Happy birthday to Michael Anthony, born on June 20, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.

After leaving Van Halen, he co-founded Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith.

Although the band members aren't on the road or in the studio right now, I found the latest news on what Anthony's up to at the Chickenfoot official website:

We spoke with Michael Anthony and he's had plenty up his sleeve this year! "I just recorded a couple of songs with Sammy, Chad Smith and Neal Schon for Sammy's new CD coming out later this year and I'll be joining up with The Red Rocker on the road later this summer where I hope to unleash my new Yamaha signature bass and Peavey signature amp on the masses. In addition, I'm just wrapping up a remodel on my new house down in Newport Beach; just in time for summer!! Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the road!"