Van Halen reunion talks have been ongoing for months. These days brotherhood in Van Halen camp seems to be a mystery.
Especially the bond between Sammy and Van Halen brothers.
This was addressed by Sammy Hagar in a new interview with director Scott Goldman.
When asked about the bond with the Van Halen brothers, Sammy said:
“I think I saw rock ‘n’ roll fame and stardom on the highest level. We were probably [one of the] top three biggest bands in the world, and we made so much money and had all that success and fame, and I saw how drugs and alcohol abuse can take anyone down.
What I really learned was that when you have the freedom to have anything you want whenever you want it, that’s when you’ve got to really be careful.”
Hagar also talked about the fights between Van Halen brothers. He said:
“That’s what I got out of the whole thing other than great music, and I love those guys still. I wish we could be friends, but unfortunately, we can’t. I don’t know why, but we just can’t seem to… it’s just some kind of a rub. It’s really weird, because Mike and I don’t have it, but Ed and Al, they can fight like cats and dogs.
You get in there and try to break it up, and you end up getting in a fight with one of them. It’s like, ‘Hey, man, I’m just trying to get you guys separated.’ They’re really tight — they’re really close, and [it’s] hard to break that through. I can say that I really learned that that’s when you need control the most when you have the opportunity to have anything you want whenever you want it.”
Van Halen, a legendary band that’s credited with restoring hard rock music to the forefront of the scene have been inactive for a while now. The last Van Halen album titled A Different Kind Of Truth was released back in 2012 and was hugely successful. The band toured for few years and eventually stopped touring once the album cycle ended. In the last few years, there has been a discussion on the possibility of Van Halen reuniting with classic lineup. Although this rumor has been active since 2017, it hasn’t materialized to date. The last update we had was when Sammy Hagar, who fronted the band for more than a decade, hinted about the possibility of a world tour with classic Van Halen lineup.