Hagar and Anthony, who continue to play together in Hagar’s band, publicly feuded with Eddie Van Halen back in 2015, but Eddie and Hagar rekindled their friendship shortly before Eddie’s death, and both Hagar and Anthony shared a video tribute to Eddie when he passed. In 2018, the original Van Halen lineup was hotly rumored to reunite to headline a stadium package tour also including Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Jason Aldean, the Foo Fighters, Eric Church, and Chris Stapleton. It’s unclear whether those alleged plans — as hinted at by Roth and SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk at the time — overlapped with the “kitchen sink” concept.
In the Stern interview, Wolfgang said he’s sitting on a huge vault full of unreleased Eddie Van Halen recordings — jams, riffs, and full songs included — but they won’t be out any time soon. “There’s a shit-ton of tapes that will take a very long time to go through,” Wolfgang said. “That’s not the priority right now. I can’t put a timeline on it. There will be a time we go through it. Not for the foreseeable future.” He also repeated his assertion that Van Halen the band is over and no further reunion tours will be happening: “You can’t have Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen.”