Michael Anthony Shoots Down Van Halen Reunion

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has shot down rumors that he will rejoin the band for a reunion tour next summer.

A new rumor has been resurfacing that he would join the original Van Halen lineup including Anthony, who has not played with the band since 2004.

Premiere Radio Networks reached out to Anthony on Wednesday (December 26).

Anthony said: “The only comment I have is that I haven’t spoken to any of the guys since we last played together back in 2004,” Anthony told Premiere.

He added that while he did speak to Alex Van Halen on the phone “a few years back,” the two didn’t get into anything more than small talk.