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Eddie Van Halen Responds to Michael Anthony Backlash with an Ultimatum

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Eddie Van Halen is pissed. REAL pissed. Just days after Billboard magazine published an interview in which the guitarist commented on the lack of talent of his long time bassist Michael Anthony.

"I've had it with the fuckin' fans"

“I’ve had it with the Van Halen fans. If they don’t shut their fuckin’ mouths. I’ll have Gary Cherone fronting this god damned band again. Then you’ll have something to bitch about.”

“Every note Mike ever played, I had to show him how to play,” Van Halen claims. “Before we’d go on tour, he’d come over with a video camera and I’d have to show him how to play all the parts.” ~E Van Halen

When the news hit the web of Van Halen’s criticisms, it sent fans into a frenzy of haters and Eddie Van Halen bashing.

“So I say one thing about Mikey and everyone loses their minds!” Said the 60 year old guitarist as he chain smokes Marlboros.

“I’ve had it with the Van Halen fans. If they don’t shut their fuckin’ mouths. I’ll have Gary Cherone fronting this god damned band again. Then you’ll have something to bitch about.”
“While I’m talking, I’m gonna tell it all! Dave Grohl has been BEGGING me to be in Van Halen daily for years. I just tell him Dave Grohl, I don’t have the time to find a pen and paper, write out all the lyrics and then teach you how to sing them.”

Eddie did tell Grohl “I tell you what Dave Grohl. I played all the bass on the last album. You can play it on the next album. OK? Will that get you off my back?

“I tell you what Dave Grohl. I played all the bass on the last album. You can play it on the next album. OK? Will that get you off my back?

“I tell you what Dave Grohl. I played all the bass on the last album. You can play it on the next album. OK? Will that get you off my back?

Roth has declined to comment.

Dave Grohl was on the phone with Rolling Stone Magazine.

Gary Charone is about to quit his day job.

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174 thoughts on “Eddie Van Halen Responds to Michael Anthony Backlash with an Ultimatum

  1. And here Ithought they’ve matured. Smh, my mistake, I think a lot of us would be dead if we “acted our age” Van Halen is not The Stones but still all in all “it’s only rock and roll” People DO need to learn when to stfu.

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  2. It is fucking crazy how many of you think the author of this article believes they’re own story and is serious. Why ya’all mad anyway? He’s joking cause Eddie asked for it. Joke em if they can’t take a fuck! Van halen forever! Assholes n all…

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    • Mark Twain said, the bigger the lie the more people who will believe it. I love them for it. They have kept me entertained for days. Remember if you miss the point, please tell me how much of a tool I am LOL.

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  3. Fake story. George thorogood would not be able to replace eddie. Eddie is a much better guitarist. George wouldn’t be able to do the lead breaks that eddie does.

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  4. it took that long to figure out that Eddie was the PRICK ??? Wow your slow…….
    It was always everybody else’s fault
    But his……. Truth be told this band has been done since Sammy left!

    And as for Eddie… Go Fuck Yourself!

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  5. Hey, I was thinking that since Pat Smear now has a circa 1983 Hagstrom Super Strat that he pulled out back in January for the birthday party gig, you know, where David Lee Roth waltzed out and did Panama and Ain’t Talkin Bout Love I think it was…. well I was thinking Pat could replace Eddie. That would even allow him to do a guitar solo. It’d be great for Hagstrom of course! Anyway, I was so surprised to see that guitar I sold Pat getting used – now that was cool (and ironic)!!

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  6. If you’re going to write something so fucking ridiculous, at least you could have replaced Eddie with a Rock Guitar Warrior instead of a blues pretender hack like Throrogood. To be honest…..I thought Throrogood as dead.

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  7. I can’t stand David Roth, he got to big for his Britches and went solo, I saw him on an music award and he looked like a dam Junky and sang terrible, Hagar did a dam good job and should have been the one touring with the band.

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    • Scott, i’m not really picking on George. It was the first thing that came to me when thinking of what the last thing Van Halen would need. I’m a professional musician and I have a buddy who is a world class Slide/dobro player. He plays all over the world doing his thing. GT plays roots rock. He does a fine job of it, but when it comes down to his slide skills… well I’ve seen better. But it’s music brother. What does it matter what I think? If you like it then there is no reason to to explain his skills, his songwriting. They don’t flip my trigger, but he touches a lot of folks through his music. Different strokes for different folks, as Sly and the Family Stone taught us that. He was a name I pulled out of a hat. I write these to entertain my friends, some go viral. I don’t know why. GT does what he does and I tip my hat to him and his fans. There are too many things in this world to hate, so George, Sammy, Dave, even Eddie. In the big picture this isn’t even a blip. They have all made great music. No one has to pick sides. Why not enjoy both versions of Van Halen. I prefer the Dave albums, but I like the way he writes and his sense of humor. Sammy was a little Self helpish for me, but that, once again is me. I tip my hat to him also. That was very disrespectful to slam MA. Eddie didn’t take over the world alone. it took all four of them.

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  8. I love how upset people are getting not realizing this IS A JOKE! Hahahahaha! Just shows you that people don’t read everything or they’d know. Seriously, this is some funny shit. George Thoroughgood??? Working at a mattress store??? Wake up people. Lighten the fuck up!!!!

