Sammy Hagar Still Angry at Van Halen But Misses Them

08/17/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar is still full of foul-mouthed rage at his ex-bandmates for the way they treated bassist Michael Anthony but he still misses working in the group.

The frontman, who's now in Chickenfoot with Anthony, has previously said he expects to return to the fold one day. But as Van Halen gear up to release their first full album since 1998, and their first with David Lee Roth since 1984, Hagar reveals he can't forgive them for their demotion and sacking of the bassist.

Anthony was forced to take a wage cut to be part of the band's reunion tour with Hagar in 2004. He wasn't allowed to take part in songwriting sessions for the band's three new tracks and he didn't play bass on the recordings. When the Van Halens fell out with Hagar again, Anthony was seemingly punished for remaining friends with the singer. He was replaced by Eddie's teenage son Wolfgang and the band attempted to airbrush him from all their album covers on their website a move which caused a fan backlash and led them to replace the images. more on this story

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