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    Hey Folks,
    A new Sammy interview is online at classicrockrevisited.com. Not too much new but interesting none the less. Here's a bit of it:
    "Honestly, straight up, Eddie has changed a lot. Alex is okay and Mikey and I are best friends. Eddie, for me, is the problem. If you talked to Eddie then I am sure he would tell you that I am the problem. If he doesnít like my lifestyle then I understand that. He wants to be miserable and I want to be happy Ė it is really that simple. If Eddie wants to be friends again and not do this just for business or for other kinds of reasons Ė I really donít know why he wants to do it. I donít even know if he even wants to do it. But if he wants to do it and do it for the right reasons and get together on a really good level then I would do it. I thought it was going to be great. I was all for the last reunion and it turned out to be pretty fucking tough finishing that tour out. I have to tell you that there were times on that tour that after a show it was like, "Get Sammy out that door and get Eddie out the other door." That ainít no way to do things. I am not interested in yelling and screaming at anybody much less having someone yell and scream at me for having fun. It is like, "Hey, get the fuck out of my face, dude." There were too many rules Ė lets put it like that for me. I was told that I canít do this or I canít do that or I canít say this or I canít say that. Yet, Eddie can go say and do the shit that he did? No way. Right now, it is over for me but if they want to do it on real terms and with no rules and no business shit then I am fine."

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    They thought it was dead.
    They thought it wouldn't come back.
    They thought they had seen the last of it.
    They thought it had left never to return again.
    They thought they killed it but they just couldn't do it.

    The Interview That Just Wouldn't Die!

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    This is actually a brand new interview, but as I said, not too much new...just thought I would include it. I know it sounds similar to previous Sam interviews, but I thought Sammy fans might find it interesting.

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    They thought it was dead.
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    They thought they killed it but they just couldn't do it.

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    Here's the whole thing....

    And just in time for the latest round of bashing...

    I wonder how many different ways the same thing can be said. Then again, I wonder how many times the same question can be asked.

    Classic Rock Revisited caught up with Sammy Hagar basking in the sun and staring at the ocean during the middle of the day in Cabo San Lucas. The Red Rocker is living a dream, and one canít help walking away from a conversation with Sammy ready to take on the world. The man brims of self satisfaction, confidence and happiness. Since departing Van Halen, Hagar has been touring with his band the Wabos, sharing with his fans the party that is his life. His new single "Let Me Take You There" is available for purchase on iTunes and has already topped the classic rock charts. Check it out and buy it by clicking Here

    During our time together, Hagar and I talked about his nightly reunion with Montrose during the encore of shows with the Wabos as well as how he came to be hard rockís version of Jimmy Buffet. Hagar loves his family, his music, his cantina and his tequila and he stands ready to build each of them into everything they can be. He loves his fans and often signs autographs and lets them sing with him on stage. He cares about his fans so much that he is on a quest to lower ticket prices while still providing a huge rock show. Throughout this interview it is obvious to see that Sammy really is standing on top of the world.

    Oh, there is that touchy subject of Van Halen and the nasty way the last reunion tour ended. Sammy gets gut-level honest and discusses how Eddie has changed and the differences that keep them apart. Lastly, if you ever wondered who got a piece of the chick on the cover of Standing Hampton then read on and enjoy!

    Ė Jeb Wright, September 2005
    Cover photo by Chris Schwegler

    Jeb: I have always been impressed with your dedication to your fans. You are the only guy I have ever seen sign autographs while on stage performing.

    Sammy: One of the things that truly drives me as a performer is that I go out there damn near feeling guilty because of all the trouble these people went through to get tickets, wait in lines, stand there in sardine-like conditions and reach in their pocket for their hard earned money. I think these people deserve more than I can even give them. It drives me and it always has pushed me. The longer I do it the more it drives me. I think, "I was here last year and I did a great show but now I have to do an even better show." I can never do less. My insecurities are such that if someone said, "Oh he did a better show when he was here last year" I would think itís over! I am driven by weird things, and it is certainly not fame and fortune If these were situations where people were not even paying to see me, I would still be driven by that.

    Jeb: What makes you different than other rock stars? You most certainly do not have Lead Singers Disease.

    Sammy: I donít think I do, but I have been accused of it by one guy. My good friend, Neal Schon of Journey, HSAS, and now Soul Sirkus, and whatever other bands he is with as he always has 16 things going at once, and I love to get together when we each have nothing going on. Every time we talk, somewhere within the conversation he will say, "You are the only fucking singer I know that doesnít have Lead Singers Disease."

