Sammy Hagar Apologizes to Van Halen

Band's former lead singer says he's ready to forgive and forget on “Oprah: Where Are They Now”

Throughout its history, Van Halen has had nearly as many band feuds as hit songs, so any time bridge-mending is attempted, it's a big deal.

In a clip from his upcoming appearance on "Oprah: Where Are They Now," former lead singer (and Stern Show guest) Sammy Hagar said he's ready to bury the hatchet. While Hagar expressed no interest in rejoining the band, he does wish to rekindle the relationship. "I want to be friends," Hagar said. "I want to say, 'I'm sorry [for] anything bad I've said about you."

Hagar and Van Halen have been feuding on-and-off since his departure in 1996, with Hagar most recently delivering an impassioned "fuck you" to Eddie Van Halen after he downplayed the contributions of bass player Michael Anthony in a 2015 interview with Billboard.

Check out the apology (above) and tune in to OWN on Aug. 20 for Hagar's "Oprah: Where Are They Now."