Sammy Hagar recently revealed that ‘Van Hagar Remasters’ is on its way.
In celebration of the 28th anniversary of Van Halen’s Balance, Hagar posted the band’s performance of “Amsterdam” during their appearance on The Jon Stewart Show back in 1995. A very interesting comment Sammy Made was on the Van Hagar/ Other Half Instagram page where he posted the video for fans to view and comment.
One fan posted: “I wish this album along with OU812 and 5150 would get remastered: ”
Check out Sammy’s reply:
“All that is coming soon. They started with the live album. It’s coming out first and then they’re going to re-master everything.”
Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony are celebrating the 28th anniversary of the Van Halen album Balance, and marked the occasion by sharing a performance of the song “Amsterdam” from The Jon Stewart Show, which aired on MTV in 1995.
“Happy anniversary to ‘Balance’! The ‘Balance’ record was such a great record, but it was during hard times for the band, and a very hard record to make,” Sammy shares. “A lot of painful dark images, bickering amongst the band, health issues, but this live performance of ‘Amsterdam’ on the Jon Stewart show shows how great this band was live.”
Anthony adds, “By the time the ‘Balance’ record came out, there was lots of tension within the band, personally, and professionally.” He noted, “One thing that was understood though was that the music was the important thing, and when we got together to play live we kicked a**, be it in concert or guesting on a TV show.” He adds, “This clip of us on Jon Stewart shows we were still delivering the goods!!!”
Balance, Van Halen’s 10th studio album, was released January 24, 1995, and was the last to feature Sammy on vocals. It went to number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and in 2004 was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.