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    Roth hot, Hagar solid in Van Halen classics
    By David Lindquist

    david.lindquist@indystar.com

    June 03, 2002

    The rock 'n' roll showdown between Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth featured heavy hits but no defeating blows Sunday night at Verizon Wireless Music Center.

    So, because neither of the ex-Van Halen vocalists stumbled, any selection of a "winner" remains open for debate.


    Hagar, who drew the closing assignment for this date on a tour of alternating headliners, turned in a technically flawless performance and even brought out Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony on a handful of songs.

    Roth delivered sustained thrills and isolated moments of greatness during a performance dominated by Van Halen classics.

    The California band never experienced a downturn with Roth, who subsequently saw his solo career unravel.

    Hagar hit high peaks with Van Halen, but there were diminishing returns across his 10-year tenure. Still, unlike Roth, Hagar has had a fruitful career both before and after Van Halen.

    The odd couple fits rather easily into a Biblical parable: Roth as the prodigal son who returns to a big party; Hagar as the steady-working and less-flashy brother.

    Hagar wants to be a party animal, as evidenced by his namesake tequila breaks, clown wig and onstage cheering sections for fans. But rehearsed revelry and genuine excitement rarely intersect.

    Roth, who last played Indianapolis as a low-key opener for Bad Company in 1999, put a charge in the audience through his physical appearance alone.

    He seemed to have stepped directly from 1982 -- rocking a peroxide mane, black vinyl pants and a shirtless physique that would shame Axl Rose or Anthony Kiedis.

    While the voice came and occasionally went, Roth rebounded with a dream set list that probably eclipsed what Van Halen played on its "1984" tour.

    Consider a finishing sprint that included "Ice Cream Man," "Everybody Wants Some," "Unchained," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "Jump" in succession.

    Unexpected twists defined the Roth era of Van Halen. "Ice Cream Man," as it warps from acoustic ditty to razor-sharp electric assault. "I'm the One," as a cocktail of punk rock and vaudeville tossed right over the pop-metal plate.

    Hagar's era was one of professional craftsmanship, uplifting lyrics and salacious innuendo. Minus Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Hagar maintained those qualities with "Dreams" and "Poundcake."

    Even without a clear winner or loser, the night provided plenty to dissect along personal preferences. In short, Roth was hot and Hagar was solid.
    ******************************<br />LIVE in front of your naked, steaming typefont - it's "STEVE" from the DLRARMY!

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    From MTV on first show:

    Van Halen fans' "Sammy vs. Dave" battle clearly had a winner
    Wednesday night: Right here, right now, Hagar was on "Top of the World."

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The
    pervading feeling between dueling
    former Van Halen frontmen David
    Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar may
    never be love, but fans showed a lot
    of it Wednesday at Blossom Music
    Center.

    Vintage Van Halen T-shirts
    peppered the fiery crowd.
    Fortysomething women fashioned
    the Van Halen symbol with their
    hands as they shook their shoulders
    to songs such as "5150" and
    "Panama." A group of teenage boys
    wrote with marker "f--- Eddie" on
    their arms, referring, of course, to
    VH guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

    The admiration was mutual between
    the crowd and Roth and Hagar.
    Mop-haired Hagar opened the show
    at 7:15 p.m. — the singers are alternating set order during the tour —
    with a video retrospective that included interviews, clips of magazine
    stories and Van Halen photos. It hit a snag midway through, and kicked
    back to the beginning of the film. When it finished, a curtain was drawn to
    allow a select number of fans to stand on risers behind the band in an
    effort to maintain Hagar's tradition of creating a club atmosphere
    onstage.

    Bathed in red lights, Hagar kicked off his set with the apropos "Red."

    "We're gonna turn this whole f---ing place red," screamed Hagar, who
    was wearing a yellow T-shirt from his Cabo Wabo club that said, "Got
    Tequila" across his chest. He quickly went into the Van Halen hit
    "Runaround," which prompted the sea of fans to collectively mimic Hagar,
    who was whipping his arm around in a circular motion.

    At times, Hagar was a little too chatty between songs, often using long
    stories to segue into the next tune.

    "It's still daylight and I'm going to get drunk," Hagar said. He yelled
    "Waitress!" and in response, a scantily clad woman arrived onstage to
    pour him a margarita. "It's my first of the day, so make it a double," he
    instructed.

    He coaxed the woman, a "calendar girl" from a local radio station, to
    imbibe with him momentarily. "It's OK to drink on the job. As a matter of
    fact, it's mandatory."

    After wrapping up "Top of the World," Hagar admitted that he was
    somewhat nervous.

    "I didn't know what to expect today because, well, you know why," he
    said, referring to his tempestuous relationship with Roth. "All I got to say
    is this is: f---ing killer. This is the sh--. That's what I'm talkin' about.
    Waitress!"

    Hagar took a potshot at Eddie Van Halen, who is now reportedly healthy
    after receiving treatment for cancer. Among the groups of fans onstage
    was a cardboard cut-out of the axeman, whose head the red rocker
    smacked after saying, "You don't have nothin' to say? Didn't think so."

