Sammy Hagar pronounced repeatedly over the past year or two that a Van Halen reunion tour, with both he and David Lee Roth singing, is inevitable.
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But now he’s singing a different tune. And it sounds to me that’s because his feeling are hurt. I get it. Here are some of the positive signs that led us all to believe a reunion would be forthcoming…
Hagar made it no secret he wanted to do a big reunion tour – with both he and David Lee Roth alternating as frontmen.
Hagar reached out to Eddie Van Halen via Twitter to wish him a happy birthday last year and Eddie tweeted back. (Mike Anthony actually told an interviewer that he suspected it was Eddie’s wife who Tweeted back to Hagar.)
Mike Anthony had a phone conversation with drummer Alex Van Halen after not speaking for 10 or 11 years.
And then, after all of those signs, Sammy’s 70th birthday came and went with no word from the Van Halen’s.
Now, Sammy told rock journalist Eddie Trunk, “I don’t know what’s wrong with those two brothers, man. All that says to me is that it’s over, man. Those guys do not want to be friends, and if they don’t wanna be friends, then we certainly ain’t gonna do a reunion.