In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, singer Sammy Hagar spoke about the tribute show in honor of Eddie Van Halen.
Here’s what he said:
“I have nothing to do with the [Eddie Van Halen] legacy. That’s their business — that’s Wolfie [Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie‘s son], Alex Van Halen [Eddie‘s brother]; they’re family members. Whoever wants to call me up and say, ‘Here’s the date,’ I will be there. I don’t care where I am. I’ll cancel a [solo] show [if I need to]. [Laughs]
”[That’s] something Van Halen would never do. I always make that joke — canceling a show was [out of the question with] Van Halen. I went out sick without being able to sing, Eddie went out with a crutch, Alex went out with a f**king neck brace — we wouldn’t cancel shows. But I will cancel my show for a tribute to Eddie any day.”
Sammy Hagar acknowledged that an Eddie Van Halen tribute concert is unlikely to happen before the coronavirus pandemic has subsided:
“We’ve gotta get back to work first — they’ve gotta allow us to get in the same place — because that’s not gonna be a social-distance event, let me tell you that right now.”