Van Halen Bassist Gets Saucy
Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is hitting the gustatory scene with a brand of barbeque sauce called Mad Anthony’s (available in Original Style and Extra Hot BBQ flavors) that will be featured at the Hard Rock Cafe. Anthony isn’t the first celebrity to venture into the world of food stuffs: Paul Newman has his salad dressings and his lemonade, Jimmy Buffet has his Cheeseburger in Paradise and Margaritaville cafes, and even fellow Halen-ite Sammy Hagar has his own brand of tequila called Cabo Wabo (If you’re reading, Sammy, feel free to send us a case anytime!). According to a press release form the Hard Rock Cafe website, Anthony beams about his sauce: “Like music, cooking and more specifically barbecuing is one of my greatest passions and my sauce is a celebration of these simple pleasures in life.” He’s not lying that condiments are his passion: Anthony has a tattoo of the Ring of Fire hot sauce logo. Now that’s dedication to your tummy.
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