Sammy Hagar says he's not surprised Roth-Van Halen tour has postponed dozens of dates
The legendary rock band he led for more than a decade after replacing David Lee Roth in 1986 launched a tour in February with Roth back at the helm.
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#1 May 19, 2012
Eddie- unstable. Alex- follower of his brother agree on everything his bro says.. van halan is bout to destroy everything they ever done. Self centered. Egoistic. Unstable brothers that can't stand David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. Were the voice and frontmen of the band and got most of attention.
#2 May 19, 2012
Maybe they're tired, maybe they're not. Maybe they're fighting, and may be they're are not. It could be a little mixture of both.
It also could be health related, although if there was such a thing you would think they would announce it outright, cancel the dates outright, and the band member goes for treatment.
I say that because apparently Eddie had another small occurance of cancer last year. Esquire mag asked him about it, but Eddie refused to answer it...said it was off limits. Ok if it was cancer again, then the tour would be immediately cancelled etc....But maybe he is on some meds, making him tired etc??
Whatever it is, it's an embarrassment for VH. Other "older" bands and peformers go on tour and rarely does this happen. Why didn't management plan better??
I think there's more to this then what is being said. ADKOT is not a big seller..it should be but it isn't. Many shows sold out while some did not...it's fact. Yes we live in an era where album sales are down, people don't rush out and buy rock albums like days gone by, but I really expected ADKOT to be huge. Lastly, add in a first single like Tattoo....there are long time fans who hated it and it surely didn't win over new young fans. Sad the rest of the album is not getting attention by many
#3 May 19, 2012
Van Halen's glory days were over years and years ago.
Their dino music went out of style in the new era of Hip Hop.
The new album sucks.
Moldy oldies of eighties hair band guitar solo crap for retards.
Nobody is paying attention to those old broken down has beens.
#4 May 20, 2012
I think you're wrong.
If nobody is paying attention to them, how come the tour so far has grossed nearly $40 million?
Hiphop sucks, so does rap. Are you a fan of such music? It isn't even music..rap and hip hop destroyed real musical interest with todays youth. Nobody tries to learn guitar or some other instrument anymore...they walk around dressed like their latest wog entertainer and call their GF's b*tches.
There is also alot of people who do not consider VH as a "hair band". VH came around 1979...yes they were big in the 80s as well in a time of all those other "hair bands", but VH were/are just a damn good rock n roll band. You cannot put VH in the same category as Poison or Motley Crue.
The new album as a couple of tunes on it that are not so great, the rest of it is good. I think some people were expecting another Hot for Teacher or Jump song, while the album is more closer to Fairwarning..something only true RNR and guitar fans would understand. Secondly, Tattoo should have never been chosen as the first single....it disappointed alot of old fans and never gained any new younger fans. Other songs like Blood and Fire are more catchy and better.
David Lee Roth is the has been, not the rest of the band. Dave was never a great live singer, he's worse now. Lastly, many of the songs on the album are old songs/guitar riffs from days gone by.....nothing wrong with that for other bands have done this with tonnes of old demos lying around, BUT why couldn't Eddie and Roth write more new stuff?.....because Dave is a moron to be around and things probably didn't go well in the studio so they just re-hashed some older stuff.
#5 May 25, 2012
I don't like Hip Hop, dude.
I just bitch and complain because the music today sucks.
I can't get excited over music no one else seems to like.
Dragonforce made a better CD than the new Van Halen release.
I liked the new Van Halen at first and then saw how they are live.
They are shadows of what they once were back in the day, really.
Very depressing, man.
Cancelling 30 shows doesn't look good for them, does it?
I drive down the roads and rap/hip hop is all I hear booming from cars.
Lets be honest...rock is dead. No one is buying rock n roll anymore.
#6 May 25, 2012
The funny thing with Sammy Hagar "The Ex-Psycho Girlfriend" to Van Halen. He is more concerned with what Van Halen is doing than his own band Chickenfoot. At every opportunity he can't help but make some desperate negative comment about his former band. I feel bad for his current band mates cuz Hagar can't just move on and be happy ... It's quite pathetic!
Rock is not dead, their are plenty of Rock Bands today and doing quite well. Turn your station from the Pop-music Station to a good Rock station. They still incorporate the rock bands of yesterday into their playlist as well. Including Classic Van Halen!
"Rock and Roll will Never Die"
#7 May 25, 2012
I'm not saying that there aren't any rock stations playing rock n roll...
