On December 8, Wolfgang Van Halen and Michael Anthony joined forces at a massive WVH show in Las Vegas. On Facebook, Wolfgang blogged about his reunion with the original Van Halen bassist backstage, and on Instagram, Anthony uploaded a concert video and a photo with the singer. Positive feedback on both posts was received from fans as well as other musicians such as Sammy Hagar. The post by the bassist said:
“I saw Mammoth WVH here in Vegas last night, and they were amazing! I’m very happy to see you, Wolf! Love you! (I’m proud of you, sibling!) As supporters rejoiced about the reunion, Hagar wrote: It’s really great to see Wolf and you together. I’m excited to meet you tomorrow, my brother. Hagar’s Future Plans With His Ex-Band Members. In 2024, Sammy Hagar will embark on a summer tour with Joe Satriani, Jason Bonham, and Michael Anthony. On November 14, the former vocalist for Van Halen disclosed the details of “The Best Of All Worlds Tour,” stating that additional performers might accompany them during the 28-date tour across North America, during which time they will perform songs from the Van Halen catalog.
In an interview with The Howard Stern Show, he openly welcomed his old bandmates to the future shows: “Every musician in every community will receive an invitation. First of all, much like they used to do for Eddie [Van Halen], anytime you play, any guitar player in the area, no matter the city, comes out to see Joe [Satriani]. Therefore, we’ll involve any other guitarists we know. Come on, motherfucker, if David Lee Roth or Alex Van Halen want to jump up and join us. You’re very welcome! This has to do with Van Halen.
The Scheme for A Van Halen Comeback. For the past few years, fans have been speculating about a reunion with every member of Van Halen. Before Eddie Van Halen passed away in 2020, Wolfgang Van Halen claims that they had truly planned to undertake a “kitchen-sink” tour with Anthony, Hagar, and David Lee Roth. The vocalist for Mammoth WVH once stated to 94.5 The Buzz, a Texas radio station:
It was an idea I had. I had been talking to Dad over the years, kind of introducing the idea of, like, ‘Hey, hear me out. However, this would be awesome. What if Mike returned and I was able to open? And over the course of the following year or so, he warmed around to the concept and became interested in it. He went on: We then began to joke about taking everyone on a “kitchen-sink tour,” which would include everything but the kitchen sink. Obtain Hagar, Cherone, Roth, Anthony, and we would all go on stage and simply celebrate. And when we even talked to the band’s manager, Irving Azoff, he became quite enthusiastic and approached Anthony. The guitarist’s deteriorating health eventually led to the idea’s abandonment.