MICHAEL ANTHONY CONFIRMS THAT HE WAS CONTACTED BY VAN HALEN’S MANAGEMENT, HAGAR ADDS “EVERY NOW AND THEN, THEY THROW [OUT AN OFFER]”
Bassist Michael Anthony was a guest on the Howard Stern Show, where revealed that he was contacted about the prospect of a Van Halen reunion.
He stated (via blabbermouth), “I was actually contacted by their management last October, to see if I would be interested in something. And that’s basically as far as it went. I think they were trying to put something together on their end, management was, and something broke down on their end and the plug got pulled.”
He added, he would be interested, “If it was done the correct way. You know — four guys up there just doing their thing.”
Furthermore, former Van Halen frontman, Sammy Hagar, told the Pulse Of Radio (via blabbermouth.net), “It’s, like, every now and then they throw — y’know, management throws — something at me or something at Mike, sayin’. ‘Hey, what are you guys doin’ next summer? Y’know, Ed and Al are talking about maybe doin’ this or maybe doin’ that.’ And I’m goin’, ‘I’m workin’ next summer.’ [Laughs] I mean, they wanna talk to me? Talk to me. Mikey — same thing: ‘He said, ‘Yeah, let me know.’ And then you don’t hear nothin’. So, it looks to me like it’s a rumor. I’m not the one that can honestly say it’s official, but in my world, we’re going out and tourin’ this summer and nobody’s tellin’ us we can’t.”