Groove – Episode #50: Michael Anthony
What could be more exciting than celebrating the 50th episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast with all of our friends – live and in person – at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California?
Last year, we held our first-ever live podcast recording at NAMM, and it featured Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Talas, Mr. Big, Sons of Apollo, etc.)
This year, we figured it would be a great bookend to be joined by Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Michael Anthony. From the thumps on Van Halen’s “Running With The Devil” to his astounding backup vocals, Michael has been rocking and rolling stages for decades. Not just as a member of Van Halen, but also with Chickenfoot and The Circle.
There are pending rumors of a massive stadium tour featuring all of the original Van Halen members this coming summer. Any fan of rock n’ roll would love to see Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with singer David Lee Roth and Michael one last time. Will it happen? We asked Michael about the reunion rumors, his early days of bass playing, his current relationship with the Van Halen family, his constant gigging with Sammy Hagar, what he’s up to now, and much more.
Enjoy the conversation…