Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar has responded to things said in Eddie Van Halen’s recent Billboard interview, and he takes particular issue with comments that Eddie made about former VH bassist/backup vocalist Michael Anthony.
“It’s really irritating to see them go after Mikey. Mikey didn’t do anything — ever — to Van Halen,” Hagar says. “Mikey was the most loyal guy in the band. He was the first guy there at rehearsal, the last guy to leave…. [He was] a hundred percent dedicated; never did anything to hurt those guys. And they try to hurt him again, and again, and again.”
“For Eddie to say he had to show [Michael] what to play and had to teach him all those songs, that is the biggest line of bulls*** I’ve ever heard in my life. I was in that band for eleven years, there was never a video camera involved of Eddie showing him what to play…. I don’t know why they go after him like that.”
He continues, “Michael Anthony is a bad motherf***er. F*** you, Eddie Van Halen, for saying that about Mikey. You’re a liar.”
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In Defense of MikeyDuring an interview with Sammy someone read what Eddie said about Mikey in Billboard and here’s Sammy’s spontaneous response that he wanted to share in defense of his brother.Original Billboard article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6605231/eddie-van-halen-addiction-david-lee-roth-touring
Posted by Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) on Friday, June 19, 2015