SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Not On The Horizon - Dec. 28, 2003
Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar was featured in the "At Home" section of the Friday, December 26, 2003 edition of the USA Today national newspaper. Asked about a VAN HALEN reunion, Hagar said it's not on the horizon, but he reiterated a posting he made to his web site about a recent dinner in Los Angeles with drummer Alex Van Halen.
"We had a lot of fun times together," said Hagar, who after replacing David Lee Roth spent a decade with the band, before himself being dismissed when the band briefly took back up with Roth. "So after years of carrying anger around on both sides, it was really nice to be able to feel like we were once again focusing on the friendship."
As previously reported, rumors of a possible Hagar-VAN HALEN reunion surfaced last month, with unconfirmed reports claiming that the group had teamed with high-powered manager Irving Azoff (EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA
, SEAL, JEWEL, JOURNEY) &#8212; who currently represents Hagar &#8212; and are eyeing a new album and tour in 2004.
Soon after those rumors surfaced, Hagar posted a message on his web site, in which he confirmed that he, guitarist Eddie Van Halen
and drummer Alex Van Halen were on speaking terms for the first time since Hagar and the group split in June of 1996.
Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Anthony have remained friends, and Anthony has frequently performed with Hagar over the past two years. The duo will make their next joint appearance at next year's Super Bash, a five-day concert event (Jan. 28 until Feb. 1) in downtown Houston that coincides with Super Bowl XXXVIII.