As 2018 is coming to a close, it’s looking like one of the potentially biggest stories heading into 2019 could be the reunion of the original Van Halen lineup, which means bassist Michael Anthony would be back in the fold.
Nothing has been made official yet, but the latest buzz surrounding this rumor comes via Eddie Trunk, who himself said nothing has been confirmed but says the latest he’s heard involves “some sort of stadium package.”
Of course, this quote harkens back to a David Lee Roth interview from a couple weeks ago with Vulture where DLR mentioned, “…You know, next time my rock band will be playing the same place that the Yankees play.” He then ended up divulging, “Well, I don’t know how far this privacy actually goes. But the band is solvent. And I can say that I contacted colleagues about being part of the show — Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Jason Aldean, the Foo Fighters, [Eric] Church, and [Chris] Stapleton. And they all said that, if everything happens, they would certainly be involved.”
Once again, nothing has been confirmed, but this is definitely a story to watch heading into the New Year.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.