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Thread started 05/14/17 3:16pm

MickyDolenz

Michael Anthony Says Time is Right for Van Halen to Tour With Both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar

By Debra Filcman May 11, 2017 Ultimate Classic Rock
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Michael Anthony is now suggesting that a Van Halen tour featuring both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar could happen.

“I think now’s the time, especially if you listen to some of the interviews [Hagar has been] doing or whatever now,” the bassist said in an appearance earlier this week on “Trunk Nation,” a SiriusXM Volume show. “Right now, he’s saying the proper way to do a Van Halen tour, he’s saying, ‘Let’s do it with Dave and myself.'”

Sammy Hagar made a similar suggestion back in March, adding that the competition between the two frontmen would make fans “die and go to heaven.” Listen to the entire interview with Michael Anthony here.

Anthony also answered the much-discussed question of whether Roth had donated a cool $10,000 to the fundraising team honoring his infant grandson who passed away.

Shortly after his grandson Rex died of heart disease at just 15 days old, Anthony posted to his Facebook page that he was joining this year’s Walk L.A. team, Rex and the Heart Beaters, to benefit Children’s Hospital L.A. He set the fundraising goal of $3,450, which was quickly surpassed by the $10,000 donation listed as being from “Dave Roth.”

A very appreciative Anthony says he emailed the donor and asked whether it was really his old bandmate, and received the response, “Hi, Michael. It’s David. Sorry about your loss. I’ll be in touch.”

A co-founding member of Van Halen, Anthony last played with Hagar, and Alex and Eddie Van Halen in 2004, when he reportedly took a pay cut and signed away his rights to the band name and logo. In 2007, Roth returned to Van Halen for a tour with Alex, Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen. Anthony has more recently played with Hagar in Chickenfoot and the Circle.

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Reply #1 posted 05/15/17 12:20am

purplethunder3
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Uh, no.

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #2 posted 05/15/17 12:23am

PatrickS77

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Uhm. Yes. Roth is a clown. Hagar is so much better. The only way I ever would see Van Halen with Roth is if Hagar would be there too. And Anthony.
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Reply #3 posted 05/15/17 10:49am

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I have a biased love affair with Roth.

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Reply #4 posted 05/15/17 11:00am

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I respect both Sammy and David. Sammy is down-to-earth cool guy with great voice, I love his work with Van Halen, 'Why Can't This Be Love' is one of the best rock songs ever to me. 'WHOAAAA' - this is what I call the way to start first verse of the song. 'Here it comes that funny feeling again winding me up inside everytime we touch' - if the song would end here I still be satisfied. It doesn't have to be long, let the quality be good, right? wink

David is totally opposite of Sammy and I admire him too. My God, this is one of the best frontmen ever! Charisma, wit, sense of humour, style, looks - that mixture is just magic, just add a touch of blonde hair (which is really a touch nowadays, saddly) and you have the Powerpuff Dave. Bubbles to me. <3

But weren't they on tour together (without the rest of Van Halen) at the beggining of the 00's? I remember Howard Stern interview with them both and they talked about it. And then I heard how it all crashed down with a huge explosion of clash of the titans.

I mean, if I'd go to Van Halen show, I would go to Dave and Sammy concert, but separately. No need to mix the chemistry of both, 'cause it gets kinda heavy.

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Reply #5 posted 05/15/17 12:51pm

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Karo548363 said:

I respect both Sammy and David. Sammy is down-to-earth cool guy with great voice, I love his work with Van Halen, 'Why Can't This Be Love' is one of the best rock songs ever to me. 'WHOAAAA' - this is what I call the way to start first verse of the song. 'Here it comes that funny feeling again winding me up inside everytime we touch' - if the song would end here I still be satisfied. It doesn't have to be long, let the quality be good, right? wink

David is totally opposite of Sammy and I admire him too. My God, this is one of the best frontmen ever! Charisma, wit, sense of humour, style, looks - that mixture is just magic, just add a touch of blonde hair (which is really a touch nowadays, saddly) and you have the Powerpuff Dave. Bubbles to me. <3

But weren't they on tour together (without the rest of Van Halen) at the beggining of the 00's? I remember Howard Stern interview with them both and they talked about it. And then I heard how it all crashed down with a huge explosion of clash of the titans.

I mean, if I'd go to Van Halen show, I would go to Dave and Sammy concert, but separately. No need to mix the chemistry of both, 'cause it gets kinda heavy.


