Sammy Hagar claims Eddie Van Halen visited him in a dream and they wrote a song together

Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen
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Sammy Hagar is set to share songwriting credits with Eddie Van Halen on one of his new songs, after the vocalist claimed the late electric guitar legend came to him in a dream to help him compose a new track.

Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, the former Van Halen vocalist explained the dream-written single, which is titled Thank You, is based on a riff that Eddie Van Halen had shown him before the guitarist passed away.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.