Wednesday, January 10, 2007

VH In The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

I was very excited and honored to learn that Van Halen would be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this March. I want to thank Eddie, Alex, Sammy and Dave. It has been an amazing experience and I am very proud of what we have accomplished. I'm not sure yet how the induction ceremony will work, but I'll keep everyone posted as I find out the details. A Big MA Toast to all our fans for their tremendous support over the years! Love you all and bottoms up!! Michael

96 Comments:

Anonymous VH-FAN said...

Mike,
What does it feel like?!!
Man. You deserve it.
FUCK! .. and Fresno Dreams.
thank you ..

11:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Benson said...

Well deserved and long overdue! Rock on!
Congrats, Mad Anthony!
lb

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Cheers Mike, and congrats! from a lifetime VH fan. Hope you'll be there and you guys perform. Just won't be right any other way.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Joe Zuptich said...

Mike, you are the best, you are underrated, and irreplaceable. You should get your own spot in the hall of fame just for being a great team player.

Much love from Kansas City,

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mike...and all the rest of Van Halen. Its about time!! No pun intended. I just hope that the induction ceremony goes well and you can all get up there and give us fans what we want to see if it is for the last time or whatever the future holds. That Ed and Dave can act like adults for one night and just let the shit rip. You all have the opportunity to get up on stage together, something that will be talked about forever.Sam, Dave, Ed, Alex and Mike on stage together...Priceless!

2:08 AM  
Anonymous jimbo141 said...

congrats mikey to you,sammy, dave, alex, and ed. i hope that eddie keeps the drama out of this ceremony! good luck!

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very well deserved!!

4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Mike from Tim and Lisa in Phoenix ...

Jimbo141 ... is that Jimbo from San Diego that we met on a cruise about ten years ago ... your honeymoon?

8:08 AM  
Blogger Love, Piece, and Music. Tarec said...

Hey, Whats going on Brah?! Oh my god, Michael you are one of my favorite members of Van Halen and whatever your in at the time. Im only 19 years old, but i have been through alot already, and even when i wasnt supposed to remember anything cause i died, my brain was injured very badly and i was brought back with CPR, i never forgot my dream. One day i am going to be as big as Sammy Hagar, watch? if you ever want to talk just call, 828-446-6694!

Love, Piece, and Music. Tarec

9:42 AM  
Blogger ToeTagMike said...

Way to go Mike! You guys deserve it. Hope everything goes well at the ceremony. Best wished from the frozen tundra (at least today) of Seattle!

Mike

10:17 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

You guys rock, Michael! Loved the shows in Cabo last week. Can't wait to see some photos up on here. And no chicken hat ones from me...I promise!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh My God!!! Congratulations! I am very happy for and very proud of you!
Carla

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy to see VH get the recognition it deserves! Hoping everyone can pull it together to make it special. You and Sam are taking the high road - I'm sure Al will. Now if Ed and Dave can just step up and play nice...

Now, remember, you promised to see us in '07! Thanks for the updates.

Dave in Sac

12:15 PM  
Blogger Rev. O.J. Flow said...

You dam man, Mikey! Congrats on a well-deserved honor. VH is what it is thanks to you!

Best Regards,
Rev. O.J. Flow
Chicago, IL

4:10 PM  
Blogger Ragen said...

Mike congratulations man. You have always been my favorite member of VH. Hell I named my son Michael. I told you once and you looked at me like WTF. Grew up in Glendora and since grew up and moved away. But have to tell you you still rock.I check out almost every show. Kinda glad I didn't book the cruise this year but will next year. Looking forward to the induction and the summer tour whichever one your on.

2:56 AM  
Anonymous Bill Bracken said...

Its about time.soooo PSYCED!!!
You are such a major part of the VH sound!!!
Now get back in the band!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Whammy Bar said...

Mike,

Long-time VH fan here and I couldn't be happier for you! This honor is well-deserved. I hope to see a jam session at the induction!

BTW, your opening solo during the tour last summer ROCKED!!!

