Dee Snider Takes Sides in Van Halen Feud: 'Eddie's Out of His Mind'

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July 27, 2015 at 8:46 am Quote #47602

ron
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http://ultimateclassicrock.com/dee-snider-van-halen-feud/

Dee Snider Takes Sides in Van Halen Feud: ‘Eddie’s Out of His Mind’
By Matt Wardlaw
July 21, 2015 4:02 PM

Dee Snider has never been shy about commenting on the state of rock and the things rockers do. Just a few months ago, for instance, he took aim at bands who soldier on with replacement members. Now he’s wading into the ongoing feud between Van Halen and Sammy Hagar.

Snider, who recently released a new solo single in advance of a farewell tour with Twisted Sister and is the host of a new podcast named Snider Comments, appears to be solidly in the camp of Hagar and fellow erstwhile Van Halen member Michael Anthony. He even questions where Eddie Van Halen’s head is these days in a series of razor-sharp comments he made during a conversation with Ultimate Classic Rock.

What’s your take on everything that’s going on with Van Halen at the present moment? I’m sure you probably saw the interview that Eddie did with Billboard.

I haven’t really spoken about it, but first of all, Yay, Sammy Hagar. You know, Sammy’s the real deal. He’s talented and he’s a bad-ass. You know, he was a boxer before he was a singer, so he’s fearless and he speaks his mind, and he has the success and the talent and the following to really back it up even more [than] the physical strength.

I know when he was touring with David [Lee Roth], he said something in the press about David’s hair and David was beside himself, but he couldn’t really do anything with Sammy. So, he literally had his crew construct a plywood wall backstage. They would put a wall up in the hallway to separate the sides that they were on. That’s what he did. He didn’t confront Sammy about what he said, he just had a wall built.

As far as Eddie goes, anybody who is really watching and paying attention, Eddie’s out of his mind. I don’t know, has anybody seen the thing where he just showed up and started jamming with some Mexican band at a restaurant and his boots were so destroyed that his toes were hanging out and his toenails? Have you seen those pictures?

I haven’t seen those …

It’s homeless s–. I first got wind of this back in the ’90s when my son came home, who was about 8, and he said, “Dad, do you know who Eddie Van Halen is?” And I’m like, “Uh, yeah.” He goes, “He was in my school today.” I was like, “What? He was at your school?” This is on Long Island. Long story short, when he had the tongue cancer, his cancer specialist — one of them — was at Stony Brook University on Long Island, so he was flying in for treatment, [and] as a favor, because the teacher of this doctor’s son was a Van Halen fan, he went to the school for a surprise visit to say hi to the teacher. But my son, he said that he looked like a homeless person. He looked like a bum, and I’ve heard that from so many people.

So you’re not dealing with a guy who has got it all together in the first place. With all of that being said, I don’t even know what to say about him, other than bravo to Sammy for speaking out on Michael’s behalf and not allowing that kind of trash-talk bulls–, because clearly it’s bulls–, to just lay out there for people to accept. Because Eddie Van Halen said it, like, it’s [gospel]? Like, somehow, Eddie knows?

I think Sammy’s statements, for me, were evidence. You know, “I was in the studio with him and never saw him teach him a bass part. The guy sings his ass off. He plays with me all of the time. He’s a great bass player. Eddie Van Halen’s an a–hole.” You know? All right, Sammy, point-counterpoint!


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July 27, 2015 at 9:00 am Quote #47604

drjazz
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I don’t entirely disagree with Sammy about coming to mike’s defense, but I think Dee snider’s comments are ignorant and based on shallow and outdated info.

How can Dee snider have the audacity to judge Eddie or anyone for that matter, for their behavior when they’re going through cancer treatment. Sounds to me like Dee is ignorant to that disease. I’m sure Eddie’s head wasn’t all there during that period and yes I’m sure most of us have seen those pics of what he looked like back then. But I think it’s also clear that Eddie is in a different place now than he was then. I wonder if Dee read Sammy’s statements in his auto biography about Eddie teaching mike bass parts? Again ignorance on de’s part to blindly defend Hagar. Sounds like he’s defending him by the pure fact that he’s a boxer.


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July 27, 2015 at 9:42 am Quote #47606

wjamflan
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Does anyone care what Dee Snider thinks of the state of Van Halen? Oh yeah. Ron deems it important….
:roll:


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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July 27, 2015 at 9:53 am Quote #47608

voodoo
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This asshat is obviously completely out of touch with the current state of music and the band. I never liked him. If anyone is an asshole, it’s this idiot. He’s the poor man’s Gene Simmons and Gene is a complete twat waffle.


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July 27, 2015 at 10:17 am Quote #47615

ron
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wjamflan: Does anyone care what Dee Snider thinks of the state of Van Halen? Oh yeah. Ron deems it important…. :roll:

Don’t vent your Dee-rage at me. Feel free to contact him here: http://www.deesnider.com/contact-us-mainmenu/deesnider-com


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July 27, 2015 at 10:24 am Quote #47616

drjazz
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voodoo: This asshat is obviously completely out of touch with the current state of music and the band. I never liked him. If anyone is an asshole, it’s this idiot. He’s the poor man’s Gene Simmons and Gene is a complete twat waffle.

I must say I never heard those two words paired together before. Nice!


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July 27, 2015 at 10:48 am Quote #47619

wjamflan
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ron: Don’t vent your Dee-rage at me.Feel free to contact him here: http://www.deesnider.com/contact-us-mainmenu/deesnider-com

No rage. Just amusement that someone as irrelevant (and uninformed) as Dee Snider qualifies as a news worthy source of info about VH. Then again, he and Sammy both have the irrelevant and uninformed thing going on, and we all know how much Sammy talks about VH…..


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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July 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm Quote #47630

VAiN
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Any press is good press.. he needs to get his 10′s of fans out to see him at whatever county fair he’s playing.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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