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(Guitar World)   Sammy Hagar says what it would take for him to rejoin Van Halen. World hoping his demands are never met   ( guitarworld.com) divider line
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2017-03-14 12:33:37 PM  
In before David Lee Roth fans say he was better or "more entertaining"

/ get off my lawn
// David Lee Roth was better and "more entertaining"
/// well, crap
 
2017-03-14 12:51:33 PM  
Van Halen's two best albums were 1984 and 5150.
 
2017-03-14 12:51:52 PM  
I don't really care so not going to bother clicking the link but would the primary requirement be "The check has to clear?"
 
2017-03-14 12:53:49 PM  

wejash: I don't really care so not going to bother clicking the link but would the primary requirement be "The check has to clear?"


Nope. Dave and Michael included and proceeds to charity. I'm not much of a Sammy fan, but he's never been a dick like that AFAIK.
 
2017-03-14 12:55:50 PM  
Hagar says he could be persuaded if Van Halen would go back on the road with him and current singer David Lee Roth as well as founding bassist Michael Anthony, with the two singers trading off songs.

I have little interest in Van Halen, and less in Van Hagar, but I would go to see that because it would be new and interesting.

Besides, Michael Anthony was the best singer in the band. It isn't the same in either incarnation without his backing vox.
 
2017-03-14 01:00:57 PM  

Boojum2k: Van Halen's two best albums were 1984 and 5150.


This
 
2017-03-14 01:06:35 PM  
I liked Van Hagar, sue me.
 
2017-03-14 01:26:50 PM  
Sooo, has anyone heard David Lee Roth lately?  My wife and I saw them with DLR "singing" two years ago, and if it wasn't for the audience sing-along the show would have been unbearable.  If Sammy Hagar has *any* voice left, it would be an improvement.

And I *like* David Lee Roth, but he's done.
 
2017-03-14 01:28:10 PM  
Hagar was the smartest and Anthony the most underrated member of any band in history. I'd rather those two just jam together. Screw the VH brothers.
 
2017-03-14 01:28:51 PM  

Johnny Rockets: I liked Van Hagar, sue me.


Right there with you.

I think your "preferred" Van Halen singer is a lot like your preferred Doctor Who - most people tend to lock in on their "first" Doctor and prefer him even after exploring the rest of the oeuvre.

If, like a whole mess of people, you were at just the right formative age, say 14/15/16 years old, when For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge dropped, then you might be a Van Hagar fan too.
 
2017-03-14 01:29:12 PM  

Cardrack Jim: Boojum2k: Van Halen's two best albums were 1984 and 5150.

This


And Diver Down. Sue me, I like cover albums.
 
2017-03-14 01:30:16 PM  
I think Van Halen's days were behind it as soon as Van Halen III came out to the sound of a dull wet thud.  Love the classics (both Hagar and Roth), but let's stop pretending a band that has the lead guitarist's son playing on it is ever, ever going to be the same.

We have the past, let us move on.
 
2017-03-14 01:31:07 PM  

drewogatory: wejash: I don't really care so not going to bother clicking the link but would the primary requirement be "The check has to clear?"

Nope. Dave and Michael included and proceeds to charity. I'm not much of a Sammy fan, but he's never been a dick like that AFAIK.


Yeah... Liking or disliking his style is one thing, but I haven't heard many stories about Sammy being anything but a professional. The last time I saw Van Hagar, Sammy spent the entire concert (except for his solo break) with a mic in one hand and a sharpie in the other - autographing absolutely everything that was thrown at the stage.

Personally I prefer Van Hagar, and generally liked Sammy's live takes on David Lee Roth songs. But I get David Lee Roth fans... it really does seem like a matter of personal taste, instead of an actual difference in talent levels.
 
2017-03-14 01:34:52 PM  
I got both frontmen and appreciate what they brought, so a full VH concert with DLR and SH sharing the stage would be really awesome to see.

But it'll never happen. The VH brothers are complete and total dick$$$.
 
2017-03-14 01:36:42 PM  
Look.

Roth. Hagar. Whatever.

It's just important that we all agree that Gary Cherone was f*cking awful.
 
2017-03-14 01:42:04 PM  

Shostie: Look.

Roth. Hagar. Whatever.

It's just important that we all agree that Gary Cherone was f*cking awful.


And this.
 
