Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has once again left the door open to a possible reunion with Van Halen, which is certain to only fuel the recent rumors that the band's original lineup will reunite for a stadium tour next summer.
Asked about the Van Halen rumors during an interview with Vegas Rocks! magazine last week, Anthony answered, “I'm always a 'never say never' guy. But at this point, I'm very happy with what I'm doing. I'm having a great time. And if something happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't, at this point.”
A recent rumor, backed up by vague remarks from lead singer David Lee Roth, suggested that the original Van Halen lineup — including Anthony — will reunite this year. This would be the first time that the four founding members of the band, including Roth, Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen, perform together since 1984.
In a separate interview, however, Anthony said that he “personally” hasn't been contacted by anyone in Van Halen about returning to the group. In recent years, Anthony has participated in a series of collaborations with one-time Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar, including The Circle and Chickenfoot.