Former VH bassist says Sammy Hagar is also open to the idea
By David Sands
June 28, 2017
Could a reunion of Van Halen’s classic lineup actually happen? Well, let’s put it this way: their ex-bassist Michael Anthony is certainly game.
In a recent interview with Cleveland’s News-Herald, Anthony explained why he thought the time was right for getting the old band back together.
“Partly because you obviously see all of these other bands doing it these days. And also for Van Halen’s fans. Maybe some kind of proper closure or something,” he said. “Everybody in the band is still relatively healthy and alive.”
Anthony also raised the possibility of having his pal and former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar in the mix for good measure, noting that Sammy would be happy to do a joint tour sharing singing duties with David Lee Roth. In the article, he also dismissed the notion that there was any friction between himself and his former VH bandmates, Eddie and Alex Van Halen.
“At this point, I personally am through with all of the drama that comes with everything,” he said. “I want to go out, play music and have a good time. I want to go to my grave a happy guy.”
Hagar and Anthony are currently bandmates in Chickenfoot (which also features Joe Satriani and Chad Smith) and The Circle (with Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson). RIght now, The Circle is touring the U.S and Canada. They’ll be playing Tulalip, Washington on June 29 and wrapping up their summer tour on Sept. 30 in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
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