2017-03-14 01:42:08 PM  
FTFA: "2004 U.S. summer tour... Anthony agreed to a pay cut and signed away his rights to the band name and logo in order to perform."

That's just sad.
 
2017-03-14 01:44:55 PM  

Shostie: Look.

Roth. Hagar. Whatever.

It's just important that we all agree that Gary Cherone was f*cking awful.


Who? Hagar was the singer then the band was killed in that horrible incident involving the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile back in '96.

/Still waiting for a sequel to The Matrix
 
2017-03-14 01:44:57 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: FTFA: "2004 U.S. summer tour... Anthony agreed to a pay cut and signed away his rights to the band name and logo in order to perform."

That's just sad.


Low energy. Sad.
 
2017-03-14 01:49:37 PM  

ColSanders: Hagar was the smartest and Anthony the most underrated member of any band in history. I'd rather those two just jam together. Screw the VH brothers.


I've never heard them, but you might want to check out Chickenfoot.
 
2017-03-14 01:54:47 PM  

elkboy: In before David Lee Roth fans say he was better or "more entertaining"

/ get off my lawn
// David Lee Roth was better and "more entertaining"
/// well, crap


I saw them when they were pushing their first album, i liked the album but when I saw them in concert, all of Roths ass shaking and mic humping and preening for the women (i was up front) kinda turned me off, I never did buy another album of theirs and my fandom waned.
 
2017-03-14 01:56:19 PM  
Van Hagar > Van Halen.

I've got to say though, Chickenfoot's first album was so awful that I never even gave the second one a shot.
 
2017-03-14 01:56:49 PM  

elkboy: EvilElecBlanket: FTFA: "2004 U.S. summer tour... Anthony agreed to a pay cut and signed away his rights to the band name and logo in order to perform."

That's just sad.

Low energy. Sad.


lolTrump! XDDDDDD
 
2017-03-14 02:03:37 PM  
Has Alex found a pedal for his hi-hat yet?

/cshhh cshhh  cshhh  cshhh  cshhh  cshhh  cshhh
 
2017-03-14 02:05:10 PM  
Eddie is one of those guys that was supremely talented, but his complete dickishness overrode all of his talent to make me not want to buy his albums.
 
2017-03-14 02:12:23 PM  

gilgigamesh: It isn't the same in either incarnation without his backing vox.


Anthony was on either Adam Carolla podcast or Joe Rogan (i think ROgan, but whatever) a good 3-4 years ago and was very zen about the whole Wolfgang thing.  as i recall, however, he was pretty bitter that, he claims, the then-touring iteration of VH was using his piped in backing vocals.  'they told me i was out because i wasn't pulling my weight in the band.  if that's true, then why are they still using my vocals?  wolfgang doesn't sing.  but i'm not pulling my weight right?  that's why their using my voice, i guess."


weirdneighbour: I saw them when they were pushing their first album, i liked the album but when I saw them in concert, all of Roths ass shaking and mic humping and preening for the women (i was up front) kinda turned me off, I never did buy another album of theirs and my fandom waned.


Dr. Drew told the story on carolla's podcast just a year or so ago, of chaperoning some event at a LA area high school.  he said he saw this really distinct clock on the wall and then realized he'd been asked to prom at this high school, in the mid 70s.  it wasn't his high school, something about a freind of a friend or some shiat.  anyways, he';s like, "i realized, i'd been at this auditorum before on a prom date.  and teh band?  It was Van Halen before they became Van Halen.  They called themselves 'Mastodon' or 'T.Rex' or something.  I saw them right before they got huge."
 
2017-03-14 02:13:42 PM  

Johnny Rockets: I liked Van Hagar, sue me.


Once I convinced myself it was 2 different bands so did I.  But it took me a long time.
 
2017-03-14 02:14:07 PM  

skinink: Cardrack Jim: Boojum2k: Van Halen's two best albums were 1984 and 5150.

This

And Diver Down. Sue me, I like cover albums.


I love that album.
 
2017-03-14 02:14:56 PM  

WoodyHayes: Van Hagar > Van Halen.

I've got to say though, Chickenfoot's first album was so awful that I never even gave the second one a shot.


I liked the 2nd one a lot more than the first.
 
2017-03-14 02:15:57 PM  
What's worst? Hagar the Horrible with VH? or Michael McDimwit with the DBs?
 
