2/15/2013

Might As Well Jump

Under the headline "David Lee Roth Wants Michael Anthony Back in Van Halen" in Ultimate Classic Rock's news section, the music website gave a misinforming, sensationalistic recap of a recent interview the Van Halen frontman gave Rolling Stone magazine.

Upon inspection of the RS interview itself even the most disconnected reader could easily deduce UCR exaggerated the whole Michael Anthony angle just for the sake of page views/hits. Diamond Dave does regret that a full-on reunion of the original VH lineup hasn't happened but this was a passing comment in 'it would be nice for the fans' mode within the context of an interview whose bulk is devoted to discussing his other musical endeavors--dance music; working with Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 on an autobiographical musical--as well as his daily conversations with Alex Van Halen, his desire to see VH play the likes of Bonnaroo and Coachella; and what's it's like living in Japan, where he's resided since May of last year.

Bottom line: the Michael Anthony thing was a blip and and nothing more. Certainly not the Earth-shattering revelation it was made out to be by the online music magazine. Lame, UCR. Very, lame.

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