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2020-12-02 9:28:24 AM  
Huh.  DLR is actually a pretty good cartoon artist.  I never knew he was into this sort of thing.
 
2020-12-02 10:29:40 AM  
Sammy Hagar is a fine singer.  Sure, Van Halen has better stuff than Van Hagar, but I'll take Hagar's non-VH music over Dave's any farking day of the week.
 
2020-12-02 10:31:49 AM  
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2020-12-02 10:33:41 AM  
David Lee Roth is a cover band singer who fell into the right group.  Shiat, even as a solo artist he's still performing Van Halen songs live.
 
2020-12-02 10:35:27 AM  
Wasn't Eddie the worst singer in VH?

Alex knew to stay away from the microphone.

Alex was the worst dancer
 
2020-12-02 10:35:49 AM  
Van Hagar >> Van Roth

Also, Chickenfoot is an awesome band.
 
2020-12-02 10:35:55 AM  
It's over, guys. It's almost 2021 - 43 years since Van Halen. DLR can't sing anymore. Hagar can, but is a total dork. Eddie's dead. No one cares about Michael, Alex or Wolfie. Please, for the love of mercy, please just retire and shut the fark up.
 
2020-12-02 10:36:51 AM  
They did NOT "both front Van Halen on the same tour"... they did a tour together with their respective bands, alternating as opener for each other.

When you fail on the easy facts....
 
2020-12-02 10:51:40 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: It's over, guys. It's almost 2021 - 43 years since Van Halen. DLR can't sing anymore. Hagar can, but is a total dork. Eddie's dead. No one cares about Michael, Alex or Wolfie. Please, for the love of mercy, please just retire and shut the fark up.


I don't know anout nobody caring about Wolfie. His new single is doing very well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3aP​J​kZmNU
 
2020-12-02 10:52:06 AM  
 
2020-12-02 11:02:25 AM  

Dr.Fey: NeoCortex42: Sammy Hagar is a fine singer.

This.  It's just Van Halen had better songs when they were a younger band.

Also:

If you thought Sammy Hagar was going to be insulted because David Lee Roth made him the subject of his latest work of art, think again: Van Halen's second lead singer says he's interested in buying his predecessor's new cartoon.


Because Sammy is a professional. He understands that it is just a job. A really fun job, but it isn't a religion. He gets up every morning knowing that he is going to get paid great money to do something that he loves to do and that other people's BS isn't going to get him down.
 
2020-12-02 11:14:03 AM  

downstairs: Huh.  DLR is actually a pretty good cartoon artist.  I never knew he was into this sort of thing.


He studied traditional Japanese ink painting in Tokyo for two years:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/david-le​e​-roth-sumi-e-japanese-ink-painting/
 
2020-12-02 11:24:35 AM  
Gary Cherone was the best singer to be in Van Halen, even if he wasn't the best Van Halen singer.
 
2020-12-02 11:34:50 AM  

BassmanBP: Gary Cherone was the best singer to be in Van Halen, even if he wasn't the best Van Halen singer.


Cherone should be put on Death Row for  "More than Words".
 
2020-12-02 11:36:27 AM  
Roth would be the cool uncle to have if you were a kid. Hagar would be the uncle that has those stupid "Salt Life" stickers on the back of his truck despite living in the midwest, miles away from the ocean.
 
2020-12-02 11:42:41 AM  

BassmanBP: Gary Cherone was the best singer to be in Van Halen, even if he wasn't the best Van Halen singer.


His problem was trying to sing like a mutant clone of Roth and Hagar rather than singing in his natural voice.
 
2020-12-02 11:45:04 AM  

NebTheWise: They did NOT "both front Van Halen on the same tour"... they did a tour together with their respective bands, alternating as opener for each other.

When you fail on the easy facts....


My brother saw that tour, he said that Sammy was so much better than DLR and it wasn't even close
 
2020-12-02 11:46:50 AM  
It's easy to dunk on Gary Cherone, but he's a decent singer when not in Van Halen.  For some reason Eddie had Gary do his best Sammy impression.  It didn't work.  VH III probably would have been a lot better if they would have let Gary sing like himself (and let Micheal Anthony actually play and sing).

Micheal Anthony's backup singing and harmonies are Van Halen's unsung secret weapon.  The less he sang, the worse the band got.  While DLR may lack in technical prowess, MA's harmonies worked extremely well with his style.

DLR would easily be the one you want to sit down and have a beer with.  I think that is undesputatble, right?
 
2020-12-02 11:48:07 AM  

Eightballjacket: NebTheWise: They did NOT "both front Van Halen on the same tour"... they did a tour together with their respective bands, alternating as opener for each other.

When you fail on the easy facts....

My brother saw that tour, he said that Sammy was so much better than DLR and it wasn't even close


Same.

I actually worked that show when I worked for KKOB-FM in Albuquerque when they came through town. Gary Johnson was the governor at the time. He joined Sammy on stage & had a margarita.

Sammy was significantly better than Dave even if Dave employed the better musicians.
 
2020-12-02 12:05:41 PM  

theflatline: BassmanBP: Gary Cherone was the best singer to be in Van Halen, even if he wasn't the best Van Halen singer.