It's that they can play classic rock and then play a newer band next.
Only thing is the newer crap sucks beans.
I already have all the great bands from the eighties in my CD collection.
Lesser known bands like Badlands & King Kobra which got zero radio play.
I always hated Poison, Warrant and Ugly Kid Joe. Metallica sucked also.
I was always a Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath kid.
Back in the day I'd like Van Halen only when they made a new record...
Their Roth era albums were really short with a lot of filler on them.
It was something that the chicks dug but all the bands sounded good.
It was non stop music in the eighties. Today, the new rock is a snore.
My only complaint about the new Van Halen CD is the production.
Very bad. It sounds like it was pieced together, spliced & speeded up.
#8 May 27, 2012
Yeah we hear you.
Van Halen Roth era #1
#9 May 27, 2012
Van Halen were posers like Poison and Metallica.
Candy ass fake rock for chicks.
Now, they're old.
Van Halen always sucked, Roth era or Van Hagar era.
Led Zeppelin are dead and so are Van Halen.
Mr Hip Replacement and Mr Half Kick just cancelled thirty dates...
May the force be with you, oldtimer.
#10 May 28, 2012
Yeah like you actually liked any bands from 1978-84 LOL fake ass bioetch.
First off if you were ever a fan as you claim you would realize how retarded you come across.
Plus you claim to be in your late 40's yet something tells me you live with your mommy and she helps you put your bigboy pants on still.
#11 May 30, 2012
I just had great taste in music and thought Van Halen were posers.
All their Roth albums were 25 to 30 minutes long.
They all were loaded with filler tracks and half finished ideas.
Led Zeppelin did long epic albums and 4 hour live performances, right?
Van Halen has always been a bit overrated. They lowered standards.
BTW, I've haven't lived with mommy in almost thirty years.
Where did I get Badlands and King Kobra from?
Even Kingdom Come and Great White made better albums than Van Halen.
#12 Jun 4, 2012
LOL you got that stuff from your grandfather, you are to much of a tard to even know what you are talking about fart warning. There is no way you were ever a Rock fan in the late 70's or early 80's you simple do not have anything historically correct in any post, you constantly babble on about stuff you come across as a massive pile of stool, keep humoring us fart bag its getting hilarious.
Tell your mom I said hello.
#13 Jun 4, 2012
Lets see here dummy
Led Zeppelin didn't play 4 hour shows Zeppelin actually has lots of cover songs
"Gallows Pole,""I Can't Quit You Baby,"
"In My Time of Dying," "Nobody's Fault but Mine,""When the Levee Breaks,""You Shook Me,""Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You,""Dazed and Confused,"
Next up Van Halen was huge improvement on the music scene in 1978 EVH was ground breaking that first album was and is one of the greatest rock albums ever made.
So look little mentally challenged one maybe you should stick to late 80's rock that did suck like Badlands/King Kobra. Kingdom Come/Great White ripped off Led Zeppelin fart warning.
The only poser here is Fart Warning he spews Bullchit on every post.
#14 Jun 4, 2012
Van Halen did covers of the Kinks and Roy Orbison, you idiot.
Some of the greatest bands and artists in rock history did covers.
And Zeppelin certainly did play 4 hours concerts through out the 70's.
I have many soundbound three disc sets of Led Zeppelin doing just that.
Of course, I tend to like bands that were doing bluesy hard rock.
Check out the live Zeppelin release, "How The West Was Won"
Van Halen would've been booed off the stage had they opened for Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham.
4 of the greatest rock musicians of all time, all in one band.
The truth hurts, doesn't it?
BTW, King Kobra made "Ready To Strike" an underrated rock masterpiece.
Y & T was a great band also. I don't blindly follow what others tell me.
Van Halen were popular but they were certainly way overrated.
#15 Jun 4, 2012
Ronnie James Dio
Guns N Roses
#16 Jun 4, 2012
Did you proof read your other posts ? Now its OK to have covers as long as you are not Van Halen ?
Dude you are all over the place getting worked by everyone who posts here they think you are a massive idiot. Y&T sucked bad and you are a follower you have added nothing to this topic but garbage, you don't like VH it obvious so why not at least be objective on the topic of VH ? VH was a huge band that influenced millions of people and other bands, EVH is one of the greatest rock guitarist ever all you can do is slam them, makes you look really pathetic the first 4 VH records rock and they were all pre-MTV Diver Down is the weakest Roth era album, but 1984 is solid and no covers on it no covers on WACF or Fair Warning either 1 cover on VH2 and two covers on VH1, you really need to get your facts straight and this is the reason you are getting so much grief here.