    He further revved up the crowd by hitting a Cabo Wabo Tequila bottle
    piñata with his guitar after singing "Mas Tequila." When the bottle
    opened, a mop-haired green worm popped out.

    Vocally, Hagar rose above a hoarse-sounding Diamond Dave, who
    needed a bit of polishing. Hagar's voice soared to impressive heights
    during songs such as "Eagles Fly," "Dreams" and the closer, "Right
    Now."

    Roth was the antithesis of Hagar, who used videotapes of topless women
    at one point as a backdrop for his show. The flamboyant original VH
    frontman opted for a more "artsy" approach with his videos, repeatedly
    showing different variations of cat-suit-wearing women and an armed
    Roth searching the halls for those unknown. Interspersed with those
    scenes were shots of Roth doing martial arts.

    He couldn't measure up to Hagar's charisma, however. Aside from a few
    kicks, Roth exchanged personality for shaking his spandex-covered
    lower body toward the audience. His stage banter was minimal; he let his
    body and lyrics do the talking for him. Roth, who botched the words to
    "(Oh) Pretty Woman," used a bottle of Jack Daniel's to mimic a sex act
    and, upon "completion," splashed the liquor on fans sitting close to the
    stage.

    Using suspenders to keep up his spandex pants, Dave ended his set with
    a martial-arts-style, baton-twirling number during an instrumental part of
    Van Halen's hit "Jump." He bowed with the stick tucked under his arm,
    looking like a majorette in a high school band.

    Van Halen fans' "Sammy vs. Dave" battle clearly had a winner
    Wednesday night: Right here, right now, Hagar was on "Top of the World." [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    If you want a little peace, sometimes you got to fight
    We got to walk through the darkness
    Before we stand in the light.
    -S. Hagar

    http://www.chickenfoot.us/

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    Originally posted by AVH Blues:
    From MTV on first show:

    Van Halen fans' "Sammy vs. Dave" battle clearly had a winner
    Wednesday night: Right here, right now, Hagar was on "Top of the World."

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The
    pervading feeling between dueling
    former Van Halen frontmen David
    Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar may
    never be love, but fans showed a lot
    of it Wednesday at Blossom Music
    Center.

    Vintage Van Halen T-shirts
    peppered the fiery crowd.
    Fortysomething women fashioned
    the Van Halen symbol with their
    hands as they shook their shoulders
    to songs such as "5150" and
    "Panama." A group of teenage boys
    wrote with marker "f--- Eddie" on
    their arms, referring, of course, to
    VH guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

    The admiration was mutual between
    the crowd and Roth and Hagar.
    Mop-haired Hagar opened the show
    at 7:15 p.m. — the singers are alternating set order during the tour —
    with a video retrospective that included interviews, clips of magazine
    stories and Van Halen photos. It hit a snag midway through, and kicked
    back to the beginning of the film. When it finished, a curtain was drawn to
    allow a select number of fans to stand on risers behind the band in an
    effort to maintain Hagar's tradition of creating a club atmosphere
    onstage.

    Bathed in red lights, Hagar kicked off his set with the apropos "Red."

    "We're gonna turn this whole f---ing place red," screamed Hagar, who
    was wearing a yellow T-shirt from his Cabo Wabo club that said, "Got
    Tequila" across his chest. He quickly went into the Van Halen hit
    "Runaround," which prompted the sea of fans to collectively mimic Hagar,
    who was whipping his arm around in a circular motion.

    At times, Hagar was a little too chatty between songs, often using long
    stories to segue into the next tune.

    "It's still daylight and I'm going to get drunk," Hagar said. He yelled
    "Waitress!" and in response, a scantily clad woman arrived onstage to
    pour him a margarita. "It's my first of the day, so make it a double," he
    instructed.

    He coaxed the woman, a "calendar girl" from a local radio station, to
    imbibe with him momentarily. "It's OK to drink on the job. As a matter of
    fact, it's mandatory."

    After wrapping up "Top of the World," Hagar admitted that he was
    somewhat nervous.

    "I didn't know what to expect today because, well, you know why," he
    said, referring to his tempestuous relationship with Roth. "All I got to say
    is this is: f---ing killer. This is the sh--. That's what I'm talkin' about.
    Waitress!"

    Hagar took a potshot at Eddie Van Halen, who is now reportedly healthy
    after receiving treatment for cancer. Among the groups of fans onstage
    was a cardboard cut-out of the axeman, whose head the red rocker
    smacked after saying, "You don't have nothin' to say? Didn't think so."

    He further revved up the crowd by hitting a Cabo Wabo Tequila bottle
    piñata with his guitar after singing "Mas Tequila." When the bottle
    opened, a mop-haired green worm popped out.

    Vocally, Hagar rose above a hoarse-sounding Diamond Dave, who
    needed a bit of polishing. Hagar's voice soared to impressive heights
    during songs such as "Eagles Fly," "Dreams" and the closer, "Right
    Now."

