Wolfgang Van Halen has told Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM he would like to see a tribute concert for his Dad Eddie Van Halen happen. Alex Van Halen & Rush Bold Claim Leaks
“I definitely think that would be a great thing to do. It’s not in the immediate plans, ’cause that’s a lot of moving parts that you’ve gotta corral to get that to happen. But I definitely think it should happen. Absolutely.”
“I have no idea. All I know is that the focus should a hundred percent be on Pop. While it could be a celebration of Van Halen and the band’s history, I think more than anything, it should be focused on him… It’s a tall ask and a big thing to figure out. But I do think it should happen at some point.”
Wolfgang told Entertainment Tonight last year that proceeds would go to Eddie’s favorite charity, Mr. Holland’s Opus, which helps underprivileged students access musical instruments.
Sammy Hagar told Kyle Meredith in February, “I have nothing to do with the [Eddie Van Halen] legacy,” he said. “That’s their business — that’s Wolfie, Alex Van Halen [Eddie’s brother]; they’re family members. Whoever wants to call me up and say, ‘Here’s the date,’ I will be there. I don’t care where I am. I’ll cancel a [solo] show [if I need to]. [Laughs] [That’s] something Van Halen would never do. I always make that joke — canceling a show was [out of the question with] Van Halen. I went out sick without being able to sing, Eddie went out with a crutch, Alex went out with a fucking neck brace — we wouldn’t cancel shows. But I will cancel my show for a tribute to Eddie any day.”