The way you write you are a fan of LZ and late 80's early 90's rock and you have no historical context when writing about VH, you can go back and listen to early boots from the first few tours and VH was a force to be reckoned with they blew other bands away including Black Sabbath, just go back and look at George Lynch and how blown away he was when he had to follow VH in his club days also VH helped Kingdom Come when they put them on the Monsters of rock tour in 1988 and by then that was VH lite, you never saw VH in their prime they kicked ass, BTW why not post under your real screen name ?
#17 Jun 4, 2012
Dude, I know how short Van Halen's Roth era albums were.
Van Halen put a lot of lame filler songs on 30 minute releases.
Somehow, people were impressed with the short guitar piece, "Eruption" ??
The band was basically lazy and it was a outlet for Roth's personality.
It was a chick thing back then but there were plenty of great bands.
Van Halen never made an epic masterpiece like "Physical Graffiti"
Shit, even The Rolling Stone's made a rock gem with "Exile On Main St"
As for Y & T, they never made it big and tried to go pop.
"Summertime Girls" which failed to break them into the mainstream.
I only have their live album, "Yesterday And Today Live" and it's good.
You ever wonder why Van Halen NEVER put out a live album with DLR?
It's because they sucked and Roth is even worse now that he's an old man.
They only blew away Black Sabbath because Ozzy was bored by 1978.
That's the reason he left Sabbath to start a solo career, right?
And I don't have to post under my screen name, do I?
Does it really matter?
#18 Jun 4, 2012
I'm sorry but the 90's were the end for great rock n roll.
You understand why that was, don't you?
"Wayne's World" and "Bevis And Butthead" killed the hair band scene.
But by then the whole scene was full of crappy bands like Slaughter.
It sucked and it deserved to die a quick and painful death.
It hasn't been the same since.
#19 Jun 4, 2012
LOL they killed Sabbath every night on that tour that is a well know fact.
Fact it was not until after that tour that Ozzy was fired he didn't leave to start a solo career.
Next Van Halen had one album with the so called filler 1982's Diver Down, VH 1 classic hard rock and EVH/VH set the world on fire that holds up today Eruption is considered one of the greatest rock guitar solos of alltime, then 1979 VH 2 a killer album with Spanish Fly on it made all the guitarists of the day get out and practice more then 1980 WACF killer album no filler all guts great tour, then 1981 Fair Warning great album all killer no filler, then 1982 as mentioned DD then 1984 kick ass album, so as I see it you dislike the 1986 up VH not the classic VH.
Plus if your are really into Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page than you should dig EVH because both those guitarists along with Eric Clapton influenced EVH heavily.
I know for a fact you never saw VH live with DLR 1978-84, because that was the rock concert to see back then how do you think they made it so big if they sucked so bad ? Their live shows kicked ass thats how.
I have live bootlegs of VH I have live boots of LZ both absolutely were great.
#20 Jun 4, 2012
They only killed Sabbath because Ozzy was uninspired by that point.
It's bull to think that Ozzy was fired. He quit Sabbath to go solo, dude.
Listen to Ozzy's first two solo albums and he certainly kicked ass.
It was because he was playing with other musicians and his career soared.
Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath and made them more inspired also.
I really first got into Van Halen during the Diver Down period.
I thought all of their albums were quite short with a lot of filler.
1984 was their best over all Roth album even with the pop hit, "Jump"
Roth then made the EP, "Crazy From The Heat" while still in the band.
"Calfornia Girls" was so successful, Roth quit Van Halen.
If you read the old "Circus" magazines back then, Roth hated Sammy Hagar.
Jimmy Page and Richie Blackmore were way better musicians than EVH.
Eric Clapton was also but he was more pop and blues based in style.
Jimi Hendrix was really the greatest guitarist in rock history bar none.
The dude only recorded from 1966-1970 and had no blueprint to work from.
There is still unreleased Hendrix coming out to this very day.
Who else can copy Jimi Hendrix?
I bought a CD called, "Jimi Hendrix: blues" and was totally blown away.
Eddie Van Halen is a joke to me, dude.
There are so many better musicians out there that play just as well.
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