Sammy Hagar says Eddie Van Halen wanted the pair to "make some noise" again

Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen
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Sammy Hagar has opened up on how he and Eddie Van Halen reconnected months before the late electric guitar legend passed away, saying that his former Van Halen bandmate was interested in reigniting their musical relationship to “make some noise” once more.

Hagar recalled the pair’s conversations during an Instagram Live interview with The Washington Post, saying the pair got together “four or five months before [Eddie Van Halen] died” and “made amends”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.