Michael Anthony wondered which Eddie Van Halen would show up during Van Halen’s 2004 tour

Michael Anthony wondered which Eddie Van Halen would show up during Van Halen’s 2004 tour

Former Van Halen and current Chickenfoot and The Circle bassist Michael Anthony was recently interviewed by Stephanie Schultz for The Press-Enterprise and spoke about his last tour with Van Halen in 2004 with guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and singer Sammy Hagar as well as his last tour with Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth.

In terms of the co-headline 2002 tour by Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth, Anthony stated: “It started out going well and then it didn’t go too well… I remember the first show I played, Sammy said, ‘Yeah, I think Dave is going to come out and join us,’ and Dave never came out of his dressing room and he became a recluse and I never really saw him.”

With respect to Eddie Van Halen during Van Halen‘s 2004 tour, Anthony stated: “Eddie was in bad shape – we did 80 shows and had to pull the plug because it was just too much work,” he said. “And I hated having to wake up the day of the show and think, ‘Which Eddie Van Halen are we going to get today? The Jekyll or the Hyde?’”

You can read the rest of the interview/article with Michael Anthony at The Press-Enterprise.

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