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Sammy Hagar Apologizes for Exposing Eddie Van Halen's 'Dark Side'

Sammy Hagar is apologizing for how he depicted Eddie Van Halen in his 2011 memoir.

Hagar said that he regrets exposing Van Halen's "dark side" in his memoir Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock.

"More than anything, because of the untimely and tragic death of Eddie Van Halen, I apologize from the bottom of my heart for exposing his dark side to where I don't think anyone wants to hear that now,” Hagar revealed in a recent interview.

In his memoir, Hagar wrote of Van Halen's struggles with alcohol and poor living conditions.

Meanwhile, although Sammy Hagar buried the hatchet with former bandmate Eddie Van Halen before the guitarist's death, he clearly has no interest in making peace with the vocalist he replaced in Van Halen.

In a newly-published interview (see below), Hagar calls David Lee Roth "a real showman," adding, "I enjoy him." But it all goes downhill from there. "Talk about cringing," he says. "I can't imagine how he feels when he looks at some of the old videos, the way he was dancing and moving, and the way he was singing live sometimes. I don't know how he feels about all that, but I don't think he cares."

And that's what separates the two Van Halen singers, Hagar adds. "The difference between him and I is I sincerely care," he says. "I care about everything I do and I care how it affects people and I care what they think."

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