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    Some quotes from Sammy's un-released book. If the band had listened to him about what he found out about Ray Danniels, maybe there would still be a band.

    Sammy Quotes:

    "He had the worst rap for a manager I had ever heard in my entire life,"
    said an astonished Hagar. "Straight up, I was told that if Van Halen
    hired Ray Danniels as their new manager, the band was finished. I got
    the very same answer from record company presidents, financial people and
    promoters. Everyone I spoke with in a position of authority, who had
    some sort of contact with him in the past, told me quote unquote, 'If you
    use Ray Danniels, this band will go down to nothing. This guy is a slime
    bag. He will stab you in the back, and he will rob those guys.' Every
    one of the people I spoke to felt the same way about Ray. Ed and Al
    still wouldn't listen to me when I reported my findings back to them."

    "I even went to Mo Austin with a list of managers' names we were
    considering. He looked at it and said, 'Ray Danniels! Who's that?' I
    explained to him that he was the manager for Rush and he said, 'Na,
    forget it!' Eddie and Al still didn't care when I told them what Mo
    said. They were like moths drawn to a flame when it came to Ray. They
    had a single-minded consciousness about him. No matter what obstacles
    were thrown in the way, nothing was going to stop them from voting their
    man in as Van Halen's new manager. He had to have made some sort of deal
    with them, because the brothers offered to give a bigger percentage of
    their earnings than they gave Leffler. Now I didn't do that, and that's
    why we never got along. I wouldn't give him what he wanted. Here's the
    thing. Michael Anthony's the key. He would never say it now, but if he
    ever gets kicked out of Van Halen, or quits, he will have one helluva
    story to tell. He knows everything, because he was at a lot of the
    meetings with Ray and the brothers that I didn't attend. When Mikey was
    on my side, he told me some unbelievable things about Ray Danniels. You
    know what? Mike is still on my side, but he can't acknowledge it, if you
    know what I mean. If he did, the brothers would kick him out of the
    band."
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    Sammy has a habit of blowing alot of hot air but three blind mice should have been able to see this douche bag for what he truly is-a lying sack of crap.
    "It's now officially 5150 time!!!"

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    Are you referring to Ray Danniels or Sammy? Its not clear......

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    Originally posted by kenny5150:
    Are you referring to Ray Danniels or Sammy? Its not clear......
    Looks like he's talking about Ray...

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    Hope so man!

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    Looks like Sam was right. Look at them now. No manager should have been given the amount of power Ray had.
    Van Halen without the original 4 is just not Van Halen.

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    Oh, I thought he was talking about Sam.

 

 

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