Sammy Hagar Back Speaking About VH's Faultline

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Sammy Hagar told Attention Deficit Delirium, "Those vocal harmonies on the last VH's tour were Mike on tape. Mike should've reamed them for it. Wolfie, Dave and Ed are not the Van Halen that the world wants to see … Those guys haven't made a good decision since I left the band.
Wolfie (Eddie Van Halen’s son and current Van Halen bassist) doesn’t sing like that, and Ed sure as hell don’t." VAN HALEN reunited with Roth in 2007 for a successful year-long reunion tour — minus original bassist Michael Anthony, who now plays with ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar in CHICKENFOOT. But, responses like "hey, everybody does it", or "Mike's vocals suck anyway" miss the overall point. When the Red Rocker first joined Van Halen in 19XX he found his bandmates were working under poor contracts and renegotiated everyone’s deals for them.

Not only does Hagar think that Van Halen treated former bassist Michael Anthony poorly, he also adamantly believes that the band used recordings of Anthony’s backing vocals on their most recent tour. GN'R rumors? “They’ve proved it again and again and again that it ain’t [about] the money,” Hagar tells the site Attention Deficit Delirium of GN’R. If anyone could survive life on the road with the classic Guns lineup, it’s Hagar, whose laid-back attitude — and time in the trenches with the Van Halen brothers — would definitely come in handy when it came time to lure Axl out of his dressing room.

Hagar would soon follow suit after similar conflicts with VH, later forming rock supergroup Chickenfoot, he owns the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, and is known as the "Red Rocker". On September 8, 2006, Howard Stern's Eddie Van Halen live interview broke the band's long silence. Eddie said he was willing to reunite with Roth and revealed a solo album in the works. Michael Anthony's departure was confirmed with Eddie's son, Wolfgang, taking his role. Wolfgang had played guitar alongside his father on some 2004 concerts. Van Halen had a notable effect on the modern rock music tour with their use of the concert technical contract rider. They were one of the first bands to use contract riders to specify a "wish list", a practice now used throughout the music industry.