Yes. They did tour together and there was no love lost between them. Hagar doesn't think too much of Roth as person. And Roth kind things Hagar stole his band. I really have no desire to see Roth, but really, them touring together would be fun. Just like Helloween is doing later this year. A tour with both singers. And since Sammy doesn't really like to do the Roth stuff anyway and Roth obviously won't do any Hagar stuff, this would be awesome. I would love to see Van Halen with Hagar one more time. While I like WCTBL too, my favourite would be Dreams. That song is just amazing. And of course the heavily underrated Balance album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG3Vfa6_gCs



[Edited 5/15/17 18:51pm]

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Reply #6 posted 05/15/17 5:22pm

luvsexy4all

..yeah right.....turn THEM into a joke...

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Reply #7 posted 05/15/17 5:51pm

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luvsexy4all said:

..yeah right.....turn THEM into a joke...

No kidding. confused

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #8 posted 05/15/17 5:55pm

SPYZFAN1

That ship sailed a long time ago. Too much bad blood and ego.

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Reply #9 posted 05/15/17 7:06pm

woogiebear

I saw Ice-T back in the Day, and it was a 3 hour Show. Halfway through the Show (He started out as a straight Hip-Hop Show), a black backdrop fell, and it was Body Count time!!! Holy Sh*t!!!

As far as Van Halen featuring Sam & Dave; one Singer starts, the other Singer finishes. Alternate when/if possible. And YES- Michael Anthony on Bass (His Vocals as well as Bass were missed when i saw VH in 2007)!!!

cool cool cool cool cool

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Reply #10 posted 05/16/17 8:24am

kygermo

Won't happen, and rightfully so. The only thing any real VH fan wants is for Michael to be back for at least a tour so we can see the original band. Wolfie is good sport, but come on...even he's gotta know what the fans want. But then again, Eddie isn't the most reasonable of people, and the dude can hold a grudge. As for Sammy "Only time will tell if we stand the test of time" Hagar? In the words of Robert Christgau: He's "The biggest shmuck in rock". What a dubious honor. WINGS, NOT RINGS PEOPLE!

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Reply #11 posted 05/16/17 12:44pm

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PatrickS77 said:

Karo548363 said:

I respect both Sammy and David. Sammy is down-to-earth cool guy with great voice, I love his work with Van Halen, 'Why Can't This Be Love' is one of the best rock songs ever to me. 'WHOAAAA' - this is what I call the way to start first verse of the song. 'Here it comes that funny feeling again winding me up inside everytime we touch' - if the song would end here I still be satisfied. It doesn't have to be long, let the quality be good, right? wink

David is totally opposite of Sammy and I admire him too. My God, this is one of the best frontmen ever! Charisma, wit, sense of humour, style, looks - that mixture is just magic, just add a touch of blonde hair (which is really a touch nowadays, saddly) and you have the Powerpuff Dave. Bubbles to me. <3

But weren't they on tour together (without the rest of Van Halen) at the beggining of the 00's? I remember Howard Stern interview with them both and they talked about it. And then I heard how it all crashed down with a huge explosion of clash of the titans.

I mean, if I'd go to Van Halen show, I would go to Dave and Sammy concert, but separately. No need to mix the chemistry of both, 'cause it gets kinda heavy.


Yes. They did tour together and there was no love lost between them. Hagar doesn't think too much of Roth as person. And Roth kind things Hagar stole his band. I really have no desire to see Roth, but really, them touring together would be fun. Just like Helloween is doing later this year. A tour with both singers. And since Sammy doesn't really like to do the Roth stuff anyway and Roth obviously won't do any Hagar stuff, this would be awesome. I would love to see Van Halen with Hagar one more time. While I like WCTBL too, my favourite would be Dreams. That song is just amazing. And of course the heavily underrated Balance album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG3Vfa6_gCs



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WOW! this is the first I've heard of that. Thanks for the HELLOWEEN news.

I just saw them last year at the Avalon, and it's a rare treat to have seen them in the states. I remember missing them in high school due to a touring stop

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Reply #12 posted 05/16/17 1:17pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

WOW! this is the first I've heard of that. Thanks for the HELLOWEEN news.

I just saw them last year at the Avalon, and it's a rare treat to have seen them in the states. I remember missing them in high school due to a touring stop


Yes. Pumpkins united. http://pumpkins-united.he...nited.html Should be a treat for the fans. It would be awesome if Van Halen could do the same.

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Reply #13 posted 05/16/17 5:44pm

luvsexy4all

fuck the tour...go back to the studio and record more with Dave.

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Reply #14 posted 05/16/17 7:09pm

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luvsexy4all said:

fuck the tour...go back to the studio and record more with Dave.

