Sammy Hagar Says He And Eddie Van Halen Should Have Been In Jail
Sammy Hagar, in one of the new stories he shared on his official YouTube channel, talked about something illegal he and Eddie Van Halen did when they were neighbors in Malibu. He said:
“So one of my favorite memories about anything that happens in a car besides, you know, the first time you had sex in a car – that’s a whole other story. But this, on 5150, Eddie Van Halen had a Lamborghini Countach, I have my 512 Ferrari Boxer, Mick Jones, our producer from Foreigner, he had a Corvette he rented.”
Remembering that it happened around ‘Best of Both Worlds,’ (2004) Sammy continued:
“At about 2:00 in the morning, after we finished recording, I think it was ‘Best of Both Worlds’ to be honest with you, and we were all staying in Malibu. Eddie and I lived next door to each other, and Mick Jones had rented a house out there. So we drove back, the three of us up Mulholland Drive, all through the back roads on Highway 1, racing three cars because there was no traffic. We should have been in jail, all right. But we scathed; it was unbelievable. We just raced the whole time like you get somebody on a three abreast on a two lane road. So frigging dangerous, but we did it and we survived it. I’d never do it again, and I don’t recommend it.”
Hagar Glad They Could Talk Before Eddie Van Halen’s Death
In an interview with Fox News earlier this year, Sammy Hagar spoke about the conversations he and Eddie had via text message before he died in October 2020 at the age of 65 after years of battling cancer.
“Well, to be able to have talked to Eddie and had a wonderful rapport with him on text, it means everything to me. If he would have died and we would have not ever said ‘I love you’ to each other again, I would feel really bad. I probably wouldn’t be able to talk… I wouldn’t be able to talk to you about it.”
Van Halen dismissed Hagar from the band in 1996 after creative differences led to a fallout. Hagar rejoined the band from 2003 to 2005, but they continued to publicly feud even while touring together.