It was only a matter of time before Sammy Hagar responded to David Lee Roth’s “credibility issue” remarks during a recent red carpet interview with Billboard, and boy…did he respond!
“The boys are out on tour — happily doing well, I hope, but they’re not playing any Van Hagar songs. My buddy Diamond said it was something about a quality issue. I laughed. I’m cracking up. You know, sometimes the guy says the wackiest things. But there’s a lot of truth in that. A quality issue — you think about that. Think about them with Diamond, singing this next song, it would definitely be a quality issue, OK? [Chuckles.] It would definitely be a quality issue.”
Did you just hear that? That was the sound of Sammy Hagar dropping the mic.
Knowing Dave, we’re sure he’ll craft a clever response. Who knows? Maybe VH will include some “Van Hagar” tracks on the set list to prove Sammy wrong. I guess we’ll have to wait until they kick off their massive North American tour on July 5th to find out.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.