2017-03-14 02:18:48 PM  
Both versions kinda sucked. F 'em
 
2017-03-14 02:22:54 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Eddie is one of those guys that was supremely talented, but his complete dickishness overrode all of his talent to make me not want to buy his albums.


The toughest thing for that guy has to be that for what he did so many other players took the ball and ran with it for miles in directions he was never ever capable of going to.

To this day I wonder how he and Axl Rose never ended up working together.  Talk about two guys that were just made to torment the shiat out of each other.
 
2017-03-14 02:23:22 PM  
I'm more of a Roth fan of VH. It is pretty sad to see him up on stage now but whatever, but he can still pull it off barely.

But I cannot stand sammy hagar, the guy talks more trash than Roger Waters and people might like him if he would shut up sometimes and quit bashing everyone. 5150 was a good album though.

Van Halen's last album with Dave has some pretty good songs on it (not all) Blood and fire, the trouble with never, get frosty etc are pretty good. I would be happy to get more albums like that.

They made some decent stuff with sammy but were more of a pop band with him.

/Fan since I was a kid in the 70's
 
2017-03-14 02:28:18 PM  

Farkenhostile: I'm more of a Roth fan of VH. It is pretty sad to see him up on stage now but whatever, but he can still pull it off barely.

But I cannot stand sammy hagar, the guy talks more trash than Roger Waters and people might like him if he would shut up sometimes and quit bashing everyone. 5150 was a good album though.

Van Halen's last album with Dave has some pretty good songs on it (not all) Blood and fire, the trouble with never, get frosty etc are pretty good. I would be happy to get more albums like that.

They made some decent stuff with sammy but were more of a pop band with him.

/Fan since I was a kid in the 70's


Underlined for truth...

/ prefer DLR, late 70's-mid 80's Van Halen
 
2017-03-14 02:28:31 PM  
When DLR left, the band that was Van Halen was over. But I think that's OK. They were the type of band that almost had to burn out fast. They had six good albums, and created a whole new sound.

I've always thought Sammy's voice sounded strained when he sang. Like a guy who couldn't quite reach the notes unless he really knotted up his stomach and bellowed till his face turned red. I never liked one song he recorded with VH.

BTW, a tour with both DLR and Sammy has already happened. It didn't turn out well.

At this point, it's well past too late. Their first album was almost 40 years ago. They can't manage the old stuff and they have nothing new to say.
 
2017-03-14 02:28:48 PM  
I would go see either one of these lineups. Provided the tix were free, I had really good ear plugs, and you paid me $1,000 to do it. I am stunned people will pay money to see them in 2017. Sure, old man, clouds, whatever. I saw them live in 1982 - decent show but it was thirty five years ago. None of them can sing now. Who wants to pay $100 to see a band just to stand there and remember when they used to be good?
 
2017-03-14 02:30:32 PM  
I saw Hagar back in 83 or 84 in Erie Pa for the "I can"t Drive 55" tour, he farking rocked.

I saw him again 2 years ago at Indy Carb Day, he had just as much energy and his voice was just as strong, he farking rocked.

I was never a big Halen fan until Sammy got there.

Roth is all sizzle, no steak.

BTW...Sammy still farking rocks.
 
2017-03-14 02:30:56 PM  
Nothing against Hagar, I prefer the DLR years.

/ before EVH took up the keyboards
 
2017-03-14 02:31:33 PM  

Farkenhostile: I'm more of a Roth fan of VH. It is pretty sad to see him up on stage now but whatever, but he can still pull it off barely.

But I cannot stand sammy hagar, the guy talks more trash than Roger Waters and people might like him if he would shut up sometimes and quit bashing everyone. 5150 was a good album though.

Van Halen's last album with Dave has some pretty good songs on it (not all) Blood and fire, the trouble with never, get frosty etc are pretty good. I would be happy to get more albums like that.

They made some decent stuff with sammy but were more of a pop band with him.

/Fan since I was a kid in the 70's


And that has absolutely NOTHING to do with Hagar.

I really dont get people that claim to hate Van Hagar because "they went pop" and blame Hagar for it. They went pop because of Eddie. Thats one of the big reasons why Dave left in the first place; he kept fighting with Eddie to keep from going pop, but Eddie (and Alex, who wont make his own decisions and lets Eddie do it for him) kept overruling him. They brought in Hagar because he was willing to work with Eddie (at first) and fired Hagar as soon as he started pushing back.