Whammy Bar

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Congratulations, Mike!!! Of everyone in the VH history, you deserve it the most!!!! You are the only one to stick with the band and keep your loyalty to the band. No ego to separate you or personal associations to alter your devotion to the band and its fans. Eddie pushed people out and Alex stayed loyal to Ed, but you stayed loyal to the men, the band and the legacy of Van Halen until their egos kicked you out. You deserve to be inducted, you loyal SOB!!!!

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes for your being inducted to the RNR HOF as part of VH. You are and always will be a part of the greatest RNR band. You are loved more than you will EVER know! I can't understand all the BS concerning the brothers and yourself. Its just senseless BS as far as I am concerned. Seems to me you just wanted to get on stage and have fun again,isn't that what life is really all about. I didn't know you burned their house down while raping their wives and children. They need to get over the past and you my man...Just need to move on to the future! But a couple of jams for the HOF for all the old times should be in order! If all else fails you had better be there, for YOUR fans! Those of use who love the underdog, the average guy, the bottom end the background vocals. Oh and the hot sauce isnt bad either. See you next summer. ;)

1:03 AM  
Blogger Jonnie said...

Hey! A midwestern restaurant named Azar's has a huge ice cream sundae that they call a "Mad Anthony"!

I think they should put that in the hall of fame too.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike:

As a 40 year old businessman, I look back at the times when my three neighborhood friends and I would jam in our garage to the old VH stuff. My role was back up vocals and bass. Loved every minute of it and thank you for the indirect inspiration in my youth. What's funny now is my 11 year old son plays all the old tunes on his iPod and thinks he knows more about VH than I do. Anyway, congrats on the Hall of Fame and maybe the brothers could chill for awhile and have a great reunion. All the best. MRW

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike
Congradulations on Hall, it's been a long time waiting, I am a huge Fan of yours and the Band, over 25yrs now. Thanks for the great music that you and Eddie, Alex Dave and Sammy created. Long Live Van Halen.

God Bless
Kenny

8:51 AM  
Blogger Raydude6131 said...

As someone who's had VH as the background music to all the fun in his life, may I say congratulations. Congratulations you pint-sized, whiskey sippin' bass player.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many, Many, Many Congratulations on taking the Hall!!! Few people reach your well deserved level of accomplishment. After meeting you at SEMA and learning what a nice guy you are, I just have to say KICK ASS!
Oh, and bonspeed rules.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Congrats Mike! HIGH FIVES!!!
You and the band certainly do deserve this recognition for all the years you've devoted to making spectacular music for us!

Rock on Bro!

Redloves & Peace Always!

Jeanette Akers :-)))

9:16 PM  
Blogger cabomike13 said...

Cheers Mikey. Very long overdue and very much deserved. Two shots of "Pepper Jack" (Jack Daniels/Mad Anthony Hot Sauce) a salute to you, Sammy and the others. Best of everything...always.

Mike

3:33 PM  
Blogger Scott and Steph said...

Congratulations! Van Halen deserves to be inducted! I hope that you are invited to the ceremony...it just wouldn't be right without you there!
All the best...cheers!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Mark Hutsell said...

Congradulation from another life long fan. Well deserved. It's a shame it doesn't look like the 5 of you will be able to get it together for one night to celebrate 25+ years of your music, after all that's what this is all about. You know you guys would absolutely shake up the world for a few minutes if Dave & Sam could split a stage for 15 minutes. I'll be one of the many, many, many that will be keeping my fingers crossed for you (& everyone). Enjoy & good luck!

6:17 PM  
Blogger patrick said...

Mike,congrats to the mad man shots all around!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Mike you have always been so good to us fans. We couldnt be happier for you. Best to you, Tim T.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Randall said...

Warmest congrats, Mike! Took long enough for the band who redefined the meaning of rock to get their well-deserved recognition and thus, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I can't say i've been listening to VH all my life, but your music has definitely helped shape my playing, and is definitely at the top of my own personal RNR HOF. What i can say though, is greetings from sunny Singapore and i do sincerely hope you have a blast of a time at the induction ceremony! :)

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a lifelong VH fan. Your backing-vocals were such a huge part of the music. Thank you for taking the "high road" with all the goings on with the present VH and from the last tour, you truly are a class act. Something "others" should learn.

Enjoy the moment no matter how it transpires and know you were a large part of VH's success.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous orlando said...

