Sammy Hagar says Wolfgang ‘is Van Halen’ now

Samy Hagar said Eddie Van Halenthe son Wolfgang actually held the bandagedthe legacy of himself, and accepted that the “dysfunction” meant that a previously discussed tribute event for the late guitarist may never happen.

Reports circulated after the former Metallic bass player Jason Newsted said he had been asked to participate, with Joe Satriani, but other comments from people potentially involved suggested the plan was going nowhere. Wolfgang recently said “everyone” in the Van Halen organization was “very dysfunctional”, suggesting that a tribute would never take place.

In a new interview with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation show, Hagar said the band’s manager, Irving Azoff, asked him if he wanted to perform at an event featuring the bassist. Michael Anthony and drummer Alex Van Halen with an unnamed famous guitarist.

“I said, ‘I’ll do anything with Al and Mike and play music with people, but it won’t be Van Halen,'” the singer reported. … Wolfie is Van Halen, okay? And he doesn’t want to be Van Halen’s copycat band. I don’t blame him; he does a great job on his own stuff, and it’s very cool when he jams a little here and there. It’s Van Halen, and if he wanted to play guitar with Al, Mikey and myself, I’d love to do it.

Moving on to the issues surrounding a possible reunion, Hagar said, “Alex Van Halen and I are not talking. I contacted Alex… and he did not answer my call or email. So I said, ‘You know what? Whore. It’s not at the top of my list, my agenda. I think Eddie definitely deserves a tribute… And the whole world would show up and the whole world would.

He also confirmed that he was not on good terms with the original singer. David Lee Roth. “He would like to do [the tribute show] without me,” Hagar claimed. “I’m sure that’s part of the dysfunction that Wolfie is talking about. … What do you want to bet that [Roth] goes, ‘I’ll only do it if Hagar isn’t there.’ And if it did, that’s typical Roth, and that’s part of the dysfunction. It’s not like he controls it, he just doesn’t play well with others.

“If Alex came to me and wanted to do it, I’m in,” Hagar repeated. “But Alex still has something up his ass about something with me, and he’s going to take it to his grave, I guess. I don’t think I made peace with Al. And I don’t think I did. will do unless he contacts me again. I’ve done it about five times now.

Hagar insisted he didn’t know what he had done to irritate the drummer. “Alex and I got along better than Ed and I sometimes. In difficult times, Alex and I always got along. But I don’t know what happened. Someone poisoned him. said something. Maybe he still doesn’t like my book, which is the most honest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Some people just think it shouldn’t have been done .

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