Michael Anthony reveals that Van Halen camp only contacted him twice in Oct. 2018 and Jan. 2019
It seems that a Van Halen reunion was being planned for this summer but for whatever unknown reasons never got off the ground.
In a recent article with RollingStone, bassist Michael Anthony‘s limited contacts with the Van Halen camp about a possible reunion were outlined.
The following are excerpts from the RollingStone article:
“I’m sure you know Sammy [Hagar] had made a statement [earlier in the year] saying I was offered [to do a tour with Van Halen],” Anthony told radio host Eddie Trunk on Wednesday. “And I can tell you, I spoke with [Van Halen’s manager] Irving Azoff last October — that’s when I first heard from him — and he asked if I would be interested in any kind of a reunion, and I told him, I said, ‘Yeah.’ I was finishing up a couple of shows with Sammy and I said, ‘Yeah, I’d be interested to hear what you guys have going on. I’ve got these few dates left, and give me a call.’”
A follow-up call from Azoff never came, Anthony says. “And then, right after the first of the year, David Lee Roth’s business manager or lawyer, or something, got ahold of me about a meeting or something,” he said. “And so at that point, I gave it over to our manager, because I didn’t wanna start getting in this whole thing — I wanted to do it the correct way, especially after the way things went for me in 2004. From what I’ve heard, and I haven’t spoken to any of the guys, they were gonna try to plan a thing for this summer, And for whatever reason… I was never… My people were never… They never got in touch with us about any kind of a contract or any kind of a meeting to discuss or whatever. And the next thing I knew, the plug got pulled on it.”
You can read the rest of the article at RollingStone‘s website.