Hey Mike,
Congrats on getting into the Hall Of Fame. You are well deserving of the honor both musically and as a genuine human being. Keep on rocking Mike!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael, since there is no official tour w/ the Wabos this year, I hope you will keep us informed of any appearances, etc. you will be doing so we can come out and see you this year.

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Andrew Byrd said...

You are the BACKBONE of VH!!! Stay Cool!!!!

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Hagarfn said...

Congratulations Mikey. Much deserved. Hope to see you out there in 2007. Keep on Rockin!!!!

10:25 PM  
Blogger Juan Bodley said...

You should retire the Jack Daniels bass and have it in the hall...a fine beverage with an EXCELLENT band!!

Kudos to you, Sir Michael and keep your rock on!!!!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike!

Congrats on Rock & Roll Hall of fame!

Without Michal Anthony there IS NO Van Halen.

By the way I just heard a VH tour with Dave may be imminent.

Initially I thought COOL! And was gonna organise tickets from Australia to fly to USA with my friend from High School (we grew up on VH as teenagers)

But then I realised it's just not Van Halen without you mate.

Well deserved, as time rolls on we all see how you are the prince amongst the clowns!

ROCK ON MIKE!!!!!!!!!

Michael
Sydney, Australia

3:41 PM  
Blogger Salliann said...

HAPPY ROCK n ROLL HALL OF FAME TO YOU, HAPPY ROCK n ROLL HALL OF FAME TO YOU, HAPPY ROCK n ROLL HALL OF FAME TO MICHAEL, HAPPY ROCK n ROLL HALL OF FAME TO YOU..HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY...Michael Anthony you are the equal share that put Van Halen in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...and so did Dave and Sammy and even Gary...been with you's since I was 14 years old now I'm 44...Party on and be excellent to each other...PS gonna come to New Zealand???? huh..c'mon, lol cheers

12:54 AM  
Blogger T-man357 said...

Damn Mike!! No one wants to see the "Van Halen Family Band featuring DLR" reunite...

Dude you are far and away the coolest member of Van Halen..Please do the reunion!! I missed out on seing you guys in '84 but I will not go see this "Reunion" if that's what they're calling it because it's not real VH..

You're a great Bassist and have AWESOME vocals!! And that's will hurt Eddies egofest if you're not in the band..

Take care Bro!!!


T

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Rod Brogdon said...

Mike,
Congratulations. You guys deserve it. Tell Dennis I said hello too.
Take care
Rod

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Cal - Rio/ Brazil said...

Congratulations Mike!!!!!!
Van Halen RULES!!!!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

caborox
its about time
chi town loves vanhagar
and mike the best on the bass
we will be watching in march
make us all proud
greg and candace

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a reunion without Mike?????????
This such bullshit.
Eddie does NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT VH FANS!!!!
He needs to grow up and learn to be proffessional....Like Areosmith,The stones and all the others who realize what made their bands great.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous VH-FAN said...

Hey! If anyone has any doubts about Mike, if he belongs on any Reunion Tour--or in the RRHOF for God's sake--check out this clip of him on the 2004 Tour!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO743cq5lp0

7:39 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

Congratulations on being inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. VH clearly deserves this honor. Have been a HUGE fan since the very beginning. As much as I'd love to see VH together again w/ Dave (as rumors appear) or Sammy, I refuse to attend a reunion concert without its original bassist. Who can possibly sing your irreplaceable backup vocals? You are VH!!!

Chris, NJ

7:12 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hey Michael- I worked for you on the first VH tour, and have many fond memories. You're a great guy and amazing player, and your induction to the Hall of Fame is so well deserved.

Congratulations and best to you and your family,

Jeff S.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous BNoee said...

That's got to feel very rewarding.
Way to go!

2:01 PM  
Anonymous John Peters said...

Mike, you da man. Always have been, always will be. 'Nuff said!

JP
Durban, South Africa

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike,
I always put you in the top 5 bassests of all time. And Van Halen in the top 2 bands of all time. Man you guys deserve it congrats.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Bob Dooley said...

