Sammy Hagar hopes Eddie Van Halen never calls him to do another Van Halen reunion.

The Red Rocker says, "I'm so past it. I'm so happy and proud of what we did, I wouldn't want to tarnish it again like that 2004 tour. And now what they're doing, acting like I was never in that band, just playing all that early material... How can they do that? But Dave can't sing it, so what the [heck]. It is what it is, and I'd just as soon let it be... Michael Anthony is one of my dearest friends, and I don't see why Ed and Al shouldn't be that, someday, in our lives... I don't want to go backwards anymore. At my age, I have a hard enough time rehearsing and playing those old songs at a rehearsal. And I certainly can't go back and listen to them."

Hagar is 65 and starts his Four Decades of Rock tour on Thursday in Washington state.