Former Van Halen singer and current frontman of The Circle, Sammy Hagar, revealed how he ended up joining Van Halen by sharing a new post on his official Instagram account.

After Van Halen decided to part ways with their singer David Lee Roth in 1985, the band decided to continue playing with Sammy Hagar, and they recorded four studio albums together such as ‘Balanced,’ ‘5150,’ and more.

However, Sammy revealed that he had to convince his record company to continue with Van Halen, and he had to release a new solo album because of that, which is the ninth studio album I Never Said Goodbye.

One of the special things about the ‘I Never Said Goodbye’ which was the album that Eddie Van Halen actually helped Sammy to record and played the bass guitar. And yesterday, it was the 34th anniversary of this album.

Furthermore, Sammy also mentioned in the caption that ‘I Never Said Goodbye’ is one of his favorite solo albums in his career and paid his tribute to the legendary guitarist at the same time.

Sammy Hagar wrote:

Yesterday was the 34th anniversary of ‘I Never Said Goodbye’! Let’s celebrate with the music video for “Hands and Knees”

This brain-machine was some wacky invention: you could actually lose track of time after a few minutes on this thing. Very psychedelic. I don’t know what happened to it, nor that friggin telephone hahaha.

This was the record I had to make in order for my record company to allow me to join Van Halen. Eddie played bass guitar, and coproduced this record with me. It still to this day is one of my favorite solo records I ever made.”

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: Sammy Hagar – Instagram