    I think the reason is that I started out as a guitarist before I was a singer. I wanted to be the lead guitar player but every band I have been in, going way back to when I was 15, has always come to the point where we have to ask, "Who is going to sing?" I would be like, "I know the words to the songs so I can sing." The next thing I know I am the lead singer and because I am the lead singer, I become the rhythm guitar player and then the next thing you know I am putting the guitar down and becoming the front man. It is the story of my life. I would join another band and the same thing would happen, "Who can sing?" and I would go, "I can sing." So, I go out and start my own band where I am the singer and the lead guitar player and Ronnie Montrose comes along and says, "Hey, I donít need another guitar player but I do need a singer." So, I become a singer with Ronnie for three years and donít even put a guitar on. Finally, I become the lead singer and lead guitar player of my own band, but ten years later, Van Halen comes along and I am a lead singer again. Right now, my cycle is back to being the lead singer and the lead guitar player Ė sort of. In the band I am in, the Wabos, I consider Vic Johnson the lead guitar player but anytime I want to take a solo I just say, "Hey Vic, my turn!" We have no egos at all. Vic is a guy who doesnít have Lead Guitarist Disease at all.

    Jeb: You guys canít fake having fun on stage.

    Sammy: I donít think we could do it. I am not even sure it can really be done.

    Jeb: Your live DVD is addictive because of that Ė well the music and the tit shots.

    Sammy: Well, that is part of having fun.

    Jeb: I have to ask you about Montrose. You have been having him open for you or come on during your encore play the classics for the last couple of years. Are you paying Ronnie back for the help he gave you back in the beginning?

    Sammy: I am doing it because I really want to do it. I do believe it is helping Ronnie and I really feel I owe him a lot. I talked to Ronnie on the phone yesterday because he is doing a new record and I promised that I would co-write a song with him and sing lead on it. Quite honestly, I donít have time to do it. I have moved to Cabo. I told Ronnie that he would have to wait until I came back to San Francisco for Thanksgiving Vacation. He said he thought that was kind of late. So, I will go way out of my way to do it because of what he did for me. As far as getting together and playing live, that is a blast and is good for everybody. What I am going to try to for this record of his, I am doing that to pay him back. I do feel that I owe Ronnie the beginning of my career.

    One thing that I want to make clear to everyone Ė with as much as we ego tripped and argued until I got thrown out of that band, he encouraged me as a songwriter. Ronnie was not a songwriter Ė he had a couple of riffs but no songs. He let me write songs. I also had no idea, on a business level, about things like publishing. Ronnie told me to start my own publishing company and he allowed me to do that. Most guys on the level that Ronnie was at that time would have seen a young guy like me and said, "I will publish your songs and I will be the writer." He didnít do that to me and the songs that I wrote on the first two Montrose records supported me through the hard times when I left that band. I had about four to five years of hard times when I went out on my own and started my own band. I was trying to have a family and everything else and that is what got me through. And I will never forget that as long as I live. If Ronnie was ever in a bad situation then I would do whatever I could to help him.

    Jeb: Whose idea was it to reunite the original Montrose?

    Sammy: I just had a crazy idea to do it. Lynyrd Skynyrd and I were doing a co-headlining tour and after only five or six shows Gary Rossington went down. They put him out on the road too soon after his last heart attack and he had a kind of stroke on stage so they had to leave the tour. I was geared up to tour so I knew I wasnít going to go home. I volunteered to do quite a few of the shows on my own. I waited to see how many people would return tickets and only about five or six hundred people did. At that point I said that I would play for 6200 instead of 7000 any day.

    When we played in Concord, California and the rest of the Bay area, I called Ronnie because I thought it would be fun to play with him again. Once he agreed we decided to go to Kansas City and St. Louis and do a few other shows. That all came about because of the Lynyrd Skynyrd thing. We had so much fun that we wanted to do it again. It was really that plain and simple. I donít like playing with other bands that much, I will tell you straight up. It is not that I donít like other bands as much as it is that I like to play a longer show. I have so many songs that when you tell me I can only play an hour and ten minutes then I am in trouble Ė sometimes I talk more than that during a concert. I have to play two and a half hours. It is better for me to do An Evening with Sammy Hagar. In this day and age, people think that there is no value in that for the money. They think it is better to buy a ticket to see Sammy Hagar, Nickleback and Godsmack at the same time because that is worth fifty bucks. I try to do something special in my show to make up for that. I will have Michael Anthony from Van Halen come out with me or I will have Montrose play with me. I only play with Montrose for about forty minutes. Hell, the entire first album was only thirty minutes long! I come out for the encore and we do a quick set.




