Sammy Hagar spoke with RollingStone.com about his new book and if he would return to join Van Halen. Here is an excerpt from that interview:
Rolling Stone: What made you want to write a book?
Hagar: "I’ve been maybe one of the most misunderstood rockers of all time because I’ve always been kinda quiet on my personal life. I’ve never really been a press-hound. There’s never been a lot of stuff written about me, quite honestly. Flying under the radar’s always been my philosophy. If you’re never in, you’re never out."
Rolling Stone: Are there things you didn't put in the book because you didn't want to piss off Ed or David Lee Roth?
Hagar: "Oh, hell no. I didn't really consider that, because they know what happened. I didn't make up anything. I didn't embellish anything. The only thing is that I didn't go as crazy as I could have about the sex, drugs and rock & roll part of my early years. I have a nine-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old daughter."
Rolling Stone: What do you think the percent odds are that you'll ever play in Van Halen again?
Hagar: "I'd say it's up there around 90 percent. I would love to make another record with Van Halen. If Eddie was totally cool and was back to the guy I used to know, or a new guy, not the guy I knew the last time [laughs]. He can’t be that guy. I wouldn’t do it if he was like that. It’s below zero, minus zero. But if Eddie really got his life together, which it seems he has judging by the pictures I've seen, then definitely."