Lopez went on to inform Hagar that Eddie loved him, but was “disappointed” that he hadn’t reached out.
“I contacted all of these people. I contacted Alex [Van Halen]. I didn’t have Eddie’s contact number, ”insisted a defensive end Hagar. “So George said, ‘Here’s his number. Call him.’ ”
When Eddie picked up the phone it was just like the good old days, the guitarist even jokingly asked Hagar, ‘What took you so long?’ ”
“It was just a big love party from there,” the Red Rocker remarked. “It was at the start of the year, before COVID. So yeah we texted and talked about Wolfie [Eddie’s son, Wolfgang] and his new record, and about us, the things that we’ve done and the quality of those things. ”
Hagar previously said hearing of Van Halen’s death “was like getting hit by a scary Mack truck,” but the singer took some solace in knowing that he made peace with the guitarist before his death.
” It was hard. But if I hadn’t contacted Ed and we buried the ax like that and became friends again, I don’t know how I could have taken it, ”Hagar admitted. “It would have been devastating. . ”
Listen to Hagar’s full interview below.