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December 2, 2016 at 11:32 am Quote #54919

jroundy
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guitard: I mostly go to Van Halen shows to watch Ed play guitar.I prefer seeing him with Dave fronting the band – but if getting to watch Ed for two hours from up close can only happen at this point if it’s with Sammy fronting the band – I’m perfectly OK with that.

Same here… but I don’t really care who is signing as long as they can sing. At this point, I would rather the band find someone they like, who can sing both eras, and allow the band to play anything they like. I would rather see Ralph Saenz, aka “Michael Star” than Sammy. It would be interesting hearing Ralph sing some Sammy era songs, but with Dave’s flair, and attitude. Ralph can also sing Dave better than Dave.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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December 4, 2016 at 11:41 am Quote #54937

VAiN
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mcs5150: I will bite, why would it be a shitbag move if Eddie decides to do a VH reunion with Sammy?

It’s my opinion. Just like you want it to happen – I feel the complete opposite. Why is it a slap in the face? I’d think even for a hagar fan it would seem obvious after the years of sam shitting on Ed then capping it off with the ‘FUCK YOU EDDIE VAN HALEN’ video. Seems a little weak on both sides, no? Sam has no integrity – we all know this, but for ed to do it again for the money is absolute crap – AKA: shitbag move.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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December 4, 2016 at 11:43 am Quote #54938

VAiN
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jroundy: Same here… but I don’t really care who is signing as long as they can sing.At this point, I would rather the band find someone they like, who can sing both eras, and allow the band to play anything they like.I would rather see Ralph Saenz, aka “Michael Star” than Sammy.It would be interesting hearing Ralph sing some Sammy era songs, but with Dave’s flair, and attitude.Ralph can also sing Dave better than Dave.

I care because at around $300 a ticket I have no interest to line sam’s bbq-sauce soaked pockets or sit through his garage lyrics. Watching Ed play that stuff is a sleepwalk.


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December 4, 2016 at 12:04 pm Quote #54940

VAiN
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1986: It would not be a shit bag move at all.There was this era of Van Halen where they recorded four straight number one albums, won a Grammy, and an MTV Music Video Award for best video of the year–when MTV meant something.Oh, and they also had four sold out tours.Van Halen ruled the world of soft corporate rock n’ roll from 1986-1995.

Fixed it for ya. I assume you were alive and paying attention in the 90′s? VH was not ruling anything.


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December 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm Quote #54944

Mink
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I respectfully disagree with Van Halen not ruling in the nineties. At least the first half anyway. They did sell out business with Hagar until the VH III tour. Even while grunge was in full bloom. The second half of the decade they fell pretty quickly after the Dave debacle at the MTV Music Awards in ’96 and the VH III album not being very well received.



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December 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm Quote #54945

VAiN
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Mink: I respectfully disagree with Van Halen not ruling in the nineties.At least the first half anyway.They did sell out business with Hagar until the VH III tour.Even while grunge was in full bloom.The second half of the decade they fell pretty quickly after the Dave debacle at the MTV Music Awards in ’96 and the VH III album not being very well received.

You’re right – They made money and sold well, but the mainstream focus had shifted away from ‘big-rock’ bands to the new Seattle sound.


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December 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm Quote #54948

mrmojohalen
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If VH is going to retire, I would rather see them go out on top with Dave singing

and I would rather see a Michael Anthony reunion with Dave, not Sam.

Dave is still in the band as far as I know.


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


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December 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm Quote #54950

mcs5150
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VAiN: It’s my opinion. Just like you want it to happen – I feel the complete opposite. Why is it a slap in the face? I’d think even for a hagar fan it would seem obvious after the years of sam shitting on Ed then capping it off with the ‘FUCK YOU EDDIE VAN HALEN’ video. Seems a little weak on both sides, no? Sam has no integrity – we all know this, but for ed to do it again for the money is absolute crap – AKA: shitbag move.

VAiN: You’re right – They made money and sold well, but the mainstream focus had shifted away from ‘big-rock’ bands to the new Seattle sound.

I can’t disagree with most of this. But if Eddie wants to do it for the money or to give the fans a sober Sammy reunion that is up to him and I have no problem with it.


