Michael Anthony Says "Plug Got Pulled" on Potential Van Halen Reunion Tour

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Late last year, thanks in part to some eyebrow-raising comments from David Lee Roth, rumors swirled that the original lineup of Van Halen would reunite for a 2019 summer tour.

Though Michael Anthony, the band's former bassist, quickly put those rumors to bed after saying he had not been in contact with his former bandmates, it turns out that there might have been some meat on the bone of the rumors after all.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.