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  • Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Ex-Van Halen and current The Circle bassist Michael Anthony has a brand new signature bass from Schecter Guitars. Available in production and custom shop versions, the bass is a take on their Model T with updates to suit Anthony’s playing style. The Diamond Series Michael Anthony Bass is built in South Korea with an Alder... »

  • Chickenfoot: Rock Candy, Live 2012

    Chickenfoot: Rock Candy, Live 2012

    Rock bass legend Michael Anthony turns 61 today, and we’re celebrating with a 2012 clip of the supergroup Chickenfoot performing the Montrose song “Rock Candy.” Between Van Halen, Chickenfoot, and The Circle, Anthony has been rocking for over forty years. It’s an inspiration to see him bring as much passion to it today as he... »

  • Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony are At Your Service

    Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony are At Your Service

    Not many bands can release a live greatest hits record as its debut. But not many bands have a personnel roster like Sammy Hagar and The Circle. At Your Service features Hagar’s onetime Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony on bass, and late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s son Jason on drums, as well as Vic... »

  • Chickenfoot: “Soap on a Rope”, Live

    Chickenfoot: “Soap on a Rope”, Live

    This has been a great week for bassist birthdays. Last but not least, we’re celebrating with Michael Anthony as he turns 60 today! After his time in Van Halen, Anthony teamed up with former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Joe Satriani to form Chickenfoot. The bassist’s... »

  • Peavey Unveils Michael Anthony Signature VB-MA Bass Amp

    Peavey Unveils Michael Anthony Signature VB-MA Bass Amp

    Peavey is upping their heavy duty amp offerings with the Michael Anthony Signature VB-MA bass amplifier, which the company unveiled at NAMM this year. The former Van Halen/current Chickenfoot bassist’s new rig came about after road-testing Peavey’s VB-3 and offering personal suggestions to the design. The VB-MA is a 300-watt all-tube head that weighs in... »

  • Wolfgang Van Halen to Tour with Mark Tremonti

    Wolfgang Van Halen to Tour with Mark Tremonti

    While Van Halen’s tour is on hold, due to Eddie Van Halen’s emergency surgery, Wolfgang Van Halen is going to be staying busy. The bassist is joining Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti on tour. Tremonti is touring in support of his solo effort, All I Was, and had planned to tour with bassist... »

  • Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.” “It’s an... »

  • Chickenfoot Announces “Different Devil” North American Tour

    Chickenfoot Announces “Different Devil” North American Tour

    Since the release of their second studio album ironically entitled III, Chickenfoot has only given a handful of performances in the U.S. and Europe. That’s about to change as the group has announced the “Different Devil Tour”, with 20 dates spanning the U.S. and a single date in Canada. Originally formed in 2008, the band... »

  • Van Halen Releases “A Different Kind of Truth”

    Van Halen Releases “A Different Kind of Truth”

    About 27 years ago, one of rock’s greatest bands lost its frontman, ending the group’s original lineup. Now David Lee Roth has rejoined the ranks of Van Halen to release A Different Kind of Truth, the first original studio album to feature his vocals since 1984. The 13-track collection is available in regular and deluxe... »

  • Van Halen to Tour, Release New Album in 2012

    Van Halen to Tour, Release New Album in 2012

    Van Halen has released a new trailer announcing that the iconic rock band will be hitting the road in 2012. Though the dates have not yet been revealed, the teaser states tickets will be up for sale on January 10, 2012. The band has also signed with Interscope Records and is expected to release a... »