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    Lightbulb New Van Halen book looking for fan input

    Hey all-

    I'm working on a book titled Van Halen: The Eruption and the Aftershock and looking for fan input. It's going to be the story of the band alongside interviews with artists and insiders who were there to witness the rise of the band and ensuing influence on music. The particular part I want to talk to fans about is the divide between Dave and Sammy. This is where hardcore fans of Dave are welcome to be heard and lay out any grievances they may have against the Sammy era.

    If you want to take part, you can reach me at eruptionandtheaftershock [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Thanks!
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    The thing about this forum is it's all still there - 1.5 million posts over 20 years - have fun.
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    True... buy a few pounds of coffee and a comfortable chair. Sit down and read our primary forum... this one... you'll find more gems, jewels, dirt, smut and just about every angle imaginable from a fans perspective on Dave and all incarnations of Van Halen.

    No filters either... be forewarned.
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    Oh, I'm well aware - been lurking for years. Unfortunately, I can't just mine the forum and would rather have discussions with individuals willing to put their actual names with their fandom.

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    “Sammy Hagar SUCKS!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    “Sammy Hagar SUCKS!”

    - Brett A. Norton

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    Quote Originally Posted by M C View Post
    Oh, I'm well aware - been lurking for years. Unfortunately, I can't just mine the forum and would rather have discussions with individuals willing to put their actual names with their fandom.
    I'd happily talk to you, but I'm just here for the smut.
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    Sammy Hagar is a bridge drone troll.
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    At the Army we have referred to Sammy as the following:

    Spammy McFagar (inspired by his VOA outfit that resembles Ronald McDonald)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie Velvet View Post
    At the Army we have referred to Sammy as the following:

    Spammy McFagar (inspired by his VOA outfit that resembles Ronald McDonald)
    Bette Midler
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    There are other ones.
    You forgot Sammy Clichegar, for his cheesy love song lyrics.
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    Hey, man, don't be slamming Sammy: he doesn't hold with all that...jive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Halen View Post
    You forgot Sammy Clichegar, for his cheesy love song lyrics.
    Yes of course.

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    A lot of people take issue with the fact that it was the Van Hagar camp that began hurling the "we were a VW now we're a Porsche" crap and Sammy was in the center of it. He lies and misrepresents key facts like album sales and generally acts like a self-promoting douche trying to find an angle in Eddie's death. But other than that he is a fine fucking gentleman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    A lot of people take issue with the fact that it was the Van Hagar camp that began hurling the "we were a VW now we're a Porsche" crap and Sammy was in the center of it. He lies and misrepresents key facts like album sales and generally acts like a self-promoting douche trying to find an angle in Eddie's death. But other than that he is a fine fucking gentleman!
    That was the one thing I never quite got during the initial back and forth between Roth and the Van Halens in the media beginning in 1985 after Dave left the group...

    ...it was one thing when Dave and the Van Halens took potshots at each other in the press, but who the fuck was Sammy Hagar to say anything about anything re: Roth? Like, even before Van Hagar had released a single note of music, Hagar was there slinging shit Dave's way in the press. Truthfully, I didn't dislike Hagar's music prior to him joining Van Halen, but I never thought it was all that great, either...thus I was confused as to where Hagar even got off saying word one about any of the jibber jabber between Dave and Eddie in terms of the animosity they had toward each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    That was the one thing I never quite got during the initial back and forth between Roth and the Van Halens in the media beginning in 1985 after Dave left the group...
    There was bad blood between them years before when Hagar said Dave's performance on Pretty Woman was an embarrassment and Dave responded by saying after seeing Hagar's wife he knew why Hagar sang so many songs about his car!

    I've been searching for the links to this for many years, I read it in the UK Kerrang 'Kwotes' of the Year I think for 1982 before Hagar was even in the band.

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