This

saw the tour last year and save for being with friends it was kind of wack overall..Dave was kind of awful

granted it was one of the first few if not the first of the summer

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #15 posted 05/17/17 9:54pm

TonyVanDam

David Lee Roth = better frontman

Sammy Hagar = better musician

I stand by my words. cool

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Reply #16 posted 05/17/17 10:27pm

MickyDolenz

TonyVanDam said:

David Lee Roth = better frontman

Sammy Hagar = better musician

I stand by my words. cool

What about Gary Cherone? smile

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #17 posted 05/17/17 10:57pm

TonyVanDam

MickyDolenz said:

TonyVanDam said:

David Lee Roth = better frontman

Sammy Hagar = better musician

I stand by my words. cool

What about Gary Cherone? smile


Who?!?

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Reply #18 posted 05/17/17 11:27pm

MickyDolenz

TonyVanDam said:

Who?!?

The lead singer for Extreme who was the lead singer of a Van Halen for a short period

Here's some Extreme hits

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Reply #19 posted 05/18/17 11:48am

khill95

David..time for you to sit down.

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Reply #20 posted 05/18/17 3:17pm

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MickyDolenz said:

TonyVanDam said:

David Lee Roth = better frontman

Sammy Hagar = better musician

I stand by my words. cool

What about Gary Cherone? smile


= the guy, who's a good musician and a good frontman, but everyone forgets about. biggrin wink

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Reply #21 posted 05/18/17 5:58pm

woogiebear

Up NEXT.......Van Halen, with Tom Jones UPFRONT!!!

eek eek eek eek

Can U imagine Sir Tom Jones singing "Jump"?? That sh*t would B FIRE!!!!

razz razz razz razz

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Reply #22 posted 05/19/17 10:38am

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Gary Cherone was a victim of EDDY's bloated ego. And then Van Halen ripped him to shreds because they were a "Ballad" group though if those fans heard some of Extreme's stuff, they rocked harder than Van Halen had in eons. David's voice is SHOT everywhere I saw him it was bad the songs needed to be adjusted rather than have the guy try to hit nuts from back in the day. Overall Sammy still can nail songs so it would be interesting to do a set of one and then the other and then join at the end, BUT knowing these clowns they will FIGHT over who goes first and gets more time.


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Reply #23 posted 05/19/17 8:10pm

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lastdecember said:

Gary Cherone was a victim of EDDY's bloated ego.

Well, weren't all of them (especially Sammy, Mikey and Gary) victims of his bloated ago? Eddie put them on the map, but also ruined everything.

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Reply #24 posted 05/20/17 9:28am

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PatrickS77 said:

lastdecember said:

Gary Cherone was a victim of EDDY's bloated ego.

Well, weren't all of them (especially Sammy, Mikey and Gary) victims of his bloated ago? Eddie put them on the map, but also ruined everything.

I think Sammy was on the map before Eddie, he did bring him a lot more mainstream, but Gary did not benefit from Eddy at all, he was on the map long before, and that album did nothing for him nor the band


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Reply #25 posted 05/20/17 10:09am

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Meh, didn't like any of the albums after 1984.

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Reply #26 posted 05/20/17 12:18pm

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lastdecember said:



PatrickS77 said:




lastdecember said:


Gary Cherone was a victim of EDDY's bloated ego.




Well, weren't all of them (especially Sammy, Mikey and Gary) victims of his bloated ago? Eddie put them on the map, but also ruined everything.




I think Sammy was on the map before Eddie, he did bring him a lot more mainstream, but Gary did not benefit from Eddy at all, he was on the map long before, and that album did nothing for him nor the band



Yes. I know. I meant the band (Alex, Dave and Mike). And then he screwed it up. For them and the joining Members.
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Reply #27 posted 05/20/17 5:49pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Meh, didn't like any of the albums after 1984.

What about the 2012 Commodores album when Dave returned? razz

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #28 posted 05/28/17 8:41pm

TonyVanDam

MickyDolenz said:

Here's some Extreme hits


I thought Extreme was an one-hit wonder with More Than Words. They actually had another hit song?!?

Wow. hmmm

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Reply #29 posted 05/29/17 1:18pm

MickyDolenz

TonyVanDam said:

I thought Extreme was an one-hit wonder with More Than Words. They actually had another hit song?!?

Wow. hmmm

I used to hear Hole Hearted a whole lot on the radio and remember seeing the video on MTV a lot too. Both songs went Top 5 on the Hot 100. Jimmy Fallon & Jack Black recreated the More Than Words video, it's them actually singing.



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