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    Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal has published a couple of short excerpts from legendary rocker Sammy Hagar's upcoming autobiography, "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock", which is due on March 15 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

    On Eddie Van Halen just before the VAN HALEN reunion tour in 2003:

    "I hadn't seen him in 10 years. He looked like he hadn't bathed in a week. He certainly hadn't changed his clothes in at least that long. He wasn't wearing a shirt. He had on a giant overcoat and army pants, tattered and ripped at the cuffs, held up with a piece of rope. I'd never seen him so skinny in my life. He was missing a number of teeth and the ones he had left were black. His boots were so worn out he had gaffer's tape wrapped around them and his big toe still stuck out."

    On VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth:

    "I hated Dave. The guy rubbed me wrong. I'm sure I rub all kinds of people wrong, so it's not like I'm putting him down. The guy was a great front man, great attitude in rock, and had an image from hell, but I just couldn't stand the guy. He was the opposite of what I believed in and what I am. First of all, the guy's not a great singer and he acts like he's the coolest, hottest guy in the world when, to me, he looks gay."

    On taking full advantage of his rock star status during his decade as lead singer of VAN HALEN:

    "I was eating in the greatest restaurants, drinking the finest wine, flying on private jets, walking on stage to sold-out audiences going crazy. The only thing missing was ... I don't think anything was missing."

    Hagar provides readers with incredible behind-the-scenes stories from his multi-platinum career, including his rise as a solo artist and his eleven years with VAN HALEN, after the controversial departure of original lead vocalist David Lee Roth. During Hagar's time with VAN HALEN, the band released four consecutive No. 1 albums. From worldwide stadium concerts tours to private jets, Hagar enjoyed the trappings of fame and success with VAN HALEN until he was, as he puts it, "unceremoniously fired." Hagar later thrived as a solo act, leading his band, the CABO WABOS, before returning triumphantly to VAN HALEN for an historic reunion tour after which he set off on his own once again.

    Honest and compelling, Hagar's account spares no one, least of all himself. Hagar's autobiography reveals the inside story of one of rock music's most recognizable voices, from his humble beginnings in the town of Fontana, California, to his incredible business success with Cabo Wabo Tequila and the Cabo Wabo Cantinas. The book was co-authored by Joel Selvin, longtime pop music writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.
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    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and Ive got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Are you going to post every new snippet from Sam's book you come across?

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    Me too.

    I can't get by the worldwide stadium tours part.

    I mean, if you are going to tell that big a fucking lie on the book cover, what does that say for what's inside?

    The problem for Sam is that with the internet, I bet 90% of what is in his book is already known or rumored to happen.

    I would be interested if he got into the creation of the songs, but I have my doubts that there is much of that.

    I am sure there is a lot of I'm the greatest and Ed and DLR suck. Which is fine.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    [QUOTE=Van Squalen;1331317]Are you going to post every new snippet from Sam's book you come across? [/QUO

    I WANTED TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THEM, DON'T OPEN THE LINK.
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

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    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post

    I WANTED TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THEM, DON'T OPEN THE LINK.
    IT'S NICE TO SHARE.

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    On Eddie Van Halen just before the VAN HALEN reunion tour in 2003:

    "I hadn't seen him in 10 years".
    Uh, Sammy, you didn't see Ed between the years 1993 & 2003? Really?

    Who's editing this book?

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    I love how Blabbermouth continues to use the article that cites Sammy's band as the CABO WABOS.

    You'd think after three months SOMEBODY would've taken care of that, instead of just lazily copy/pasting the past article and not revising a thing.

    I noticed that more than anything else, nothing comes as a surprise to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Are you going to post every new snippet from Sam's book you come across?
    I WANTED TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THEM, DON'T OPEN THE LINK.
    Still, you didn't notice that the other thread you started, where this should have gone, got moved to the Sam forum?

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    Guys, we don't need a new thread for every time you may think some quote is cool. We already have a thread for Sammy's book, which is enough. I'm closing this one up.
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