The last two shows were at a small amphitheater in Tucson. The second night, Eddie unwound completely. He knew it was the end of the tour. He knew he was done. He came up to me before the show, when I was talking to Irving, and rolled my sleeve down over my Cabo Wabo tattoo. I didn't even acknowledge him. I just rolled it back up. He rolled it back down. I rolled it back up. "Don't be fucking with my shirt, dude," I said."That thing ain't gonna last," he said, showing me his Van Halen tattoo. "See that? That's better. That's going to last longer."
From the forthcoming book RED: My Uncensored Life in Rock by Sammy Hagar. Copyright © 2011 by Sammy Hagar. To be published on March 15, 2011 by IT Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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