Sounds like DLR misses Michael Anthony

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PhatBasstard, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
  2. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    Can't blame him a bit.
    MA's voice is unique and was a large part of VH.
  3. coyote1


    Mar 23, 2012
    Not to mention Anthony is a rock solid bassist. Gets less respect than he deserves.
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  5. As much as I can understand EV wanting to work with his son.
    He is not ready yet or ever to fill Mike's shoes. :bag:
  6. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Northfield, Ohio
  7. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    I'd derive from that interview that at this time there is clearly no agreement with the VH camp or he would have NEVER mentioned MA.

    Too bad. I was just listening to Chickenfoot III yesterday and Mikey sounds great. His voice is there and it's great to be able actually hear the bass!
  8. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    I agree who doesn't
  9. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    As a singer , it's real comforting to have a strong backing vocal in the band.
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Wolfie's a lot better than you guys seem to think he is. Don't know about singing but he plays pretty well. Give the kid some credit...he's a kid but he's not up there sponging off his dad's least not on this last tour ;)
  11. I aways felt Michael's singing was stronger than his bass playing. That said , his playing served the music well with such a dominant guitar player and his singing strengthened the overall sound of the band.
  12. lbbc

    lbbc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    Wolfgang is fine....but no one can really replace Michael Anthony....a very underrated bass player with an incredible voice.
  13. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Wolfie is good and that's great but so what. Technical ability is way overrated.
    Just ask cliff Williams, chuck berry, and angus young, etc.
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  15. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I was never a big MA fan but he got the shaft. It is ok to want your son in the band but there is no reason to blast him in the media too! Here's to MA a class guy. He is much better off without VH
  16. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I have both played MA bass lines and sang his vocal parts. The latter is the harder of the two. I have told people for years that his vocals were one of the "secret weapons" of that band and a very large part of their sound. But that's true of his bass lines as well. They were nothing flashy, but really held the song up on a rock solid platform.

    I have not seen EVH's son, so I can't compare the two at all. I can only confirm that he has some big shoes to fill. That being said, I can't imagine Ed letting his son go for a true reunion. It's just not going to happen. I'm really glad I was just barely old enough to see a show right before the 1984 tour. There were hardly any synth parts. Dave was strong vocally. And the band put on one of the best shows I have ever seen.

    Full disclosure: I was a big VanHagar fan as well. Sammy and MA singing together was impressive. And Sammy's guitar work freed Ed up to just go nuts. Sammy had some sort of issue during a show I saw. He ran off stage during the middle of a song but stopped long enough to speak to MA. For the rest of the song, MA sang lead. It was awesome. I think MA needs a solo project. (I think that was one of the scenes in the "Right Now" video, wasn't it?)
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I agree except he really isn't better off without VH that was his life I love the guy but he's never going to have that level of success again.
  18. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Success is not always measured in $ or the size of the crowd. He is apparently wealthy so finances should not be an issue. He was in one of-if the most popular rock bands of his time, played in front of millions- he has been there and done he can just make some cool music with some really cool and talented guys with no pressure-if it works that is great and if not-then he had some fun. In my opinion he has decided to just move on and good for him.....hate to slam him but he played the worst bass solo I have ever heard (1984 tour). Just a bunch of noise! He was never in Eddies class as a musician but from what I understand Eddie was never in MA's class as a person. Just my opinion
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Cliff is brilliant. And I agree that Mikey has something special with Van Halen. But as of now it ain't happening, and everyone seems quite happy and content where they are now, so why should I complain?