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    Default Sammy: "We were ready to go to blows."

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    Norway's Metal Express recently conducted an interview with Sammy Hagar. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

    On the VAN HALEN 2004 reunion tour and whether there was a chance of it coming to Europe:

    "The tour was worthwhile for everyone, but it was a really expensive ticket price in America, and I think that if we would have come to Europe, it would have been twice that much. And I wasn't down with that. And we signed on a contract… which sounds kind of business-like, but it really became that. By the end of the tour, if it wasn't for the business, I probably would have stopped at 40 shows. But we signed on for 80, we did 80 shows, and at the end of that, I think it was better to let that go for awhile. I'm not saying that we would never do it again, but some people would have to change, including maybe myself — maybe I'm the first guy that should change. But we would have to change. We couldn't just do it the way it was being done. It was falling apart."

    On the possibility of a new VAN HALEN album:

    "We tried to do an album. We only got three songs done. It took four months to do three songs. So I was saying, 'Let's go out and play for the people before this whole thing ends.' 'Cause if you remember right, they tried to do an album with Gary Cherone — the second record — and that didn't finish. Then they tried to do a record with Dave [Lee Roth] three times, and they never got it done. So I was seeing that coming. As a person who wanted to go out and play for the people, I said, 'Let's stop recording, and let's go out on the road while we still can.' And I think it was a smart move. The management was into that as well. We had shows on sale. We pretty much had to go out and do some shows. That's why we only did three songs."

    On the last show of the VAN HALEN reunion tour:

    "The last show with VAN HALEN was a disaster — it was a horrible experience. We had to be pushed off the stage separately, and me taking this way, and Eddie [Van Halen] taking this way, and Alex [Van Halen] and Michael [Anthony] down the middle, because we were ready to go to blows — it was that bad. So that was horrible. The rest of the tour wasn't that bad. But at the end… I don't know. Something got crazy."

    Listen to Sammy Hagar's four-minute interview with Metal Express at this location (Windows Media).
    I can't remember which comedian said it, about the current state of Van Halen, but he said right now, Van Halen is like a really hot playboy playmate with a prosthetic leg.

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    This is complete bullshit!
    Just go for it!

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    listen to the audio here Sammy interview
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    This is complete bullshit!
    I either feel your pain or have no clue what your talking about.
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    Sounds bad, but Sammy sounds hopeful for more. Takes a big man to say he would change first...I guess that review was true about the last show. Eddie please clean up your act.

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    LOL! Sammy is always ready to go to blows, he was ready to punch out David Lee Roth a few years ago, and Alex back around 95. He never does it though.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    How can you not get along with Hagar?

    What the hell does this mean:

    SH: "We couldn't just do it the way it was being done. It was falling apart."

    Not sure how a tour could be "done" any other way.

    Things falling apart with Cherone, Roth, Hagar....seems like the finger keeps pointing back to one insecure motherfucker, as he put it years ago.

    I'd love to hear the 3 attempts with Roth...and Cherone.

    As far as Sam saying that he should change....I think we all see a little damage control on his part taking place.

    Ed's a drunk. The band's done. Hagar is very wealthy, happy, and married. Mike feels bad for the fans. Alex.......who knows what the hell he's thinking. I'm sure he loves his brother very much, but even AVH must know what's tearing America's best band apart. And Ed Leffler must be up there somewhere, wishing he could help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose
    LOL! Sammy is always ready to go to blows, he was ready to punch out David Lee Roth a few years ago, and Alex back around 95. He never does it though.
    So true.

    Unboxed.

    What to believe anymore??

    Sounds like the ever-diplomatic Sammy tho. Sure doesn't sound good anyway.
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    WAIT!!!!!! Where's that video of the last show with Ed smashing his guitar???

    I thought they all walked off together???
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    Once again, it all leads back to one certain guitarist...

    I doubt even Dave would deal with it at this point.

    Geez, Ed. Tick fucking tock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrockinmonkeyboy
    I either feel your pain or have no clue what your talking about.
    Try both....I need to put my feelers out there for the entire story!
    Just go for it!

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    I wonder if those Cherone-Roth recording sessions will ever see the light of day?

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    It would be a shame if they never did

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    Wow, that's interesting news. As you can imagine, of course a tour of 80 shows will drive ya nuts. Maybe VH isn't cut out for it anymore. I sure don't see another tour happening. As long as Ed is messed up and Sam has some sort of issue, whatever that is. Never say never though.

    Is the whole thing about Eddie breaking guitars part of the problem? What about the whole talk about it being about him ending the relations with Peavey? It's just all very confusing.

    If anything were be able to move forward, Eddie would have to change his lifestyle I guess.
    Last edited by Kevy5150; 07.06.05 at 08:10 PM.
    Respects.

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    It's history. Life goes on.

    All I care is that Hagar & the original Montrose lineup will be here in San Diego on August 11.

    I AM THERE!!!
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