Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth, the two former and fired vocalists with Van Halen, were not friends before their surprise summer tour together, and apparently, at least according to Hagar, they still are not friendly. In fact, there might even be more venom from Hagar.
They co-headlined the "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll." Now according to the New York Post, Hagar vows never to work with Roth again. "The guy is a [bleep]hole," Hagar told the paper. "He will never go on tour with me again. He's gonna have to draw a crowd on his own."
Hagar says that Roth's prima donna antics have ruined their relationship. "He's not a man of his word," Hagar fumes. "Dave came to me because no one wanted to book him by himself, because he's such a flake and he has such a bad reputation. But I just can't work with him anymore."
. "His voice is not too good," Hagar rants on. "You sit there and go, 'I just saw a guy who was half the singer and half the performer he used to be, who spray-paints his hair on before he goes on stage and still acts like he's in Van Halen in 1982!' . . . It's a joke to me, it's like Liberace or something."
"We were all on the same plane to go to a show in Dallas, and Dave's hair was brown underneath his hat," Hagar tattles. "The night of the show it was raving platinum. I'd hate to be there when he puts that thing on."
Hagar says that he and Roth were supposed to finish their tour Sept. 2 at Jones Beach, but Roth vetoed it. "He said, 'I don't like the venue.' He wanted to play at Madison Square Garden and he wanted to close. He wasn't going to do it, so we canceled the show."
"It was always a great audience and it was a great rock and roll show," he said. "If it wasn't for that, I would have put him back in nightclubs were he belongs."
Roth did not return calls for comment.