Hagar: 'Van Halen Fans Will Be Disappointed'

Former VAN HALEN star SAMMY HAGAR fears the group's much-hyped reunion tour will fall flat without original bassist MICHAEL ANTHONY. Anthony has been replaced by Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wolfgang for the upcoming tour, and the band's Why Can't This Be Love singer insists fans won't appreciate the line-up change when shows begin. Hagar tells website KNAC.COM he would have refused to tour without Anthony - if he had been asked to join the reunion lineup. He says, "If Eddie wants to play with his son, fine. I love my son too, but I got him a different job. I just think that it should be Mike. "I just think the fans are gonna walk away with a little bit of a disappointment because Mike's a big part of that band."


Contactmusic

Tags: Van Halen - Sammy Hagar


Editors Recommendations

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

Anyone excited enough by the fact Amazon have acquired HBO shows to add...

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Lawsuit is Thrown Out, But Invites Appeal

Quentin Tarantino has seen his lawsuit against Gawker for putting a copy of his...

Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Lawsuit is Thrown Out, But Invites Appeal

Led Zeppelin Release Unheard Music, Say Reunion Chances are "Zero"

Led Zeppelin have unveiled two previously unheard recordings, including an early version...

Led Zeppelin Release Unheard Music, Say Reunion Chances are

'Burning Blue': Forbidden Love Attempts to Flourish Under DADT [Trailer + Pictures]

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was the official United States policy surrounding gay and lesbian...

'Burning Blue': Forbidden Love Attempts to Flourish Under DADT [Trailer + Pictures]

Justin Bieber Poses Next To Shrine Honouring Japan's War Criminals

Justin Bieber has apologised after posing next to the controversial Yasukuni...

Justin Bieber Poses Next To Shrine Honouring Japan's War Criminals

Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise? Actress Sets The Record Straight

Laura Prepon has moved to dismiss the rumors that she is dating fellow actor...

Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise? Actress Sets The Record Straight

Hank Cochran Gets Posthumous Induction into Country Hall of Fame

The late Hank Cochran will posthumously receive country music's highest honor...

Hank Cochran Gets Posthumous Induction into Country Hall of Fame

Lily Allen Unleashes "Sheezus" Music Video, And A Wave Of Confusion On The World

Lily Allen really wants you to know she’s over pop culture – or some parts of it anyway...

Lily Allen Unleashes

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter


More recommendations

Comments

Dona Lynette Stewart's picture

Dona Lynette Stewart

No, I disagree, Fans will not be disappointed. Most will absolutely love the show and go away with a smile and a resolve to buy more c.d.'s, while some will critic, but they will be a minority. The shows will be great with a lot of energy. Being in their fifties, they are still young by some standards, and I believe they can still wow us. There are lots of comments about Eddie, and his medical history, but let he who is without a physical body cast the first stone. Dave is under fire for his language, which is accepted in a few questionable circles. But actually they are great together, and the sound is magnificent, entertaining, and has that swing. Yes,they are legends. I can't help it, I love them.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322483911

6 years 7 months ago
Report
View Comments

King Eddie's picture

King Eddie

Is sammy out of his mind? Van halen back with dave is the best move ever. now van HALEN fans can hear real rock n roll,not all his sappy love songs,and his solo stuff. I pay to hear van halen not van hagar. sammy you suck,take all your money and fat mikkey and sail off in to the sun set. let the fans hear wolf,dave,alex,and of corse KING EDDIE DO THEIR MAGIC.maybe if when you were with them you sang more then 2 old van halen songs .and not when eagles fly you would still be there. I will say this one thing i will miss about sammy when he was with van HALEN at their shows i could go pee when he sang his solo stuff,now with dave back i`ll have to hold it for 2 hours,but well worth it. THE KINGS ARE BACK,THE KINGS ARE BACK,THANK GOD THE KINGS ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484653

6 years 7 months ago
Report
View Comments

John R.'s picture

John R.

Sammy is having a jealousy attack. Sam,I used to really like you. Always thought you took the high road. Judging from your comments on this tour,I can see now why Ed has problems with you. You're a jerk. Instead of making snide comments in the press,why don't you work out and get rid of the middle age spread and do a kick ass tour instead. I can see why Ed wants his son in the band. He plays just as good,if not better than Michael Sobolewski. And his backing vocals sound just as great. I'll bypass the "Other Half" and see the real deal.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484880

6 years 7 months ago
Report
View Comments

Kariram23's picture

Kariram23

I was at the show last night, I wasnt sure what to expect. BUT let me tell you. THEY ROCKED....I love VanHalen w/Sammy and saw there tour years ago, They were awesome as well.Lets face it its 2 different band 2 different sounds, Both are good.If you get a chance to see the tour,GO you will not be DISSAPPOINTED
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484088

6 years 6 months ago
Report
View Comments

Van Halen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Van Halen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All