Ex-Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar was recently interviewed by Ultimate Classic Rock, during which he shared some important details about his relationship with Alex Van Halen after his brother and Van Halen co-founder, Eddie’s death.
As you probably know, Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen when the band’s frontman David Lee Roth decided to leave the band in 1985. Hagar had been the band’s lead singer for almost ten years until he started experiencing some problems with Eddie. After Hagar’s departure, Roth reunited with the band.
Van Halen continued to perform until Eddie Van Halen’s death after battling cancer for years. Even though they had been through tough times, Hagar always praised Eddie’s talent and works. However, he also mentioned Eddie’s dark side in his memoir, ‘
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock,’ a short time before his death.
In his recent interview, Hagar highlighted that Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth should team up for the new projects to carry Van Halen’s legacy. However, he also stated that Alex wanted to talk to neither him nor Mike after Eddie’s death. Also, Sammy added that they still have time to reconnect with each other but went on to say that he reach Alex right now.
Sammy Hagar stated in his interview:
“I guess if Dave and Alex teamed up then that would be kind of cool, but other than that, there is very much you can do here. You know what I mean with that… It was one of the greatest bands of all time and one of the greatest times in my life musically. So, I think we should start sharing with the people and having fun as well.”
He went on to say:
“Alex just seems to he just doesn’t want to communicate with anybody. You know, Mike has reached out, and I reached out many times. I don’t know, I’m sure he’s still in pain from the whole thing, but I’m not dogging him.
I’m just saying he just really doesn’t want to be friends or doesn’t want to communicate. I don’t know why but, we still got the rest of our lives to work this out. I’m going to live to be a hundred, so I got away. We have got a lot of time to work this out.“
You can check out the interview below.