Mike on Trunk..Al called Mike.

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October 22, 2016 at 10:52 pm Quote #54478


Haven’t listened to it all but sounds good.
Part 1.

Part 2.

EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.

October 23, 2016 at 6:37 am Quote #54484


That’s one of the most insightful VH interviews I’ve ever heard.

October 23, 2016 at 12:26 pm Quote #54487

King Edward

Mikey is the man. How he ended up out of the band and not on speaking terms with Al and Edward is just craziness.

October 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm Quote #54489


This gives me hope for the 2018 ‘Original Recipe’ VH I 40th Anniversary Tour… Let Wolf’s band open, maybe dad jams with them during his solo spot – boom, everyone is happy.

Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.

October 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm Quote #54493


The whole thing is about 45 mins long. MP3′s:

Part 1 (18:42): http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=16884227191275230551
Parts 2&3 (27:52): http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=38439939963051176149

October 24, 2016 at 8:48 am Quote #54504



Michael Anthony has revealed that he recently reconnected with VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen after more than a decade of not speaking to each other, but has stopped short of predicting that it will lead to any sort of reunion with his former bandmates.

Anthony, singer Sammy Hagar, Alex and Eddie Van Halen last teamed up in 2004 for a U.S. summer tour. In exchange for taking part in the tour, Anthony reportedly had to agree to take a pay cut and sign away his rights to the band name and logo.

In 2007, the Van Halen brothers, Wolfgang Van Halen and singer David Lee Roth announced they would be hitting the road for a reunion tour. Anthony later told Music Radar that he “found out about that tour like everybody else did — in the press.”

During an October 21 appearance on “Trunk Nation”, Eddie Trunk’s new show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), Anthony was asked when the last time was that he had any contact with either of the Van Halen brothers. He responded: “You know what? This is pretty interesting. There’s a mutual friend of Alex’s and mine. His name’s Craig DeFalco. And this is a guy who was a tech for me for a while, and he actually was Eddie’s tech… I don’t know if it was the 2007 tour, but he teched for him one of the tours. And he stays in touch with Alex, basically. I got a relatively new place out there at the beach in Southern California, and this guy Craig, he had never seen my house, so he came out. He was on tour with Lenny Kravitz or someone, doing… teching and had a break. And so we went out on my boat. I’m, like, ‘Yeah, we’ll cruise you around the bay and you can check the place out.’ So, as it goes, I had a couple of cocktails, and next thing you know, we were talking about the band and the good old days and all that stuff. ‘Cause he did, I think, at least two or three VAN HALEN tours with me back in the ’80s. So we’re talking, and next thing you know, I’ve got him holding his iPhone up and I’m shooting a video going, ‘Hey, Alex, man…’, just talking about the good times and everything that’s going on now. All these heroes of ours, people I grew up listening to, they’re, like, starting to drop left and right now. It’s, like, ‘Oh, my God!’ And so later on, we were at my house, my buddy and myself, Craig, and his phone rings, and it was Alex. And he’s, all, ‘Hey, tell Mike I said hi.’ Next thing I know, [Craig] is handing me the phone and goes, ‘Here, Al wants to talk to you.’ And I’m, like, ‘What?’ And this was this past May. And I hadn’t spoken to Alex in, like, ten years, I think — ten or eleven years.”

Anthony explained that “nothing heavy” was discussed during his conversation with Alex because the bassist “didn’t wanna get into anything about the band.” Michael added: “But it was just great to talk to him. We talked for about twenty minutes, and had a great conversation — just about life in general and getting older and what’s going on around us in the music industry. And it was actually really great talking to him.”

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michael-anthony-says-he-spoke-to-alex-van-halen-for-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade/#j783RUrLHgV6lV6v.99

October 24, 2016 at 9:01 pm Quote #54519


guitard: That’s one of the most insightful VH interviews I’ve ever heard.

Agreed. Eddie Trunk did a really nice job. Here’s the whole thing in one piece:

Stay Frosty

November 2, 2016 at 9:32 am Quote #54584


I would be very happy to hear that Mike is back in VH :-)

December 2, 2016 at 8:56 am Quote #54916



ET- Sammy Hagar // Jason Bonham

On this all new double episode, Eddie is joined by The Circle bandmates Sammy Hagar and Jason Bonham, who both discuss what’s going on with the band. First, ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar drops by to discusses his latest album, ‘This Is Sammy Hagar: When the Party Started Volume 1,’ writing songs for the movie ‘Rock Star,’ what’s new with Chickenfoot and Van Halen, and more! Then, Jason Bonham phones in to discuss Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience and much more!


February 4, 2017 at 10:25 am Quote #55790


Asked by Sayaka Shiomi at last month’s NAMM show in Anaheim, California if there is a chance he could rejoin VAN HALEN, Anthony responded (see video below): “I’m always the guy that says never say never. But, you know, right now, I’m just having fun doing what I’m doing, and if it happens, it’ll happen. I’m obviously open to it, if something happens with it. Next year, I guess, is the fortieth anniversary of our first album, so who knows?”


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