Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Share Most Scintillating Twitter Exchange of All Time


Is it time for a second Van Hagar reunion? It certainly looks that way based on these amazing tweets, doesn’t it?

Wow. So much to unpack here. Where to begin?

First of all: it seems hard to believe that Eddie, and not Sammy, would be the one to correctly comprehend the difference between “Hope you’re doing good” and “Hope you’re doing well,” because Hagar is a lyricist, and, as we all know, lyricists tend to be masters of grammar.


Sammy sincerely meant he hopes Eddie is doing good, not well — in other words, Sammy hopes Eddie is engaging in positive acts. Positive acts… like a reunion? Duh-duh-duhhhhhh!!!

I think this is a wholly plausible possibility, because, again, Sammy is a master wordsmith and a poet who loves puzzles of prose that are open to a wide variety of interpretations. Take, for example, these famous lines from “Runaround”:

Here we go around, (round, round, round)
Run-run-runaround, yeah! (round, round, round, round)
Here we go around, (round, round, round)
She’s given me the runaround, yeah, ow! (round, round, round, round)

So it’s not unlike Sammy to utilize a Shakespearean turn of phrase for the purposes of foreshadowing.

Also fascinating: that neither musician uses a comma where needed. This could also be a wink to the fans that a reunion is coming — after all, commas are used to separate, to create distance.

Fingers crossed this is happening. I will not leave this planet until I have heard “Love Walks In” live one final time. I just hope they don’t bring back Michael Anthony. That dude sucks.

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