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    Jeb: That brings me to a news item that was out a couple of weeks ago. You were quoted as saying that you wanted to figure out how to play free concerts.

    Sammy: I do because I think it would be the ultimate. I am not sure how possible it is but in the meantime I am working towards it. Cabo Wabo and my tequila have done well. Instead of saying, "Hey, Iím now twice as rich as I was before" I go, "Now I have twice as money to do what I want to do." What I do is use a lot of that money to underwrite my production costs on tour. If you have seen my shows with the Wabos, I have a first class production. Bands on tour with similar productions are charging anywhere from $75 to $125 a ticket. Instead of doing that, I take some of that money and I pay for things like my stage. The stage is all about my Cabo Wabos Cantina so I pay for my stage being built out of the cantina money because it is a write off as a promotional expense. That frees up a couple of hundred thousand dollars and I design my stage. To drag all that stuff around is expensive so I underwrite it with the tequila company. The tour is sponsored by Cabo Wabo Tequila. Instead of getting Miller Beer to give me a couple of million dollars, which most people take and put right in their pocket, I take money from the tequila company and I pay the costs for traveling around and doing the shows. The end result is that I can keep my ticket prices down. I am trying to get them down as low as $15 to $25 a show. As far as I am concerned lawn seats are $15 maximum and I wonít charge any more than that. I am finding ways to pay for my expenses and I am passing the savings onto my fans instead of putting it in my pocket.

    There is no question about it, and any anyone who knows me, knows that I am fine. These little businesses have done very well for me. I also happen to be one of those guys who didnít get fucked out of all of his money in the music business. I had good management and I still have good management. I have become pretty savvy in business myself. It is not about how to make money but instead it is about how not to get fucked. My whole motto in life is, "I donít want to ever take anything from anyone that doesnít belong to me but I donít want anyone to take from me what doesnít belong to them." I protect myself instead of going around and trying to screw people. I just make sure that I donít screwed in the process.




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    Jeb: How is playing with the Wabos different than playing with Van Halen?

    Sammy: Van Halen is about four individuals own musicianship. Van Halen goes out to exploit the individual musicianship in the band and songs are geared around that. I think Van Halen is really built around their hit songs Ė this is especially true of the last tour. Even if they were not Top 40 hits and were just album hits, there are certain songs that you just have to do. When you try to throw a new song in with Van Halen, the audience goes quiet on you. Iím serious, we would be up there playing "Poundcake" and everyone would be going nuts and then we would play a new one and the audience would go quiet. People come to see Van Halen for the history of the band and the musicianship.

    With my band Ė now this will sound crazy but I have done it in Cabo way too many times Ė in my band, it doesnít matter what songs we play. If I would go out there and play all ZZ Top songs for an hour, it wouldnít matter; it would still be the same party. My band is all about the way we present the music. They donít care if I donít play Van Halen songs and they donít care if I donít play Montrose songs. They donít care if I donít play "I Canít Drive 55." Somebody might say, "Aw man he didnít play ĎOne Way to Rockí tonight" but it ainít going to mean anything during the show and it ainít going to mean that they wonít come back. The Wabos are all about the party and the way we present the event. The music is the catalyst.

    It is like if you go to a great party and they are playing blues or old soul music or disco or whatever and you donít give a shit because it is a great party. You just have a good time. I play hits up the ass because I have had plenty of them but we always throw in some crazy stuff. And the jams and the spontaneous stuff are outrageous. We attempt to play songs that we donít even know, out of the blue, because I feel that particular song should be played right then. Toby Keith has a song called, "I Love This Bar" and he came out and played this with me once. I screwed the thing all up but it didnít matter. That song has now become a staple in my set because of how many times someone has thrown a cowboy hat up on stage. I put it on and say, "Do I look like Toby? Fuck, if I look like him then I may as well play one of his songs." I would try to do that song and I would fuck it all up, but eventually I learned the song. If that isnít crazy then I donít know what it. Who in their right mind learns how to play a song by playing it in front of 14,000 people? That is what the Wabos are about and that is what makes it fun. We are not afraid to show our ass. If Van Halen went out there and made as many mistakes as we do and tried as many spontaneous things as we do that donít work, then I donít know what would happen. I am not sure if the fans would come back. They might ask for their money back.

    Jeb: Are you more proud of your work with the Wabos?