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December 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm Quote #54970

Revo11
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I don’t want the perfect to be the enemy of the good so I’d take whatever develops with this band. I’m good with Dave, Sammy, Gary, or all instrumental as long as Eddie is sharp.


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December 6, 2016 at 1:21 am Quote #54974

thismusicsux
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mrmojohalen: If VH is going to retire, I would rather see them go out on top with Dave singing

and I would rather see a Michael Anthony reunion with Dave, not Sam.

Dave is still in the band as far as I know.

sounds like the right way to close it out


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March 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm Quote #56123

ron
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http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7720898/sammy-hagar-interview-sxsw-chickenfoot-adam-levine-tequila

About the only thing not on Hagar’s plate at the moment is anything with Van Halen. Fans were heartened when he exchanged pleasantries with Eddie Van Halen around the guitarist’s birthday in January, though things never went any further.

“Let’s put it like this — when it came to my birthday, I didn’t get a message,” Hagar notes, “so obviously that camp, him and Al, still have some kind of trip against me. I’m certainly not looking to get back in that band when I’ve got Chickenfoot sitting in my lap and I’m scared to grab the reigns of that one. Van Halen would be twice the nightmare of the workload and the anxieties about getting along or being worried about being stabbed in the back again or something. I don’t want to put myself in that situation, that’s for sure.”

Hagar then adds a quick, “but you never know” and throws out the idea of going on the road with the original Van Halen, including David Lee Roth and Anthony back on bass, with the two singers trading off songs they recorded with the group. “That’s really the only way I would be interested in a Van Halen reunion,” Hagar says.

“Everybody’s saying, ‘Well, what would it take?’” Hagar says. “For me, no money, man. I don’t need money. I would do that for the fans and give the money to food banks or something. I’m not sure anybody else would agree with me, but that would interest me enough to sit down across the table from everybody and work that one out.”


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March 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm Quote #56138

mrmojohalen
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What a crybaby. He didn’t get a happy birthday message so he starts breaking out conspiracy theories. :roll:


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


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March 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm Quote #56148

ron
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[Sammy Hagar says]

“keep an eye out for the weekend of May 25/26 on my Top Rock Countdown radio show. I’m doing a special on Van Halen called the “Best of Both Worlds/The Ultimate VH Set List” where I am basically answering all those fans that want to see a reunion. If there ever were to be a reunion, you will hear what I think it should be!!!!!”


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March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm Quote #56165

Cut2TheCrash
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2017/03/17/sammy-hagar-still-accelerating-music-business-and-life/99310598/

As for Van Halen, Hagar said, “we were friends up until the end. For nine years, Eddie (Van Halen) and I were neighbors and writers together, best friends.”

Now, he says, “I don’t know if we can ever get along again because it got so bad.”

Still, he has reached out to his former bandmates since the passing of many big names in music including David Bowie and Glenn Frey. “The last thing I wanted to do was all of a sudden find out you are sick or something and realize you have this bad blood and you don’t want to take it to the grave.”

Hagar thinks a “Sam and Dave” reunion with the full band including original singer David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony would be “my dream come true for the fans.”

He imagines how it would play out: Roth could “do two songs, go smoke a cigarette, I go out and do two songs, go back and have a drink (and) back and forth all night,” Hagar said. “The competition for that would be great. He’d (play) Panama and Runnin’ With the Devil and I’ll be going, ‘Damn. I gotta step it up.’ I’m up for it.”


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September 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm Quote #57155

ron
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http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/rocker-sammy-hagar-has-music-businesses-to-keep-him-going-1.14167153

This past spring, Hagar promoted the idea of a VH reunion with him and original singer David Lee Roth taking turns on the mic.

“My dressing room would be on stage left and his would be on stage right,” says Hagar. “It got out to the press and everybody thought it was a good idea.”

But it seems his concept fell on deaf ears and now he’s changing his tune.

“The Van Halen thing I think is a dead horse,” says Hagar. “Honestly, I’m so busy and occupied with everything else in my life that it’s not on my front burner where every day I’m checking my email. It’s not on my bucket list.”


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