Sammy Hagar still plugging away, Michael Anthony so over Van Halen
Wait, let me get this straight: Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony were the only members of Van Halen to accept the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction for said band this year, but neither is currently touring in the sorta-original lineup of the brothers (and son) Van Halen and Mr. David Lee Roth? That's fine with Hagar, who recently turned 60 and says he has plenty going on in the non-Tequila business front according to Billboard.
And Anthony says he's no longer bothered that he's been replaced by a kid whose younger than the number of years that VH has been in existence and goes by the name Wolfgang. (On second thought, that's kind of a more rock name that Michael, isn't it?) "I'm totally fine with it now 'cause it is what it is," Anthony told Billboard. "There's no use dwelling on it or whining about it." Hagar and Anthony are currently on the road doing a mix of the former's solo material and VH material from the period when they were both in the band. Hagar says he plans to release a new album in 2008 after he finishes up recording this winter and then plans to do a summer tour, among other projects. One thing that's definitely not in the works is Chickenfoot, a side project with Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, says Hagar. The trio have jammed in the past, but that's about it.