Eddie Van Halen Awful Health Rumor Revealed

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On a recent episode of his SiriusXM show, hard rock and metal authority, Eddie Trunk discussed rumors of a potential health issue surrounding Van Halen guitarist, Eddie Van Halen and the potential of ex-Van Halen vocalist, Sammy Hagar coming back to join the group. Note that the Eddie talk is just hearsay, and he’s looked great in recent photos. David Lee Roth also recently stated that he’d be meeting with Eddie and Alex Van Halen soon. Alternative Nation transcribed Trunk’s comments

Trunk: At this point I think I think the ship has probably sailed for Sammy [Hagar] and Van Halen. I mean, if they were gonna do that, they probably would of done it all and I don’t know what’s going on with Eddie Van Halen. I’ve heard some rumors which I’ve I heard and hope are not true. I really hope Eddie is okay and I hope we get something from him in any configuration, in any way, at some point soon. However, I don’t think it’s going to happen this year and I don’t think it’s going to be with Sammy. Although, one thing is pretty obvious and if you heard the track I played earlier today from Sammy’s new record, the guy can still sing. Sammy can still sing amazingly well.

Trunk continues:

Trunk: The bigger issue with Van Halen too with the whole Sammy thing, and we talk about this all the time, we go on and on about it forever, but the real big issue, that’s really weird is that the Van Halen catalog with Sammy Hagar and the music they made with him has been virtually ignored, not virtually but rather it has been completely ignored with all these re-issue campaigns. Meaning that the Sammy Hagar portion of the catalog, which is just just as extensive as the [David Lee] Roth records in terms of the amount of records, maybe a few less but still it’s been completely ignored.

Trunk goes on:

Trunk: It hasn’t been repackaged, it hasn’t been remastered, we haven’t got reissues of that stuff. Sure, records have sold millions of copies and have had a ton of hits but there’s not even a acknowledgement that, that was made and that with whatever issues may exist with Sammy those are still records that feature Michael [Anthony], Alex [Van Halen] and Eddie [Van Halen]. That is just not something that you can sweep under the carpet, although it appears that is exactly what they have been doing. or at least trying to do.

Trunk discussed the topic of Eddie Van Halen’s health further in another recent episode

Trunk: These people are human, we gotta remember that, sometimes we forget and we just look at them as being these rock superstars that we just want to do things. They are human beings, they have lives, they have life, they have family, they have ailments, just like anybody else. So you don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes and you know those rumors, God forbid Eddie [Van Halen] really is sick again and we hope is not but it might be the only thing that could logically explain if they spoke and communicated why they have been so inactive, quiet and silent. 

  • H.K. northern cali

    Ed needs to make peace with Samny and Mikey.

    • Jim Bianco

      why? too late for that

      • Thunderheart

        It’s only too late when you’re 6 feet under.

        • richard ford

          your talking 5 of the biggest bad ass’s in the business..I mean, after all its NOT a singing contest..so. 3 of them 5 have egos bigger than their nut sack. Ed, Roth and Alex. its too late?..indeed..time has ran out for the brothers Van Halen..and I seriously Doubt..Sam or Mike will have anything to do with the brothers as far as a tour or album. Dave Can Not Sing…that’s fact. Sammy’s voice is still top notch. still want to measure cocks? eatem and smile Dave..that’s all you can do at this stage of the game. lmao

          • Thunderheart

            Yeah, it’s hard to argue with what you say…

    • Jim Mullen Tate

      too late for that because Eddie is doing everything because of his son. He won’t throw his son under the bus to play the Top 40 pop that they did with Sammy.

  • robert curtis

    Any time vh comes on my pandora if its not Sammy singing the song gets a thumbs down and fast forward just to show that if they dont start playing more Sammy vh music then its not getting listened to . I know you think who are you and why would one thumbs down and fast forward mean anything but if enough people would also do the same things might change. I am sick of listening to roth screech out a song from the early 80s badly thats why you wont be seeing vh on the road anytime soon roth cant sing or even remember the words any more, If you have listened to any interviews from ed he has nothing good to say about roth things like “someone needs to tell him hes not 20 anymore” lol. If you look up reviews from the 2015/16 road show none I read were good when it came to roth one reviewer called his singing caterwauling and talked about how roth would start telling a story about nothing in the middle of a song. At the prices they charged the fan should have gotten a much better show than anything I read about. After the last shows they did with Sammy in 05 I would never ever give them another dime of my hard earned cash out of 3 shows I saw only one was worth my time and money and that was in 86 when Sammy playing guitar and singing.

