Ex-Van Halen member Sammy Hagar participated in SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill” and revealed an untold story about how he planned an early retirement and then changed his mind about it.

Here is what he said when asked if he thought that he would be that hard-working in these days:

“Absolutely not. And it’s not hard work, by the way. It used to be hard work when you were trying. When I was trying to make it, it wasn’t work then to me, but looking back, that’s when I was really working hard.

Now it just comes so natural. I would rather do it than other job that I can possibly think of. But I don’t look at it as a job.”

He also revealed how he tried to quit making music:

“I’ve tried to quit efore I joined Van Halen in ’84, when I cut my hair off, I was thinking about, ‘Yeah, maybe I’ll do one more record after ‘VOA’ and retire. I really thought that way back then.

The marriage I was in, my wife hated my career and hated me going away and hated me working all the time, and I was thinking, ‘Maybe I’ll just settle down and raise my kids.’ And now, it’s, like, everybody’s saying, ‘When are you gonna quit? When do you think you’re gonna say, ‘Well, that’s enough’?’

Well, I don’t know. Because it’s not right now. I’m think I’m as good as I’ve ever been. And I’m not bragging — I’m just saying. And if I felt like I didn’t have it, if I walked out on stage and didn’t have it, and I’ve seen plenty of people like that, I probably would stop — I mean, I really would. I don’t think I would do it anymore if I would start embarrassing myself. So you all let me know.”

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