Could Sammy Hagar-led VAN HALEN manage to survive the lineup change in the 90s?
Former members Michael Anthony & Sammy Hagar believe it could’ve happened had they taken a year off during the ‘Balance’ tour.
Here’s what both said in a new update on Facebook, saying:
“It was a rough time in the band.”
“I had just gone through a three-year, brutal divorce… As good as we played on the Balance tour, there was a darkness that was coming into the band – we weren’t having the fun we used to have and you could feel the end of Van Hagar era was coming.”
He further added:
“Alex was in the neck brace and Ed was pre-hip surgery and in a lot of pain. Makes me wish we could go back and have taken that whole year off. Makes you wonder what could’ve been.”
Bassist Michael Anthony added:
“Sammy is totally right about not having the fun that we had in the past on stage. Alex and Eddie were both suffering from their ailments and there was much more seriousness to everything live than there had been in the past. There was also not as much interaction between the four of us on stage on this tour.”