Sammy Hagar recently talked about an interesting dream he saw regarding Eddie Van Halen. Hagar revealed that he collaborated with Eddie Van Halen on a new song in a recent dream.
Sammy Hagar talks about Eddie Van Halen
Sammy Hagar has revealed to Ultimate Classic Rock that he worked on a new song with Eddie in a recent dream he saw. He mentioned he still remembered an unheard song idea Eddie Van Halen played for him in the studio in 2004 when they reunited.
“I shouldn’t be hyping it now,” Hagar said. “Nobody knows this but [my Circle bandmates] Michael Anthony, Jason [Bonham] and Vic [Johnson]. About two months ago, I had this dream and Eddie came. We were in a room like this, [with] a bunch of people around. It was just like he’d been gone. It was not like he was passed, but he had just been out of my life and we hadn’t seen each other for a while.”
“He’s going, ‘Man, let’s write some music!’ I said, ‘Yeah, f*** it, man. Here, let’s go!’ [We] went over into a corner, in this room. He had a guitar and he played me this thing. It was like this lick — [just like] the last lick that Eddie Van Halen showed me, when I went back for the  reunion tour and when he was a mess. I said, ‘Eddie, show me your newest shit,’ because every time I’d be around him I’d say, ‘Show me your newest shit.’ He’d say, ‘Oh, check this out!’”
According to Sammy, Eddie “did this harmonic thing” in the dream “and he slid it up to a chord, like a slide guitar. We wrote a song with that lick. I remembered it. I got up in the morning and I wrote the song. It’s called ‘Thank You’. I used the f***in’ lick that he showed me in the song. I told Jason, ‘I just really don’t know what to say lyrically.’ I’ve got goosebumps, head to toe, [talking about it]. So I wrote it [about that experience], and we’ll do that song someday.”
Hagar added that when “Thank You” does eventually see the light of day, Eddie Van Halen will be credited as a co-writer. Hagar mended his relationship with Eddie Van Halen months prior to the legendary Van Halen guitarist’s October 2020 passing.
Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — “5150”, “OU812”, “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” and “Balance” — all of which topped the U.S. chart. Sammy, Eddie, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony last teamed up in 2004 for a U.S. summer tour.