    Sammy: I am proud of it all; they are like my children. In your heart you may have some affection for this song over that song but overall, I am extremely proud of everything I have ever done. What I am most proud of at the moment is the success of Cabo Wabo Tequila. I am not just trying to brag about it because we are talking. I am truly impressed by how successful it is because it has nothing to do with anything I have ever done or even known about my entire life. Doing something so different and having it be so successful really makes me feel good.

    Jeb: I have heard how you discovered your company but at what exact moment did you know you would go into the tequila business?

    Sammy: It just kind of happened. I spent a whole summer in Cabo San Lucas. I bought a condo back in 1983 and my family came down for the entire summer and there was nothing to do. Half the restaurants were closed and when I say half there were only about ten. They just shut the place down in the summer. It was a wonderful experience but I got so bored that I thought I needed to build my own little nightclub so I could call up my buddies and bring my band down here and play some music to have something to do. This was before I was even in Van Halen. I didnít have a name or anything but the concept really came from that experience.

    One day, I saw a guy staggering down the road bumping into a barb wire fence about ten oíclock in the morning on a Sunday. It was a really thin road and I couldnít get around him. I looked at my wife and I said, "Look at this guy. Heís doing the Cabo Wabo." I laughed about it all day and when I told the story to a couple of people, they laughed at the name because it was really funny Ė this was about 1984. When I was with Van Halen in 1986, I came down here to my place to write lyrics and I wrote the song "Cabo Wabo" for the OU812 album. I remember the day that I did that because I thought it was really funny. It came out on the record and I said, "I am going to build that fucking club." I bought the property and began building what was supposed to be a small tequila bar. But, being a rich rock star, I had the means to do whatever I wanted. I thought Van Halen might want to play there or I might want to play there so we had to make it big enough for that. The town was not nearly big enough for a thousand seat nightclub/restaurant but I did it anyway.

    Next up, I went to the town of Tequila with my Mexican partners, Jorge and Marco, and they told me I had to taste real tequila. I had no idea there was any difference between tequilas. I went with them and tasted all these great tequilas and it blew my mind. It changed my life where tequila is concerned. I asked them if one of these guys would make me some tequila for the club and we could call it Cabo Wabo Tequila. We went around asking people and most of them laughed at us. We found this little factory that didnít even have bottles and they said they would do it. We used to serve it out of barrels. Next, we began serving it out of these clear glass bottles and we would write, by hand, Cabo Wabo on them. Finally, I made my own jugs just for the club. My entire stock was twenty cases of tequila. Cruise ships started coming in and one ship would wipe out my entire inventory. We would call up the factory and tell them that we needed 100 more cases and they would tell me it would take awhile. Long story short, it started out like that. Eventually, some wine critic in America wrote an article on it. He said that Cabo Wabo was one of the best three tequilas in the world but that you couldnít get it anywhere but the Cabo Wabo Cantina.

    The phone calls started and I told them that I could only make so much. Wilson-Daniels, who make the most expensive wines the world and only service the world with about 200 cases a years, said that they were used to that. They said that if it was the best tequila in the world that I didnít have to make that much. I didnít want to change how we did things. The factory is about a hundred times bigger than it was but it is still completely made by hand and it is still boutique. We use the best Agave and everyone is very happy.


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    Jeb: You are a person who really does whatever you want to do. You started your own company, you told Van Halen to fuck off, you have made solo albums and you did the Sam & Dave tour. It is really a rare human trait to have that much self confidence.

    Sammy: I have to give Van Halen the credit for the self confidence. Back around the time of Standing Hampton, I was very insecure. I thought that everything could be over in about a week. I feared I would have to be back out there trying to find a job. I was not wealthy enough to say who cares at that point. Around the time of VOA I started becoming fearless. I knew I was going to make the album that I wanted to make. I donít think there is anything wrong with my other records because I happen to think Standing Hampton is one of the best albums to be made during that era. What I am trying to say is that when I made that album, I was insecure and afraid. I was listening to my producer and my A&R guy and they were all going, ĎYou have to write more songs like that." So I would go write more songs in the way they wanted. They were honest to goodness songs but I was not being an artist and picking up the brush and painting whatever my heart felt.

