Ousted Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony shed light on his previous talks with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth to perform with them in tribute of the late-Eddie Van Halen.
Blabbermouth transcribed some of Anthony's chat on SiriusXM's Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, in which he explained, “I haven't spoken to him in a little while, but I have spoken with Alex on occasion. And for the most part, we don't even speak that much about music — more about just family, how we're doing and stuff like that. I know it still pains him a lot as far as Eddie goes and will probably for the rest of his life. But I spoke with him and Dave last year about a possible something, but Dave just starts going (talking really fast) And I'm, like, 'Okay.' And we basically just had kind of a conference call about having a conference call to discuss it, and then that other call didn't happen for whatever reason on their end.”
He added: “I told them that I'd obviously be interested. And it would be more like a celebration of the music rather than putting together something and calling it Van Halen because that just wouldn't be right at this point. . . (It) hinges upon Alex.”