Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar has revealed he and Eddie Van Halen were in discussions about reuniting when the guitarist’s October 2020 death put a kibosh on the plan.
“When I reconnected with Eddie four or five months before he died, we got together and we kind of made amends,” Hagar says. “And he said, ‘Hey, let’s make some noise.’ He goes, ‘I’ve got a lot of work to do on myself this year. And next year, you and I have gotta make some noise. We made some great music together, and I wanna do it again.’ I was just, like, ‘Yes.'”
While Hagar says making amends with Van Halen helped him “handle his death” better, he admits the mourning process has been no walk in the park. “It’s still tough as hell,” he says. “I miss the guy.”