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    SAMMY HAGAR Had Secretly Been In Contact With EDDIE VAN HALEN For Last Few Months: 'It's Been A Love Fest'

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    Sammy Hagar says that he had been secretly in contact with Eddie Van Halen in the months leading up to the legendary guitarist's death.

    Hagar, who previously said he hadn't spoken to Eddie since since the conclusion of VAN HALEN's 2004 reunion tour, revealed his renewed friendship with his former bandmate in a note which was read over the air this morning (Wednesday, October 6) by radio personality Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show.

    Hagar wrote: "Eddie and I had been texting, and it's been a love fest since we started communicating earlier this year. We both agreed not to tell anyone, because of all the rumors it would stir up about a reunion, et cetera, and we both knew that wasn't gonna happen. But he also didn't want anyone to know about his health."

    Sammy continued: "He stopped responding to me a month ago, and I figured it wasn't good. I reached out one more time last week, and when he didn't respond, I figured it was a matter of time. But it came way too soon."

    Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band ó "5150", "OU812", "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance" ó all of which topped the U.S. chart.

    Sammy, Eddie, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony last teamed up in 2004 for a U.S. summer tour. In exchange for taking part in the tour, Anthony reportedly had to agree to take a pay cut and sign away his rights to the band name and logo.

    This past May, Hagar told Rolling Stone that he was very optimistic about the possibility of a reunion with his VAN HALEN bandmates. "I foresee it happening," he said. "I'm not trying to plant a seed like I know something is happening. I know nothing. I just know what I know in my heart and my head, which is that it has to happen. Whether it's Sam and Dave or not, I don't know that either," referring to the prospect of both him and original VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth the stage with Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen. "But I know that Eddie and I are not done. If enough water goes under the bridge before we die, it'll happen. It has to. God is going to slap us both around if he has to."

    Sammy went on to say that he didn't agree with Roth's recent assessment that the band was "finished."

    "Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they're not finished," the 72-year-old rocker told Rolling Stone. "Those are two great musicians that can friggin' do as good as most people at half-mast. As a drummer and as a guitarist and creative person, Eddie, I can't see them ever being finished. I wish they were more active, but I think VAN HALEN will never be finished.

    "If they want to get it together, they just have to call Dave or have to call Sammy," he added. "They can go out with [Eddie's son] Wolfie as a trio, but that's not the legacy of VAN HALEN. I think they know that."

    Early last year, rumors were rampant that the classic-era lineup of VAN HALEN would reunite for the first time since 1984. It's unclear why the tour didn't happen, though there has been online chatter that a health setback involving Eddie might have been responsible.

    Eddie died on Tuesday (October 6) at the age of 65. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. His wife, Janie, was by his side, along with his son, Wolfgang, and Alex, Eddie's brother and VAN HALEN drummer.

    Eddie died from complications due to cancer, his son confirmed.

    The guitarist was diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2000 and had tongue surgery. He was later diagnosed with throat cancer and reportedly had been receiving radiation treatment in Germany.https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sa...n-a-love-fest/
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    Happy to hear they mended fences.
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    Life's too short and fragile, folks!

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    Perhaps it was a mistake to send this message to Howard. I hope these headlines don't irk Al & Wolf.

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    You've got to expect people in Sammy, Dave, and even Gary (to a lesser extent)'s position to comment, especially when you can construct it yourself and give it to the world without the press being in between your "press release."

    I don't see anything here to be upset about. We knew the reason he reached out a few years ago on Eddie's birthday was that, with rock stars getting to the age of dying, he didn't want to go to the grave with bad blood or a grudge.

    So he has let people know that fences were mended, and he explained why it wasn't public. And those reasons are perfectly reasonable and obvious--there would be no reunion, and any talk of a reunion would inevitably bring up conversations about Ed's health, and he didn't want anyone to know.

    I'm glad Eddie found peace in more ways than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
    Perhaps it was a mistake to send this message to Howard. I hope these headlines don't irk Al & Wolf.
    The whole story is ridiculous. Why would you keep it a "secret"?

    If they talked so what?
    No one wanted a Van Hagar reunion other than Sammy Hagar
    and his relentless campaign to do one.
    What on earth is the point of even mentioning it?

    To try to draw attention to yourself when Ed has passed away is just beyond reprehensible.
    Thank God they kicked him out of the group all those years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75kl View Post
    The whole story is ridiculous. Why would you keep it a "secret"?

    If they talked so what?
    No one wanted a Van Hagar reunion other than Sammy Hagar
    and his relentless campaign to do one.
    What on earth is the point of even mentioning it?

    To try to draw attention to yourself when Ed has passed away is just beyond reprehensible.
    Thank God they kicked him out of the group all those years ago.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75kl View Post
    The whole story is ridiculous. Why would you keep it a "secret"?

    If they talked so what?
    No one wanted a Van Hagar reunion other than Sammy Hagar
    and his relentless campaign to do one.
    What on earth is the point of even mentioning it?

    To try to draw attention to yourself when Ed has passed away is just beyond reprehensible.
    Thank God they kicked him out of the group all those years ago.
    Well that can just as easily be turned the other way. What's the point of going out of their way to tell people? Their personal lives aren't really our business, and Sam at this point is just trying to say that he and Ed mended their bond and were not at each other's throats till the very end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75kl View Post
    The whole story is ridiculous. Why would you keep it a "secret"?

    If they talked so what?
    No one wanted a Van Hagar reunion other than Sammy Hagar
    and his relentless campaign to do one.
    What on earth is the point of even mentioning it?

    To try to draw attention to yourself when Ed has passed away is just beyond reprehensible.
    Thank God they kicked him out of the group all those years ago.
    Is this really necessary?

    Clearly many wanted a Van Halen reunion with Sammy and I am one of them. If it did happen, it would obviously be a successful album and tour.

    This is not the time for such comments.

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    he was asked to be on Stern and he chose not to and gave a statement instead. I don't think there was anything nefarious at all in his intentions. everyone mourns differently, if Sam wanted people to know he and Ed had mended fences what's the harm? I'm glad they did.

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    Sam loved Eddie. Period.

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    Sammy finally STFU and people can still find a way to say he did it wrong.

    Anyway, I donít want this to take away from Ed and it speaks volumes Sammy sent a note and declined to be on live.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post
    he was asked to be on Stern and he chose not to and gave a statement instead. I don't think there was anything nefarious at all in his intentions. everyone mourns differently, if Sam wanted people to know he and Ed had mended fences what's the harm? I'm glad they did.
    Yep. I am very happy to know that Eddie and Sam finally made peace. I would think MOST fans would want to know this.

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    I think now is the perfect time for a moratorium on the Dave vs. Sam nonsense.
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    I am very happy to know that Eddie went to his eternal resting place making peace with Sam. I hope the same happened with Mike.

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