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Michael Anthony On the ‘History Of Rock’ With Sammy Hagar, Hot Sauce + His Legendary Jack Daniel’s Bass

Photo credit: Jon Luini
Photo credit: Jon Luini

We spoke with the bass player about his upcoming tour with Sammy Hagar, '5150,' hot sauce and his Jack Daniel's bass.

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Michael Anthony and Kenny Aronoff Join Entwistle / Moon Tribute Concert

Michael Anthony and Kenny Aronoff
Larry Marano / Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Some of rock's greatest bassists and drummers are coming together to pay tribute to the Who's legendary rhythm section.

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Michael Anthony on Van Halen’s Partying Reputation: ‘The Music Was Always Number One’

Michael Anthony
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Our favorite rock stars tend to make the rock 'n' roll lifestyle look like one big party, but the best musicians never lose sight of their art. Take Van Halen, for example: in spite of what it might have seemed like from the outside, former bassist Michael Anthony says the band's glory years were never as wild and crazy as they appeared.

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Michael Anthony Takes the High Road, Praises Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony and Wolfgang Van Halen
Jerod Harris / David Becker, Getty Images

It's been great having Van Halen back in action with David Lee Roth in recent years, but the dark cloud hanging over their reunion has been the absence of original bassist Michael Anthony, who was exiled in favor of Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Don't expect to hear any sour grapes from Anthony, though.

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Top 10 Van Halen Michael Anthony Songs

Michael Anthony
L. Bussaca, Getty Images

This list of the Top 10 Van Halen Michael Anthony songs shine a much-deserved light on the contributions his bass playing and singing have made to one of rock's biggest bands. Not only has our honoree been a bastion of rock and roll goodwill and down-to-earth camaraderie for all these years, he gracio

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Michael Anthony Flattered by David Lee Roth’s Van Halen Reunion Suggestion

Van Halen
Warner Brothers

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony says he was flattered by comments his former bandmate David Lee Roth made about wanting him back in the famous group recently. As he jokingly noted, "He never used to talk like that when we were all playing together."

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David Lee Roth Wants Michael Anthony Back in Van Halen

David Becker / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
David Becker / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

There's once again drama in the world of Van Halen, with singer David Lee Roth complaining about a recent lack of activity and communication within the band, and openly calling for a reunion with original bassist Michael Anthony.

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Sammy Hagar Gets Michael Anthony To Open Up About His Departure from Van Halen

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony
VH1

The last time Michael Anthony was on 'That Metal Show,' his former Van Halen (and current Chickenfoot) bandmate Sammy Hagar didn't feel his friend went into quite enough detail about his departure from one of rock's most famous and successful bands.

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Sammy Hagar Celebrates ’4 Decades of Rock’ in Concert with Help from Chickenfoot, Montrose and Whitesnake

David Coverdale and Sammy Hagar
YouTube / OneMoreShow

Sammy Hagar took fans on a trip through his 40-year career last night (Sept. 1) during a special '4 Decades of Rock' concert in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The show featured appearances from members of all three of his famous bands -- Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot -- as well as David Coverdale of Whitesnake.

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Michael Anthony – Most Famous Mullets

Jack Kay / Central Press / Hulton Archives (3), Getty Images
Jack Kay / Central Press / Hulton Archives (3), Getty Images

As the '70s turned to the '80s, the mullet started to evolve with a new generation of rockers. Van Halen were hotter than any band at the beginning of the decade, and their original bassist, Michael Anthony, just might own the mullet longevity record.

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