CLEVELAND (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — There may be trouble brewing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With Van Halen being one of the bands slated for induction this year, Sammy Hagar is insisting that both he and David Lee Roth should have the chance to perform. With both performers on the outs with band leader Eddie Van Halen, things may get ugly.
The potential dispute has prompted speculation that the band may opt not to perform at all, with Van Halen deciding to pull the plug.
"This could be a complete and total disaster. It could be wonderful too. It really could. But it also could be such a disaster and an embarrassment that it goes down in history." Hagar said in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times.
Last year's HOF class was not without controversy either. Punk band The Sex Pistols declined to perform or even show up and Deborah Harry's Blondie band-mates contested with her regarding the performance at the show.
Other criticism of the R&RHOF have centered around the selection process. Some observers have asserted that groups have been dropped in favor of another artist who would be a bigger ticket draw, or artists who are chosen based on their association with companies that HOF board members have an interest in. This year has the lowest number of inductees, down to 9 from a previous low of 13.- CelebrityAccess Staff Writers