In a new chat with SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Sammy Hagar talked about Eddie Van Halen’s son revelation regarding Halen’s “kitchen-sink tour” that would’ve include Michael Anthony on bass and both vocalists David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar.
Here’s what Sammy said:
“It was totally on my radar. No one had confirmed any of it, but it was obviously what was gonna happen. I wouldn’t look forward to having to share the stage with Dave, only because he’s not user friendly. I love the guy, I love the music, all that, but he’s just not user friendly. He’s always gonna pull something to try to make you look bad and make him look good and all that kind of stuff.
”But it would have been a blast. Are you kidding me? It [would have been] a dream come true.”
Referring to the time when he and Roth teamed up for the “Song For Song, The Undisputed Heavyweight Champs Of Rock And Roll!” co-headlining tour in 2002, Sammy added:
“I’ve been an advocate of doing a Sam-and-Dave tour from day one. You go all the way back to the first reunion, when Dave went out with me that time for that tour, that was the idea of it — to try to get the [Van Halen] brothers’ attention to do the reunion way back then, and do it again and again and again — I mean, give the fans what they want.
“This is the way I presented it to them two years ago. I actually presented it to Irving Azoff, their manager and my old manager. I said, ‘Irving, I’ll come out and do two songs. I leave the stage. Dave comes out and does two songs. He leaves the stage, I come out and do two.’ Two, two, two, two — like that. Not like one guy has to open the show for the first hour, and then the other guy comes for the second hour, and you’ve gotta flip-flop and all this kind of crazy stuff that Roth would always insist upon. ‘Cause it should either be chronological — [Roth] comes out and does the whole thing, and then I come out and do the whole thing, and then Gary Cherone comes out for the encore.
”It seems like the only way to do it properly [would have been] two and two, two and two, two and two, and that would have been so badass, because, you don’t think that each one of us would have freakin’ sucked it up and given it a hundred and thirty-five thousand percent trying to blow the other guy off the stage song after song? It would have been the greatest thing ever.
“I get excited just talking about it. I’m totally fired up about that. But it ain’t gonna happen.”