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Sammy Hagar calls out Eddie Van Halen on “Showing Michael Anthony what to play” comments…

What’s with Eddie Van Halen trash talking his former and current band members of Van Halen? Is Eddie back on the booze again? Eddie did an interview with Billboard magazine and in it he said some pretty hateful things about David Lee Roth, Gary Cherone and Michael Anthony. In this interview… Eddie claims that he and DLR aren’t friends and sounds like he was criticizing David’s hairstyle and his taste in music.

Then he goes on to say some harsh things about their former bassist, Michael Anthony… claiming that he had to teach him how to play all the bass parts for the Van Halen songs. Eddie also went on to claim that all the back up vocals in Van Halen around the time Anthony was in the band weren’t his vocals, they were actually Eddie’s. Is Eddie trying to make Michael Anthony look like an amatuer and trying to take credit for the backup vocals? That’s what it’s looking like to me.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6605492/eddie-van-halen-michael-anthony-david-lee-roth-feud-gary-cherone

Anyway, Sammy Hagar here read the Billboard interview and he isn’t happy about it. Sammy made a video here, calling Eddie out. Sammy says Eddie is a liar and tries to explain that Michael Anthony is actually a pro! Sammy knows from experience ’cause he used to be a member of Van Halen!

Wow! So Eddie is willing to trash talk all of his members of Van Halen except for Alex and Wolfgang. Why won’t he talk shit about Alex and Wolfgang? Well, obviously because they are Eddie’s family. Alex is Eddie’s brother and Wolfgang is Eddie’s son.

After reading Eddie’s comments about his past and current bandmates, I am now starting to see why Van Halen had too many problems over the years. Maybe it’s because Eddie is an asshole?

Kev

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BREAKING NEWS: Ronnie Montrose death ruled a suicide…

The cause of death of legendary guitarist, Ronnie Montrose, has been revealed. He committed suicide, he didn’t die of cancer. The family released a statement confirming it, but they wouldn’t say how he killed himself understandably, and nobody needs to know. This is sad news and a sad way for someone to go out. Suicide is never the answer no matter if you have cancer or whatever.

More on the story, here.

Kev

Report: Ouch! Sammy Hagar slams Van Halen!!!

Sammy Hagar have played with Van Halen for a lot of years in the past, so he has all the right to talk shit about the band all he wants. Turns out, that Sammy Hagar, the Red Rocker, even agrees with the fans that the Van Halen new single, “Tattoo” is not that great. Sammy says that Eddie is a great guitar player but is terrible at songwriting.

Read what Sammy has to say, here.

In reality, you can’t really judge a band just because you think their first single is bad, you still haven’t heard the rest of the new album yet. Maybe the rest of the songs on the album will be better than, “Tattoo”. I’m still gonna buy the album when it comes out. I’ll listen to the actual album first, and then I’ll give my honest opinion on it.

Kev

Cool Video: Chickenfoot finally releases their long awaited new single, “Big Foot”…

Chickenfoot, the supergroup band that includes the lineup: Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith have finally released their new single “Big Foot”. I love the song a lot. It’s definitely heavier than their first album.

As for the video itself, while it’s pretty humorous, the thing that I find strange is that I thought I was seeing two Joe Satriani’s in the same band. I thought to myself, is Joe Satch playing guitar and drums in this video? I know the drummer is actually Chad Smith with a bald head but two Joe’s in the same band is a funny thought though.

Enjoy. Can’t wait to get the new album. I’m a fan of Chickenfoot, they are one of the good supergroups. I also love Them Crooked Vultures as well.

Kev

Edit to add: The drummer is not Chad Smith with a bald head. He’s actually Kenny Aronoff who is also bald. I remembered Kenny, he was the longtime drummer for John Fogerty’s solo career.

Book Review: Sammy Hagar “Red”

Sammy Hagar, is such a hero to me. He’s an inspiration. Why?

For one, I’ve admired him ever since I was a child. When I was a young child, I couldn’t stop singing, “I Can’t Drive 55”, after I saw that cool video for the first time, back in the day when MTV used to be good. I think that was the first time I first got into music. It was also the first time I got into “rock” music over all. Then I would just listen to Sammy’s “V.O.A.” album from my family’s vinyl collection back in the day and I would play that album to death. I could play that album over and over again, would never get tired of it. “I Can’t Drive 55” is such a badass rock song. It’s one of the best radio rock hits from the 80’s at that time. It also had a very cool music video. Sammy’s “V.O.A.” album also had one of the best album covers I’ve ever seen. Sammy dressed in Red coming down on a parachute in front of the Capital building in Washington D.C., with guitar in right hand. His left hand clenched into a fist.

In Sammy Hagar’s autobiography book, “Red”, is about the life of the legendary, Red Rocker. It starts from his childhood to where he is now. It’s not a very long book. A little over 200 pages, but I read it in a very quick 3 days. Everything about Sammy Hagar’s life & career is all there. How he got into music, his marriages, alcoholism, sex, drugs, rock n’ roll, playing in different bands, etc. A lot of people accused Sammy of being “whacky” and “crazy”, but honestly, I don’t think so. Sammy is actually one of the most honest and intelligent musicians out there. He’s more professional, and real than other famous rock stars. He has personality. He’s been playing arena rock shows since the 1970’s and still playing arenas to this day. He started with his first band, the Montrose, then he went on to a successful solo career in the 80’s. He then joined Van Halen in the 90’s.

He also talked a lot about family life, being a parent. He talked about being a business man. He used to own a chain of bike shops because he liked to ride mountain bikes. After he gave up that, he then opened his own club called the “Cabo Wabo Cantina” which is still in business today.

What I find most interesting about the book is all the stuff that he was open about Eddie Van Halen. Most people mistakenly look at Eddie Van Halen as a successful rich guy who is nice and friendly, but in reality, Eddie V.H., is a pathetic loser and an asshole. All those stories Sammy told about Eddie were interesting, some of it was even funny too. Of course, Sammy talked about how he formed the supergroup, Chickenfoot. I really didn’t care for Chickenfoot’s music at first but after listening to their stuff again, makes me want to get their album.

Sammy is a gifted & talented man who deserves all the respect. All that “abducted by alien” stuff wasn’t in the book too much. He talked about aliens & UFO’s a little bit, but all that stuff is just his humor. I think he’s only joking around about that stuff.

This is a very insightful read. To those who say Sammy is crazy, do yourself a favor and read this book. After you read it, you would think that he is not crazy and he’s actually a normal dude. He’s interesting. I was surprised that he is not an ego-maniac, and he seems very cool, down to earth after reading this book. This is one of the best autobiographies by a musician that I’ve ever read. This book is a must read for all music lovers out there. Check it out.

Kev

Report: Sammy Hagar wants back in Van Halen…

I’m glad Sammy Hagar wants back in Van Halen, because personally I love the Hagar era of Van Halen a lot more than David Lee Roth. I’m sure a Hagar/Van Halen reunion will happen someday but not this soon. It depends how long the new Van Halen will keep David Lee Roth in the band. Whenever David leaves again, then maybe Sammy will replace him. Van Halen is recording a new album with David so don’t expect a Van Halen/Hagar comeback.

More on it, here.

Kev