Last week former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony posted a video titled “We Love You Eddie,” paying tribute to their bandmate and friend following his death on October 6 at the age of 65.
The clip, as we reported, was recorded after rehearsals for Hagar’s annual birthday celebration on Catalina Island.
Now, footage of Hagar and Anthony’s performance with their band The Circle at that celebration has been posted online by YouTube user trojanvitty (opens in new tab).
During the set, the band played Van Halen’s 1991 smash Right Now in tribute to the late electric guitar player, with Hagar requesting a moment of silence from his band mates and the audience prior to kicking into the song.
“We're about to do a very special song that means a lot to Michael Anthony and myself," Hagar said. "So I would like to ask for just a quick moment of silence, please. And you know why.”
“This music will live forever,” Hagar said later on during the song.
Recently, Hagar revealed (opens in new tab) that in the months preceding Van Halen’s death the two had resolved their longstanding differences. But, he said, they chose to keep the reconciliation private for fear of stoking reunion rumors.
“Eddie and I had been texting, and it’s been a love fest since we started communicating earlier this year,” Hagar stated. “We both agreed not to tell anyone, because of all the rumors it would stir up about a reunion, et cetera, and we both knew that wasn’t gonna happen.”