Part of the reason Sammy Hagar sent a tweet to Eddie Van Halen last month wishing him a happy birthday was the recent deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Lemmy.
Sammy Hagar explained to KSHE95 yesterday, “It just makes you stop and think that, you know, with my relationship with Eddie Van Halen and stuff that’s always been in the toilet, it makes you say, ‘I don’t want to be buried with any regrets or bad vibes like that.’ It makes you want to be just friends with everybody and say, ‘Hey look, forget it.’ Even if you don’t want to be in a band together, just let’s be friends. No more enemies for me. You don’t want to go to your grave with enemies. So that’s what it’s done for me. It woke me up and said, ‘no more enemies.’ And before I die I won’t have any if I have my way.”
To the surprise of many, Eddie tweeted him back the same day.
One week after the tweets, Sammy Hagar was asked in an interview if he’d go back to Van Halen. He said he wasn’t sure, and then ended his statement with, “We’ll see what happens when it happens — if it happens.”
One month ago, Michael Anthony recently shot down rumors that he might be returning to Van Halen.
Listen to Sammy new statement here: