SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Would Love To Make Another Record With VAN HALEN'

RollingStone.com recently conducted an interview with legendary rocker Sammy Hagar about his upcoming autobiography, "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

RollingStone.com: You really spill the dirt on Eddie Van Halen. You clearly weren't too concerned with burning bridges there.

Hagar: I don't consider them burning bridges at all. When I first joined the band, dirt was going back and forth between us and the former lead singer. I didn't burn any bridges. They eventually put the bridge back. Time washes everything clean. To be honest, Valerie [Bertinelli] said almost all the same stuff in her book about Ed.

The only thing I did was talk about my personal relationship with him. I had almost 10 fantastic years in that band. It was a dream come true for any musician on the planet. We had the greatest relationship and the greatest run and wrote some of the greatest music. We had five Number One albums and sold 50, 60 million records together. We practically sold out every venue in the world.

The last two years were really rough. Everyone immediately goes to the dirt, but quite honestly being in VAN HALEN was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'll take the dirt right with it.

Back to burning bridges: If you choose to write an autobiography, which I did, then you only have one shot. If you don't tell it all then you sit there for the rest of your life telling stories and people are like, "Well, why wasn't that in the book?" I don't wanna have to do that. It's all right there.

RollingStone.com: What do you think the percent odds are that you'll ever play in VAN HALEN again?

Hagar: I'd say it's up there around 90 percent. I would love to make another record with VAN HALEN. If Eddie was totally cool and was back to the guy I used to know, or a new guy, not the guy I knew the last time [laughs]. He can't be that guy. I wouldn't do it if he was like that. It's below zero, minus zero. But if Eddie really got his life together, which it seems he has judging by the pictures I've seen, then definitely.

Read the entire interview at RollingStone.com.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)

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