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Hagar Would "Love To Make Another Van Halen Record

Thursday, March 3rd 2011 00:00

Sammy talks about the chances of a reunion

In a brand new interview about his autobiography with Rolling Stone Hagar revealed that he "would love to make another record with Van Halen" at some point in the future, although he admits the band members may be in their nineties by the time it happens.

In the interview, which you can read in full HERE, Hagar talks candidly about what fans can expect from the new book and why he wrote it in the first place.

"I’ve been maybe one of the most misunderstood rockers of all time because I’ve always been kinda quiet on my personal life. I’ve never really been a press-hound. There’s never been a lot of stuff written about me, quite honestly. Flying under the radar’s always been my philosophy. If you’re never in, you’re never out.

"At some stage in your life, though, you go "I want my story to be told," and here it is.  I think that’s why people are gonna be surprised when they read. You know we know all about Tommy Lee. We know all about Keith Richards. But, we don’t know that much about Sammy."

And on his tempestuous time in Van Halen

"I had almost 10 fantastic years in that band. It was a dream come true for any musician on the planet. We had the greatest relationship and the greatest run and wrote some of the greatest music. We had five Number One albums and sold 50, 60 million records together.  We practically sold out every venue in the world.

"The last two years were really rough. Everyone immediately goes to the dirt, but quite honestly being in Van Halen was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’ll take the dirt right with it.

"I would love to make another record with Van Halen. If Eddie was totally cool and was back to the guy I used to know, or a new guy, not the guy I knew the last time [laughs]. He can’t be that guy. I wouldn’t do it if he was like that. It’s below zero, minus zero. But if Eddie really got his life together, which it seems he has judging by the pictures I've seen, then definitely."

(Rolling Stone)

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