SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Needs An Overhaul'

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Sammy Hagar fears a VAN HALEN reunion will never happen because former bandmate Eddie Van Halen needs "an overhaul".

Hagar singer still tours with former VAN HALEN bandmate Michael Anthony and speaks regularly to Alex Van Halen, but he rarely talks to guitarist Eddie — and fears he never will.

But he's always hoping his former bandmate sees sense and reforms VAN HALEN: "If Eddie ever wants to be friends again, not just business... I would hope VAN HALEN does a reunion again sometime. It's too great of a band, the fans deserve it. But he needs an overhaul."

Hagar, who will release a new album, "Livin' It Up", in late July, says owes his vast fortune as a tequila tycoon to his frustrated wife, who insisted he cut back on his touring when he became a family man.

The rocker is the brains behind premium tequila brand Cabo Wabo and he insists he'd still be permanently on the road if his wife hadn't insisted he find something else to occupy his time.

He says, "As you get older, you get bored. I can't tour, like, 150 shows a year like I used to. I could but my wife would kill me and my kids wouldn't know me when I came home.

"So you do 40 shows a year and you get all this time off and all this extra money, so you go, 'I think I'll do this, I think I'll do that,' and every now and then you get lucky.

"I got lucky with the tequila. It was just a whim eight years ago."

Hagar accepts he can't eat in America's finer dining establishments because he refuses to dress up to sit at a restaurant table.

The party-loving rocker, famous for his beach attire, admits he'd rather eat at family diners than have to face up to snooty restaurant staff.

He says, "I can't do it any more... Everyone tells me, 'Oh, you can't go to this place.' I like high-end food and high-end tequila and high-end wine and they say, 'Oh no, Mr Hagar, you can't come in here like this.' "I go, 'Well then, I'll just go down the street and eat where I can get in,' because I can't get dressed (for dinner). It's hard."

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