Cherone should be put on Death Row for  "More than Words".


Well, it's not quite  a rap song though....
 
2020-12-02 12:11:41 PM  
I don't understand how Sammy Hagar has a career. Montrose sucked, his solo career sucked, Van Hagar sucked, and I'm sure his other projects sucked. Decent singer, but couldn't write a decent song to save his life.

Also, there is definitely more than one way to rock.

I will give him credit for sticking up for Michael Anthony when Eddie was trash-talking him.

And say what you want about DLR, he gave us this:

David Lee Roth's No Holds Bar-B-Que
Youtube oK911bC60sU
 
2020-12-02 12:16:08 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Roth would be the cool uncle to have if you were a kid. Hagar would be the uncle that has those stupid "Salt Life" stickers on the back of his truck despite living in the midwest, miles away from the ocean.


Roth seems like the uncle you would be most likely to be arrested with. But it would probably be fun.
 
2020-12-02 12:16:18 PM  
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2020-12-02 12:37:09 PM  

Lord Bear: DLR would easily be the one you want to sit down and have a beer with.  I think that is undesputatble, right?


A beer?  Maybe.  Multiple beers?  No way.  Dave is just tiresome to listen to for longer than 5-10 minutes.

Eightballjacket: My brother saw that tour, he said that Sammy was so much better than DLR and it wasn't even close


I saw that tour on one of the nights Sammy opened.  Despite this he was by far the better show.  I saw Sammy on this tour and multiple times with VH.  I saw Dave on this tour and once at the same place Dimebag was killed.  If you've seen Dave once, you've seen him.  It was the same show even though one was 300 people and one was 10k.  Sammy was different each time I saw him.  Dave's setlist, stage banter, etc. were exactly the same.  The only difference was the first time I saw him he was 2.5 hours late because the limo couldn't get close enough to the door for him so he refused to go in and then during one of his last songs the club blew a fuse and he was just gone.
 
2020-12-02 12:55:14 PM  
Someone needs to remind Dave that Ted Templeman almost pushed through replacing him with Sammy starting with the very first album because he thought Dave's vocal ability sucked.  Only when he saw Dave's live antics did he come around.
 
2020-12-02 1:00:09 PM  
Montrose sucked

Well, this is a novel take, I'll give it that. Unless you're counting the records after Paper Money and before Gamma 1, but those are basically Ronnie Montrose solo records.
 
2020-12-02 1:01:46 PM  
I'm not a fan of Hagar, but subby:

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Trollin'. You's doin' it.
 
2020-12-02 1:11:55 PM  
Roth is an EMT in his spare time. He is, by all reports, a terrible human being, but he knows a bit about being a first responder. He probably isn't too impressed with Hagar's attitude towards COVID
 
2020-12-02 1:14:51 PM  
Sammy isn't a bad singer, the music just wasn't as good and not nearly as much fun.
 
2020-12-02 1:34:56 PM  

AxL sANe: Someone needs to remind Dave that Ted Templeman almost pushed through replacing him with Sammy starting with the very first album because he thought Dave's vocal ability sucked.  Only when he saw Dave's live antics did he come around.


Yeah, DLR could barely carry a tune...

Van Halen - Dance The Night Away - Vocal Track
Youtube Ef4r--ssJLI
 
2020-12-02 2:11:19 PM  
Both are great on their own merits.
As dave once said...

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2020-12-02 2:21:57 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: Both are great on their own merits.
As dave once said...

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Lol, that is awesome.
 
2020-12-02 2:56:06 PM  

Lord Bear: DLR would easily be the one you want to sit down and have a beer with.  I think that is undesputatble, right?


Helllllll no. Van Hagar was boring but Sammy seems like a cool guy. Roth seems more like a guy trying to be the life of the party but is actually just super annoying.
 
2020-12-02 3:09:02 PM  
"Singer" ? DLR was never much of a singer - he was one of the best rock front-men EVER, but he was never a a great singer, barely even a 'good' singer.

And yeah, I like the DLR-fronted Van Halen, but I prefer Hagar with Van Halen any day.
 
2020-12-02 3:13:47 PM  

downstairs: Huh.  DLR is actually a pretty good cartoon artist.  I never knew he was into this sort of thing.


He's got that, and Sammy has countless millions from his tequila and rum, as well as a still very successful musical career.
 
2020-12-02 3:22:43 PM  

mjbok: I saw that tour on one of the nights Sammy opened. Despite this he was by far the better show. I saw Sammy on this tour and multiple times with VH. I saw Dave on this tour and once at the same place Dimebag was killed. If you've seen Dave once, you've seen him. It was the same show even though one was 300 people and one was 10k. Sammy was different each time I saw him. Dave's setlist, stage banter, etc. were exactly the same. The only difference was the first time I saw him he was 2.5 hours late because the limo couldn't get close enough to the door for him so he refused to go in and then during one of his last songs the club blew a fuse and he was just gone.


