Sammy Hagar is confident he can make many things happen, but a Van Halen reunion is no longer one of them.
The former Van Halen singer told Ultimate Classic Rock in a recent interview that he and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony have given up on any possible reunion with their old bandmates.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
While Hagar may get a Rolling Stone onstage one day, it doesn’t look like he’s going to get another Van Halen anytime soon. Hagar reached out to David Lee Roth to join him and Anthony at the High Tide Beach Party but says Roth didn’t even bother to respond.
“I’m not even concerned about what [Roth and Eddie Van Halen] are doing anymore,” he says. “Obviously, they’re not doing anything. And I hope they’re well. Mikey and I are just tired of sitting around waiting.”
Hagar talked mostly about his upcoming projects, including his October 6th High Tide Beach Party and Car Show in Huntington Beach, California, his three-night, sold-out 71st birthday celebration at his Cabo Wabo Cantina, and an upcoming concept album called “Space Between” with his new band The Circle, featuring Hagar, (lead vocals/guitar), Anthony (bass), Jason Bonham (drums) and Vic Johnson (guitar). Hagar says the new album is expected to come out in early 2019.
While The Red Rocker isn’t predicting any Van Halen reunion, he is confident that he can make his dream on-stage jam happen:
But if Hagar had a dream ensemble? “Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards,” he says. “It would be so much easier if they’d just come to Cabo and just jump onstage for a couple of hours and play. It’s gonna happen. I make things happen.”
You can read the rest of Hagar’s interview with UCR’s Wendy Rhodes here.