Michael Anthony told KSHE 95 in St. Louis he made contact with Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen shortly after Eddie Van Halen’s passing.
“I spoke briefly with Alex right after Eddie passed but I wanted them to have their privacy,” said Anthony. “I have texted with Wolfie a couple of times and everything’s all good.”
Anthony added that he hopes to reconnect with Alex in the future.
“Alex has been pretty much grieving or however you wanna put it, pretty much been to himself,” said Anthony. “I’m just kinda lettin’ that happen and I’m sure at one point we’ll talk again or even get together.”
Anthony, who said he last spoke with Eddie three years ago, confirmed the story that he was in talks with Van Halen regarding a reunion.
“I actually did get a call from their camp, actually [manager] Irving Azoff’s office, I don’t know, three, four years ago, a few years ago now. And they did ask me about coming back and doing the reunion,” said Anthony. “Things kind of were progressing and then I guess Eddie was kind of ill. He was going over to Europe and having some treatments done or whatever and it never materialized. He was just too ill.”
Below is the entire interview U-Man and Favazz interview with Anthony:
Anthony’s band Sammy Hagar & The Circle have just released a new album ‘Lockdown 2020’ which is available now.