sammyhagar400pix In response to a recent interview that guitarist Eddie Van Halen gave to Billboard magazine, in which he criticized former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, singer Sammy Hagar spoke out in Anthony’s defense. Watch his response below.

After parting ways with Van Halen, Anthony has continued to work with Hagar, most currently with the band The Circle, that also includes drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson.

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  • T on

    I’ve always preferred Roth VH over Hagar VH, but in this case, I agree with Sammy 100%. I’ve never had less respect for Eddie than I do right now, and I just can’t take him seriously. I think the fans made it clear that they want Michael back (even though Michael hasn’t lobbied or commented that he should be in the band), and that’s what’s driving Eddie to continually make these ridiculous comments. Michael has shown nothing but class throughout this whole ordeal. Eddie reminds me of a teenager who broke up with a girl, and can’t stand that everyone likes her better than her replacement, so he has to bad mouth her, so he can feel better about the situation. Please Eddie, please just grow up and shut up already. Your immaturity is overshadowing your guitar playing at this point.

  • RTunes68 on

    Seems like – at least for the moment – the two smart guys in this situation are Mike and Dave (!!!). Mike gave a very classy response to Rolling Stone. Dave – one of the biggest mouths in rock – is being conspicuously silent. And Ed wonders in the Billboard interview why Dave doesn’t want to be his friend. Who would WANT to be friends with a guy like Ed?!?!

  • D. Comiskey on

    I’ve never met Michael, probably never will. But I have NEVER, EVER heard even the slightest of negative things about him. Ever. I just can’t figure out where the hatred comes from on Eddie’s side. Did Michael bang his mother and sister? Did he kill his dog? It’s amazing to me. And SO f–king childish.

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