The relationship between Sammy Hagar and Van Halen has been strained, to say the least, for quite a number of years now. However, in a new interview, the singer and alcohol magnate says that he'd love to try to patch things up with Eddie Van Halen.
The news that hard rock guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen was collaborating with rapper LL Cool J admittedly left some fans scratching their heads. But now the genre-crossing rocker is speaking out about the two new tracks, calling the experience "a breath of fresh air."
Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently confounded some of his longtime fans by tweeting a photo of himself sitting at the board of a recording studio with rapper LL Cool J, accompanied by a single cryptic line of text that read, "Authentic 4.30.13." When the rapper posted the same picture, it touched off fevered speculation about a collaboration between the two performers. Now that cross-genre alliance has been confirmed, as the first audio clip of a track they recorded together has leaked online.
All signs point not just to a full recovery and return to the road for Eddie Van Halen, but some forthcoming new music, as well. The guitarist, who was sidelined by a nasty case of diverticulitis last year, has posted a photo to Facebook of himself in the studio.
Eddie Van Halen doesn't exactly have the big, menacing dog one might expect a rock star to own. TMZ.com caught up with the Van Halen guitarist in New York City earlier this week as he was carrying his pomeranian Kody onto a tour bus.
Reports are circulating on the reason for the delay for the release of the NEW Van Halen material. It appears that Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth are squabbling again. The reports say that Eddie isn’t happy with Dave’s vocals and wants him to re-record them … again
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