the previous-Van Hallen the couple Sami Hajer And the Michael Anthony They shared their thoughts on the death of their former colleague and friend Eddie Van Hallen In a video message titled “We Love You Eddie”.
Speaking in the video, which was recorded on October 7 after rehearsals for his annual star-studded birthday celebrations, Sami Hajar confesses that he was “devastated” by the death of the 65-year-old guitarist on October 6.
Hajar remembers his feelings when he learned of Van Halen’s death, and says, “To me and I, it was like hitting a Mac’s truck. I pulled the wind out of the sails. I just want to say that I am kind of ruined. I have never felt so hard singing and playing Van Halen’s song. in my life “.
Michael Anthony agrees, saying, “It was tough.” “It’s so surreal now. Not drowning yet.”
“What I especially felt while playing a song like the timeless Right Now, so much so that I felt, ‘Wow, thank God for that. “We will never play it with Eddie again, but thank God for that.”
“We have the music,” says Anthony, while Hajar adds, “The music will live forever. I will sing it as long as I live.”
The message ends with Michael Anthony saying, “We love you Eddie,” before moving on to a video of Hajar and Anthony now training with The Circle, preceded by Hagar’s request for a moment of silence for EVH.
Hager revealed recently that he has reconciled with Van Halen They resolved their previous disputes in recent months, but chose to keep the renewal of their friendship out of the public eye.
“Eddie and I have been texting, and it’s been a festival of love since we started communicating earlier this year,” Hajar said in a note sent to Howard Stern. “We agreed not to tell anyone, because of all the rumors that would be sparking about the reunion, etc., and we knew that wasn’t going to happen.”
When news of Van Halen’s death broke out on October 6, Hagar posted a picture of himself and the guitarist on a private jet with the caption “Sad and Speech.”
Several peers of Eddie Van Hallen, including his friends Tony Ayumi, Brian May and Angus Young made their special tribute to the late guitarist.