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    From the "Gossip" page of the New York Post:

    "August 1, 2002 -- Van Halen's getting vicious

    SAMMY Hagar, finished with fellow Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, is dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego, deteriorating singing voice and vanishing hairline.

    Hagar and Roth had been co-headlining this summer's laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll." But after butting heads with Roth non-stop since they began touring in May, Hagar vows never to work with him again.

    "The guy is a [bleep]hole," Hagar told PAGE SIX. "He will never go on tour with me again. He's gonna have to draw a crowd on his own."

    Hagar and Roth, who were fired from Van Halen in 1996 and 1985 respectively, had traded insults for years before declaring a truce for the tour. But Hagar says that Roth's prima donna antics have ruined their relationship.

    "He's not a man of his word," Hagar fumes. "Dave came to me because no one wanted to book him by himself, because he's such a flake and he has such a bad reputation. But I just can't work with him anymore."

    While Hagar admits that Roth's set of Van Halen classics is a crowd-pleaser, he ridicules Roth's decline from swaggering rock god to middle-age nostalgia act. "His voice is not too good. You sit there and go, 'I just saw a guy who was half the singer and half the performer he used to be, who spray-paints his hair on before he goes on stage and still acts like he's in Van Halen in 1982!' . . . It's a joke to me, it's like Liberace or something."

    One of mop-topped Hagar's favorite targets is Roth's thinning locks. "We were all on the same plane to go to a show in Dallas, and Dave's hair was brown underneath his hat," Hagar tattles. "The night of the show it was raving platinum. I'd hate to be there when he puts that thing on."

    Hagar says that he and Roth were supposed to finish their tour Sept. 2 at Jones Beach, but Roth vetoed it. "He said, 'I don't like the venue.' He wanted to play at Madison Square Garden and he wanted to close. He wasn't going to do it, so we canceled the show."

    But while New Yorkers won't see Hagar and Roth sharing the same stage, a solo Hagar is playing a free concert Aug. 29 at Irving Plaza. Since it falls close to the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11, half the tickets will be distributed to Port Authority cops and 9/11 rescue workers.

    Despite his dislike of Roth, Hagar says the tour was a hit with Van Halen fans. "It was always a great audience and it was a great rock and roll show," he said. "If it wasn't for that, I would have put him back in nightclubs were he belongs."

    Roth did not return calls for comment."

    I realize the NY Post is far from being a reputable publication, but could they have made up all of these quotes? Some of these statements seem awfully harsh, even coming from Sammy. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    Sorry guys, just found the other thread in Main on this topic... feel free to close.

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    Well why wouldn't Sammy do the Madison Square Garden gig? That would be a great show, and I think Dave should close that one since Sammy has closed more shows than Dave has. The Madison Sguare Garden is one of the most famous venues in the world. I don't think Jones Beach is that great of a venue either, and if they played at the MSG both would have full stage lights, and the first guy wouldn't have to deal with sunlight, plus it's damn in the HEART OF NYC!!! Not out in Long Island....AN MSG SHOW WOULD BE GREAT!!!!

    too bad...Hagar won't play at MSG...

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    Originally posted by Guitar Shark:
    Sorry guys, just found the other thread in Main on this topic... feel free to close.
    We'll leave this one open until the one in Main gets moved to the proper forum, GS.

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    IMO, if this is a factual article, Sammy speaks the truth. For some reason DLR has not been able to hold on to many bandmembers throughout his career. I dont blame Sammy for dissing Dave, infact I agree with most everthing he's said. I do think capping on the hair thing is a bit petty but hey, when someone gets under your skin, you pull out all the punches...
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    Good thing this douchebag is opening on Aug. 20, so I can take my time getting to the venue...
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    WTF

    The last show is for free in tribute for the 9/11 tragedy.
    Dave bailed so somehow that make Sam a bad guy? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Diver Down NJ:
    Good thing this douchebag is opening on Aug. 20, so I can take my time getting to the venue...
    bro we should hang, and get everyone to meet up at the 8/20 show!!

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    Ah man, I hate to see this stuff flying around. It was bad form for VH to bad-mouth DLR for the publicity (Sammy didn't have too much to do with that when it started, actually) and it is still bad form. Keep the dirty laudry in the basket! If Sammy doesn't like working with Dave, he should finish the tour quietly and simply not work with him again.

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    Originally posted by TyndellE:
    Ah man, I hate to see this stuff flying around. It was bad form for VH to bad-mouth DLR for the publicity (Sammy didn't have too much to do with that when it started, actually) and it is still bad form. Keep the dirty laudry in the basket! If Sammy doesn't like working with Dave, he should finish the tour quietly and simply not work with him again.
    JUST FURTHER PROOF THAT SAMMY HAGAR IS A FUCKING MEDIA WHORE WHO IS NOT WORTHY OF SNIFFING DAVE'S SWEATY SPANDEX. WHAT A FUCKING DICK!!!

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    Call Dave a flake, make fun of his hair coloring, but at least the guy has stuff to say about HIS OWN life! Geez...is Sam so boring that he constantly has to talk about Dave and Ed VH just for folks to listen? The mind fairly reels, sire.

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    All I want to know is this, is the Aug 20th show still on?? From what I just read, it sounds like they are canceling. No? I hope not, I shelled out a few bucks on these friggen tickets!
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    Fuck that lil' yellow capri pants-wearin' lil' BRIDGE TROLL!!!!! Nice screech, you REO CHEESEWAGON 2nd Darren on BEWITCHED DICK IN THE DIRT, INSIDE WHERE'S YOUR BRITNEY MIC like LWAN?????? [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Blind Willie Loons:
    Fuck that lil' yellow capri pants-wearin' lil' BRIDGE TROLL!!!!! Nice screech, you REO CHEESEWAGON 2nd Darren on BEWITCHED DICK IN THE DIRT, INSIDE WHERE'S YOUR BRITNEY MIC like LWAN?????? [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by SMUDGE NYC:
    All I want to know is this, is the Aug 20th show still on?? From what I just read, it sounds like they are canceling. No? I hope not, I shelled out a few bucks on these friggen tickets!
    Cancelling??? Uh I hope not.....nothing indicated that...

 

 

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