“The way I feel is that Wolfgang probably wasn't excited really about being in Van Halen”: Michael Anthony on how he finally got the closure he needed with the Van Halens

Left-Bassist Michael Anthony of Sammy Hagar and The Circle performs at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 15, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada; Right-Wolfgang Van Halen of Mammoth WVH performs on stage at The O2 Arena on December 12, 2022 in London, England
(Image credit: L-Bryan Steffy/Getty Images; Gus Stewart/Getty Images)

Van Halen's Michael Anthony has set the record straight on where he stands with Eddie Van Halen and his son Wolfgang, and whether he ever made up with EVH before he passed away in 2020. 

“Unfortunately, Eddie and I never had a chance to really, you know, settle any differences that we had in the past or whatever,” reveals Anthony in an interview with Sally Steele

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.