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    Sammy and I are like fraternity brothers that have been through the same sh---y hazing," Roth said.

    ... there u go [img]smile.gif[/img]

    here's the whole thing:
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    WEST HOLLYWOOD — It's not exactly what Van Halen fans had hoped for, but it's definitely intriguing. David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, former singers for the group, will co-headline a national tour beginning May 29 near Cleveland.

    And if Tuesday's (April 16) press conference to announce the outing is any indication, Diamond Dave and the Red Rocker are going to be the perfect pairing. Like a rock and roll comedy duo, the blond bastions of partying traded gags one-after-another at the Sky Bar, setting each other up and flashing face-wide grins at each punch line.

    "Sammy and I are like fraternity brothers that have been through the same sh---y hazing," Roth said. "I think this tour is going to last a lot longer than Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love" (see "Hole Walks Out On Tour, Manson Injury Postpones Several Dates").

    Roth and Hagar, the man who replaced him in Van Halen in 1985, certainly share a line or two on their résumés, but their joint tour is about more than that, Hagar said. "This is about making a statement."

    "What we are about is a spirit, an attitude," added Roth, who was clad in black leather and surrounded by women in fluorescent yellow spandex cat suits. "It goes beyond the last band we were in. It's a state of mind and a point of view that Van Halen has misplaced — twice."

    Hagar said he first approached Roth with the idea five years ago, but the boisterous singer shot it down.

    "Yes, Sam, you did have the idea first, but the time was wrong," Roth said. "Now the time is right. It's completely unpredictable."

    Tuesday marked only the second time the two, who have traded verbal jabs in the past, have spent any significant time together under one roof.

    "I think that was before we met," Hagar said of their past animosity. Now that they're acquainted, will they perform together onstage? "We don't know each other well enough. I don't trust him," Hagar joked.

    "Any rivalry that may have occurred is nothing that can't be cured with a little Cabo Wabo Tequila," Roth added, referring to Hagar's liquor brand.

    Jokes aside, the singers said their friendly rivalry will push both of them to perform to the best of their abilities, hence the boxing reference in the tour's official slogan: "Song for song, the heavyweight champs of rock 'n' roll."

    Roth and Hagar will each play 90-minute sets, alternating the headlining slot.

    "We're going to flip a blonde in the next city and I'm going to call tails," Roth joked. "You have to think of it as two title fights with no under card. This is a co-headlining tour here. We'll flip a coin and the winner will headline opening night and then we'll flip-flop."

    Both singers said they plan to include a heavy dose of Van Halen in their sets.

    "I'm going to do almost exclusively the Van Halen catalog," Roth said. "It's about time that we show up and not just do renditions. I have a hot band that will serve it large."

    "He's going to do some of the Van Halen songs I did," Hagar joked.

    "Since Dave actually wrote those songs," Roth shot back.

    "What you have is quintessential Americana, and you couldn't pick a more appropriate time for that," explained Roth, who described the vibe of the tour as a cross between Jimmy Buffett and Limp Bizkit. "Between the two of us there is probably something between 80 to 100 million albums sold. And whether you've owned it or not, you've heard Sammy or my voice blaring out of a pickup truck in front of you at the drive-thru at the local Burger King for how many summers?"

    As for the chances of Eddie and Alex Van Halen joining either singer for a reunion, it doesn't appear likely. Although Hagar and Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony are working together on a side project and both Hagar and Roth said Anthony is welcome to perform with them, they did not sound interested in the Van Halen brothers.

    "I'm not sure what the brothers think and I'm not sure I really care," Roth said.

    When asked why Gary Cherone, the other former Van Halen singer, is not on the bill, Roth joked that the former Extreme frontman was busy doing "The Vagina Monologues."

