RollingStone.com caught up with Michael Anthony for a Q&A and asked the bassist when he found out Van Halen was going to do this upcoming tour without him. “Probably like everybody else, I found out on the Internet and through word of mouth,” Anthony revealed. “I can understand that he wants his kid to play with him. If I had a kid like that, I’d like to have him perform with me, too. It was kind of funny when I first heard about it being a Van Halen ‘reunion.'” Asked if he was ever called about it, Anthony responded, “No, nobody ever contacted me about anything. I just kind of found out with everyone else.”
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