Mike,
Now that Eddie Alex Dave and Wolfie are officially announced, let's see what they actually deliver. I can't help but be skeptical. My take is that you and Sammy are way too good for them. If I want to see a quality show, I'll go to Tahoe early in May. See ya' then!!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say congrats. I think it stinks that they are going to have Eddie's son play bass. I think it is a travesty. You were by far the backbone of that band. You kept you ego at the door and made sure the fans had a hell of a time at every show. Is Wolfgang going to hit the high harmonies like you did? What happens when his voice changes halfway through the tour.

You rock.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Michael!

I look forward to seeing you inducted into the RRHOF. I do not look forward to seeing van halen tour without you. They should rename the band the Van halen Family threesome. It is not Van halen without Michael Anthony.

Darrin

Sydney Australia

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Hey Mikey,
I for one am deeply disappointed at what the VH brothers pulled here. It's not VH without you and never will be. Will I be at the VH tour? Yes.. but only right in front of Eddie with a T-Shirt that reads "WHERE'S MIKEY??" VH fans love you my brother and we'll see you in Tahoe!! My boys and I will be doing a shot of JD in your honor tonight!
-Eric

12:12 AM  
Blogger todd a said...

It's unfortunate the way things work in the business world. Loyalty doesn't mean a thing. I used to listen to your music with my older brother and his friends all the time. VH is the one band that really puts me in a time capsule.

I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VH reunion with out Mike is no reunion at all! Thanks for all the years, and keep having fun without all the BS. Grew up in Pasadena, and remember hanging with you at Gerish swim club, and Neil's wedding. I was the star struck kid in the VH concert shirt. AT a wedding, what was I thinking.......

6:15 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Mike,

A well deserved honor to both you and the rest of the crew of VH. You make Arcadia proud boy!
I remember ,(okay it was the seventies...and the memory was foggy), going to a little party off 8th ave...someone pointed out Eddie...and I said "who?".
heh
It wasn't much longer that I...and the rest of the nation...knew who you ALL were.
Congrats Mike. It's about time!

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike...

Congrats on the RnR-HF. Van Halen shapped my young life being 14 when the first album was released. I have been to many a shows and rocked out to every new record that was produced. I cannot count on both hands the number of times that I have seen VH.

Once again Congrats on the induction!

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that in spite of everything, you'll keep your head up. Everything happens for a reason. In the end, you'll still be standing heads above. God bless you and yours. Never doubt the love and support of your millions and millions of fans.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous David (not Lee Roth) said...

Mike,

When we think of Van Halen we think of you, you deserve all of it, All your hard work has finally paid off! It wouldn't feel right for you not to be there you are an important element in the band and can never be replaced , ROCK ON !!

Your forever freinds and fans from Las Vegas ,,,,

12:10 AM  
Anonymous calli2 said...

you guys were one of the first bands that made me sit up and take note of music. Both with Dave and then Sammy it has been a great journey. I am a musician now and can honestly say if it weren't for especially you and Alex,I wouldn't have wanted to pick up an instrument. You ROCK and VH rocks! Congrats and look forward to seeing you there.

6:30 PM  
Blogger cassell said...

Excellent!
Very deserving.
I just read your interview in Burrn Magazine....I appreciate your candidness and honesty with all of that stuff. It sucks that such a great band can not function anymore...with Sam or Dave (or you). Their new tour is a joke without you. I wish you success! Cheers from Detroit!
Jason

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
G'day from down under and contrats for the hall of fame.You ALL deserve this!! I remember when I meet you at the hotel in Launceston (Tasmania)98' tour and what a dam good bloke you are. Friend for life Mikey, keep rockin and if you ever make it to Australia again, please bring the Jack Daniels bass. I want to hear that monster in the flesh!!!

Chris
Melbourne, Australia

10:11 PM  
Anonymous RN said...

Congrats on the nomination, Mike you kick ass.

VH fans all over the world have once again been dissapointed and appalled by EVH. VH is DLR, EVH, MA and AVH. It is not a reunion w/out Mike Anthony. What a fiasco.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous smithjc said...

