Sammy Hagar spoke at length about his final texts with his long-estranged bandmate, the late-great Eddie Van Halen. During a chat with Kyle Meredith, the “Red Rocker” shed light on the tone of the chats — and their tentative plans for a major Van Halen reunion tour.
Hagar explained that when and if an Eddie Van Halen tribute concert takes place — wild horses won't be able to keep him away: “I have nothing to do with the (Eddie Van Halen) legacy. That’s their business — that’s Wolfie (Van Halen), Alex Van Halen; they’re family members. Whoever wants to call me up and say, 'Here’s the date,' I will be there. I don’t care where I am. I’ll cancel a (solo) show (if I need to (laughs).”
Hagar went on to explain that canceling show has always been a major — nearly non-existent — event in the Van Halen world: “(That’s) something Van Halen would never do. I always make that joke — canceling a show was (out of the question with) Van Halen. I went out sick without being able to sing, Eddie went out with a crutch, Alex went out with a f***ing neck brace — we wouldn’t cancel shows. But I will cancel my show for a tribute to Eddie any day.”