Van Halen Icon Reveals If He Hates Michael Anthony


Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar revealed the ‘most bands’ hate each other after 5 years of playing together. While Hagar has had his issues with Eddie Van Halen, Hagar said he is happy playing with Michael Anthony in The Circle. A Van Halen member revealed a massive paycheck photo a couple of days ago.

“For some people, when you’re starting out, you make a mistake and you’re done. It’s crazy out there, it is the wild west. But I love being able to do whatever I want whenever I want. I gotta tell you, I’m spoiled rotten. Man, I don’t know what I would do if I had to what I do for a living and they said, ‘You gotta go out and do 130 shows this year cause you’re gonna go broke, you’re gonna lose your band.’

I’m lucky and my band mates are lucky. We get along, we like each other believe it or not (laughs). That’s the good part too. Most bands hate each other by the time they’ve played together five years, but we haven’t burnt ourselves out by trying to make it more with disappointing situations. The experiences have been fantastic. Just for instance making this little movie that this video is from, this video is from a movie I made, full length, of the album called Space Between: The Affirmation.” You can read the full interview at Forbes.

A Van Halen icon was savagely insulted by a fan after a show a week ago. Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery discussed Wolfgang Van Halen playing on his new solo album in a new Appetite for Distortion interview. “It sounds like Elvis. It’s big; there’s huge drums. Wolf Van Halen played drums on it, and he was awesome. He played drums on it and he played bass. He’s just great at everything. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time, and just an incredible drummer, so he just came in just smashed it. Everything else, I played myself and did myself with Elvis.”

He added, “I’ve known Wolf for along time. We talked about doing something about two years ago, and the timeline wasn’t right. I knew that he really is a drummer, but he can play guitar, he can play bass, he can sing. He actually did a solo record with Elvis. I was bound and determined to have him play drums. He’s just incredible, and he really gets what I was trying to do… That shadow that he lives under, he can do it all. He can sing; he can play guitar; he can play bass, drums. I think that’s what will give him his chance to break out of that [shadow].” A Van Halen icon was pulled over by a cop in a hilarious video last week.

Listen to “Clint Lowery talks Sevendust, Solo Record, and Sobriety | Ep. 134” on Spreaker.