    • ravenusa USA

      I would rather never listen to Van Halen again than suffer through any of the Van Hagar stuff. I don’t consider his contributions part of Van Halen’s history.

      • Robert Curtis

        Looks like your going to get your wish. I know vh and roth are not in any way friends and after things went in 2015 I dont see ed ever having anything more to do with roth, ed does not have a great rep when it comes to other people after reading vh first managers book and how they being ed screwed him over I cant see anyone wanting to put up with him or able to fill in as singer vh is done as a band and no matter what ed does his son will never be able to fill his shoes. Vh is finished as a band and why would ed want roth as the voice of vh that to me would be awful.

  • What the?

    I don’t see Sammy and Mike ever coming back unless there are truck loads of cash involved. Seems the common thread in the rifts has been Ed…as in Ed’s way or the highway. At this point, unless there is some new music from Roth/Ed & Co. it’s just them trying to recapture what will never be again. Ironically, Roth comes back and Mike leaves which means they never really reunited. Even if they did, I wouldn’t pay to see the new incarnation because it would mean they paid Mike off so they could make another cash grab tour.

    • Jim Bianco

      Sammy and Mike DO NOT need money. They will NEVER go back to the misery of a VH tour. Stop dreaming and move on, people. The band is dead, and has been dead since 1995

      • What the?

        How do you know they wouldn’t take a huge amount of cash?
        Money talks.

        • richard ford

          because you Don’t Know Sammy..its not about dollars and cents to him..its about music integrity to him and if integrity isn’t there – you sure as hell Cant Buy It..#RedRocker for life.

          • What the?

            You don’t know Sammy either. Integrity is bought and sold every day, especially in the music biz. You can believe whatever you want, but if he was offered a billion dollars he wouldn’t be stupid enough to turn it down. He’s a better businessman than that. So much for “integrity”.

    • Jim Mullen Tate

      Wolfy won’t be fired from his dad’s band. Get a clue, people.

      • What the?

        He may not be fired, but he may find that working for Dad is getting old and want to be his own person in his own band. He’s going to be an old man before VH tours again.

  • jed

    look I am sure there are fans of the Sammy era, and who wants to argue their feelings or how they connected to that era of VH… myself, I wasn’t a Montrose fan, Sammy Hagar fan or Van Hagar fan…as Joe Rogan once perfectly said (regarding Hagar joining the band), “that’s when Van Halen kinda entered the mall” which is exactly how I categorized anything Sammy Did in and around Van Halen…he always seemed kinda cheesy and if you think I can’t drive 55 and one foot on the gas and one on the brake makes any sense to you and hits the “cool” nerve, all power to you… For me Van Halen was Roth, Anthony, Eddie and Alex..you don’t get bigger than that band from Van Halen I thru 1984, and even when they did get a little cheesy or soft, it still was “Pretty Woman”, “Dancin in the Streets” “You Really Got Me” cool, it wasn’t a complete paradigm shit like it was with Hagar… Basically most the big bands “entered the (corporate) mall” in the latter half of the 80’s and it was great when grunge came along to finally wipe the slate clean (and that included van halen).
    Hope Eddie is okay, time marches on though and it’s a rough ride even
    for the best of em

    • Matthew Durden

      I didn’t like 1984 at all.Except for the Jump,Panama combo.It was a soft album compared to the earlier albums.I only have a few Hagar era songs on my I-pod.The music was not asgood.

      • richard ford

        that 1984 album is full of great guitar work of Edward..that no one seems to touch on..’girl gone bad’ is one of DLR best vocals (2nd to eatem and smile)…’Girl Gone Bad’ is one of my favorite tracks from Van Halen. go back and listen to your Van Halen 1984 album.

        • Matthew Durden

          I forgot about Girl Gone Bad.The guitar in that one is on point.I love VH,but man, I did not like Hot For Teacher,Top Jimmy, Drop Dead Legs,or I’ll Wait.

