Sammy Hagar reveals more details about Eddie Van Halen’s reunion call

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Sammy Hagar says Eddie Van Halen practically expected his ex-Van Halen teammate to join him in the final months of the guitarist’s life.Speaking to Angi Taylor on Chicago 95.5 FM (embedded below), Hagar said, “When I called him, after years of not speaking, in February, I think, or in January, little whatever it was – before COVID – he said: took you so long? [Laughs] It put the biggest smile on my face. I said, ‘Oh my God. Don’t ask me. It was just very touching for me: “Hey, I waited”. ”

Hagar reiterated what he wrote to Howard Stern about how they agreed to keep news of their reconciliation out of the press. The singer added that burying the hatchet helps him cope with Van Halen’s death and reminds him more of the music they made together than the bad times.

“Butt now, looking back, if we hadn’t accepted this quarrel we had after the [2004] reunion tour, ”Hagar said,“ I wouldn’t have been able to handle it. It would’ve been way too much for me, because I’m still grieving… But the grieving is starting to do… It feels like, hey, we’ve had a great thing. This music will live on forever – beyond me. I will sing it for the rest of my life. When I am gone, I hope that young groups will come to play this music. And you can still play it at home. ”

In his note to Stern, Hagar wrote that he and Van Halen “have been texting, and it has been a feast of love since we started communicating earlier this year. We both agreed not to tell anyone, because of all the rumors it would spark. a reunion, etc., and we both knew that wasn’t going to happen. But he also didn’t want anyone to know about his health. “



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