Sammy Hagar said he was in contact with Eddie Van Halen ”almost weekly” months before his passing.
Here’s what Sammy said in a recent chat with “Mark & Neanderpaul” of the 100.7 KSLX radio station:
“A mutual friend of ours, George Lopez, who’s a comedian, called me and said, ‘Sam, you’ve gotta call Ed. He’s not doing good. And he loves you. You guys have to do something.’ George was looking to try to put the band back together and all that. So I said, ‘Oh, man. Are you kidding me? I went through his brother.
I tried to go through everybody. Tell Eddie I hope he’s doing well. I’d love to speak with him, come and see him, whatever.’ So all of a sudden, George says, ‘Here’s his phone number. Call him.’ I picked up the phone, and we were texting and talking almost weekly — I would say, honestly, weekly since the beginning of the year.
And [it was] nothing but a love fest. [He was] talking about how great Wolfie [Eddie‘s son Wolfgang Van Halen] is doing with his new record. He sent me some music long before it came out.”