After reports in late 2018 helped fuel rumors that Michael Anthony might be rejoining his former bandmates in Van Halen for a big tour, the bassist has confirmed that he was indeed contacted by the Van Halen camp over a possible reunion with the band.
During a new interview, Anthony said that he was contacted by Van Halen’s team last year to discuss the possibility of reentering the fold but the discussion ended just as quickly as it began.
“I was actually contacted by their management last October, to see if I would be interested in something,” Anthony said. “And that’s basically as far as it went. I think they were trying to put something together on their end, management was, and something broke down on their end and the plug got pulled.”