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January 30, 2019 at 12:20 am Quote #60182


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”.

January 31, 2019 at 10:14 am Quote #60189


I hate to say it, until I am in the arena and the concert starts, I don;t hold my breath

February 12, 2019 at 10:26 pm Quote #60222


By Feyyaz Ustaer – February 13, 2019

In one of our recent posts on Facebook, A Warner/Chappell Music employee, Tomas Bmyr has revealed exciting details about Van Halen reunion tour.

He said that ‘official announcement is coming very soon’. Here’s the statement:

“Van Halen will be touring in 2019. As you know, I work at Warner, and we have, by being the label of many incredible artists, information from their management.

An official announcement is coming VERY soon, but here’s what you need to know, to clarify the rumors of recent months, including this return more or less awkwardly announced by David Lee Roth.

– This is not a tour itself, but 6 dates in American stadiums, during the summer to come.

– The band will be going to Las Vegas for 5 additional dates, in December.

– It’s not a farewell tour.

– The line up is the same as the last years: Eddie, Alex, Wolfie, and David. However, to answer the rumors of reformation of the original line up, YES Michael Anthony will be of the part, but it will be only appearances with each concert, featuring, at a given moment of the concert … indeed, Mike will come on stage with his bass Jack Daniels and begin his famous bass solo, before playing “somebody get me a doctor”, which he will sing himself, as in 1998 and 2004. By cons I do not know if Wolfie will be on stage at that time …. Eddie Trunk said true. Mike too, since he is not allowed to talk about this project ….

– No interview will be granted, no one wants to justify the war against anthony and hagar, and this unexpected return, it seems that this is a big financial and legal history: Last year, Van Halen wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first album, turning and re-recording the first album, but with Wolfie on bass. Anthony opposed this. Not out of revenge for his ouster, but compared to the fans, which generated a legal and financial battle, which gave rise to this project: Van Halen featuring Michael Anthony, for dates in stadium, and vegas ….

– No new album or compilation coming soon.

– Sammy Hagar is not part of the project, this one refused, mike had the idea to include it but each of the two parts did not agree.

– The visuals with the planes I shared last year were real, they were prototypes of posters for the abandoned 2018 tour. Funny that it went around the net!

The official announcement arrives at the end of the month / beginning of March!”

See the comment below.

February 13, 2019 at 1:21 am Quote #60226


Did’nt think VH was with Warner any more…
Who are they with now ?
Interscope Records..

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”.

February 13, 2019 at 6:56 am Quote #60227


I thought Interscope was a 1 album deal only when they released ADKOT. Wasn’t the Tokyo Dome live album on Warner Bros. or some other Warner Bros. company?

If this is to be believed, they’ really only going to bring Mike out for one song?

Stay Frosty

February 13, 2019 at 11:37 am Quote #60228


PT5150: Did’nt think VH was with Warner any more… Who are they with now ? Interscope Records..

He says HE works for Warner and that “by being the label of many incredible acts”, he has “information from their Management”. Doesn’t say anything about VH being with Warner. I’m sure artist’s management share info around with others in the industry.

That being said, I think bringing Mike out for ONE SONG per night will blow up in their faces. I expect to hear a lot of boos once he leaves the stage. Those of us who have been waiting for a TRUE REUNION are being screwed by 1) having to pay a FORTUNE to see them in a STADIUM and 2) getting one song with the original line up.

And if they REALLY wanted to “celebrate” the first album by rerecording it with Wolfie…I’m speechless. Does this mean they were going to redo the entire album with 2018 Dave and not the original 1978 Dave as well? Is Eddie drinking again?

February 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm Quote #60231



February 13, 2019 at 5:33 pm Quote #60232


1:09pm EST: A representative from the legal team at Warner/Chappell has contacted MetalSucks regarding this article to inform us that an employee named Thomas Balmayer had his Facebook account hacked last year, and that the account has since been closed. Here is that an excerpt from that letter:

“I am Carole GUERNALEC the legal director of Warner Chappell Music France. I work with Thomas BALMAYER.

“Last year, his name and Facebook account have been hacked in order to send fake news. We obtained the closure of the Facebook account.

“My colleague Thomas (as nobody from Warner Chappell Music France) never wrote any negative remarks about Van Halen.”

February 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm Quote #60233


i can believe they are only going to do just stadiums,if i remember right that was one of the reasons ROTH wanted out because he wanted to play any and everywhere and they just wanted to do stadiums,there is no way in hell Mike would allow himself to be treated like that and the fans won’t stand for it either he has been a stand up guy with VH.JMO

February 13, 2019 at 7:47 pm Quote #60234


Feb 13, 2019
Sammy Hagar confirms Van Halen contacted Anthony
By Bob Suehs

Eddie Trunk conducted a live on air interview with former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar. Towards the end of the interview Trunk asked Hagar about the rumors of Michael Anthony returning to Van Halen and Sammy replied:

“The main thing I want to say is that Michael Anthony is one of my dearest friends in the world, he’s my band mate, him and I are soul brothers. We are, talk about cut from the same mold, the whole high tide beach thing, that’s the way we live. We live the same lifestyle. I told Mike, and these are all just rumors, as usual, Mike’s hearing about it through the news just like the way he heard about when Wolfie replaced him and was like Oh, I guess I’m not in Van Halen anymore, he read about it instead of these knuckleheads giving him a call and being straight up front with him. Mikey’s still sitting in that same position again where all of these rumors are going around and I’m sure they are trying to put something together but how it’s going to materialize I wouldn’t have a clue, it’s nothing to do with me. I told Mike, if this happens you have my blessings, you go do this, you’re a founding member in that band and for the fans he needs to do it. He is the missing element right now.”

“If you want my opinion, without Mike it doesn’t seem quite the same.”

“He’s the flag barer, he walks out there with the flag, the VH flag, he holds it high like the guy in the calvary and he’s a special guy. He has my blessings and when they are done we will go back out if it happens.”

“But the things I’ve been reading, it aint gonna happen. They think Mikey’s gonna come out and do his bass solo with the Jack Daniels bass and say goodbye and watch Wolfie play his songs all night, I mean, I don’t think the fans are going to go for that either. That would be real hard on little Wolf, he don’t deserve that. I don’t know what to think, maybe it’s just a rumor. Those guys don’t tell me nothing because I don’t want to know but you would at least think they would tell Mike.” (laughs)

“I’m not trying to hide anything, it’s not like I know something. Mike and I have had the conversation, I’m telling you Mike don’t know shit. They are going to have to eventually give the guy a call. He (Mike) got a call 6 months ago from (Van Halen) management saying, “Are you interested?” and he said, yeah, but I’m doing a record right now with Sammy and we are booking shows so you’d have to work around it and they said, OK, we will get back to you and that was it.”

Here the entire interview below

February 17, 2019 at 12:23 am Quote #60236


I put zero stock in this and really wish these rumours and gossip would stop. I am just as hopeful as any of us here. But it’s not going to happen.

February 18, 2019 at 5:25 am Quote #60241


..well, at this point, I would just wait…and see :-)

February 18, 2019 at 11:51 am Quote #60242


floydrose5150: I put zero stock in this and really wish these rumours and gossip would stop. I am just as hopeful as any of us here. But it’s not going to happen.

You know the rumors will never stop so long as Van Halen continues it’s current communication plan of no communication.

Stay Frosty


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