Sammy Hagar Predicts Michael Anthony Will Be Back In Van Halen

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November 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm Quote #39931

PT5150
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November 7, 2014

Ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar was asked by VH1 Radio Network’s Dave Basner at this week’s Classic Rock Roll Of Honour event in Hollywood if he knew anything about reports — which have since been debunked — that his former bandmates are currently mixing the follow-up to “A Different Kind Of Truth”.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” Hagar responded. “I couldn’t even tell you. I could speculate all day long but I always get in trouble for doing that so I’d rather just say I would love to hear some new music from those guys, and I don’t care if I’m in the band or not; that doesn’t mean anything to me.”

Hagar, whose current band, THE CIRCLE, also includes for VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, continued: “Right now, I’m really happy. I can play any song I want and I can sing it and I can rock it, and I’ve got musicians that can do it, and me and Mikey [Michael Anthony] are having the time of our life.”

He added: “My guess is, if you want me to make one prediction, I think that Michael Anthony will be back in that band because they really need to do that. If they’re going to serve the fans and ever do what the fans really want right now, if it’s going to be Dave [Lee Roth], then it’s gotta be Mike. too. It’s gotta be the original band, and that’s the way it should be. Nothing against Wolfie [current VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen] — I love the guy; he was a sweet kid. [He] grew up. I saw him when he was born, for God’s sake — but they need to do that and my prediction is they will.”

In a February 2013 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth spoke about the touchy subject of Anthony potentially replacing current bassist — and Eddie Van Halen’s son — Wolfgang Van Halen. He said: “Ed has his own vision, I’m assuming. We haven’t really been able to speak about it and it’s a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band. Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo… What we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever — that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in EARTH, WIND & FIRE, as identifiable as the high voice in the BEACH BOYS. VAN HALEN is an indelicate house blend of both — that’s intentionally.”
In October 2011, ex-VAN HALEN vocalist Sammy Hagar accused the band of using tapes of backing vocals originally done by Anthony on its 2007/2008 reunion tour, for which Anthony was replaced by Wolfgang. Hagar told Attention Deficit Delirium, “Those vocal harmonies on the last tour were Mike on tape. Mike should’ve reamed them for it. Wolfie don’t sing like that, and Ed sure as hell don’t. Go on the Internet and listen to Ed’s voice live from the reunion with me. Hear him sing on ‘When It’s Love’ and some of those songs. Ed can’t sing, and his voice is shot if he can, from cigarettes and booze anyway.”

Anthony and Hagar both last played with VAN HALEN on a 2004 reunion tour that ended acrimoniously. Both maintain that Anthony was booted from VAN HALEN for maintaining a friendship and working relationship with Hagar.

Hagar told The Pulse Of Radio that he thinks VAN HALEN made a grave mistake leaving Anthony out of the reunion tour with Roth. “Anyone in their right mind would know if you’re gonna get Roth back finally! after all these abortions they’ve had, you get Mikey and you do the reunion tour, what the world really was waiting for. Not just fuck it up again. It’s almost like they don’t care about their fans. They just want to badger them until — see how much they’ll take.”

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sammy-hagar-predicts-michael-anthony-will-be-back-in-van-halen/#8JKyLPMRmkr3MzrG.99


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”.


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November 16, 2014 at 4:59 pm Quote #40035

cabosanlucas139
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And I predict Sammy will be with Mike when that happens :wink:


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November 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm Quote #40036

ModelCitizen
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He also said he was abducted by aliens.


…Zero Discipline


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November 17, 2014 at 1:14 am Quote #40037

eruption1962
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Mike will be back in VH…as the singer…if Roth calls it quits…and Wolf will still be playing bass…no matter what! Unless Ed decides to have a 2nd guitar…you know for all the overdubs et al! In any event, that fat fucking tampon won’t be singing for VH anymore! Sammy sucks dick…big time!


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November 17, 2014 at 10:21 am Quote #40048

ModelCitizen
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eruption1962: Mike will be back in VH…as the singer…if Roth calls it quits…and Wolf will still be playing bass…no matter what!Unless Ed decides to have a 2nd guitar…you know for all the overdubs et al!In any event, that fat fucking tampon won’t be singing for VH anymore!Sammy sucks dick…big time!

So, any thoughts you’d like to share? :-)


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November 17, 2014 at 11:15 am Quote #40051

sickman
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Well, I never thought I would see or hear the day that Dave was back in Van Halen. With that said, if Roth ever does call it quits I believe Sammy would indeed be back with Mike if Ed and Al want to continue. I for one would love to see Mike back with Dave at the helm and wouldn’t mind at all if Wolf played rhythm guitar or even actually have a live person playing the keys on stage for Jump and I’ll Wait.


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November 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm Quote #40053

frankm
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I believe Mike will be back in Van Halen the exact day tickets stop selling. When ticket sales lag and they are looking for a new gimick to prop up ticket sales … it will be the original four with whatever ticket prices. Wait for them to need money and wait for ticket sales to decline.


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November 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm Quote #40059

cabosanlucas139
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Well they cancelled the shows they were going to play in the USA. Tickets were not selling well. I will be interested to see what happens.


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November 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm Quote #40061

mrmojohalen
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If it does happen, it will be after Sam retires & Wolf moves onto another band.


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November 18, 2014 at 1:20 am Quote #40065

Dutchie
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Its not going to happen… Its been said before and I’ll say it again. Eddie would not of toured or recorded an album if it wasn’t for Wolfgang being in the band. What makes you think he will continue without him??? He has no real reason to tour really… He has “made it”. He is extremely rich and has a recording studio in his back yard. I would NEVER leave that place.

The day Wolfgang leaves VH, VH are finished. Hopefully that’s not going to be anytime soon though…


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November 18, 2014 at 2:58 am Quote #40066

PT5150
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Agree Darren once Wolf is out of the picture I think VH will be done..


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”.


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November 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm Quote #40074

PT5150
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https://www.facebook.com/#!/SammyHagar?fref=nf


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”.


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November 18, 2014 at 11:19 pm Quote #40075

Cut2TheCrash
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November 19, 2014 at 3:56 am Quote #40076

PT5150
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Apparently it’s Vic Johnson’s and he took the photo of Sammy with it..

Too stir up the VH fans….??


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”.


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November 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm Quote #40087

Revo11
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If anyone is stirred up by that then they’re too easily stirred up…


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