3 different times I've seen Sammy, he played past curfew, not caring about the fines he was incurring. He doesn't take any of the money from his concerts anymore, because of the liquor royalties, and so he pays everything tour related out of pocket, including curfew fines. He doesn't care. He gets to go around the world with a bunch of his friends, play music, and make sure everyone involved in the tour gets a great payday. He's about as anti-DLR as you can get.
 
2020-12-02 3:32:22 PM  

Lord Bear: It's easy to dunk on Gary Cherone, but he's a decent singer when not in Van Halen.  For some reason Eddie had Gary do his best Sammy impression.  It didn't work.  VH III probably would have been a lot better if they would have let Gary sing like himself (and let Micheal Anthony actually play and sing).

Micheal Anthony's backup singing and harmonies are Van Halen's unsung secret weapon.  The less he sang, the worse the band got.  While DLR may lack in technical prowess, MA's harmonies worked extremely well with his style.

DLR would easily be the one you want to sit down and have a beer with.  I think that is undesputatble, right?


i don't think so.  the dude never, ever shuts up and has a personality (at least in interviews) that would make me get up and find another seat.
 
2020-12-02 4:04:30 PM  

phedex: Lord Bear: It's easy to dunk on Gary Cherone, but he's a decent singer when not in Van Halen.  For some reason Eddie had Gary do his best Sammy impression.  It didn't work.  VH III probably would have been a lot better if they would have let Gary sing like himself (and let Micheal Anthony actually play and sing).

Micheal Anthony's backup singing and harmonies are Van Halen's unsung secret weapon.  The less he sang, the worse the band got.  While DLR may lack in technical prowess, MA's harmonies worked extremely well with his style.

DLR would easily be the one you want to sit down and have a beer with.  I think that is undesputatble, right?

i don't think so.  the dude never, ever shuts up and has a personality (at least in interviews) that would make me get up and find another seat.


I would like to hear about what it was like when VH was coming up from obscurity.  Nikki Sixx wrote about Dave sitting down with him and telling him who to use, who to avoid, how the business works behind the scenes, and on and on.
 
2020-12-02 6:17:59 PM  
Team Sammy here.  The guy is the most down to earth guy on the planet which is directly proportional to how rich the guy is.  $80 million for his tequila and that's not including #1 albums back when albums actually sold.

I've seen him tending bar here in Alice Cooper's restaurant in Phoenix.

Maybe it's a generational thing.  When I think of fun party rock, I think of Summer Nights, not DLR-era.
 
2020-12-02 6:24:37 PM  

phedex: Lord Bear: It's easy to dunk on Gary Cherone, but he's a decent singer when not in Van Halen.  For some reason Eddie had Gary do his best Sammy impression.  It didn't work.  VH III probably would have been a lot better if they would have let Gary sing like himself (and let Micheal Anthony actually play and sing).

Micheal Anthony's backup singing and harmonies are Van Halen's unsung secret weapon.  The less he sang, the worse the band got.  While DLR may lack in technical prowess, MA's harmonies worked extremely well with his style.

DLR would easily be the one you want to sit down and have a beer with.  I think that is undesputatble, right?

i don't think so.  the dude never, ever shuts up and has a personality (at least in interviews) that would make me get up and find another seat.


Exactly. I cringe with second hand embarrassment every time I see videos of him.
Like 
David Lee Roth Surprises fan at bachelor party in Las Vegas..
Youtube uKRcbKVfmp8
 
2020-12-02 6:32:03 PM  
Van Halen - Jump (Armin van Buuren Remix) [Live at #ULTRA2019]
Youtube jlfe9Pe6GBw


He sucks.
 
2020-12-02 8:20:12 PM  
5150 is a fine van hagar album, but that's it.
 
2020-12-02 10:05:58 PM  
That's a weird quote at the end, where Sammy says Dave isn't "user friendly." I can understand if he meant that Roth's ego might make him appear impersonal, but it usually takes two to tango. If Hagar really means it literally, and just wants to use people, then screw him.

/say it ain't so
//rockers don't always age gracefully
///dude just doesn't known when to shut up
 
2020-12-02 10:49:02 PM  

cyberspacedout: That's a weird quote at the end, where Sammy says Dave isn't "user friendly." I can understand if he meant that Roth's ego might make him appear impersonal, but it usually takes two to tango. If Hagar really means it literally, and just wants to use people, then screw him.

/say it ain't so
//rockers don't always age gracefully
///dude just doesn't known when to shut up


That's a stretch.  It means he isn't fun to be around for most people.
 
2020-12-03 1:23:33 AM  

Lurkerbot: [YouTube video: Van Halen - Jump (Armin van Buuren Remix) [Live at #ULTRA2019]]

He sucks.


Well that's 4 minutes I'll never get back.  And I'm in Camp Dave.
 
2020-12-03 11:30:47 AM  

Bennett the Mad: "Singer" ? DLR was never much of a singer - he was one of the best rock front-men EVER, but he was never a a great singer, barely even a 'good' singer.


100 % this.

mjbok: Dave is just tiresome to listen to for longer than 5-10 minutes.


I think I was the only one who really dug DLR's short-lived Podcast.  When he wasn't too drunk to be incoherent, it was great to hear him flap.

Romeo Delight (2015 Remaster)
Youtube FGbb8-j1Suo
 
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