Eddie Van Halen says he's still enduring the ups and downs of his working relationship with David Lee Roth because it's what the fans want. The fans who want bassist Michael Anthony back in the lineup, however, are out of luck.
It's been great having Van Halen back in action with David Lee Roth in recent years, but the dark cloud hanging over their reunion has been the absence of original bassist Michael Anthony, who was exiled in favor of Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Don't expect to hear any sour grapes …
There's once again drama in the world of Van Halen, with singer David Lee Roth complaining about a recent lack of activity and communication within the band, and openly calling for a reunion with original bassist Michael Anthony.
The last time Michael Anthony was on 'That Metal Show,' his former Van Halen (and current Chickenfoot) bandmate Sammy Hagar didn't feel his friend went into quite enough detail about his departure from one of rock's most famous and successful bands.
I classify Chickenfoot as a rock supergroup! I think you have to when the band consists of Joe Satriani on guitar, Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith, former Van Halen/Van Hagar members, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar, and everything I have heard from them ROCKS!