In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, Sammy Hagar was asked if he has spoken to Eddie Van Halen since the final show of the 2004 VAN HALEN reunion tour. He responded: “Nope. The closest thing we’ve had to a conversation was I wished him a happy birthday two years ago [via Twitter], and I said, ‘I hope you’re doing good.’ He got back and said … I’m sure his publicist or his social media person probably did it, but with his blessings I’m sure, and he said, ‘Hey, thank you, I hope you’re doing well too,’ or something like that.”
Hagar also addressed persistent rumors that he is coming back to VAN HALEN. He said: “I haven’t talked to anyone, and I’m not reaching out. I’m gonna tell you exactly what my dream would be, though. It would be Sam, Dave [Lee Roth], Mike [Anthony], Al [Alex Van Halen] and Eddie [Van Halen]. If [Eddie’s son] Wolfie’s band opened, that’s fine.”
He continued: “I’d say, ‘Dave, you go out and play two songs, then walk off the stage. I walk out, I’ll do two songs. I’ll walk off, you do two songs.’ Can you imagine the competition of that? Dave goes out and does ‘Jump’, and ‘Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love’. I go out there and blow out something like ‘Good Enough’. You gotta hit it hard, and you better be good. I would give my money to food banks if they would do the same. I would love to give the fans the greatest VAN HALEN show they could possibly have today. And then say, ‘Okay, I still don’t like you guys.'”