To the true voice of VH:

Mikey you da man!! No one else can duplicate what you've contributed to the VH sound. I'm really sorry that the word band doesn't mean what it used to mean, and that people have to be the way they are. Congratulations on the RRHOF, you deserve it just as much as the rest of the guys. To one of the masters who gave us the classic six-pack, I salute you! I had a nice shot of Jack whenst I heard about the RRHOF. VH w/o you is not VH. It's VH Mach IV and I can't take another version of Halen man. They'll find out the hard way I guess.

Thanks so much for all the great music and memories!!! Congratulations!

~carol~
aka: smithjc

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Mad Fan said...

IT AIN'T VAN HALEN WITHOUT MAD ANTHONY!!!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger john yuhas said...

MIKEY

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING 20% OF THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME!!!!


THANK YOU FOR ME WISE MAGIC!!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Texas Voodoo Child said...

From a life long VH fan in Texas-

Hope to see you in Dallas/FW in 2007!
Congrats on the H.O.F.!!!!!!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike,

Thank you and Sammy for the 2004 Farewell Tour... Please come back to Foxwoods again! Take care!

Pete

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the past, present and future ROCK & ROLL!!!

Mark

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Michael!!!!! you are the man!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike,

First of all I would like to congratulate you on a job well done, you deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I personally think it should've happen years ago. Anyway I also would like to add that the sauce you put out is great. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe here in Houston and I chose the steak with Mad Anthony sauce and it was so delicious that I bought acouple bottles to send to my friends. They all enjoyed it too. I'll be buying more again. Take care & enjoy the great Fame.

Always a big fan Muz,

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey,

Congrats on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! You & VH deserve it! I hope that EVH & DLR will act like grown ups & not ruin the celebratin for everyone.

I was so excited about the reunion w/ Roth, until I found out about the shit that EVH pulled to force you out. I will not go see them w/o you in it! Van Nepotism will not get any of my $!

6:19 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congratulations sweet guy. I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Sunrise, Florida concert a few years ago. You gave me your autograph and we took a picture together. I went to kiss you on the check and you turned your head and it landed on your lips !! What luck!! We took a picture together and then you had to get ready to go on stage so I had to go into the audience. It was awesome and I can't imagine a Van Halen concert without you. Breaks my heart. Meeting you made that concert one I will never forget. It was a gift I gave to myself for my 38th birthday - I figured what better way to go back in time and feel like a kid again then to go to a VH concert. Thanks for a great birthday, the kiss, the picture and all of the music through the years Mikey.
Hugs and kisses,
Lisa

6:09 AM  
Blogger AT said...

Congratulations, Mike! VH is most certainly worthy of the acknowledgment of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And what would VH have been without your awesome harmonies, fat tone, crazy-fun stage energy, and signature JD bass?! How often can one immediately identify a song by hearing just four straight 'E' quarter notes?! ("Runnin' With The Devil"!) Not often! Thanks for being a part of my all-time favorite band.

My lone remaining wish/request of VH is a performance from all five inductees at the ceremony. It would bring resolution to this fan and I'm sure many others.

Also, it's great to see the pics you frequently post to your website. For Kari's party, did you just pull out stuff from the drawer marked '1977'? I could swear I saw some old VH photos with you in those same pants and shirt...

Cheers.

-AT
andrewthomas.net

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Andy From NJ said...

Mike,
Congrats to you. This seems long overdue. all the best. Thanks for being a class act Mike!
Andy From NJ

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Red said...

Mike,

As a fan for over 20 years, and someone who picked up a bass guitar by choice at 14 because of you, I just want to say a heartfelt thanks for everything. Thanks for being real with us and I hope God continues to bless you and your family for many years to come.

We love ya, Mike, and we know what's real.

Rock and Roll never forgets!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, it won't be a true Classic Van Halen reunion if you aren't up on stage alongside Dave, Eddie and Alex.

Hopefully you all can get everything worked out and I can't wait to hear what might happen with that project that yourself, Chad Smith and Sammy have been kicking around doing.

BTW, your hot sauce is the bomb.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIKEY....TRUE?

DETROIT RADIO.....

Local radio station and apparently DLR said he won't put ink on anything unless Mikey is on board as well. When a spokes person from the DLR camp was asked about the "New VH" photo he replied, "Rollingstone magazine paid for the shoot and story. The members were approached by them. At the time Mr. Roth thought there was still room for discussion concerning Mr. Anthony returning to the fold. We now feel that is no longer a working possibility."