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    • I hope they all do. I have no dog in the hunt. It was just something that came on late at night. I mean no harm. The disrespect of his bandmates make me think Ed forgot that he didn’t become a super star alone. it took all four of them.

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  9. what the fuck!!! But Eddie van halen IS van halen. The band is nothing without him!!! Without him its over then! This sucks bigtime!! Love you Eddie!!!!

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    • Pa-lease…. He Eddie isn’t that great. Not as great as Randy Rhoads.. If not for Randys passing. Eddie would most likely not be where he’s been allntyese years and with the success. Really he’d likely still be playing in clubs

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      • By the time Randy died in ’82, Van Halen had already recorded 5 albums and sold 39 million copies of them. Your comment is ridiculous.

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      • Wrong. Rhodes came later and tried to copy EVH as much as possible..but to no avail. That means he could not copy Eddie… because I can tell you are “challenged.”

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      • two different guitar players. when you are at that level there is no better, just different. Randy left us some great work, Eddie also. why compare? Just dig what we have. You don’t have to choose, and since it’s opinion there will never be a right or wrong answer. Be glad we had/have them both

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    • Not to dismiss your claims, But Eat em and smile was a killer album. Dave played the part dave does best. He entertains and can turn a verse. You would have some killer instrumentals but Dave co wrote those songs. So he left/fired (depending on who you ask. Sammy left/fired (depending on who you ask, Michael was left behind to make room for Ed’s boy, who never paid his dues. There is a common denominator here. and it’s the Van Halen brothers. They have poisoned themselves by being petty jaded rockstars. Ed is already a guitar God, why the need to put down the people who helped put him where he is? or was? without the other three guys all you’d have is Eruption.

      Ed seems like a miserable person, and very petty. If everyone sucked so bad, why wouldn’t he go out and play with world class players? Maybe because he wouldn’t have total control over any other band. He’s stayed where he is safe. He has played it safe all along. The only one of the solo guys who ever pushed the envelope was Roth. Sammy still sounds like sammy, ed like van Halen, but the last dave album was a total take off from the norm. I like what he was trying to do. I don’t think he hit the mark but came close. Give the man props for thinking outside the box.

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  10. Hear Van Halen lately . . .they need vocals bad cause Roth was one of the best, still a great showman, but he lost the ability to sing in key. Doesn’t matter who plays guitar he’s destroying the band. They are so done . . . love the records, can’t stand to listen to them live!

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  11. all I have to say is what are they thinking being a working musician myself I no that any member of a band can be replaced its who they chose to replace the member with that make it work or not but George thorogood don’t get me wrong I like George and his music but as the main guitarist in VAN HALEN you’ve got to be joking all I can say is good luck let me know when van halen has guitar try outs

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  12. Satire is lost on so many people because stupidity reigns… Were being dummied up like a turkey is fattened up for the slaughter! Funny stuff, thanks.
    Oh, one bourbon, one scotch. One beer! Never saw a better show then lonesome George and his Delaware Destroyers. That is all

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  13. WHY DONT WE ALL REALLY SAY WHO IS AND ALWAYS WAS THE BEST GUITARIST IN THE WHOLE WORLD EVER ,,,,,JIMI HENDRIX ,,,ENOUGH SAID ,,THE GUY DID NOT HAVE A BIG-ASS EGO ,,DID NOT TALK BAD ABOUT OTHERS ,,AND LEFT US SOME OF THE BEST MUSIC THAT IS TIMELESS ,,EDDIE VAN HALEN TALKS TOO MUCH ,,MICHAEL ANTHONY GOT A SHORT END OF THE STICK AFTER 15 YEARS OF HARD WORK WITH THE BROTHERS VAN HALEN ,,NOW THE BAND HAS 3 VAN HALEN’S ,,MAYBE SOMEDAY THE LEAD SINGER WILL BE A VAN HALEN ,,SO WE CAN CALL THEM THE VAN HALEN FAMILY ,,I’M SICK OF THEIR CRAPPY LIVE ALBUM THEY PUT OUT ,,AND THEIR LATEST ALBUM DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY SAMMY HAGAR STUFF ,,THIS BAND IS A HAS BEEN ,THEY SHOULD GO AND RETIRE WHILE THEY STILL HAVE A FEW YEARS LEFT ,,ONE FOR SAMMY AND ONE FOR MICHAEL ANTHONY AND NON FOR EDDIE AND HIS RE RELEASES ,,,,,,,JIMI COME BACK AND PLAY US A REAL TUNE ,,JUNE23 ,2015

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  14. Fuck!!! that.! I’m selling my tickets if Eddie’s GONE.!! SO AM I.!! I was so Glad to see that PEACE OF SHIT!! SAMMY GONE! & VAN HALEN WAS BACK TOGETHER!! EDDIE IS VAN HALEN.!!

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  15. I’m marching to Mars. I laughed myself to tears. That was funny shit. The best line was GT teaching MA the bass line to Bad To The Bone as if he couldn’t figure out that note on his own. Thought I was going to actually die laughing.

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  16. dude, Eddie is such a C. U. Next Teusday, it’s very sad, he’s so full of his ego, You were making that band to big and Ed couldn’t take it that you were getting so much love, fuck him the little bitch, and to bad mouth Mike, how pathetic, good for you to go public and stick up for him bro!!!

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