    Roth was the antithesis of Hagar, who used videotapes of topless women
    at one point as a backdrop for his show. The flamboyant original VH
    frontman opted for a more "artsy" approach with his videos, repeatedly
    showing different variations of cat-suit-wearing women and an armed
    Roth searching the halls for those unknown. Interspersed with those
    scenes were shots of Roth doing martial arts.

    He couldn't measure up to Hagar's charisma, however. Aside from a few
    kicks, Roth exchanged personality for shaking his spandex-covered
    lower body toward the audience. His stage banter was minimal; he let his
    body and lyrics do the talking for him. Roth, who botched the words to
    "(Oh) Pretty Woman," used a bottle of Jack Daniel's to mimic a sex act
    and, upon "completion," splashed the liquor on fans sitting close to the
    stage.

    Using suspenders to keep up his spandex pants, Dave ended his set with
    a martial-arts-style, baton-twirling number during an instrumental part of
    Van Halen's hit "Jump." He bowed with the stick tucked under his arm,
    looking like a majorette in a high school band.

    Van Halen fans' "Sammy vs. Dave" battle clearly had a winner
    Wednesday night: Right here, right now, Hagar was on "Top of the World." [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    This MTV/VH1 review has been posted three times already....

    [ June 03, 2002, 11:16 AM: Message edited by: DLR'sCock ]

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    Originally posted by Marion Barry:
    Roth hot, Hagar solid in Van Halen classics
    By David Lindquist

    david.lindquist@indystar.com

    June 03, 2002

    The rock 'n' roll showdown between Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth featured heavy hits but no defeating blows Sunday night at Verizon Wireless Music Center.

    So, because neither of the ex-Van Halen vocalists stumbled, any selection of a "winner" remains open for debate.


    Hagar, who drew the closing assignment for this date on a tour of alternating headliners, turned in a technically flawless performance and even brought out Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony on a handful of songs.

    Roth delivered sustained thrills and isolated moments of greatness during a performance dominated by Van Halen classics.

    The California band never experienced a downturn with Roth, who subsequently saw his solo career unravel.

    Hagar hit high peaks with Van Halen, but there were diminishing returns across his 10-year tenure. Still, unlike Roth, Hagar has had a fruitful career both before and after Van Halen.

    The odd couple fits rather easily into a Biblical parable: Roth as the prodigal son who returns to a big party; Hagar as the steady-working and less-flashy brother.

    Hagar wants to be a party animal, as evidenced by his namesake tequila breaks, clown wig and onstage cheering sections for fans. But rehearsed revelry and genuine excitement rarely intersect.

    Roth, who last played Indianapolis as a low-key opener for Bad Company in 1999, put a charge in the audience through his physical appearance alone.

    He seemed to have stepped directly from 1982 -- rocking a peroxide mane, black vinyl pants and a shirtless physique that would shame Axl Rose or Anthony Kiedis.

    While the voice came and occasionally went, Roth rebounded with a dream set list that probably eclipsed what Van Halen played on its "1984" tour.

    Consider a finishing sprint that included "Ice Cream Man," "Everybody Wants Some," "Unchained," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "Jump" in succession.

    Unexpected twists defined the Roth era of Van Halen. "Ice Cream Man," as it warps from acoustic ditty to razor-sharp electric assault. "I'm the One," as a cocktail of punk rock and vaudeville tossed right over the pop-metal plate.

    Hagar's era was one of professional craftsmanship, uplifting lyrics and salacious innuendo. Minus Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Hagar maintained those qualities with "Dreams" and "Poundcake."

    Even without a clear winner or loser, the night provided plenty to dissect along personal preferences. In short, Roth was hot and Hagar was solid.
    Dave is the man, I can't wait till he comes out EAST!!!!!

    NJ/NYC/Philly!!!!!! [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    [quote]Originally posted by DLR'sCock:
    This MTV/VH1 review has been posted three times already....
    . . . and what's worse is the review was written by one of the sheep!! BAAAA!!
    [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by AVH Blues:
    From MTV on first show:

    Van Halen fans' "Sammy vs. Dave" battle clearly had a winner
    Wednesday night: Right here, right now, Hagar was on "Top of the World."

    And the point of reposting this was what??

    Couldn't handle that the newspaper from Dave's home state gave him the edge? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    What did you expect. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Of course the native son is gonna get some extra points.

    [ June 03, 2002, 08:56 PM: Message edited by: FlufferChick ]

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    Good point Fluffer... but... in this case, for this show... Dave deserved and earned the kudos!
    "May you die at age 128, in bed, shot to death by a jealous lover" DLR 2002

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    Originally posted by LA:
    Good point Fluffer... but... in this case, for this show... Dave deserved and earned the kudos!
    That's good to hear. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    Glad you had a great time.

    Damn, I hope this tour comes north.
    *keeping fingers crossed - makes typing difficult*

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    Thanks... and it was a blast! I hope so too for your sake! It was worth it. I just wish I'd have been a more ballsy and taken my real cameras and equipment in with me... I just was afraid to have it all confiscated. You take some great pictures girlfriend. I hope you get to see this for that too, but especially cuz it's an incredible show!
    "May you die at age 128, in bed, shot to death by a jealous lover" DLR 2002

 

 

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