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    So looks like this is the extended plan...Round 20 of SamWank '05, comin' your way.



    If Sammy Hagar learned anything from last year's Van Halen reunion tour, it's that he wants to have fun playing music.

    Taking that to heart, the self-proclaimed Red Rocker will stage the first of what he hopes will be many festivals, dubbed "The Tequila Made Me Do It!" at 3 p.m. Saturday at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.

    Sort of a natural evolution of Hagar's no-holds-barred parties-cum-concerts, the event will include a tailgate party, sand volleyball, mariachi music, Mexican food, bikini-clad Cabo Wabo girls, karaoke (dubbed "Sammy-oke") and an area where bronzed beauties and beefcake will spray revelers with suntan lotion.

    It's a dry run (pun intended) for a possible summer festival tour. If the show's a success - and with fewer than 3,000 tickets left, it's looking pretty good - Hagar hopes to sell the idea to promoters around the country.

    "In Detroit, we're writing the manual, recording and filming this whole thing from beginning to end, from load-in in the morning to the dump trucks full of beach sand being dropped off," the 55-year-old ex-Van Halen frontman said in a recent interview. "We're making a 15-minute instructional film of how this is the way Sammy wants to play."

    In addition to the food, libations and eye candy, Hagar is making the choice real easy for hardcore and casual fans. Tickets are only $10 for lawn seating, $20 for pavilion - unusually low for a star of his stature. Hagar admitted that the hefty $350 VIP packages for last year's Van Halen tour "bothered me every night," so he consciously decided to keep prices down to attract larger crowds (DTE holds 16,000) who'll keep concessionaires busy.

    "Ticket prices (today) make me sick. I happen to be a fortunate human being. That's why the slogan for the whole concept is 'The Tequila Made Me Do It!' I have the No. 2 premium brand in America," he said, referring to his popular Cabo Wabo Tequila line. "I don't have to make music my business anymore. I haven't for a long time."

    The concept is simple: Recreate the simple pleasures he's enjoyed for years in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Hagar has a home and a popular nightclub, Cabo Wabo (he also has a club in Lake Tahoe).

    "I'm trying to create in one fenced-in area the whole thing, what happens on the beach, downtown, the club, the music, the food, the taco stands. I'm trying to put it all together like that," he said.

    "One of the main keys to Mexico is when the sun goes down, smelling the barbecue, all the taco stands, hearing the mariachis down the road. ... It gives me goose bumps now, just thinking about it."

    The show has its roots in a "Cinco de Cabo" tour stop last May at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Hagar and his manager invited officials from Clear Channel Entertainment's Detroit-area office Palace Sports & Entertainment, which owns DTE, to, as Hargar put it, "create this thing so Sammy can go out."

    He drew additional inspiration from Jimmy Buffett's shows ("He's the godfather ... of the party") and his frustration with last year's Van Halen reunion tour, in which his touchy relationship with guitarist Eddie Van Halen deteriorated again.

    "I'm very spontaneous and emotional about everything I do. Like the Van Halen thing just taught me so much, that this is not as much fun (as it should be)," he said. "This is one of the biggest bands in the world, selling huge amounts of tickets at huge prices and the fans are so happy and I'm up there going, 'Damn, this could be a lot of fun.' But we did the same show every night, and Eddie and I were not getting along offstage."

    So don't hold your breath waiting for another Van Hagar reunion. Hagar has no misgivings about doing encores Saturday at DTE, Aug. 13 in Lake Tahoe and Aug. 14 in Concord, Calif., with Montrose, which will include guitarist Ronnie Montrose, bassist Bill Church and drummer Donny Carmasi.

    "We're doing each other a favor," said Hagar, who is working on a song for Ronnie Montrose's upcoming duets album. Plus, "it's a nice perk for hardcore, old-time fans."

    It's too early to tell if promoters will go for the whole enchilada, but Hagar says that if they want him to tour in the future, they'll have to step up to his table. "If you wanna book Sammy and the Wabos," he said, "this is what you gotta do."

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    Way to go Sammy, throw some more dirt on top of your Van Halenized coffin. If you are having fun great, keep it that way without pulling in the negativity.
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    i gotta say this:
    from a business perspective, i like the way he handles his "franchise", so to speak..i admire his business sense and his drive and the fact that it DOES create a better value and an overall good time for the fan.
    of course, im sure he makes loads of money off of concessions and stuff,, but i never harbor jealousy for a businessman making as much as he can. if i dont want to buy it, i dont have to.
    And if its that hard to get along with Ed..if he truly is a downer, i dont think he should slam him, out of respect, but i cant say i blame him for not wanting to make music or tour w/ him.

