SAMMY HAGAR On Possible Return To VAN HALEN

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February 10, 2016 at 11:18 am Quote #52329

voodoo
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http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sammy-hagar-on-possible-return-to-van-halen-well-see-what-happens-when-it-happens-if-it-happens/#xL0OcOeOBwmD2bSS.01

SAMMY HAGAR On Possible Return To VAN HALEN: ‘We’ll See What Happens When It Happens, If It Happens’

In a brand new interview with Daily Bulletin, former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar was asked what he would do if the group called him to come back. He responded: “My favorite thing to say without biting my own tongue is ‘no comment.’ Every time I turned around, it was a no-win situation. If I say what I feel… I would always get 50 percent of the VAN HALEN fans saying, ‘Right on, you rule.’ Then the haters would dog me like, ‘You’re always dogging VAN HALEN.’ I’m going to shut up. They get their wish. We’ll see what happens when it happens — if it happens.”

Hagar and VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently exchanged tweets on Eddie’s 61st birthday, leading to speculation that the longtime war of words between the two may finally be coming to an end.

Hagar last year blasted his former bandmates in an interview with RollingStone.com, saying there is “no chemistry” between the members of the group’s current lineup, which includes singer David Lee Roth. Hagar explained: “I can only speculate on what I’ve seen on YouTube, things people send me now and then… There’s just no chemistry up there. They don’t like each other. I mean, it’s obvious. It’s like a backup band with a guy out there in front. I bet they don’t say five words to each other offstage.’

Hagar added: “VAN HALEN was always about chemistry in the early days. Early, that band was all about fucking chemistry, man. They were on fire. When I joined the band, they had great musical chemistry. We were friends, and we were on fire. We had so much fun, it should have been illegal. Now all that’s gone.”

Asked if he thinks he will ever speak to guitarist Eddie Van Halen again, Sammy said: “I would hope so. Because that would be really sad if any one of us — I’ll put myself in the same category — took this to our graves. But who knows. Whatever. It’s not my decision because I was the one they pushed out and tried to fuck over. To me, it’s up to them to come back and say they’re sorry.”

Hagar said he was “not sorry for anything” he did while in VAN HALEN, but added, “I wouldn’t want to be in a band like that right now. I’d feel like a hypocrite for joining that band. How about that? There’s a good quote for you. If I joined VAN HALEN right now, I’d feel like the biggest hypocrite in the world. And I’m not a hypocrite.”


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February 10, 2016 at 11:24 am Quote #52330

ron
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Link to original story from a couple of weeks ago. Kinda surprising it took this long for it to get picked up.
http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160124/sammy-hagar-hits-the-road-to-jam-with-rock-n-roll-pals


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February 10, 2016 at 11:45 am Quote #52331

voodoo
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ron: Link to original story from a couple of weeks ago.Kinda surprising it took this long for it to get picked up. http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160124/sammy-hagar-hits-the-road-to-jam-with-rock-n-roll-pals

Seems to prove that, unless ‘Van Halen’ is in the title of any article involving Sammy, it won’t get the same level of interest.


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February 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm Quote #52332

Dave
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Since when does Sam have no comment? That’s Van Halen’s approach, not his. I’m not about to spread rumors, but something is up.


Stay Frosty


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February 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm Quote #52334

voodoo
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I’ve been saying this is an inevitability since the summer tour ended, Dave’s online presence went dark and Wolf started posting about all of his solo stuff. Seemed like the pieces were in place for Sam and Mike to come in and do a tour. I also thought it could be an opportunity for Wolf to possibly tour as the opening act for them to get his solo stuff out there. I think, with Ed being clean, anything is possible at this point.

Also, with regard to this “when” comment, I think they’re making more out of it than it is. It read to me as though he said when and then corrected himself to say “if”. Just my .02.


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February 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm Quote #52337

mrmojohalen
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Aside from the first paragraph, everything else is cut & paste rehash.

I get the feeling that if there is any chance of a reunion, Sam is going

to have to behave himself & let go of the past. As Roth put it, “selective amnesia”.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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February 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm Quote #52338

ArkansasVHFan
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Like many of you, I will believe it when I am buying my concert tickets. lol And yes, I will pay a fortune for the VIP tickets. haha


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“We celebrate when the gang’s all here
Hot summer nights, you’re my time of the year!”


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February 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm Quote #52339

guitard
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ArkansasVHFan: I will pay a fortune for the VIP tickets. haha



Only a hypothetical at this point … but I wonder which ticket fetches more in 2017/8 – DLR/3-VHs or Sammy/Mike/2-VHs?


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February 10, 2016 at 10:19 pm Quote #52340

mcs5150
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guitard: Only a hypothetical at this point … but I wonder which ticket fetches more in 2017/8 – DLR/3-VHs or Sammy/Mike/2-VHs?

Sammy/Mike/2-VHs would fetch more.


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February 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm Quote #52341

PT5150
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After 3 tours with Dave some of that set list is getting boring.

Give the Hagar era one more tour with some new songs…
Finish that chapter the right way with those songs played correctly…


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 11, 2016 at 4:17 am Quote #52342

Dutchie
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guitard: Only a hypothetical at this point … but I wonder which ticket fetches more in 2017/8 – DLR/3-VHs or Sammy/Mike/2-VHs?

Remember after the 2004 tour when Sammy came out and complained about the high ticket prices and how embarrassed he was about it? He would be hypocritical if the tickets were higher than this past tour, but then again, we are talking about Sammy Hagar. Not that it matters as it wont be happening anyway.


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February 11, 2016 at 4:19 am Quote #52343

Dutchie
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PT5150: After 3 tours with Dave some of that set list is getting boring.

Pete… WTF! No more beers for you tonight my friend ;)


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February 11, 2016 at 10:59 am Quote #52349

voodoo
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PT5150: After 3 tours with Dave some of that set list is getting boring.
Give the Hagar era one more tour with some new songs… Finish that chapter the right way with those songs played correctly…

I agree. Even though I’m not a big fan of that era, 2004 was a disgrace.


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February 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm Quote #52351

eruption1962
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FUCK that FAT piece of shit! At least Dave kept his mouth shut…for the most part…when he was out! I’ll shell out the greenbacks for Dave’s EEAS tour…but I’ll be damned if I’d EVER pay…or not..to see the Round Pounder…Crash your fucking Ferrari douchebag!


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February 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm Quote #52352

voodoo
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eruption1962: FUCK that FAT piece of shit!At least Dave kept his mouth shut…for the most part…when he was out!I’ll shell out the greenbacks for Dave’s EEAS tour…but I’ll be damned if I’d EVER pay…or not..to see the Round Pounder…Crash your fucking Ferrari douchebag!



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