The problem with Van Halen is and always has been right there in the name. It wasnt Dave, and it sure as fark wasnt Sammy.
 
2017-03-14 02:36:44 PM  

Dick Gozinya: I really dont get people that claim to hate Van Hagar because "they went pop" and blame Hagar for it. They went pop because of Eddie


This. When 5150 came out I was one of the fans crying about their conversion to pop and claiming Roth's VH was superior. I failed to acknowledge they were already moving to pop with 1984 (see "Jump").

Because of Hagar's solo material I expected them to be heavier once he joined them, and was disappointed they went the opposite way. Once I got over that (years later) I realized just how damn good 5150 is.
 
2017-03-14 02:37:11 PM  

Boojum2k: Van Halen's two best albums were 1984 and 5150.


I'll submit Fair Warning as the best VH album of all time.
Of all time.
 
2017-03-14 02:37:32 PM  

AteMyBrain: They had six good albums, and created a whole new sound.

?????????


Look, they had some fun pop-rock songs but that seems a bit of a stretch. I mean Eddie futzed around with his guitars and amps - like everyone does, but I'd be hard-pressed to identify what new sound vh was responsible for. Screaming at your bandmates? Naw, that's been done to death.
 
2017-03-14 02:47:21 PM  

Herbie555: Johnny Rockets: I liked Van Hagar, sue me.

Right there with you.

I think your "preferred" Van Halen singer is a lot like your preferred Doctor Who - most people tend to lock in on their "first" Doctor and prefer him even after exploring the rest of the oeuvre.

If, like a whole mess of people, you were at just the right formative age, say 14/15/16 years old, when For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge dropped, then you might be a Van Hagar fan too.


Same if you say an album "dropped."
 
2017-03-14 02:50:29 PM  

ColSanders: Dick Gozinya: I really dont get people that claim to hate Van Hagar because "they went pop" and blame Hagar for it. They went pop because of Eddie

This. When 5150 came out I was one of the fans crying about their conversion to pop and claiming Roth's VH was superior. I failed to acknowledge they were already moving to pop with 1984 (see "Jump").

Because of Hagar's solo material I expected them to be heavier once he joined them, and was disappointed they went the opposite way. Once I got over that (years later) I realized just how damn good 5150 is.


1984 was just as much a "pop" album as 5150. But for some reason, 1984 gets a pass because "Dave" and 5150 gets shiat on because "Sammy." And I really dont get it. The musical direction of the band was always being driven by Eddie and Alex. Anthony didnt care as long as he made money.
 
2017-03-14 02:57:03 PM  
Cherone was fine, he just took the brunt of the Van Halen brothers' final attempt at ego masturbation.  He doesn't deserve the shiat sandwich he was saddled with.

I agree with the thread's consensus that Hagar is definitely a professional and Roth was a great showman (that blew his voice out and should let it go).

Van Halen's problem was always Van Halen.
 
2017-03-14 02:58:12 PM  

Cewley: What's worst? Hagar the Horrible with VH? or Michael McDimwit with the DBs?


The latter. By far.
 
2017-03-14 03:02:02 PM  

Atomic Jonb: Sooo, has anyone heard David Lee Roth lately?  My wife and I saw them with DLR "singing" two years ago, and if it wasn't for the audience sing-along the show would have been unbearable.  If Sammy Hagar has *any* voice left, it would be an improvement.

And I *like* David Lee Roth, but he's done.


I saw them on their last tour.  Roth sounded fine.  He wasn't Bruce Dickinson vocally, but he never was.  If you liked the Van Halen albums, you should've liked the show.
 
2017-03-14 03:11:52 PM  

ColSanders: Hagar was the smartest and Anthony the most underrated member of any band in history. I'd rather those two just jam together. Screw the VH brothers.


A couple years ago I saw those two along with Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham. Great show covering music from all of Hagar's career with various bands, plus some Zeppelin thrown in as well.
 
2017-03-14 03:14:34 PM  
Van Cherone > Van Wolfgang > Van Hagar > Van Halen

It's possible I have that backwards.
 
2017-03-14 03:16:27 PM  
I saw Sammy just after he left Montrose. I'm old.
 
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