I will not let the DLR/Hagar debate die until you all agree with me!
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I'd like to clear up a fallacy.
I don't hate Sammy Hager. I don't even hate SH era Van Halen. I just like the Dave era better. I think Dave was the heart and soul of Van Halen and what made them so much fun to watch and listen to. Ok, so Eddie's guitar playing sort of tied the whole act together, but I really don't think VH would have had the impact they did if not for the flamboyance, theatrics, showmanship and clown-like presence of David Lee Roth.
As for those who think the Hagar era was better than the DLR era, let's compare and contrast.
I don't know about you, but if I had to choose between rocking out to Dave singing Atomic Punk and Hagar crooning When It's Love, I'm going with Dave every time.
Again, I don't hate Sammy. I don't blame him for anything. But he ain't Van Halen. He's Van Hagar. And yes, there is a difference.