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    Michael Anthony speaks with Steve Gorman as aired on 102.3 FM - The Wolf on April 9, 2021

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    Label Wanted Van Halen to Change Name After Roth Quit, Bassist Recalls How Eddie & Alex Reacted: 'They Were Yelling!'

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    Michael Anthony's cousin told me first hand sometime around 1995 how David Lee Roth tried to sue for the rights to the band name Van Halen after they parted ways in 1985.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Michael Anthony's cousin told me first hand sometime around 1995 how David Lee Roth tried to sue for the rights to the band name Van Halen after they parted ways in 1985.
    I think that David should have lost that suit. But I also think that the VH brothers were wrong for not continuing to do CVH songs (more than the 3 they --Hagar-- chose) in concert. It was a coincidence that the band's name was Van Halen. DLR put his own stamp on the band, and the band allowed that, and then when Roth quit, bartered on the VH name, which every fan associated with David Lee Roth. Van Hagar would have been a better representation for what followed, as Sammy Hagar did not come into the band to "replace" the role of DLR, but to go in a different direction.

    If Arnel Pineda, after joining Journey, had said, I'll only sing 3 Steve Perry Journey songs of my choosing in concert, then it would have been dishonest to keep the name of the band Journey.

    If William Duvall after joining AIC, had said, I'll only sing 3 Layne Staley AIC songs of my choosing in concert, then it would have been dishonest to keep the name of the band as AIC.
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    I’m glad Ed and Al insisted that they keep the name ‘Van Halen’.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    But I also think that the VH brothers were wrong for not continuing to do CVH songs (more than the 3 they --Hagar-- chose) in concert.
    It had nothing to do with the brothers... Hagar refused to sing the old songs... He said he couldn't get into the lyrics or something, which is hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    It had nothing to do with the brothers... Hagar refused to sing the old songs... He said he couldn't get into the lyrics or something, which is hilarious.
    It had to do with money, Sam talks about it in interviews, his book, his unpublished book that was leaked.

    His check from live shows was larger the fewer original lineup songs were in the setlist, and was larger with more of his solo tunes in the setlist.

    That's why there was the 1-1 deal (would assume Leffler came up with that), one solo Sam song for every CVH song.

    I also believe has said recently, before Ed died even, that he regrets doing that, it was penny wise and pound foolish.

    At the time, with the animosity in VH towards DLR, I am sure they were all ok with DLR getting less money any way they could.
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    ...peeks in.... checks Sam hate level... nothing to see just yet... will check back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    It had nothing to do with the brothers... Hagar refused to sing the old songs... He said he couldn't get into the lyrics or something, which is hilarious.
    In an interview Sam did with Steve Gorman in March (2021), Sammy admits that he "became the leader of Van Halen", ie what songs were played and when, and that left Eddie to just focus on music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    In an interview Sam did with Steve Gorman in March (2021), Sammy admits that he "became the leader of Van Halen", ie what songs were played and when, and that left Eddie to just focus on music.

    https://express-images.franklymedia....gar-Part-2.mp3

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    Van Halen with Sammy was a very good live band, but the setlists definitely could have and should have been much better.
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    The best mix of CVH tunes with Hagar hits was on the Van Halen 3 tour in ‘98.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    I think that David should have lost that suit. But I also think that the VH brothers were wrong for not continuing to do CVH songs (more than the 3 they --Hagar-- chose) in concert. It was a coincidence that the band's name was Van Halen. DLR put his own stamp on the band, and the band allowed that, and then when Roth quit, bartered on the VH name, which every fan associated with David Lee Roth. Van Hagar would have been a better representation for what followed, as Sammy Hagar did not come into the band to "replace" the role of DLR, but to go in a different direction.

    If Arnel Pineda, after joining Journey, had said, I'll only sing 3 Steve Perry Journey songs of my choosing in concert, then it would have been dishonest to keep the name of the band Journey.

    If William Duvall after joining AIC, had said, I'll only sing 3 Layne Staley AIC songs of my choosing in concert, then it would have been dishonest to keep the name of the band as AIC.
    One big glaring difference with VH though, 2 of the members of the band have that last name. Dave would have his ass handed to him. Seeing how 2 of the 3 voting band members are Van Halen’s. And mike would’ve sided with them had this came about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    One big glaring difference with VH though, 2 of the members of the band have that last name. Dave would have his ass handed to him. Seeing how 2 of the 3 voting band members are Van Halen’s. And mike would’ve sided with them had this came about.


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    It had nothing to do with the brothers... Hagar refused to sing the old songs... He said he couldn't get into the lyrics or something, which is hilarious.
    Actually no it really was a money thing. Certainly in the beginning which Sam has talked about.

    But I’m sure Sam didn’t like Dave’s lyrics. They write nothing alike as we have discussed about a million times here so I wouldn’t be surprised if Sammy couldn’t get into Dave lyrics. They are completely different songwriters in every way possible.
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