Former Van Halen and current Chickenfoot vocalist Sammy Hagar discussed the prospect of performing live with his estranged former bandmate Eddie Van Halen during a recent interview with Eddie Trunk at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. The video interview can be found below.
Hagar, who is currently working on plans to celebrate his four decades in rock with a special concert that would feature hits from his entire career, said he would be glad to share the stage with Van Halen for the occasion: “I would invite Ed, any day,” he asserted. “I want to make that plain and clear. I would invite those guys to play anytime. I would be in that band still, if we could get along. We don’t get along. It’s plain and simple. A lot of people don’t get along.”
In a separate interview with Vegas Rocks! Magazine during the camp, Hagar was asked what he would say to Eddie Van Halen if he saw him again: “Well, right now I’d say, ‘Wow. Great. I’ve seen some pictures of you recently. You look like you’re healthy and doing great. I’m really proud of you and I’d like to see you continue doing that. Here’s my phone number. Call me up if you wanna hang and just have some fun and goof off.’”
He added that if things went well from there, he would consider reuniting with Van Halen: “I wouldn’t say, ‘Hey, let’s get together and do it again,’ because you would have to do that slow, because I would never do it again under the last circumstances. But I would do it again under different circumstances. So it’d be like that. And then I would also say, ‘And also here’s Mikey’s [Anthony: ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot] phone numbers with mine.’ [laughs]“