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January 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm Quote #52115

sbnitro
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Happy Birthday Eddie! Thanks for the great show at Red Rocks!


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January 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm Quote #52116

Mink
(2611)

Has everyone seen this.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/eddie-van-halen-and-sammy-hagar-exchange-tweets/

Eddie Van Halen turned 61 today (Tuesday, January 26), and one of his well-wishers was none other than former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, who tweeted: “Happy Birthday Eddie – hope you’re doing good”. To many fans’ surprise, Eddie responded to Sammy’s tweet, writing: “Thanks Sammy. Hope you’re well too.”

After singer David Lee Roth left VAN HALEN in 1984, Hagar recorded four studio albums with the band between 1985 and 1995, rejoining briefly in 2004 for a disastrous reunion trek.

Roth rejoined in 2007 for a successful reunion tour and one studio album, 2012′s “A Different Kind Of Truth”, along with a live set recorded in Japan. The band completed a summer North American trek last fall, closing it out on October 4 in Los Angeles.

Hagar and Eddie Van Halen reportedly haven’t spoken to each other since the end of the 2004 tour. In his autobiography, “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock”, Hagar slammed Eddie, saying the guitarist was unkempt, hunched over, frighteningly skinny, drinking wine straight out of a bottle, missing part of his tongue (after a cancer scare) and several teeth. He told an interviewer in 2012: “What happened on that reunion tour in ’04 was some of the most miserable, back-stabbing dark crap I’ve ever been involved with my whole life.”

Hagar last year blasted his former bandmates in an interview with RollingStone.com, saying there is “no chemistry” between the members of the band now, which includes Roth. Hagar explained: “I can only speculate on what I’ve seen on YouTube, things people send me now and then… There’s just no chemistry up there. They don’t like each other. I mean, it’s obvious. It’s like a backup band with a guy out there in front. I bet they don’t say five words to each other offstage.’

Hagar added: “VAN HALEN was always about chemistry in the early days. Early, that band was all about fucking chemistry, man. They were on fire. When I joined the band, they had great musical chemistry. We were friends, and we were on fire. We had so much fun, it should have been illegal. Now all that’s gone.”

Asked if he thinks he will ever speak to Eddie Van Halen again, Sammy said: “I would hope so. Because that would be really sad if any one of us — I’ll put myself in the same category — took this to our graves. But who knows. Whatever. It’s not my decision because I was the one they pushed out and tried to fuck over. To me, it’s up to them to come back and say they’re sorry.”

Hagar said he was “not sorry for anything” he did while in VAN HALEN, but added, “I wouldn’t want to be in a band like that right now. I’d feel like a hypocrite for joining that band. How about that? There’s a good quote for you. If I joined VAN HALEN right now, I’d feel like the biggest hypocrite in the world. And I’m not a hypocrite.”

Happy Birthday Eddie – hope you’re doing good. #5150time #BestOfBothWorlds pic.twitter.com/SwTKiwGkXt

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) January 26, 2016

.@sammyhagar Thanks Sammy. Hope you’re well too.

— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) January 26, 2016



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January 26, 2016 at 11:27 pm Quote #52117

mcs5150
(1085)

Mink: Has everyone seen this. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/eddie-van-halen-and-sammy-hagar-exchange-tweets/

Eddie Van Halen turned 61 today (Tuesday, January 26), and one of his well-wishers was none other than former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, who tweeted: “Happy Birthday Eddie – hope you’re doing good”. To many fans’ surprise, Eddie responded to Sammy’s tweet, writing: “Thanks Sammy. Hope you’re well too.”

After singer David Lee Roth left VAN HALEN in 1984, Hagar recorded four studio albums with the band between 1985 and 1995, rejoining briefly in 2004 for a disastrous reunion trek.

Roth rejoined in 2007 for a successful reunion tour and one studio album, 2012′s “A Different Kind Of Truth”, along with a live set recorded in Japan. The band completed a summer North American trek last fall, closing it out on October 4 in Los Angeles.

Hagar and Eddie Van Halen reportedly haven’t spoken to each other since the end of the 2004 tour. In his autobiography, “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock”, Hagar slammed Eddie, saying the guitarist was unkempt, hunched over, frighteningly skinny, drinking wine straight out of a bottle, missing part of his tongue (after a cancer scare) and several teeth. He told an interviewer in 2012: “What happened on that reunion tour in ’04 was some of the most miserable, back-stabbing dark crap I’ve ever been involved with my whole life.”

