Sammy Hagar Clarifies If Eddie Van Halen Ever Gave Him Guitar Lessons


Former Van Halen lead vocalist Sammy Hagar shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing a picture with all of his former bandmates from a photoshoot in the shower, however, a fan was curious to know if Hagar ever received any guitar lessons from the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen and apparently, he actually did every night.

As many of you recall, Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen as the band’s lead vocalist back in 1985 quickly after the band parted its ways with vocalist David Lee Roth. With Hagar as the lead singer, the band released four multi-platinum, number 1 Billboard charting albums, ‘5150,’ ‘OU812,’ ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ and ‘Balance,’ as well as countless chart hits.

In order to distinguish the time period of the previous frontman David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar being the lead vocalist, both fans and media often referred to Van Halen as ‘Van Hagar.‘ For the past few months, Sammy Hagar has been sharing posts on his official Instagram page under the name of ‘Van Hagar Posts’ which involved the past memories he had during his time with the band.

Recently, former Van Halen frontman shared another post on his official Instagram page revealing the time when the whole band had a photo shoot in a shower while they all were completely dressed up back in 1988. While showing the fun moment, Hagar revealed that after the photo shoot was over, all band members ended up turning the showers on, and became soaking wet.

Here is what Hagar said:

“haha 1988-ish some crazy photographer decided to shoot us in the shower. at the end of the shoot, we turned the showers on full – I wonder where that photo is!”

While every fan started to enjoy Sammy Hagar’s weekly Van Hagar posts and often asks questions in the comments section about his memories and often gets an answer by Hagar himself, a fan was curious to know a completely irrelevant but important question. As that fan shared a comment asking Hagar if he ever received guitar lessons from the iconic guitarist, his bandmate, Eddie Van Halen, former Van Halen vocalist revealed he actually did, every night when they performed together was filled with guitar lessons.

Here is what the fan asked:

“Did Eddie ever give you guitar lessons?

Here is how Sammy Hagar replied:

“Yes Damn near every night I learned some”

You can see the Instagram post right below.

Photo Credit: Sammy Hagar – Instagram Page