The recent update on VAN HALEN Tribute tour featuring David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani and Alex Van Halen has shocked all the rock fans and made them super excited.
It seems unclear currently whether Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar are part of this tribute or not.
Now, in a new interview Mitch Lafon and Jeremy White, Anthony has come out and revealed more details.
“Oh, yeah, it’s kind of weird because as soon as somebody mentions something, even if it’s not necessarily going to happen, all of a sudden somebody grabs ahold of it. And all of a sudden it’s blown up. The only thing that was kind of a surprise to me was the Jason Newsted thing – when he came out and said that Alex (Van Halen) had talked to him last year or something like that. Which is interesting, because I actually had been on a conference call with Irving Azoff (label executive), Alex and Dave (Lee Roth) last year, so I don’t know what the Jason thing was all about.”
“And Satriani, I spoke to Joe about it, it was more of something kicking around. Alex is still in mourning or whatever you want to say. I did have some talks with Dave and Alex last year, so I’m not really sure what the Jason Newsted thing came out of, because we had been discussing this for well over a year.”
Anthony then added:
“But anyway, as far as right now, everything’s pretty quiet. And I hope something happens in the future here. And I think Joe was mentioning it in some of the interview that he did that It’s more of a celebration of the band and the music, rather than calling it Van Halen, you know? Eddie being probably the most integral part of the whole band, can’t really call it Van Halen after that. And I know his son, Wolfie, he’s out doing his own thing now, he went out and played with the band or whatever, but I think he’s into his own music now. I’m sure at some point he’ll play some of the Van Halen stuff, but right now, I think he’s more focused on his thing.”