Contact Us

Sammy Hagar Says Eddie Van Halen Owes Him An Apology

Sammy Hagar-Eddie Van Halen
Frazer Harrison (2), Getty Images

To say things between Van Halen and former members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony are strained is maybe a bit of an understatement. But despite the tensions there still a lot of love there for what the current Chickenfoot members did with their former band.

Hagar tells Vegas Rocks! in a new video interview that he’s still disappointed that the friendship with his former bandmates has concluded. He explains, “I could get along with Alex. I got along at one time with Eddie amazingly. Obviously Mike and I are dearest friends on the planet, but Ed and I … he turned on me. It was a horrible, horrible ending to a beautiful, beautiful story, and I’m still disappointed that they have not reached out to be friends, especially Alex, because Alex and I didn’t have a problem.” However, Hagar says he understands that Alex has to side with his brother.

But while the chips have fallen where they may, Hagar says he has no regrets where he is now as Chickenfoot is satisfying every musical need he has. He adds, “I am not hungry for any reunion, I am not hungry for any other band, and I am completely in love with Chickenfoot. If it wasn’t for that, I’d be bummed about the Van Halen situation.”

When asked if he might ever patch things up with Eddie Van Halen, Hagar said, “I can’t see why we wouldn’t and I can’t see why we shouldn’t, but I don’t know. It’s not my goal. I’m not out there wasting energy on that. As far as I’m concerned, he owes me an apology. As far as I’m concerned, if he wanted to be friends, he should reach back out to me because what happened on that reunion tour in ’04 was some of the most miserable, back-stabbing dark crap I’ve ever been involved with my whole life and I would never go through that again with anybody or for any amount of money or any amount of fame and fortune or nothing.”

Watch Sammy Hagar Talk About His Relationship With Van Halen

Subscribe to 103.7 The Hawk on

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.