    By the time I finished VOA, I was about to make that step. Instead of making a new record, I joined Van Halen. When I joined that band, the success exploded and I was on that trip where I did whatever I wanted. I said I would dress how I wanted, write the kind of lyrics I wanted and act on stage how I wanted. I said that if somebody didnít like it then fuck Ďem. My self confidence started building and building. By the time I left Van Halen, I was fearless. I would do anything and I would try anything. I could care less if I made a record that bombed. How about that? That is when you go, "This is where it is at." It is really where everyone should be because at that point, your art is exposing who and what you really are. Every artist should be doing just that. There are clever businessmen who write songs for money. There is nothing wrong with that but it just means you are doing it for business. It means you are smart and clever and that you can tweak things like lyrics to make them more commercial. I am not downing people like that but that is not being an artist. If I am making a Sammy Hagar record then it has to be about Sammy Hagar and his lifestyle. Cabo Wabo is my lifestyle. I live here and it is what it is Ė everything is kind of about that. It is about having a couple of shots of tequila before you go on stage and it is about having waitresses bring you drinks while you are playing. It is really about pretending you are on the fucking beach!

    Jeb: Has Sammy Hagar become hard rockís answer to Jimmy Buffet?

    Sammy: I think Jimmy is a genius because he found this shit before anybody else did. It is not like I have copied him. I found it myself and after I found it my wife turned me onto Jimmy. She told me he was coming to town Ė this is about ten years ago. I was like Jimmy Buffet? I remember he did that song "Margaritaville." My wife went to college in Virginia and I guess he was huge there. I didnít think the guy could sell out a club in San Francisco and I show up and there are twenty thousand people in an amphitheater and I am going, "What the fuck is going on here?" I eventually met Jimmy and I started seeing what the man was up to. He found his cheeseburger in paradise; mine is Cabo Wabo. We are on parallel pathsĖ I really am not trying to rip the man off at all. Since I have become aware of him and I have learned what he has done, I have become sort of friends with him. I have an alliance with the guy and I talk to him like a mentor. I will ask him how he got involved with this, that or the other. He gives me some advice from time to time and I think Jimmy is The Man. He is the Godfather and I am like his step-son or something. It is all fine and he gets nothing but respect from me.

    [Editors Note: At this point Sammyís personal assistant Sarah Volk breaks into tell us it is time to wrap up the interview.]

    Sammy: No, not yet! We are just having fun. Give us a couple of more. I am actually enjoying this. This is the first major interview I have done in sometime. Usually I do ten minute interviews from Cabo but today I am just laying here looking at the ocean. Honestly, I am feeling a lot more of what I mean and I feel I can better convey what I am talking about under these circumstances. This is very cool.

    Jeb: I have a question on all the personal appearances that you make. You have done several VH1 shows and you have been on Emeril Live and many other non-musical type programs. Before this interview, I thought you were a self promotion machine but after talking to you I am thinking you do all these things because you are having fun.

    Sammy: You are absolutely right. You can ask Sarah how many times she comes on and says the interview is done and I go, "Thanks. See ya." I turn down more interviews than I actually do. Once in a while, I just want to do an interview. Emeril is a good buddy of mine. I love going on his show. He cooked for my wife and I when we got married. It was before he was even on The Food Network. I only do what I want to do. Every now and then I say, "I donít want to do that but I need to do that." That happens very seldom. Most of the time I want to go on TV. I like walking around and having people say, "Hey, I saw you on Emeril." My favorite thing is to be walking down the street or be in a grocery store and have someone say Ė not that they love my music Ė that is nice and I like that but I have been hearing that my whole life. I love it when they go, "I love your tequila. It is my favorite tequila." I get a big grin on my face when that happens. I donít mind being a celebrity. I like it. I wouldnít want to be a Michael Jackson type celebrity that people try to chase down the street Ė I would not like that at all. My fans just want to come up to me and give me a handshake or a hug. I am good with that Ė I kind of enjoy it. When I did the Emeril show I couldnít wait until it was on. I bugged Sarah to death asking when it was going to be shown. I laid in bed with my wife and two kids and I watched it. It is exciting and anyone who says it is not is full of shit.

    Jeb: Sammy, I know your focus is on your solo career and your businesses but I have readers who will kill me if I donít ask this question. Is Van Halen done?

    Sammy: I donít know. It is right now. They can do whatever they want. If Ed and Al want to get a new singer and a new bass player then they can do whatever they want. I wouldnít complain and I wouldnít say that they shouldnít have done that. What I would say is that I think it is a big mistake to do that. I would never try to run their lives like they do me. They are free to do whatever they want. The way they want to do business and the way they want to mingle with their co-band members and other people who are involved in their organization, I donít want any part of. I am a very happy guy. I have found a happy life. If their lifestyle could fit in with mine then I would have no problem doing it again. I think it is inevitable.

