Eddie Van Halen’s death had left a huge void in rock, guitar-based music.
His bandmate and friend Sammy Hagar has come out and apologized to everyone for exposing Eddie Van Halen’s ‘dark side’ to everyone.
In a new interview with Brazil’s “Inside With Paulo Baron” Internet show, Sammy Hagar said:
“Oh, yeah. I forgot so many really fun little things, and every now and then I’ll wake up in the morning and have a dream and I’ll wake up and it makes me remember something in the childhood, and I think, ‘Oh, I should have put that in the book. But the f*cking book would have been this big. [Holds hands wide apart.]'”
“But more than anything, because of the untimely and tragic death of Eddie Van Halen, I apologize from the bottom of my heart for exposing his dark side to where I don’t think anyone wants to hear that now, and, unfortunately, it’s in the book. And it’s true — it’s all true. It’s not like I have to say, ‘Oh, I was lying’ — no, no, no. If I wrote the book today, I would only put the good of Eddie Van Halen, because he was such a brilliant, genius guitar player and such a great friend and a great partner — until everything went wrong, like everything else.
“Anybody’s that’s been divorced or broke up with your girlfriend or your boyfriend, you know how it goes. Happy endings aren’t always the case in a relationship. [Eddie and I] had a happy ending — thank God — but before that, it wasn’t a happy ending of the band. But thank God we got it back together.”