Sammy Hagar participated in recent The Jenny Mc Carthy Show and revealed an untold story about how Van Halen were afraid of Grunge Era.
“When you’re in Van Halen in the ’90s when grunge came along, that was freaky, man! Because I’m looking at these guys, and we were sort of the glam rock, we’re all dressed up and dressing like girls and stuff.
But when grunge came, and they were like down and dirty and funky, they made me nervous. I thought, ‘These guys are gonna disrespect us.
That’s how insecure I was. I said, ‘Let’s get ’em on the damn show, that way their fans will know that we’re cool! It came out of fear a little bit. Not bad fear, but nervousness.”