    Honestly, straight up, Eddie has changed a lot. Alex is okay and Mikey and I are best friends. Eddie, for me, is the problem. If you talked to Eddie then I am sure he would tell you that I am the problem. If he doesnít like my lifestyle then I understand that. He wants to be miserable and I want to be happy Ė it is really that simple. If Eddie wants to be friends again and not do this just for business or for other kinds of reasons Ė I really donít know why he wants to do it. I donít even know if he even wants to do it. But if he wants to do it and do it for the right reasons and get together on a really good level then I would do it. I thought it was going to be great. I was all for the last reunion and it turned out to be pretty fucking tough finishing that tour out. I have to tell you that there were times on that tour that after a show it was like, "Get Sammy out that door and get Eddie out the other door." That ainít no way to do things. I am not interested in yelling and screaming at anybody much less having someone yell and scream at me for having fun. It is like, "Hey, get the fuck out of my face, dude." There were too many rules Ė lets put it like that for me. I was told that I canít do this or I canít do that or I canít say this or I canít say that. Yet, Eddie can go say and do the shit that he did? No way. Right now, it is over for me but if they want to do it on real terms and with no rules and no business shit then I am fine.

    Jeb: Last one: Since I was 15 I have been in love with the girl on the Standing Hampton cover. Who is she?

    Sammy: I didnít fuck her!

    Jeb: That ruins my follow up question!

    Sammy: I donít even know who she was. They brought her in and I was not even there for the photo session. They guy who is in the picture with the top hat is Moshe Brakha. He designed the cover and he was the photographer. Not only was that son of a bitch there, he got in the picture and heís the guy that probably got some of that. That girl was fine!

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    Oh, boy. Now that I've read what I posted...if this interview source is accurate...man.

    The part that interested me the most?

    If Ed and Al want to get a new singer and a new bass player then they can do whatever they want.



    So Mikey's done too? The Roth - studio bassist possibility has even a slight glimmer of truth?

    Fuckin' Van Halen. This ain't your father's VH if there's no Mikey. Who knows what to believe now? It's great that Sam talks, but surely one of the other three might say something at this point about their official status. It's almost been a year since the tour ended. I dunno about Sam speaking for Mike without an official announcement from anybody.

    Fuckin' Van Halen.
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    Wow!! Squalen...you have outdone yourself!! Damn dude you are something else, and I mean that in a good way...get the fuck out now whlie you are still sane...it will only get worse!! You ever seen Pulp Fiction...well, Sam Jackson is one Bad Mo fo...You are one smart Mo fo!!

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    Look, I dig Sammy and the Wabos (not as much as Sammy and the Halens of course) And I've defended his interviews for at least speaking his mind....good bad or ugly.....But he's beyond overkill with Eddie and the Wabo shit. We get it, it's a lifestyle, Eddie's a downer, fine whatever. But the talking and rehashing of past problems with Eddie is wearing thin. Leave it alone, you've presented your side of the story already.

    And speaking for Mike is weak man, really weak. If that's true, let it come form Mike.

    Shut up and play.

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    Yeah, as much as I dig Sam, enough is enough. We get it. At the same time, these interviewers should stop asking the one guy who's public. Find the others involved and corner them. Damned hermits. I'm gonna hit that Hot Licks food festival in San Diego and ask Mikey myself. I'm sure he'll be only too glad to reveal the sinister doings behind all of this to some random fuck like me.

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    We get it $am, you are the man and it's all about you you, seriously don't let the door hit you on the way out, you whining self absorbed prick.. Hey maybe if they need a singer and bass player they can get JD and Gene Simmons.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleGuitars99
    Hey maybe if they need a singer and bass player they can get JD and Gene Simmons.


    Yeah, but then Van Halen would only have one fan left

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    Why don't you guys try dumping on the lame interviewers who can't come up with a unique question? Or maybe the rags who don't even get an interview and recycle old ones? You have to do press on the road and no comment is a quick way to run off the press coverage needed to promote a tour. I don't hear anyone denying what he's saying so what exactly is your issue with the truth from Sammy's perspective? Considering St. Michael doesn't seem to have any love for the brothers either speaks volumes to me. Frankly, I think Sammy IS holding back by only saying what he has. You guys would really blow a gasket if he came out said EVH was a drunken asshole too full of himself to know his ass from a hole in the ground. This whole thing is just so over and done with I can't believe its still discussed. But, then of course Roth has been gone for 21 years and people still want to talk about that.
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