Michael Anthony Addresses Alex Van Halen’s Condition After Eddie’s Passing
Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony recently joined the Mitch Lafon and Jeremy White show. Anthony revealed how Alex Van Halen is currently feeling after his brother Eddie Van Halen‘s tragic death in the interview.
Eddie Van Halen formed the legendary rock band Van Halen in 1972 along with his brother Alex Van Halen, Mark Stone, and David Lee Roth. Although the band’s name was Mammoth in the first place, they changed it to Van Halen after Michael Anthony’s addition in 1974.
Sadly, Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, at 65, and Van Halen decided to split afterward. Until then, the Van Halen brothers were the only constant members in the lineup. Moreover, Eddie’s death left the surviving band members, especially his brother Alex, devastated.
After his brother Eddie’s passing, Alex decided to live as a hermit and didn’t get into contact with anybody. He didn’t make any musical effort, as Eddie was the only person he played with during his career. In a previous interview conducted in September 2021, Sammy Hagar stated that Alex is not ready to communicate with anyone yet.
Recently, Michael Anthony spoke about the rumors of a Van Halen tribute tour with Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Joe Satriani. He stated that he doesn’t know any details about the rumors, but he knows that Alex Van Halen is still in mourning. So, Alex still needs time to get over Eddie’s passing.
During the conversation, Michael Anthony said the following:
“I don’t know what the Jason thing was all about. That’s with Satriani, and I spoke to Joe about it. It was more of something kicking around. But Alex is still in mourning. I don’t know if there was something more than everyone talking. But I did have some talks with Dave and Alex last year. So, I’m not really sure what the Jason Newsted thing came out of because we’ve been discussing this for over a year.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.