TMS: Sammy Hagar + Michael Anthony Talk Van Halen + Aerosmith

Get the facts in two killer clips from That Metal Show Season 11.

As our November raid of That Metal Show’s video vaults heads into the home stretch, check out this pair of mighty moments from Season 11 featuring former Van Halen and sometimes Chickenfoot bandmates Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony.

In the first clip, Sammy sort of takes over from TMS co-hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson. The Red Rocker turns interviewer as he asks his bass-wailing buddy for the very first time about Michael’s feelings regarding his end with Van Halen, the group he’d been with since the very beginning.

Michael says he took it in stride but he was hurt by one aspect of what Van Halen did to their official website the very day they announced that Wolfgang Van Halen would be taking over on bass. He also talks about what he thinks of Wolfie as a bass player.

In our second clip, Sammy Hagar reveals how he almost joined Aerosmith. How, when, and why? Click play and find out how the Californian who still can’t drive 55 came close to combining forces with the bad boys from Boston.
Bang your head back our way tomorrow when we fire up a Season 12 sampling of Jason Newsted sounding off about his ex-bandmates in Metallica.

Mike McPadden is the author of the book "HEAVY METAL MOVIES: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos, and Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big Scream Films Ever!" (Bazillion Points, 2014).