SAMMY HAGAR Says VAN HALEN 'Just Can't Do The Right Thing By The Fans'

Ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Ralph Sutton of the nationally syndicated rock radio show "The Tour Bus" (web site) about his former band's reunion with frontman David Lee Roth and their decision to replace bassist Michael Anthony with guitarist Eddie Van Halen's 17-year-old son Wolfgang. "They just keep going, making more and more mistakes," Hagar said. "The reunion with Dave was the greatest thing they could have done, but why didn't they just keep Mike one more time?! They just can't do the right thing by the fans. I don't know why that band… There's just something quirky to where they… It's almost like they wanna just push 'em [the fans] as far as they can and see if they'll still come back."

According to, VAN HALEN's recent reunion tour ended up a massive success, wrapping June 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a total gross of more than $93 million and close to one million in attendance from 74 shows.

The tour featured founding members David Lee Roth, and Eddie and Alex Van Halen, along with Wolfgang Van Halen.

The shows marked the first time Roth had performed with the band in more than 23 years. VAN HALEN's handlers say it was the top-grossing tour in the band's history.

VAN HALEN's last toured with Sammy Hagar in 2004, grossing nearly $40 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.


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