Eddie Trunk doesn’t believe that Michael Anthony won’t be on the Van Halen reunion in 2019. The rumors began when David Lee Roth revealed in interview that the band would reunite in the next year in it’s classic formation.
But, few days later Michael Anthony said that he hasn’t talked to the ex-band members for 15 year.
And now, Trunk said on SiriusXM:
“As I just said, do you think Michael Anthony is going to tell me, Sal [from Premiere Radio], or Loudwire anyone else, ‘Yeah, by the way, I just talked to the guys, we’re rehearsing right now. The tour gets announced new years day, we’re going out with such and such! Go ahead and say it!’? Of course not!
“So here is overreaction the other way, because Michael essentially pleaded the fifth, which you would completely expect him to do. What is he going to do? If you are told not to say anything, you can’t say anything!
“‘Now it’s off, now it’s over, there’s nothing to it.’ It’s ridiculous. When you read through – whether it be Twitter, which I favor, or any of the social media outlets or websites – when it is on the web and you see these headlines and stuff, you’ve got to consider it for what it is.
“You’ve got to take a beat and really think about it. So two days ago, ‘Confirmed! Van Halen reunion full go, stadiums.’ You got a date with Foo Fighters at Yankee Stadium, Michael Anthony, too…
“‘No, not happening, Michael Anthony said he hasn’t heard from anybody.’ Of course! Just take a second and apply some logic to it. Is the guy that has been out of the band forever – if he was back in the band, do you really think he’s the one who is going to break the news ahead of an official statement?”
“With guys – even if you know them – they aren’t going to show their hand. I’ll give you one more: Ace Frehley. Everybody knows I’m tight with Ace. Ace Frehley leading into the KISS reunion didn’t tell me it was happening.
“I mean, I am close with the guys, I signed him to his record deal back in the day, his solo deal. I went to the Unplugged, I was in the audience of the MTV Unplugged, three or four days before that happened. I wasn’t saying anything. [Laughs]
“You don’t want to get off on the wrong foot leaking something, so just keep all of this in perspective both ways. Don’t get too high, don’t get too low on anything.”
“You really think he is going to mess it up by telling me or anyone else in advance of when the band wants to release it? Come on, you can’t put people in positions like that. O course they’re going to deny, deny, deny until it can come out – if there’s anything going on.
“You’re not going to jeopardize pissing off the boss – in this case, that would be Eddie Van Halen – if you’ve got something cooking, a multimillion operation.
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