Van Halen’s former frontman, Sammy Hagar had a recent interview with Classic Rock Magazine and revealed the untold details about what happened between him and David Lee Roth during the 2002 joint tour.
As Sammy Hagar admitting the rivalry and fight between him and the current frontman of Van Halen, David Lee Roth; Sammy Hagar claimed that he does not hate him.
Here is what he said:
“It got totally played up. There wasn’t any animosity. Well, there was one crazy moment in Raleigh, Carolina where Dave flipped out.”
So, we were flip-flopping as headliners. When Dave opened he was much better off. I had Michael Anthony in my band, we played four or five Van Halen songs, I had my waitresses come out and bring us drinks during the show, half-naked. Dave did all his ’83/84 stuff with the scarves and stuff. It was like a karaoke band compared to what we were doing. He’d be in a bad mood when he was headlining, cos you cannot follow us.”
He continued to the story:
So one night he’s walking to the stage, all dressed up, and my drummer went: ‘How’s it going, ladies?’ He meant to add ‘…and gentlemen’, but it came out too late. Dave fucking flipped: ‘F**k you, you motherfucker.’
His bodyguards started pushing people around. I come out of my dressing room, naked apart from a towel, like: “Damn, Dave, you need to settle down and have a good show, brother.”
So they ended up building a barricade between us. But yeah, it was overplayed. Dave and I don’t hate each other. If we saw each other we’d hug and buy each other a drink. [Laughing] I don’t know how long we’d hug for, but we’d hug.”
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