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    SAMMY HAGAR Wishes He Had Been 'A Little More Conservative' About VAN HALEN Years In His Autobiography

    April 9, 2021


    In a new interview with Spotify's "Rock This With Allison Hagendorf", Sammy Hagar was asked if there is anything that he wishes he had included in his 2011 autobiography "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock".

    He responded:

    "I included everything.
    There's nothing I didn't say.

    I kind of wish I would have been a little more conservative about the VAN HALEN years. But I was angry when I wrote the book.

    They threw me out of the band, and they did it ruthlessly.

    And I don't care what anyone says — God rest Eddie's [Van Halen] soul; I love him to death — but him and his brother [Alex Van Halen] are pretty tough guys to deal with, if they go against you.

    They really made it harder on me at a weird time in my life.

    So I was angry when I wrote that stuff, but I didn't enhance it.

    Believe me, if anything, I was kind to those gentlemen at that time in our lives.

    And I'm so glad we came back together.

    But if I'd waited a little longer, I wouldn't have been so angry and there wouldn't have been so much angst in it."

    According to Sammy, he has been asked by his book publisher to record an audio version of "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock", even though it's already been a decade since its original release.

    "They still want me to do it," he said.

    "But I'm afraid, 'cause if I start reading it, I know I'm gonna change it.

    I'm gonna try to be nicer, or I may tell a story that maybe wasn't in the book, or I'll remember something else."

    In "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock", Hagar slammed Eddie, saying the guitarist was unkempt, hunched over, frighteningly skinny, drinking wine straight out of a bottle, missing part of his tongue (after a cancer scare) and several teeth.

    He told an interviewer in 2012:

    "What happened on that reunion tour in '04 was some of the most miserable, back-stabbing dark crap I've ever been involved with my whole life."

    In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Eddie questioned an "embellished" portion of "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock" that painted the guitarist as a "very angry drunk" during the group's 2004 reunion tour.

    Last October, Sammy said that he was in contact with Eddie Van Halen "almost weekly" in the months leading up to the legendary guitarist's death.

    He went on to say that he was comforted by the fact that he made peace with Eddie before the influential rocker's passing.

    "If that wouldn't have happened, I would be devastated much worse than I already am," Sammy said.

    "It was horrible news. There's never a good time to hear news like that, when a loved one passes.

    It was tough to deal with, but, honestly, the music is what pulled me through."

    Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — "5150", "OU812", "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance" — all of which topped the U.S. chart.
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    I kind of wish I would have been a little more conservative about the VAN HALEN years. But I was angry when I wrote the book.

    They threw me out of the band, and they did it ruthlessly.
    That happened 15 years prior. You did it to sell books, Sam. No judgement from me as I loved the book the way it was.

    But dont come back now saying it was because you were still angry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    That happened 15 years prior. You did it to sell books, Sam. No judgement from me as I loved the book the way it was.

    But dont come back now saying it was because you were still angry.
    Idk.

    Sam coveted VH pretty bad. There's indifference and there's there's Ed and AL indifference.

    They didn't think twice about Sam. No fucks given back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Idk.

    Sam coveted VH pretty bad. There's indifference and there's there's Ed and AL indifference.

    They didn't think twice about Sam. No fucks given back then.
    If he had said he was pissed about 2004, I could understand. But he wouldn't. Because he knows he should have never signed that contract.

    He's making it sound like he was still angry about Father's Day 1996 while writing his book in 2010 and that's why he included all the stuff about Ed during the 2004 Tour.

    That's complete and utter horseshit.
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    Note he doesn’t regret about lying about being as big as VH were in 1984, lying about a bunch of his solo albums “immediately going platinum” when they’re still gold four decades later, lying about original Van Halen screwing around on stage and only playing 40 minute sets and half of that being Ed doing 20 minute guitar solos etc. I’ve never read so many lies in an autobiography, ever.

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    I love that band with Sam along with the real band. Sometimes though. He just needs to let shit go and shut up. I'm sure everything he said in his book is roughly on point. Who gives a shit Sam? You were there. Just leave it be dude. Out.
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    Sam will keep talking as long as there's a media outlet asking and an audience willing to listen.

    One can regret expressing anger over bad experiences in your life... but that can never change the reality of what actually occurred.

    There was some extremely toxic shit going on when Sammy and Van Halen parted ways in 96 and even more so in 2004 with Sam and Michael...

    Even the ultra-positive filters being applied due to Ed's passing can't erase the mess and brighten the darkness from that period. It's part of the fabric which will carry on as we all move past all this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanCherone View Post
    Note he doesn’t regret about lying about being as big as VH were in 1984, lying about a bunch of his solo albums “immediately going platinum” when they’re still gold four decades later, lying about original Van Halen screwing around on stage and only playing 40 minute sets and half of that being Ed doing 20 minute guitar solos etc. I’ve never read so many lies in an autobiography, ever.
    he like most artist fib about their accomplishments


    but I don't think he lied once about Eddie or Alex
    DAVE vs SAMMY

    People need to let this go.....it is like comparing an ex wife to your current wife...you can say how things would have be different if she were still here but she left you, so you moved on with your life.....


    Same with Van Halen...would they have liked to have Roth stay, yes...but he decided to leave so they moved on.......

    and the rest is history….. well until 1996……..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by track 5 View Post
    I love that band with Sam along with the real band. Sometimes though. He just needs to let shit go and shut up. I'm sure everything he said in his book is roughly on point. Who gives a shit Sam? You were there. Just leave it be dude. Out.
    Your first sentence in this post hit me sideways this morning, almost spit my coffee!

    Very few people here cut to the chase as quick as you bro

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    Sam has had his way in just about every aspect of his life - women, money, cars, but this is the one thing he couldn’t quite have his way with. Van Halen was the best pussy he ever had, and it walked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokgtar View Post
    Sam has had his way in just about every aspect of his life - women, money, cars, but this is the one thing he couldn’t quite have his way with. Van Halen was the best pussy he ever had, and it walked.
    Sam should know that when crazy pussy walks away from you and cucks you out for the guy she was bitching about for 12 years.

    You move the fuck on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokgtar View Post
    Sam has had his way in just about every aspect of his life - women, money, cars, but this is the one thing he couldn’t quite have his way with. Van Halen was the best pussy he ever had, and it walked.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Sam should know that when crazy pussy walks away from you and cucks you out for the guy she was bitching about for 12 years.

    You move the fuck on.


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    That’s probably one of the things that Sammy was maddest about.

    Especially since the Van Halen brand has ignored the Hagar era as if it never existed. Hagar songs weren’t even sound checked during the last 3 tours.

    There is no mention of the Hagar era on the official VH website.


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    Here's the thing though. Sam got another hot piece of ass and HE walked away from it in CF. Chose Arby's Roast Beef instead


    Fuck him.

 

 

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