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Posted: December 28, 2018

Van Halen Reunion with Mike Anthony? Not So Fast...

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

By Hildi Brooks

Michael Anthony, former Van Halen bassist (and provider of key backing vocals), seemed to put a damper on 2019 reunion rumors for the band. Or DID he?

Backstory: David Lee Roth recently told rock journalist Eddie Trunk in New York, that the band would "come back through town in the summertime and do the original thing, maybe somewhere sportin', maybe with somebody famous…. next time my rock band will be playing the same place that the Yankees play."

Trunk has said he heard other rumors, from good sources, that there would be a 2019 tour of the classic lineup.

Now, although internet stories are reporting Mike Anthony’s comments as “shooting down” the reunion rumors. I say, “Oh contrare!”

Here are Anthony’s exact words as told to a reporter with Premiere Radio Networks on Wednesday (12/26): 

"The only comment I have is that I haven't spoken to any of the guys since we last played together back in 2004.”

So what! We all know these things come together through promoters and agents. It’s all about the Benjamins. And the glory. And redemption!


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