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Van Halen's David Lee Roth Questions Sammy Hagar's Credibility (A Top Story)


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On Tuesday Van Halen's David Lee Roth Questions Sammy Hagar's Credibility was a top story. Here is the recap: (hennemusic) David Lee Roth says he has no plans to perform material from the Sammy Hagar years when Van Halen head out on their North American tour this summer.

"Well, there's a credibility issue there," Roth tells Billboard following the group's appearance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. "Good, bad or in the middle, you know Roth means it; the other guy doesn't. And that's why it sold half as well. Literally, Midas Bible half. Never did better than half. And why would you bring that into the proceedings? This hamburger don't need no helper. Ain't no rehearsing pants in my closet."

Hagar joined Van Halen in 1985 as the band's second choice to fill the lead singer spot vacated by Roth that same year; Patty Smyth of Scandal was offered the gig before Eddie Van Halen approached the former Montrose frontman for the role.

Hagar reluctantly performed the same three Roth-era songs in concert during his time with the group - "Panama", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and the band's cover of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" - while playing the same number of tunes from his solo career in the set. Read more and watch the full interview - here.

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