Van Halen performs in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 30, 1995.
But after their 1995 tour, Hagar's relationship with the Van Halen brothers deteriorated. Hagar left Van Halen the next year -- he claimed he was forced out, and the Van Halens claimed he quit. The band foundered -- an attempted reunion with David Lee Roth misfired, and an album recorded with singer Gary Cherone sold poorly and Hagar returned to his solo career. Then, around 2004, Hagar got a call about a possible reunion.
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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