh, what could have and should have been …. 🤦

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Yet he was courting Newsted?
    Because Mike wanted Sam to be part of the tribute. Doesn't make sense that he's ok for Mike to come back for a reunion/farewell but not a tribute show.

    He didn't want Sam involved.
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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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