Now there is also talk that VH might not perform at RRHoF. Apparently DLR said Mikey had just as much to do with their legacy and success and he wants no part of it if it is not done with ALL of the founding members.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the HOF! Not sure what's going on with the rest of VH or this reunion without you included but nothing suprises me with the VH clan anymore. Was glad to see you and Sammy here in St. Louis last summer - one hell of a show.

Keep on rocking!

2:42 PM  
Blogger Matthew Turnage said...

Mike, belated congratulations on the HOF. I just wanted to let you know that I saw VH in 2004 and you were awesome. "Somebody Get Me a Doctor" was a highlight of the set.

I read an interview where you said you did that tour for the fans despite the crap from EVH. Just wanted to let you know this fan appreciated it, and in return I'm going to pass on the 2007 VH tour. It's not Van Halen without you.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Bryan said...

Congrats Mad Anthony! You are the reason I play bass! You and Alex were the backbone of Van Halen! You two were the reason VH was such a success! Eddie, David, and Sammy all owe you both the world! God bless! And thanks for staying sane in the Rock World!

4:14 PM  
Anonymous socalVhfan said...

Mike, THANK YOU for a lifetime of great music Congrats. socalVHfan

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Hey Mikey,
Just got my Cinco De Tahoe tickets... will you be there again this year??? We all hope so man, would't be the same without you!
-Eric

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Yamaha RBX170 said...

All the best for you

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike, how about an update???? What's going on in your world?????

7:30 AM  
Blogger maco said...

Congratulations Mike -- here's to the one that truly was the real spirit of VH -- glad you're hangin' with The Red Rocket and others now -- you sure as hell don't need anymore of that VH toxic vibe!! -- ROCK ON DUDE!!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, you're not only a great bass player, but you also harmonized perfectly with Roth and Hagar--not easy to do. You've always seemed like a solid, classy guy, with no ego. Great to see you get recognized.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Rich B - Chicago said...

Mike. Congrats! You are a class act! It's great to see you're making music instead of "talking Bout" makin' music. Enjoy!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Mike, you' re great!!

I'm a fan from Brazil and now you aren't in Van Halen anymore, I'm thinking to myself: who gonna make that wonderful back vocals you usually did with the band?!

Congratulations!! I simply love your job, bassman!! Don't stop!!

"Catch your magic moment.. Do it right here and now! It means everything!"

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike, been a long time since Arcadia High, huh? Great to see you and Sammy on VH1 Classic last night and glad you guys played. Congratulations and COME TO THE 35 YEAR REUNION LATER THIS YEAR!

Bob Whitmore AHS '72

11:31 AM  
Blogger William Mc said...

Mike,
Your an awesome bass player. You know how to have fun on stage. Keep rockin' Congrats on being in the Hall Of Fame. You deserve it. Tell Sammy to kick up and rock out on his next cd.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on Making the hall. Thank God you and Sammy had the class to show up and represent Van Halen in what should have been it's finest hour. You two are a class act for damn sure. Your ex-bandmates could learn a thing or two from you. It is an elite club you have been asked to join and you deserve to be there....Enjoy!!!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Thanks for the speech at the Hall of Fame, Mike (and Sam). Very heartfelt in a difficult situation. I've said it before, you are an inspiration. I also hope that Ed gets better and you guys can carry on. In any event, however, thanks for the memories and we look forward to whatever comes next for you.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its been a wild ride ... you deserved one the four corners of van halen . congrats !!!! keep rocking ...keep rollin'...

7:40 AM  
Anonymous KULA said...

KULA FROM HAWAII SAYS DEAR MIKE, BEEN WAITING 22 YEARS AND HEAR WE ARE. OUR LOCAL DJ CALLS IT THE THREE QUATER TOUR.WHAT CAN WE SAY. TAKE YOUR EXAMPLE RIDE THE HIGH ROAD. I WILL SAY WHAT A LOAD TO PUT ON A 16 YEAR OLD.NEVER THOUGHT I D SAY JUST MIGHT WAIT FOR THE DVD. ALOHA

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