Sammy Hagar reveals that Van Halen management contacted Michael Anthony about six months ago
In an interview earlier today on the Trunk Nation show on SiriusXM satellite radio, ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar revealed that his current The Circle and former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony was actually contacted by Van Halen management about six months ago to see if the latter was interested in a reunion presumably with David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen.
Hagar stated (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits): “Mike and I have had the conversation… I’m telling you, Mike don’t know shit. They’re gonna have to eventually… Somebody’s gonna have to give the guy a call. I mean, he got a call six months ago from [Van Halen‘s] management saying, ‘Are you interested?’ And he said, ‘Yeah. I’m doing a record with Sammy right now. We’re booking shows, so you’d have to work around it.’ And they said, ‘Okay. We’ll get back to you.’ And that was it. I can tell you that much.”
Hagar went on to state that he would support Anthony rejoining his Van Halen bandmates as he advised: “First of all, I don’t wanna go out and play six months. So [The Circle is] gonna go out and play a couple of months. And if this happens, he can go play with [Van Halen] a couple of months, and then I’ll go out in the fall again for a couple of months. I just know that Mike‘s committed to these shows we’ve got going on right here. If those guys get it together, a hundred percent he has my blessings. I love the guy. And I think he knows that The Circle is really important for his long-term thing, because Van Halen is so sporadic.”
You can read further excerpts from the interview with Sammy Hagar on Trunk Nation at Blabbermouth.