Sammy Hagar was a recent guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM radio show and said he tried contacting Alex Van Halen on his birthday.

He told Eddie [as per], “I reached out to Al on his [65th] birthday [on May 8th] I sent him a nice text and an e-mail and a phone message, saying, ‘Hey, Sammy here. Missed you, buddy. Hope you’re doing good. Happy birthday. And if you ever wanna get together and talk, be buddies, be friends, here’s my e-mail, here’s my text, and here’s my house phone number…’ Nothing. Oh, and I said, ‘How’s Ed doing? I hope he’s healthy. And give him my love.’ Nothing. Nothing! Ooooh! I mean, that’s, like, wow! I guess no waters went under that bridge. And when I looked at the bridge, it was dry. There’s not a drop that comes down underneath that bridge.”

Hagar also stated that he asked original Van Halen singer David Lee Roth to join him at his inaugural, High Tide Beach Party & Car Show, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 6th in Huntington Beach, California. “We invited Roth, offered to hire Roth to come and jam with my band at the festival,” Sammy said. “And you know what his guy said? ‘Oh, sounds interesting. We’ll run it past Dave.’ Then radio silence. [Laughs]”

Last November, Sammy said that he had lost hope there will ever be another Van Halen reunion, explaining that Eddie and Alex Van Halen do not want to reconnect with him as friends.

During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation, Hagar revealed that he didn’t hear from the Van Halen brothers on his birthday, which he interpreted as them having no interest in rekindling their friendship.

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  • Jason Falkinham on

    Good Lord, cant some things just remain private with this guy?!!!

  • Doug R. on

    Al & Ed are great musicians, but they have become grumpy old party poopers! If they want to hold grudges and walk around with chips on their shoulders, and not let bygones be bygones and just be friends again, then that’s their problem. It’d be so cool if Roth decides to join Sammy’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show on October 6th, come on Dave, don’t be a pooper too, join the party! Show Al & Ed what they’re missing. Cheers!

  • T on

    I think Sammy and Michael Anthony definitely come across as the adults in the room after the VH breakup. Sammy revealed some pretty disturbing behaviors from Eddie, and if half of them are true, he was totally out of control, so I suppose that is contributing to the ongoing resentment. I can also understand Eddie not wanting that stuff public as well. The first 4 VH albums were just historically great in every way, and I would Soooo love to see the original 4 of them (with Ted Templeman present) just sit in a room (preferably with Eddie Trunk moderating) and be civil to each other, laugh a bit, talk about the early days and celebrate what I consider to be 4 historic albums that just blew us all away.

  • James K. on

    Life is too short to keep stuff like this going. At the end of the day, if they never reconnect as friends, it’ll be a loss for both sides. Sammy clearly wants to be friends with those guys. He’s not trying get back in Van Halen, that’s silly to even think about at this stage. Sammy’s living the good life, really in a great place at 70 years old. He just misses his friends. Eddie’s always had a maturity problem. He seems to be on a great place now to. He’s sober, happily married, he beat cancer. So why hold on to this grudge against Sammy and Mike? Look at the situation between Vinnie Paul and Phil Anselmo. Phil screwed up, that’s a fact. But he accepted responsibility and never blamed Vinnie for hating him. He just wanted Vinnie to at least talk to him. He tried on so many levels to get Vinnie to just hear him out, even offered to just let Vinnie take his anger out and beat him up. Nothing, Vinnie did not budge. Now Vinnie is dead and Phil is gonna be hurt over this the rest of life. Does Ed want that with Sammy and Mike? Regret is a terrible thing to live with, especially if nothing can be done to reverse it, such as someone dying before a feud between one-time friends is resolved.

  • elliot goldberg on

    I thought Sammy would reach out to alex on Sammy’s birthday. that makes more sense.

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