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    Default Sammy Hagar was asked to join Pantera??!?!?

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    SiriusXM's Jose Mangin recently interviewed Sammy Hagar in the limo which was gifted to Jose from the estates of PANTERA founders "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott. Jose has worked hard to restore the car and plans to take it all across the country and have epic hangs and chats with all of his buddies to reminisce about his dear friends, whom many of us still hold so dear.

    In an interview clip which was posted on December 8, which marked the 17th anniversary of Dimebag's death, Sammy recalled a time when he was supposedly approached by PANTERA's then-manager about joining the band, apparently as the replacement for Philip Anselmo.

    "How about if I tell you something crazy. I don't believe it; I don't believe it's true," Sammy said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "But PANTERA had a manager. This was before I actually became friends with Vinnie. And [the manager] said PANTERA, he said, want me to be the lead singer of the band. And he asked me, 'Would you be interested?' And I said, 'No, not after [my split with] VAN HALEN [in 1996]. I'm not gonna join another band, especially covering for somebody else,' and this and that. And I brought it up to Vinnie one time. He didn't remember it. But I don't know if there's any truth to that."

    This is not the first time Hagar had discussed being offered the singer gig in PANTERA. Back in 2011, he told Forbes: "I was asked at one time to be in M÷TLEY CR‹E. I was asked at one time to be in PANTERA by their managers. I was asked to be in VELVET REVOLVER when Scott Weiland quit and went back to the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. I was waiting to be asked to be in LED ZEPPELIN to say no, since they were the greatest band on earth and no could replace Robert Plant. I was asked to be in AEROSMITH and I said no."


    He continued: "Certain bands and certain frontman singers are more difficult to replace than others. Steven Tyler and that band have stayed together for 40 years and you don't to walk into something like that. They had one moment years ago, when they replaced Joe Perry, but it's still always been Steven at the front of AEROSMITH. You don't replace that.

    "When I came into VAN HALEN, it was easy because Dave [Lee Roth] wasn't a great singer, but he was a good frontman," Hagar explained. "In those times, I was selling out the same arenas they were, so it was like the combination of two forces and it worked but it's a rare thing. We were all lucky that the fans accepted it and it got bigger. I would avoid bands that are going to break up pretty soon."

    In a 2015 question-and-answer session at the DFW Acura Performance Showroom in Dallas, Texas, Vinnie Paul said that VAN HALEN was "a huge influence" on him when he first started playing drums. "Eddie and Alex [Van Halen] inspired me and my brother [Dimebag] so much," he said. "It was really just unbelievable the parallels that we had between ourselves."

    In a lasting sign of deep respect, Eddie Van Halen donated the black-and-yellow tape-striped guitar pictured on the back cover of "Van Halen II" to be buried with Dimebag.
    "People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage." - David Lee Roth

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    I just can’t imagine hearing Sammy singing Pantera songs.
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    I don't believe that either Sam
    Dealing with it.

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    In Sam's mind, everyone wants him to be their singer.

    Not sure some of the cheese isn't starting to slide off of his cracker, every discussion point becomes about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    In Sam's mind, everyone wants him to be their singer.

    Not sure some of the cheese isn't starting to slide off of his cracker, every discussion point becomes about him.

    "Sam, what do you think about our Mission to Mars?"

    "Well, the leader of Mars, during my alien abduction, asked me to be Flight Captain for the the first manned space flight to Mars, but Elon Musk is a DLR fan, so that fell through."
    In Samís defense, he had already marched to Mars back in 1997.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    I just canít imagine hearing Sammy singing Pantera songs.
    I doubt it was to front Pantera, but maybe Dime and Vinnie were floating around names of guys they'd like to work with after the split with Phil. I'm sure they had no clue of what direction they wanted to head in. It's not like they continued on as Pantera and got a replacement vocalist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagerdave View Post
    I doubt it was to front Pantera, but maybe Dime and Vinnie were floating around names of guys they'd like to work with after the split with Phil. I'm sure they had no clue of what direction they wanted to head in. It's not like they continued on as Pantera and got a replacement vocalist.
    Old news. This was in his book.

    Along with Motley Crue.

    Pretty sure Journey asked him to join in 97.

    Aerosmith also and Velvet Revolver wanted him before and after Scott Weiland

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    This just in:

    Sam says he was asked to replace John Lennon in The Beatles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    This just in:

    Sam says he was asked to replace John Lennon in The Beatles!
    This was nearly 2000 years after Sam was asked to replace Judas as one of the Apostles.

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    Could be he had drinks with the manager and the dude went off on a tangent. Title is misleading as even Sam says he didn't take it seriously. The Aerosmith thing was more serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post

    "When I came into VAN HALEN, it was easy because Dave [Lee Roth] wasn't a great singer, but he was a good frontman," Hagar explained. "In those times, I was selling out the same arenas they were, so it was like the combination of two forces and it worked but it's a rare thing. We were all lucky that the fans accepted it and it got bigger. I would avoid bands that are going to break up pretty soon."
    Iím pretty sure I predicted this exact quote over a month ago.

    Although it wasnít regarding Pantera.


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    I wish Sam could be more magnanimous when it comes to Dave. How about this, Sam. "When I came into Van Halen, it was easy because I meshed well musically with the band, and I felt confident in my voice to handle any songs we played from the catalog. Dave was a great frontman but we had very different styles. I think Dave's style fit the early years of the band perfectly, but I think my style really complimented Eddie's musical direction and we had a lot of success."
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1986 View Post
    I wish Sam could be more magnanimous when it comes to Dave. How about this, Sam. "When I came into Van Halen, it was easy because I meshed well musically with the band, and I felt confident in my voice to handle any songs we played from the catalog. Dave was a great frontman but we had very different styles. I think Dave's style fit the early years of the band perfectly, but I think my style really complimented Eddie's musical direction and we had a lot of success."
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