Former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended Glendora, California's annual Village Art Walk on December 8, 2006 to promote an interest in and appreciation of the arts. Michael took part in the festivities and had a collection of his basses on display at The Village Goldsmith, including the Jack Daniel's bass. Mad Anthony's sauces were also available for purchase. Check out pictures from the event at this location.
As previously reported, Michael Anthony will be jetting down to Cabo San Lucas to jam with Sammy Hagar and the WABOS for the Red Rocker's annual New Year's party at the Cabo Wabo. Watch for Mike to rock the house on December 31, January 2, 3 and 5. Check www.redrocker.com for ticketing info.
In other news, Michael will be appearing at the National Association of Music Merchants' (NAMM) annual convention in Anaheim, CA on Thursday, January 18. Autograph sessions are scheduled at the following locations:
Dean Markley: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
St. Louis Music: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
As previously reported, it's looking more and more like David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen will reunite at least one more time in VAN HALEN. Eddie and his brother Alex are prepping for a tour next year, with Eddie's 15-year-old son Wolfgang on bass instead of Michael Anthony, but no singer has been officially announced. Now Eddie told Guitar World magazine, "I'm telling Dave, 'Dude, get your ass up here and sing, bitch! Come on!'... As it stands right now, the ball is in Dave's court. Whether he wants to rise to the occasion is entirely up to him, but we're ready to go."
As for having his son in the band, Eddie said, "Wolfgang breathes new life into what we're doing. He brings youthfulness to something that's inherently youthful. He's only been playing bass for three months, but it's spooky. He's locked tight and puts an incredible spin on our (stuff). The kid is kicking my ass! He's spanking me now, even though I never spanked him. To have my son follow in my footsteps on his own, without me pushing him into it, is the greatest feeling in the world."
There's no word on when the new lineup will be officially unveiled.