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Sammy Hagar Hopes Expressing Continued Anger Over Van Halen's Hall Induction Will Draw Attention to His New Band

Mission accomplished! Sammy Hagar has succeeded in getting Chickenfoot, his new band's name, in the press by expressing continued ire over not getting to play with Van Halen at the band's Hall of Fame induction. Speaking of the way the band handled the issue, Hagar expressed the following feelings:


I don't care what anybody says -- I'll dog those guys the rest of my life for not doing that -- but for me not to be there, or Mike not to be there, are you kidding? Like I said, it would take a shotgun to keep me from being there. It's an honor to be brought into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and I'm going to show up if I'm invited, you know?! It's as simple as that.


The Mike being referred to is of course original band bassist Michael Anthony, who was replaced at the ceremony by Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Though Hagar is entitled to his feelings on the matter it would seem that Anthony is really the one with a legitimate gripe. Fans fondly remember the David Lee Roth era, and it's understandable that the band might want to take the stage in that incarnation, even if the Hagar's feelings (and to a lesser degree those of Gary Cherone) get hurt. The same can in no way be said for the Wolfgang Van Halen era of the band. That just seems like bad form. [Spinner]

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This seems to be a constant theme with the Hall of Fame -- band members shunting others aside. It's pretty unforgivable that John Fogerty refused to let the Creedence Clearwater Revival rhythm section play (and that section made those songs, which is why they never sound right when cover bands or Fogerty himself plays them).

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I think they are blowing his comments WAY out of perportion. I've seen the footage and the media is doing their usual spin job making this out to be more than what it is...


Sammy STFU already, nobody gives a rats arse what you think, you shouldn't even be in the RRHOF.
Shammy the Ronald McDonald of RR.

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WTF?? Sammy shouldn't be in the RRHOF? Are you Stupid dude? He's sold over 40 Million albums worldwide?? I think that's deserving. Hell, he also got speeding laws changed. I mean if that isn't deserving of a RROF honor what does?


WTF ? He is trash, DLR era Van Halen outsold Van Hagar 2-1 Source RIAA
All Van Hagar albums sold less than 1984 Source RIAA
Look it up ! DLR era was why they got in.

Spammy sucked, at least admit it.


True - VH w. Sammy saw their 1st #1 album (5150) and subsequent album chart toppers.

But in therms of untis years. And continues to.


It's obvious you keep repeating the same crap... I know he didn't sell as many albums as the Roth era so STFU and stop repeating it. 4 number 1 albums with Hagar... More number 1 hit songs on the rock charts with Hagar. So yeah they didn't sell as many album's but they had a hell of a lot more commercial success so it balances out. So i'll be waiting for you to post with another retarded name repeating the same crap.


This article contains numerous errors. First, the rest of VH did not even show up at the induction ceremony so, contrary to this very biased article's assertion, Michael was never "replaced at the ceremony by Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang." Second, when someone is asked a question in an interview, they are going to express their opinions, and that does not mean they are 'trying to get their new band's name in the press.' Get a clue. Finally, Eddie and Alex and Wolfgang did not even show up, let alone perform. Hard to read an article with so many errors.


I can't understand why people keep dogging Sammy. If you don't like him, I get that, but why continue to blast him. Ed and Al didn't think it was important to be at the HOF or to perform for the fans. Sammy's been recording gold records and touring for just about 30 years, not too many artists can fall into that select group. I'm a fan and met Sammy on several occasions, he treats the fans great and always gives 110% at every show he does. Rock on Sammy, God Bless!!!


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