    • richard ford

      #RedRocker 4LIfe. Van Halens hits..we’re pinned and sang by Sammy. talk all the youtube BS related junk interview garbage that you want to see in print here..you ever paid to see a Van Halen Concert with Sammy?..Don’t lie and make up some shit either. ive seen both Bands. daves version sucked balls live…sams version – at least you got you what you paid for and saw a decent show.

      • jed

        I dont understand why you’d ask if I ever paid to see a van sammy concert…. not like I gave him or the band with him a ringing endorsement , lol but I did see them during their for unlawful carnal knowledge tour and I was bored.but alice in chains opened up for them and at that point I turned to my bro and said “now that’s something to be out on the lookout for ” .. like I tried to say above the two VH bands are diametrically opposed to each other and I really not opposed to people who identify with the van hagar years, it’s just not my cup of tea… all those bands sold out and there’s a quantum leap difference between top Jimmy and drop dead legs to poundcake and when love walks in…. just like foreigner’s head games n hot blooded to I wanna know what love is lol i just dont dig the mall hit making years of these big fucking bands

        • Big Rich

          where is this so called ‘Grunge’ music today? NO WHERE. that façade fell down and revealed its true self – Years Ago. if you heard one Grunge band you’ve heard one too many. that music sucks and still sucks. I never spent a dime to see any of them Bands shows, nor bought one CD of that confused period of time in Rock and Roll music. Jerry Cantrell is a decent musician but that shit isn’t my cup of tea – depressing ass music. what I remember most of 90s sorry ass grunge music?..is how depressed every all of a sudden got. then heroin became the ‘popular’ thing to do..because – them groups made heroin ‘popular’ Alice, Pearl, STP, Nirvana, Ect. WHERE THEY AT TODAY? Dead – O.D. let me clue you in..the music industry is NOT about a popularity contest. 1. its a business 2. not a J.O.B. 3. those bands who are THE BEST 4. at business, succeed 5. NOT popular vote. you obviously commented on a topic..just to see your words in print. them dumb ass heroin doped up freak shows never stood a chance, because they were for the moment – kind of bands. and that moment ended- Thankfully. I don’t listen to that crap music to this day. and I never will. so you don’t like Hagar or Vah Halen..why did you comment on a post centered around Eddie? (to see your words in print) yawnnn you and your grunge bands are a bore.

    • Jim Mullen Tate

      the Sammy era sold well at the time because of the name Van Halen that was built by their classic stuff. those songs are not nostalgic in any way, and not in movies or shows, and no one cares about them.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    Wtf is wrong with Eddie’s health? I hate being lured in to BS.

    • Jim Bianco

      cancer

  • Real Dal

    Ed can burn in hell for fkn mikey over!!

  • Steve Alexander

    Eddie (Janie) just posted a photo on July 04 on Twitter – and Eddie looks great. VH has always been combative right from the start – even Alex and Eddie used to fight on tour. Valerie’s book talks about Ed having full on fist-fights with her brother as well as with sound guys on tour during the 80s. It’s just the nature of the beast. Rumours are always swirling around the band – but they always surprise us with their resilience. I just listen to the music now – I don’t follow the gossip.

    • i_felonious

      sure could have fooled me

  • richard ford

    my Van Halen BEST of DLR era. here is All things Diamond playlist 2019 (in very specific order). 10. Girl Gone Bad. 09. Romeo Delight 08. Light Up The Sky 07. Atomic Punk 06. Hear Bout It Later 05. In A Simple Rhyme 04. Somebody Get Me A Doctor 03. Everybody Wants Some 02. Panama 01. Aint Talkin Bout Love

  • Jim Mullen Tate

    the SAMMY VAN HALEN music is ignored because it was Top 40 pop and NOT what Van Halen is KNOWN FOR. the Roth Van Halen albums were what made them big enough so that Sammy could join a HUGE band, and not a no name band, which is what they were when Dave started with them. Dave and Eddie together made the band HUGE so that Sammy could latch on with his songs that sound like beer commercials. Plus, Sammy will NOT join Van Halen without Michael Anthony on bass, and Eddie will NOT fire his own son. The reason all the Roth stuff is happening is so his son can be part of CLASSIC VAN HALEN

    • What the?

      Top 40 pop? What was 1984? Roth was all about pop and Eddie created s lot of pop riffs. That’s why they were successful…mainstream.

    • DAVID R. PARKER

      Agreed