Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony revealed his relationship with Eddie Van Halen at the time of his death during an interview with Talkin ’Rock With Meltdown.
Between questions and answers, the musician said he was unable to make peace with guitarist Eddie Van Halen, according to excerpts transcribed and published by Blabbermouth on January 8.
Anthony admitted that he and the guitarist “actually hadn’t spoken [for many years], and unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to. And, you know, it kind of bothers me, because we had some issues that were never resolved. But, I mean, what can you do? We were on track [for] a reunion, which I’m really sad that it never happened. But, you know, life and the show goes on.”
The relationship between Michael Anthony and Eddie Van Halen was not the best since the bassist left the band in 2005. A few years later, in 2007, when the group reunited with vocalist David Lee Roth, Wolfgang Van Halen (son of Eddie ) took the bass.
Michael was the bassist for the original line-up of VAN HALEN. He was in the band from the beginning, in the late 1970s, and stayed until 2005. During that time, he played and performed backing vocals on almost all of the band’s albums, with the exception of “A Different Kind Of Truth”, released in 2012.
Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, at the age of 65. The guitarist had been battling cancer for years.
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