    I just wish Ed was/is the happy guitar guy..


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    Sam's just havin fun now...VH is over, glad i saw em one last time. Just waiting for Sammy to come back to SA or Austin- his shows are always a good time.
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    Bring on an Eddie Van Halen solo cd...
    Sammy's music is good...it's ok....

    I want to hear Eddie and Alex
    Let Eddie play bass and release something next year

    Sammy's gone

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    Well since it sounds like VH is next to done with sam, I wonder if that means that Satch and Vai will come knocking on ed's door for a G3 tour which would be fuckin awesome!
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    Thank you Sammy if you read this post! It appears you've listened or read something to make you rethink what you say.

    I have absolutely no problem with any of his comments. It's simply stating that he wanted it to be more fun than it was and he and Ed didn't get along like he would have liked. No finger pointing, no blame, no calling someone out on their personal issues.

    THANK YOU SAMMY. That's showing alot more class and tact. I'm glad he is at least keeping us posted of his thoughts and some of his plans plus having a good time making a buck. Nothing wrong with that.

    Oh yeah, and Edward, we are looking forward to that solo CD!

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    Tickets are only $10 for lawn seating, $20 for pavilion - unusually low for a star of his stature. Hagar admitted that the hefty $350 VIP packages for last year's Van Halen tour "bothered me every night," so he consciously decided to keep prices down to attract larger crowds (DTE holds 16,000) who'll keep concessionaires busy.

    "Ticket prices (today) make me sick. I happen to be a fortunate human being. That's why the slogan for the whole concept is 'The Tequila Made Me Do It!' I have the No. 2 premium brand in America," he said, referring to his popular Cabo Wabo Tequila line. "I don't have to make music my business anymore. I haven't for a long time."
    Every time someone blames Sam in a cashgrab I'm gonna re-post this
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    Hagar admitted that the hefty $350 VIP packages for last year's Van Halen tour "bothered me every night,



    So he didn't show up!, he prefered to get the money and don't give the FANS what they paid for.


    Sammy, you defenetly are not a TEAM PLAYER, remeber this is (was) a band, not a solo act.

    Now we all understand that you prefer to be the boss, and do things your way, not a band way.
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    If the $400 (not 350) price tag for 5-star tickets bothered him so much, why didn't he come out to soundcheck, mingle with the fans, sign autographs, etc., and hence give us our money's worth??

    I'm starting to get just a little bit sick of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC

    Now we all understand that you prefer to be the boss, and do things your way, not a band way.

    Dude, NONE of them have done things in a 'band way' since WACF, with the likely exceptions of Mikey and Gary. Dave liked to call the shots, and so did Ed and Al.

    One thing these guys will never be accused of is perfect harmony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    Dude, NONE of them have done things in a 'band way' since WACF, with the likely exceptions of Mikey and Gary. Dave liked to call the shots, and so did Ed and Al.

    One thing these guys will never be accused of is perfect harmony.

    At least they looked like a band until 93, it just seems Sam, doesn't know that this type of comments only affect VAN HALEN fans, which he was part for a long time, and made all his money from, that's what bothers me.
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    I really don't think that there will ever be a VH with Sammy again. I'm ok with that. Sammy just wants to be Jimmy Buffet anyway....

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    Maybe they'll do something with Sammy again

    One day...like a full cd and final tour but who knows when???

    Maybe Dave will be back for a full cd or a box set of rare stuff and a few new songs...and a tour... but who knows when????

    Maybe Eddie and Al will release an instrumental cd...
    or an all-star cd

    Or Eddie will score a film...

    That's about all we can ever expect

    It's all over for a while
    unless a solo thing comes out
    or dave
    cause the sam thing IF it did happen would be in like 3 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Boxer 9901
    Well since it sounds like VH is next to done with sam, I wonder if that means that Satch and Vai will come knocking on ed's door for a G3 tour which would be fuckin awesome!
    I doubt it. Those tours are for guitarists who remember how to play their guitars, not drunken ass-pipes like Eddie. Rock on Sammy!
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