Van Halen Singer Drops Reunion Bombshell

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Sammy Hagar Drops Van Halen Bombshell

In a new interview with former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar he revealed how he thinks that there will be a Van Halen reunion in the near future

Talking to Rolling Stone, Hagar still holds out hope that we haven’t seen the end of Van Halen with him fronting the band telling the magazine:

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“Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they’re not finished. Those are two great musicians that can do as good as most people at half-mast. As a drummer and as a guitarist and creative person, Eddie, I can’t see them ever being finished. I wish they were more active, but I think Van Halen will never be finished.”

 “If they want to get it together, they just have to call Dave or have to call Sammy. They can go out with Wolfie as a trio, but that’s not the legacy of Van Halen. I think they know that. I’m not predicting what’s going to happen, but I would tell you if there’s concerts next year, Van Halen will probably be on tour next year.”

Last year it was revealed that the band was planning on touring in 2019 and Van Halen even reached out to former bassist Michael Anthony, but things fell apart. It had been reported that guitarist Eddie Van Halen was dealing with cancer with Hagar telling the magazine

“I don’t know exactly what happened to him, but I think he had back surgery,” . “Eddie had a lot of health issues, but I heard he got it together. I pray for the guy and I love the guy.”

The relationship between Sammy Hagar and the Van Halen camp has been frosty to say the least. Hagar last played with the band on an ill-fated 2004 summer tour. In 2016 both Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar exchanged a few nice words with each other on Eddie’s birthday, but that’s been about it.

The Replacements Would Be Banned For Life From Saturday Night Live in 1986

Today I wanted to take a look at the time alternative rock band The Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986. The Replacements were a band that never quite got their due and seemed to sabotage every chance they had at mainstream success. Their Saturday Night Live Appearance in 1986 was truly memorable as it was pretty obvious they did things their own way. Check out the full story below!

Guns N’ Roses Reveal Tragic News To Fans

Guns N’ Roses Postpone North America Tour

In a non surprising announcement, Guns N’ Roses have postponed their North America tour that was scheduled for this summer. The band put out a statement

“GN’R Fam, some news: the North American tour is being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution, as soon as the dates are finalized,” while also noting tickets for the original dates would be honored or refunded.

“Thank you for your understanding during this time as we look forward to coming back together very soon,” the band said in closing.

Guns N’ Roses Postpone North America Tour

In a non surprising announcement, Guns N’ Roses have postponed their North America tour that was scheduled for this summer. The band put out a statement

“GN’R Fam, some news: the North American tour is being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution, as soon as the dates are finalized,” while also noting tickets for the original dates would be honored or refunded.

“Thank you for your understanding during this time as we look forward to coming back together very soon,” the band said in closing.

 

Guns N’ Roses made a similar announcement about their scheduled European Tour this summer previously stating on May 11:

“Things are changing daily and we want to keep our fans, crew members and band safe,”. “We are working hard with our promoters, venues and cities/countries on next steps and will make further announcements as soon as we can.”

Guns N’ Roses most recently played in Mexico City on March 14, 2020 taking some heat from rocker Ted Nugent.

Guns N’ Roses Former Manager Turned Down The Rolling Stones Tour

In a new interview with podcaster Mitch LafonGuns N’ Roses former manager Alan Niven discussed why he turned down the opportunity for the band to open for The Rolling Stones revealing.

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“Guns N’ Roses were offered the entire  ‘Steel Wheels’ tour (1989), but for reasons that you can research – I felt that that would be a disaster and passed on it, but we did end up getting an offer from Mr. Jagger to open in LA at two shows at the Coliseum.

“We ended up selling four shows at the Coliseum and doing that and getting paid a very handsome salary. The best part of it all was how Axl [Rose] arrived for the first show. Because he locked himself in his apartment, and we were half an hour from stage time, and he still hadn’t shown up at the gig.

“I talked to Michael, the production manager for The Rolling Stones – he was a really cool and level-headed guy, as you’d expect around that class of band – I said, ‘Do you have a friend in the LAPD who will do something without asking questions?’

“He said, ‘Yes, and I don’t know what you want to ask him, so I’m going to leave the room.’ And this guy came in, and I gave him specific instructions.

“I told him where Axl is, gave him the address, and I said, ‘You send two uniforms right there in a black and white right now, and if they have to kick the door down and put him in handcuffs…’

“That’s what they did. They put him in back in black and white, and they brought him as fast as possible, right now. And that’s how Axl arrived to the first show opening for The Rolling Stones: in the back of a police car under the threat of handcuffs.”

Initially, The Stones offered Guns N’ Roses $50,000 per show, but the band’s management countered with $250,000 per show making the band a cool million for the four nights. The performance would end in disaster after frontman Axl Rose made his problems with the band public during the first night.