Former Van Halen frontman who currently works with The Chickenfoot, Sammy Hagar, was the latest interview guest of Variety and talked about how he struggled to reach Eddie Van Halen before his death and shared the details of their final phone call.
As you might all remember, Van Halen’s co-founder and also the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away from this world back in October after his long-time struggle with throat cancer. Many stars have shared their latest-ever memories with Eddie and showed their respect to EVH that way.
This week, Sammy Hagar talked to Variety’s Tim Chan and shared the never-told-before details about his final phone call with Eddie Van Halen. According to Sammy, later on, this last coll broke his heart but he still feels thankful that they’ve connected somehow before his death.
Here is what Sammy Hagar told:
“Poor Eddie, broke my heart, but thank God we connected before he died. I heard he was in bad shape and I wanted to reach out; I finally said, I’m just calling him.’ I was calling his brother, I was calling his manager, I was calling his friends, and I’d say, ‘Hey, tell Ed, give him my phone number.’
Tell him if he ever wants to talk to me, I really, really want to talk it out, help him and see what I can do. I want to be his friend, I want to bury the hatchet,’ but they never got it done.”
“George is a dear friend and he was Eddie’s friend and he said, ‘Sammy, Eddie’s in bad shape, he loves you brother, you need to reach out.’ I said, ‘Give me his fucking number and I’ll make sure I call him.
I said, ‘Why don’t you respond? I’ve been reaching out.’ and Ed said, ‘Why didn’t you call me? Don’t fucking call my brother, fucking call me!’ And I said, ‘I love you man,’ and it was like, boom, we were good.”
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