Original VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has formed a new band with BON JOVI’s Phil X and AEROSMITH’s John Douglas
Michael Anthony made an appearance on yesterday’s (Wednesday, March 22) edition of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, and was asked if he had any plans to form a new project once Sammy Hagar retires from performing with THE CIRCLE.
Michael responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Well, I wasn’t going to mention anything about it, but there is a little side project thing that I’ve kind of been speaking to some people, and might be doing a couple of things with. I don’t wanna get ahead of myself and mention too much, but it might involve Phil X [BON JOVI guitarist] and John Douglas, who you know as [the touring drummer] for AEROSMITH right now.
He continued: “I’ve known J.D. for many years, since he’s worked with VAN HALEN… What a great guy. And we do have a singer. I don’t wanna mention any names, but a really, really cool singer. And we’re recording just for fun right now, some stuff. That’s all I can say.”
Michael Anthony appeared on “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” to promote his appearance at a fundraising event and concert benefiting Save The Heartbeat on March 25 at Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California. Also performing at the show will be Phil X, Sammy Hagar and John 5, and more.
Save The Heartbeat is a non-profit organization that benefits those that are affected by congenital heart disease (CHD). Danielle and Jonathan Maloof started this charity after their son Remington was born with an undiagnosed congenital heart defect in 2013.
Michael lost his two-week-old grandson in April of 2017 due to heart disease.