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David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on stage during 2013 STONE Music Festival at ANZ Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia photo by Ros O'Gorman

David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on stage during 2013 STONE Music Festival at ANZ Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia photo by Ros O'Gorman

Van Halen Attempted A Reunion In 2018 But It All Came Crashing Down

by Paul Cashmere on April 16, 2019

in News

Van Halen attempted to reform in 2018 but it all went south very quickly.

Original bass player Michael Anthony told Howard Stern, “I was actually contacted by management last October to see if I was interested but that’s as far as it went”.

“I think they were trying to put something together at their end and something went wrong at their end,” Anthony added.

Michael Anthony also told Stern he would be happy to reunite with Van Halen but “it would have to be done on good terms and it would have to be done right”.

Sammy Hagar was also in on the interview. He said he had not talked to “those guys since 2004”.

The first rumours that Michael Anthony was fired from Van Halen surfaced in 1996. While he was credited as a band member for the 1998 ‘Van Halen III’ album he only played on three tracks. He toured with the band in 1998 and with the David Lee Roth reunions in 2000 and 2001. In 2006 Eddie Van Halen finally announced that his son Wolfgang was the new bass player for Van Halen.

Michael Anthony is currently a member of The Circle with Sammy Hagar, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson.

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