Sammy Hagar, who once saying he would do everything possible to take part in a tribute show for Eddie Van Halen, and then later saying "I don't think I'd go back there," has said he would be part of a tribute show.
The rock ‘n roll legend told Rolling Stone, "I would love it if Dave [Lee Roth] wanted to do a tribute where he’d sing 10 of his songs, and then I’d come out and do 10 of mine. Look at what Dave [Grohl] just did for Taylor [Hawkins]. That’s one of the greatest events in rock history. That’s right up there with the early Farm Aids, and right up there with Live Aid. That was a great event, and that could be done for Ed with everybody playing.”
There has been talk of a Van Halen tribute tour for quite a while with Roth, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and a cast of shredding guitarists, including Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather, but nothing official has been announced.
Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6th, 2020 from cancer. He was 65.
Sammy once discussed no longer wanting to talk bad about David Lee Roth. He said,
"In the old days, before I was in Van Halen, I ripped him through the coals when I'd do the press. And then when I joined the band I tried to be nice. And then when I left the band I tried to be nice about him. And then we did our tour together -- you can't get along with him, he's no fun. And then now I feel once again he's part of the Van Halen legacy, and he's important. So I wouldn't want to ruin anything to with what he brought to that legacy. I want Van Halen to go down as one of the greatest rock bands of all-time. I want Eddie to be the legend and get the respect that he deserves, and the only way to preserve that it by being kind about the past."
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]