Sammy Hagar on Michael Anthony: "He Never Played Like This in Van Halen"

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treid

Bozo is a douche!! #1 however I do agree with him that Michael Anthony is an amazing bass player and his bass talents were not exploited necessarily in Van Halen. Yet people seem to forget about his harmony work in Van Halen that is very hard to match. However Sammy's constant fucking whining about the new Van Halen is getting downright sickening! He can be mad all he wants that he got the boot from the BEST BAND he's ever played in. I understand that his band is full of talent but as a longtime metal musician who's knows how shitty it can be to have it cost u $ to live your dream and worse.(as in I mean I'm not just some VH fan rambling nonsense i know my shit)I'm sorry but with all that talent in Chickenfoot it should be great right.....and I'm sad to say it is horrible. The songs are cheesy and I respect Satch but even he's not coming close to what he's capable of. In short the new VH fucking rules no matter how much bitching he does but then will say "no I think the albums gonna be great." And whether or not you like EVH his impact on the very instruments that most of u have in your hands possibly right know. The electric guitar and amplifiers would have been behind the times without him doing what NO ONE prior to him ever did. And his playing and phrasing and downright trashiness influenced more than ever. His golden god tone and flair are still sought today. In conclusion the new VH may be old demos or a David Lee Roth song but who fucking cares, to most VH fans any new music from The Van Halen not Van Haggar will appreciate shit they never heard and guess what,it's with Diamond Dave!! So Sammy quit finding excuses not to like it. P.S. And for the record go look up what was on the radio in 1978 when Van Halen 1 came out and try go find anything in that time who sounded like that. And or the countless hair metals that were doing their best so get that VH sound and none succeeded sorry but it hard to deny.

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jhs5150

More whining from the jealous ex-wife. STFU Sammy. Anthony is a good bass player and sings great harmonies but he is not the reason people went to see VH or bought their records. They are doing just fine without him. Listen to the VH songs on Youtube. The harmonies are there. It wasn't just Anthony - Eddie was part of that too and Wolfie doesn't sound bad either. Only 4 of the 13 tracks were reworks and I think they sound damn good. Consider them bonus tracks. CF puts out bonus tracks on their CDs. What's the difference?

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57 Stratman

Sure Eddie never knew what he had with Mike Anthony as bassist, but then it was always about Eddie VanHalen anyway...everybody else was replaceable, including Alex VanHalen, if he ever crossed Eddie.

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krshnakrunch

Give the Van Halen stuff a break, Spammy. You're coming across like a creepy ex stalking a former lover who moved on a long time ago.

FWIW, Anthony's days were numbered the day Wolfgang was born. It was always Eddie's dream to have his kid in his band (emphasis on HIS band) and bass was the most logical spot for Wolfgang to fill.

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