Mo Ostin, the chairman of Warner Bros. Records was, let's say, cautious. He liked the idea of changing the band's name to Van Hagar. Eddie and I powwowed about it and decided, no, we're Van Halen. We loved each other. There was no animosity, no egos, no nothing. They wanted me to be in this band, and I wanted to be in it, because we were making the music and we knew we were good.
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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