Former Van Halen lead vocalist Sammy Hagar spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock and revealed that he is about to release some footage, which no one has seen before, including late Van Halen icon Eddie Van Halen and their wives.
As you probably know, David Lee Roth left Van Halen due to some personal problems in 1985. Then Hagar and Eddie Van Halen met and became friends when Eddie offered Hagar to join Van Halen as a replacement. In his audition, Hagar convinced every Van Halen member to recruit him as the band’s frontman.
Therefore Hagar became the band’s lead singer for almost a decade thanks to Eddie’s admiration for his performance in Montrose and Hagar’s extraordinary talent as a singer. During that time, Sammy and Eddie were bandmates and very close friends until they bumped heads, and the Red Rocker decided to quit the band in 1996.
During his interview, Sammy Hagar surprised his fans with his announcement about upcoming unseen footage, which features Eddie Van Halen, himself, and their wives. Hagar emphasized that no one has seen the footage before and that they are doing some crazy things in it.
Sammy Hagar said in his interview that:
“We have got something coming up. I don’t want to bait it too much but we have got something coming up that we’re working on trying to get the film kind of process so it’s good enough quality. However, we have got something that happened that no one has ever seen or heard of.
I don’t want to build it up too much because it’s not some musical thing. It’s just Eddie, I, our wives Valerie and Kari hanging out at my house one time and doing some crazy shit. Not crazy like bad but crazy like fun… We did all the bad shit too. That’s different. This is just us hanging out doing something that’s so unusual. You’re gonna go ‘What the f’uck?’
No one will imagine something like this. I know, it sounds like I’m baiting you or trying to get everybody interested. It’s not that. I just don’t want to give it away. We have got some good stuff and it’s a fun project. Mike and I are reminiscing and talking about.”
You can listen to the interview below.