David Lee Roth Says He'd Like Original Bassist Back In Van Halen

David Lee Roth recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his desire to get original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony back in the band. Diamond Dave gave Anthony high praise for his voice in the interview:

"Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo [...] And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever - that was in Michael Anthony. That voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind and Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys."

Responding to Dave's kind words, Anthony said:

"It was flattering to hear Dave talk like that. He never used to talk like that when we were all playing together!"

He added, however:

"At this point in your life and career and whatever, it's more about the friendship, and just people. And if the music side of it happens, if that comes about, all the better - but that's not what it's really about at this point."

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