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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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    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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    What is bigger than Lizzo but doesn't weigh an ounce?

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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?

    Sam's ego
    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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    Did anyone ever find out why Dave was waving a red flag during 1984?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Did anyone ever find out why Dave was waving a red flag during 1984?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Did anyone ever find out why Dave was waving a red flag during 1984?
    He should have been waving a white flag. Cause he was over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels View Post
    He should have been waving a white flag. Cause he was over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Did anyone ever find out why Dave was waving a red flag during 1984?
    It was a a Fair Warning signal of impending danger.

 

 

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