Sammy Hagar Confirms That Van Halen Reunion Is Going To Happen Sooner Or Later
In an interview with Q104.1 New York, former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony talked about the possibility of a tribute show to honor Eddie Van Halen by reuniting all the members of Van Halen in near future, and apparently, Hagar considers that there is a high probability.
Van Halen released its tenth studio album named ‘Balance‘ on January 24, 1995. Only a month later, the album reached number 1 on the U.S Billboard 200. It was the last one of the four Van Halen studio albums featuring Sammy Hagar as the frontman. During the period of ‘Balance’s release, Hagar was allegedly in an ongoing conflict with Eddie and Alex Van Halen.
They had some disagreements about the songs in the album following by a medical issue regarding Sammy’s pregnant wife. Following their argument on the incident, Sammy was fired from the band. However, Eddie claimed that Sammy was the one who left the band.
However, since the tragic loss of Eddie Van Halen on October 6, 2020, there have been reunion rumors about Sammy Hagar and the rest of the Van Halen members on social media. Hagar even claimed that he had been trying to convince everyone, including David Lee Roth, to reunite prior to Eddie’s death.
During a recent interview, Sammy Hagar responded to a question about the possibility of a Van Halen reunion or a tribute performance to honor Eddie Van Halen. In his response to one of the most wondered questions of VH fans, Hagar stated that the reunion is going to happen sooner or later. He mentioned that everyone, including Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen, his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli, and his widow Janie Liszewski, was on board to do a tribute show in honor of Eddie as soon as the coronavirus pandemic is over.
Sammy said that doing a tribute show with the contribution of everyone, who loved Eddie dearly, is an absolute must. He mentioned that he doesn’t care if it takes 10 years to gather everyone and organize a show and added that he will do it if he’s still available to perform. Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony also chimed in and stated that they should celebrate the great music that they have created over the years by reuniting in honor of Eddie Van Halen.
Here is what Sammy Hagar stated about the reunion plans:
“It’s got to happen, of course, it’s going to happen. No one’s really connected all the dots with everyone involved but I have been told and I have read my interviews with various people involved, with Wolfie, and Valerie, Eddie’s wife that he was married to at the time – they all said as soon as this is over, we’re going to get everybody together and do a reunion.
I mean, do a tribute or whatever, just a thank you, a goodbye, a send-off. And that’s an absolute must, I don’t care if it takes 10 years, that will happen. If I’m available to do it, I will do it.”
Michael Anthony also added:
“Got to celebrate the music. So much good music.”
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