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Ex-Van Halen Members Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony Issue Video Statement On Eddie Van Halen’s Passing


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Former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony have issued the following video statement regarding the passing of Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen this past Tuesday, October 06th.  Eddie passed away at the age of 65 following a lengthy battle with throat cancer.

Also included in the footage is a moment of silence the pair held while onstage during yesterday’s rehearsals for ‘Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Bash 2020‘ event, which is set to be filmed today, October 08th, and streamed on Saturday, October 17th via this location.

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Anthony and Hagar can also be seen holding a moment of silence before a rehearsal of Van Halen‘s “Right Now” in the video as well. According to Van Halen manager Irving Azoff, a Van Halen stadium tour with Michael Anthony back on bass nearly took place in 2019, but was scuttled by Eddie‘s then ongoing battle against throat cancer.

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