Sammy Hagar says the proposed “kitchen sink” Van Halen reunion tour would’ve been “a dream come true” .
Following the passing of the ‘Jump’ band’s guitarist Eddie Van Halen last month, their long-time manager, Irving Azoff, revealed the classic lineup – singer David Lee Roth, bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen and his late brother Eddie – planned a final stadium tour in 2019, however, it was shelved after the musician’s health deteriorated.
Eddie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen recently clarified that ex-vocalist Sammy, David and Gary Cherone, the latter of whom had a brief stint on lead vocals between 1996 and 1999, would have been included in the shows.
And while Sammy – who was the singer from 1985 to 1996, before returning in 2003 until 2005 – would have been thrilled to be a part of the tour, he admitted that he wasn’t so keen on the idea of sharing a stage with David, as he described him as “not user friendly”.
Asked if he was aware of the tour plans in an interview with SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk, he said: “It was totally on my radar.
“No one had confirmed any of it, but it was obviously what was gonna happen.”
He added: “I wouldn’t look forward to having to share the stage with Dave, only because he’s not user friendly.