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    Van Halen‘s two frontmen, Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth, haven’t been holding back in the press about their feelings toward each other. And while they may not be friends, that hasn’t stopped Hagar from appreciating the music Roth made with Van Halen before he took over.

    Van Halen’s sixth studio album, 1984, celebrated its 40th anniversary in January and Hagar has nothing but good things to say about it.

    “I was a huge fan of that record,” Hagar tells ABC Audio, noting it made him realize Eddie Van Halen was a “genius.”

    Sammy was particularly impressed by Eddie’s synthesizer work on “Jump,” Van Halen’s only #1 single, sharing, “You know, Eddie, I just I fell in love with Eddie with that.”

    And Hagar says he was even a little jealous after the success of “Jump,” sharing that prior to its release he always felt he was on the same level as Van Halen.
    “You know, I felt I was in competition until I heard ‘Jump’ and the song went, you know, it was such a big hit,” he says. “I just went, ‘Wow, they did it.’ I was mad, I was upset.” He does note that he got over it once Van Halen asked him to join the band.

    Roth left Van Halen after 1984 and was replaced by Hagar. They went on to have four #1 albums with him as frontman.

    And Hagar plans to celebrate his time with Van Halen and more during his upcoming The Best of All Worlds Tour, which kicks off July 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida. A complete list of dates can be found at redrocker.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
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    And Hagar says he was even a little jealous after the success of “Jump,” sharing that prior to its release he always felt he was on the same level as Van Halen.
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    He got over it so much that he would have someone else sing it on the 5150 tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    He got over it so much that he would have someone else sing it on the 5150 tour.
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    And Van Halen says he was even a little jealous after the success of “I can't Drive 55,” sharing that prior to its release he always felt they were on the same level as Hagar.
    “You know, I felt we were in competition until I heard ‘55' and the song went, you know, it was such a big hit,” he says. “I just went, ‘Wow, he did it.’ I was mad, I was upset.” He does note that he got over it once Van Halen asked Hagar to join the band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    What is bigger than Lizzo but doesn't weigh an ounce?

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    His name was on the marquee every night, asking thousands of people to pay money to see him. Which they did. Of course he HAS to have an ego. It's part of his job requirement. Especially as a solo artist, singer/songwriter/guitar player. He said "competitive" he didn't say "as big." Meaning he set it as a goal to be as big as VH, which he might never reach. He was ambitious, which is good. So I take this as a more humble Sam compared to previous interviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    His name was on the marquee every night, asking thousands of people to pay money to see him. Which they did. Of course he HAS to have an ego. It's part of his job requirement. Especially as a solo artist, singer/songwriter/guitar player. He said "competitive" he didn't say "as big." Meaning he set it as a goal to be as big as VH, which he might never reach. He was ambitious, which is good. So I take this as a more humble Sam compared to previous interviews.
    Dude, Sam has claimed he was as big forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Dude, Sam has claimed he was as big forever.

    Come on
    Got zero issues with what Sam is saying. I imagine a lot of people in the industry set their sights on VH's success and wanted to duplicate it. Whether they achieved it or not, that's another issue. But they were in the same biz, and wanted to compete. That's healthy.
    Sam's paying tribute to 1984, including Dave's work, and some of you are STILL bitchin'! Yes, both him and Dave have big egos, and that's how we like our VH singers. They tried "humble Gary" and it was a disaster.
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    On May 29, 1983, six months before Jump was released, Sammy and Foghat opened for ZZ Top, while VH headlined US Fest and broke the world record for most money paid for a single performance.

    Competitive, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    On May 29, 1983, six months before Jump was released, Sammy and Foghat opened for ZZ Top, while VH headlined US Fest and broke the world record for most money paid for a single performance.

    Competitive, I guess.
    Sammy was on career high before VH, with VOA, his biggest seller. His deal with Geffen took him to another level.

    Yes, he was never as big as VH. But I think it's cool that he wanted to compete with VH. He wanted to get bigger and get stuff done, and that "can do" spirit benefitted VH once he joined the band.
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    Sammy and VH opened for Brett's fave nemesis Bon Jovi in the 90s. What a way to go from the Us Festival to this...


 

 

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