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Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony took a moment to pay tribute to their former bandmate Eddie Van Halen on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Shared via their Van Hagar social channels, Hagar wrote, “Can’t believe it’s been a year the man is gone but the music goes on. Mikey and I (The other half) have been busy this past year just finished a new circle record with David Cobb. Carrying the music forward is more important than ever to us. Also @sammyandthecircle has been doing shows & trying to do things a little different for the fans like Catalina, and the Vegas residency. These are some ‘crazy times’ for sure, but the music will live on forever so staying productive, creative and busy seems to be the answer for A fun healthy life at least for me it is”

Anthony added, “I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we lost Ed!! Sam and I continue to make music and play live shows together with the Circle, and we have added more VH material to our set list! We need to keep this music alive for ourselves and the fans, it’s so great and timeless. We look forward to getting out there and celebrating it with all of you!!”

Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020 at the age of 65 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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