Michael Anthony Set To Collaborate With Aerosmith and Bon Jovi Members
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Michael Anthony, a former bassist for Van Halen, has said he is working on a new album with current and former members of Aerosmith and Bon Jovi.
Anthony revealed the details in SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation. “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.”
There is a history between Douglas and Anthony. During Alex Van Halen’s time as bassist for Van Halen, the drummer worked as Van Halen’s drum tech. Douglas is a well-loved visual artist who has played with Aerosmith and ZZ Top and is recognized for personalizing the drum equipment of some of rock’s greatest artists.
When asked who will be leading the new band, Anthony avoided answering directly.
“I don’t wanna mention any names, but a really, really cool singer,” he said. “And we’re recording just for fun right now, some stuff. That’s all I can say.”