Let’s be real, Van Halen had a ton of music and most of it was great. Is it possible that even more can be released? I’m not talking about anything new-new, I’m talking some classic Eddie Van Halen riffs that can melt our faces even to this day. According to former Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony, it’s possible!
Michael says there’s a significant amount of material in the Van Halen archive that has yet to see the light of day.
According toLouder Sound, Anthony was recently speaking with SiriusXM‘s Eddie Trunk when he said: “We’re starting a bunch of the re-issue stuff with the Sammy (Hagar) years, with all his albums, and the first one that will come out will be the Right Here, Right Now live album that we did in 1992,” says Anthony. “We’re digging back into stuff. There’s a lot more stuff at Ed’s 5150 studio; Wolfie or Alex will start going through stuff there and see what there is. There’s a ton of stuff.”
Live album fans rejoice as he also said there’s live material that’s “almost album quality”, including recordings made via the live mixing desk, as well as well as video footage dating back to the early 1980s.
He added: “I know for a fact all like early tours we used to record every single show. That was just for the band so that we could critique ourselves after every show and and this went on for a few years. Like the first the first few tours we would record almost every show. And I’m sure, somewhere around Eddie’s house, or Wolfgang’s got them now, they’ve got a lot of these tapes.”
I’m guessing that this will all be released in time. Don’t expect it too soon, but do put your faith in that this could happen and it will be wonderful when it does.