Hagar last year blasted his former bandmates in an interview with RollingStone.com, saying there is “no chemistry” between the members of the band now, which includes Roth. Hagar explained: “I can only speculate on what I’ve seen on YouTube, things people send me now and then… There’s just no chemistry up there. They don’t like each other. I mean, it’s obvious. It’s like a backup band with a guy out there in front. I bet they don’t say five words to each other offstage.’

Hagar added: “VAN HALEN was always about chemistry in the early days. Early, that band was all about fucking chemistry, man. They were on fire. When I joined the band, they had great musical chemistry. We were friends, and we were on fire. We had so much fun, it should have been illegal. Now all that’s gone.”

Asked if he thinks he will ever speak to Eddie Van Halen again, Sammy said: “I would hope so. Because that would be really sad if any one of us — I’ll put myself in the same category — took this to our graves. But who knows. Whatever. It’s not my decision because I was the one they pushed out and tried to fuck over. To me, it’s up to them to come back and say they’re sorry.”

Hagar said he was “not sorry for anything” he did while in VAN HALEN, but added, “I wouldn’t want to be in a band like that right now. I’d feel like a hypocrite for joining that band. How about that? There’s a good quote for you. If I joined VAN HALEN right now, I’d feel like the biggest hypocrite in the world. And I’m not a hypocrite.”

Happy Birthday Eddie – hope you’re doing good. #5150time #BestOfBothWorlds pic.twitter.com/SwTKiwGkXt

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) January 26, 2016

.@sammyhagar Thanks Sammy. Hope you’re well too.

— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) January 26, 2016

The article, no. The tweets, see the previous page.


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January 27, 2016 at 4:27 am Quote #52120

PT5150
(5510)

From Vals brother

https://instagram.com/p/BBB2ddOuu8j/


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 27, 2016 at 4:28 am Quote #52121

PT5150
(5510)

From Slash

https://instagram.com/p/BBBuHl1TYKv/


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 28, 2016 at 11:02 am Quote #52142

kaloway
(1872)

Well the possibility is there…

Ed,
Happy Birthday! Your 61 years have brought great happiness to the world of music and we all look forward to many more years in the future.
Over the years you have provided us with so many exceptional items.
You have given us:
Eruption
A guitar sound imitated by many but created by only one
An iconic striped design
A band that helped save rock when disco was ruling the world
A story of a band like no other
The Wolfgang guitar,
And the namesake Wolfgang Van Halen (who as only scratched the beginning of his musical journey)

For this and much more we say Happy Birthday and Thank You!


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January 28, 2016 at 11:18 am Quote #52145

VAiN
(2767)

Nice of sam to get in on Ed’s bday in the public eye. A text, a phone call, a card, etc.. would have accomplished the same thing but we wouldn’t be talking about it. He’s good.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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January 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm Quote #52148

Dave
(1940)

Mink: Has everyone seen this. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/eddie-van-halen-and-sammy-hagar-exchange-tweets/

Eddie Van Halen turned 61 today (Tuesday, January 26), and one of his well-wishers was none other than former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, who tweeted: “Happy Birthday Eddie – hope you’re doing good”. To many fans’ surprise, Eddie responded to Sammy’s tweet, writing: “Thanks Sammy. Hope you’re well too.”

Happy Birthday Eddie – hope you’re doing good. #5150time #BestOfBothWorlds pic.twitter.com/SwTKiwGkXt

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) January 26, 2016

.@sammyhagar Thanks Sammy. Hope you’re well too.

— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) January 26, 2016

Fire up the rumor mill!!


Stay Frosty


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January 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm Quote #52149

jroundy
(1366)

Where’s Dave?

Now he looks like a dick.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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January 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm Quote #52152

PT5150
(5510)

Jason Tweeted this 12 hours ago…

@Jason_Bonham

@sammyhagar @eddievanhalen

hello baby !!!!


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm Quote #52153

mrmojohalen
(5435)

Dave: Fire up the rumor mill!!

That was Michael Anthony using Sam’s account to wish Ed well. :mrgreen:


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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January 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm Quote #52154

mcs5150
(1085)

jroundy: Where’s Dave?

Now he looks like a dick.

Unless he called and/or emailed Eddie.


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January 29, 2016 at 3:41 am Quote #52166

Gilligan
(1417)

Coincidentally, I’m currently reading Crazy from the Heat right now so Dave is on my mind a lot. I’d be amazed if Dave didn’t call Ed personally. He’s no flake and seems to take relationships and landmark events seriously. They might not be best friends but they don’t hate each other.

In my world, anyway… 8)


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January 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm Quote #52177

Van Haggis
(58)

Ed, happy birthday from Scotland! Great inspiration and a legend ! Now get ur ass over here!


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