Sammy Hagar says Alex Van Halen won't return his calls regarding an Eddie Van Halen tribute show

Sammy Hagar (left) and Alex Van Halen
(Image credit: Sarah Morris/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

In the past year, rumors have swirled relating to a potential tribute concert or tour honoring late electric guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. 

Back in April, former Metallica bass guitar player Jason Newsted revealed that he had been approached by Alex Van Halen and Joe Satriani about a proposed tribute tour – with discussions even going far enough that Newsted traveled to California to jam with Van Halen and Satch – though the idea eventually “fizzled."

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.

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