Michael Anthony confirms there is a huge archive of unreleased Van Halen material

Van Halen peforming live onstage in 1978 – Michael Anthony says the band used to record all their early shows
(Image credit: Gus Stewart / Getty)

Michael Anthony has been discussing unreleased Van Halen material and says there is a “ton of stuff” in storage at Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 studio. 

Speaking to Eddie Trunk recently on the latter’s Sirius XM show, Anthony was questioned about the notable lack of live material, reissues and other releases from the Van Halen archive – a fact he acknowledged had been frustrating for fans. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.