Sammy Hagar has once again touched upon the topic of reconnecting with Alex Van Halen.
Asked if Alex Van Halen is currently living as a recluse, Sammy Hagar told Scott Lips:
“Completely. He is very hurt, you know, I talked to people around him, and he’s not coming out of his shell yet. So when he comes out, I would love to [keep in touch with him]. I’ve reached out to him four times, but he doesn’t respond to me, to Mikey, to anyone.
Sammy further added:
“I know that no one I know has talked to Alex Van Halen except Irving Azoff. He called him and said ‘Oh, what can I do for you?’ and Alex said ‘Nothing, I ain’t ready.’ So, that’s a tough one. Those guys were close.”
Earlier Sammy Hagar talked to Ultimate Classic Rock where he opened up about a possible collaboration with David Lee Roth and late guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s brother, Alex Van Halen.
Regarding this, Hagar replied:
“I guess if Dave and Alex teamed up then that would be kind of cool, but other than that, there is very much you can do here. You know what I mean with that… It was one of the greatest bands of all time and one of the greatest times in my life musically. So, I think we should start sharing with the people and having fun as well.
“Alex just seems to he just doesn’t want to communicate with anybody. You know, Mike has reached out, and I reached out many times. I don’t know, I’m sure he’s still in pain from the whole thing, but I’m not dogging him.
”I’m just saying he just really doesn’t want to be friends or doesn’t want to communicate. I don’t know why but, we still got the rest of our lives to work this out. I’m going to live to be a hundred, so I got away. We have got a lot of time to work this out.“