In an interview with The Angi Taylor Show, former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar talked about his relationship with Eddie Van Halen and unveiled how they buried the hatchet before his death.
Renowned lead guitarist and the co-founder of Van Halen, Eddie passed away on October 6, 2020, following his long battle with cancer. His son Wolfgang Van Halen shared gave the devastating news of his father’s death with a statement he posted on social media platforms.
The fans and friends of the legendary guitarist mourned after his tragic loss with various posts and statements on social media. Eddie’s ex-bandmate Sammy Hagar joined an interview with The Angi Taylor Show to talk about the status of their friendship before the death of Van Halen icon.
As you may recall, the two legendary musicians had a complicated relationship since the feud they had after the band’s reunion tour. However, in the recent interview, Sammy stated that he and Eddie ‘buried the hatchet’ and reconnected earlier this year. Hagar also mentioned Eddie specifically asked him not to talk about their relationship with anyone.
Here’s what Sammy Hagar stated about the status of his friendship with Eddie:
“I think that the word is pretty much out that Eddie and I buried the hatchet earlier this year. We didn’t go around talking about it. He asked me not to talk about it, and I did not talk about it.
But now, looking back, if we wouldn’t have come to terms with that feud we were having after the reunion tour, I wouldn’t have been able to come to grips with it. It would have been way too much for me, ’cause I’m still grieving my ass off…”
Additionally, Sammy mentioned while he was grieving, he actually realized the ‘great thing‘ they did together with Eddie, which was their music. He added that the music they created would be living forever and hopefully, it would continue to have an impact on young musicians as well.
Here’s what Hagar asserted:
“But the grieving is starting to make… It feels like, hey, we had a great thing. This music will live on forever — beyond me. I’ll sing it for the rest of my life. When I’m gone, hopefully, some young bands come up and play that music. And you can always play it in your homes.”
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