Eddie Van Halen Looks Back on Van Halen's Landmark '1984' Album and the Creation of 5150 Studios



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Its too bad that Eddie and Alex are kinda being bee-yotches about Michael Anthony. He was and always will be a major part of that classic band. Hind sight being 20/20 they might have had more to do with the previous bands splitting up than they let on.



Life lessons 101, lesson 86: You don't shit where you eat.

Michael Anthony was asked not to play with other bands, but he himself chose to go out on the road with Sammy Hagar and play Van Halen songs with him. Sorry, but that's a major dick move no matter how you try to explain it, especially since one of the "other ones" not playing with Sammy wrote the music and played most of the bass lines in the studio.

Michael Anthony has no one but himself to blame. He knew the rules, and he broke them. Not a wise move when you're expendable and your biggest contribution to the band is helium balloon backup vocals.



Van Halen the band wasn't doing anything at the time and Sammy was still a friend of Michael Anthony's. So, instead of waiting around until Eddie decided to actually make music again he chose to play. The only reason it was a problem was because of the Eddie/Sammy falling out.

It was the Van Halen brothers that were being petty.

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