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  SAMMY HAGAR SAYS VAN HALEN REUNION IS INEVITABLE
24th June 2017



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Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine and talked about everything from the pitfalls of success to his occasionally lavish spending habits, but it was no surprise when the conversation eventually turned to Van Halen.

Sammy clearly has a very good relationship with Rolling Stone as he stated:

"Most people I talk to I say, 'No comment, no comment,' when Van Halen comes up. And then I talk to you and it's free speech. But I'm good. I have no regrets."

When asked by the magazine whether he had spoken to Eddie Van Halen since the final show of the 2004 reunion tour, Sammy replied:

"Nope. The closest thing we've had to a conversation was I wished him a happy birthday two years ago [via Twitter], and I said, 'I hope you're doing good'. He got back and said... I'm sure his publicist or his social media person probably did it, but with his blessings I'm sure, and he said, 'Hey, thank you, I hope you're doing well too', or something like that."

And on regular rumours that he's going back to Van Halen.

"I haven't talked to anyone, and I'm not reaching out. I'm gonna tell you exactly what my dream would be, though. It would be Sam, Dave, Mike, Al and Eddie [the band's 1984 lineup, plus himself]. If [Eddie's son] Wolfie's band opened, that's fine.

"I'd say, 'Dave, you go out and play two songs, then walk off the stage. I walk out, I'll do two songs. I'll walk off, you do two songs'. Can you imagine the competition of that? Dave goes out and does 'Jump' and 'Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love'. I go out there and blow out something like 'Good Enough'. You gotta hit it hard, and you better be good.

"I would give my money to food banks if they would do the same. I would love to give the fans the greatest Van Halen show they could possibly have today. And then say, 'OK, I still don't like you guys'.

"I think it could happen in a second. I think there's so much money involved that somebody will make it happen. Think of the promoters, managers, t-shirt guys, you name it.

Rolling Stone then pointed out "Irvzing Azoff is a pretty smart guy". Sammy replied:

"Not a smart guy. He's the smartest guy.

"He's made the impossible happen with bands before. He just needs to convince Eddie this is a good idea.

"Yeah. I really think it's kind of inevitable. And if it doesn't happen, it's getting kind of late now. If it doesn't happen by next year... here I am making predictions again. But at 75, I don't want to do a Van Halen reunion.

You can read the interview un fukll right here.

We rather like the image that Rolling Stone used to leasd the story...

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van halen MICHAEL ANTHONY TALKS VAN HALEN REUNION WITH BOTH ROTH AND HAGAR
"I think now is the time, especially if you listen to some of the interviews Sammy has been doing..."






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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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