Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sammy Hagar: Charlie Sheen reminds me of Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar’s making the rounds to promote his new book, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock," and at least one person who won’t be pleased about the book – or the accompanying headlines - is one Eddie Van Halen.

The day of the book’s release, Hagar had a full slate of media interviews, including Howard Stern and ABC-TV's "Good Morning America." On both shows, Sammy made comparisons between troubled actor Charlie Sheen and former bandmate Eddie.

"I don't know what's going on, but, boy, there's a similarity in the way they look and everything," Hagar said before adding. "I don't know how you get like that."

Hagar also admitted that his book, which includes a lot of dirt about his days with Van Halen, likely makes a reunion out of the question for some time.

"With this book coming out, the chances are probably below zero," laughed Sammy. "But, once ... Eddie puts his book out and tells them what he thinks about me probably, then maybe we can do it again."

Sammy Hagar – interview
ABC-TV - Good Morning America – March 15, 2011

Van Van Halen

Van Halen – A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)
Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, JP – February 1, 1989

See also:

Sammy Hagar: “Eddie Van Halen turned into a monster”
Sammy Hagar: “Red” book signing appearances announced
Sammy Hagar says 90% chance he’ll play with Van Halen again