The relationship between Sammy Hagar and Van Halen has been strained, to say the least, for quite a number of years now. However, in a new interview, the singer and alcohol magnate says that he'd love to try to patch things up with Eddie Van Halen.

Hagar was asked by Vegas Rocks! (via Blabbermouth), what he would say to the guitar legend if he had the opportunity. Without much hesitation, Hagar spoke of his willingness to reconnect. The video is embedded below.

"Well, right now I'd say, 'Wow. Great. I've seen some pictures of you recently. You look like you're healthy and doing great," he told Sally Steele. I'm really proud of you and I'd like to see you continue doing that. Here's my phone number. Call me up if you wanna hang and just have some fun and goof off.'"

However, Hagar acknowledged that he learned his lesson from his previous attempt at reuniting with Van Halen. He said that he would be more cautious about any further projects with the band, while also practically demanding that his old buddy be brought back into the fold.

"And whatever that led to," he continued. "I wouldn't say, 'Hey, let's get together and do it again,' because you would have to do that slow, because I would never do it again under the last circumstances. But I would do it again under different circumstances. So it'd be like that. And then I would also say, 'And also here's Mikey's [Anthony] phone numbers with mine.'"

Of course, Hagar doesn't need to be in Van Halen. In addition to his work with Chickenfoot, he's currently working on a new solo album to be released this year. Last month he reunited in the studio with his former Montrose bandmates Bill Church and Denny Carmassi.

Watch Sammy Hagar Talking about Working With Eddie Van Halen Again