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Michael Anthony gave his opinion on the final Van Halen album

Michael Anthony

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Michael Anthony gave his opinion on the final Van Halen album

The classic Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony was a member of the band from 1974 to 2006, not being invited to the band’s reunion which happened from 2007 until 2015. He was replaced by Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen. Since the early 70s, Anthony has been a member of Sammy Hagar’s solo band and other projects he was involved in.


In an interview with Ultimate Guitar, the bass player talked about the final album of the band, which was “A Different Kind of Truth”, released in 2012, which had Wolfgang on bass. The musician said that there were a few songs which were actually written back in the 70s.

Michael Anthony gave his opinion on the final Van Halen album

“There were quite a few songs that I was a part of and worked on and written, even a couple of things before the first Van Halen record and the early part of Van Halen that they actually restructured and used on the ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ album that they put out. Songs like ‘She’s the Woman,’ that’s the only thing that comes to mind.”

“There were songs that were basically written way back in the early days when Dave, Eddie, Alex, and myself were together that they ended up using on that. But, God, I can’t recall. There’s probably miles of stuff. I mean, you’ve probably seen pictures of all the boxes of the tapes and everything [in Eddie’s studio]. Which is miles of stuff”.

“(…) I listened to a little bit of it. It was different. Dave was singing differently. And adding Wolfgang into the mix. It was different than what we were obviously doing when I was in the band. There’s a lot of good stuff on there. But yeah, I thought it was a good album,” Michael Anthony said.

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