    Roth/Hagar tour dates, according to a spokesperson for the tour:
    5/29 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    5/31 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
    6/1 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
    6/2 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
    6/4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    6/6 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
    6/7 - Maryland Heights, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
    6/8 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    6/10 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Arena
    6/11 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
    6/14 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    6/15 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
    6/16 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    6/18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
    6/19 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
    6/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
    6/22 - Devore, CA @ Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion
    6/24 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
    6/25 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
    6/27 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    6/29 - George, WA @ The Gorge

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    Originally posted by SToRM:
    "What we are about is a spirit, an attitude," added Roth, who was clad in black leather and surrounded by women in fluorescent yellow spandex cat suits. "It goes beyond the last band we were in. It's a state of mind and a point of view that Van Halen has misplaced — twice."
    WOW, how strange is it to hear Dave giving that kind of verbal respect to Sammy and his work in Van Halen???

    He's probably lying, but still....

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    Hagar said he first approached Roth with the idea five years ago, but the boisterous singer shot it down.
    Funny, I remember Sam randomly being on radio shows slinging at Dave during that time, then this.

    I'm sorry, this is just rubbing me wrong. Something is up with this. I'm not sure what, but something......
    The pessimist says the cup is half empty. The optimist says it's half full. The pragmatist says its liquid contents are at 50% capacity. The ironist says its half full of air. The plumber says the cup must be leaking. George Carlin says the cup is too big. The Starbucks employee says its so you have room for cream. The conspiracy theorist says aliens took the other half. The baseball player says his cup is definitely full. MacGuyver says he can build a powerful explosive with it. The psychoanalyst says the cup is your mother. The punk sitting next to you also says the cup is your mother. The romance novelist says the cup is a willing receptacle to the wild gushing torrents of pure passion from the hard chiseled urn. The zen master says There is no cup. Pamela Anderson says her cups are definitely full. Me? Refill!

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    and to hear Dave plug Sammy's Tequila [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

    I'm not Sammy's biggest fan but to be in a room with those two doing shots of Tequila would be priceless
    Eat Us and Smile!

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    I don't think it's too hard to be a pessemist/optimist about this situation. On one hand I say, this is going to be cool and then the other one says, holy shit... this is gonna backfire in both of there faces. The pictures of todays event are mind boggling. After how many years and after how many verbal jabs have these two had can anyone believe this is really happening???

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    THIS TOUR IS GONNA BE ONE HUGE PARTY!!!

    Tequila, girls in cat-suits, Van Halen songs....What more could ya ask for??
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    what about the reunion torch?

    cheers,

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    Hey, it's better than coming to the boards everyday and speculating! Two of the former lead singers for Van Halen are going to tour together this summer! That sounds like something from some bullshit rumor thread-except it's really going to happen! This is exciting! Stop whining guy and gals!

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    Originally posted by EricDaniel:
    Hey, it's better than coming to the boards everyday and speculating! Two of the former lead singers for Van Halen are going to tour together this summer! That sounds like something from some bullshit rumor thread-except it's really going to happen! This is exciting! Stop whining guy and gals!
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    Sammy said they were making a 'statement'. You know what, that is exactly how I feel about this whole tour. They are showing the VH brothers that if the two ex-lead singers can do it (for the fans), then they can also. Thanks for posting the article. That must have been one hysterical press conference. Dave being Diamond Dave and Sammy being the Red Rocker.
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    Originally posted by SToRM:
    As for the chances of Eddie and Alex Van Halen joining either singer for a reunion, they did not sound interested in the Van Halen brothers.

    "I'm not sure what the brothers think and I'm not sure I really care," Roth said.
    There ya have it.

    With a statement like that, there will be no Van Halen reunion.

    Sounds like Dave's callin' the shots now.
    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

    "This is a lttle prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. ."

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    Originally posted by Vince G.:
    Sounds like Dave's callin' the shots now.
    As it was in the beginning.... so shall it be in the end....
    Eat Us And Smile

    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

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    Off to the new Sam/Dave Tour forum. [img]smile.gif[/img]

 

 

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