Sammy Hagar apparently still harbors ill will for David Lee Roth and once again has ripped into him.
This time, during an appearance on Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast, he said at the time of their 2002 Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour, Roth "wasn’t selling out. I was selling out arenas. I was selling out amphitheaters. Dave, he had that sort of a big album, one kind of a big album, but he didn’t have a solo career. He was playing small places.
"So when he came in with me, he was making, like, $25,000 a night, I was making $150,000 a night, and they said, ‘Oh, you guys are gonna make the same money. Dave gets to make 150.’ I said, ‘He ain’t made 150 in his life except in Van Halen!’ But I said, ‘I’ve gotta do this.’ So I bent over backwards. And he still always tried to [mess] with the rules.”
But Hagar wasn't done there.
"He's not a fun guy. He doesn't play well with others. I'm not sure what his problem is… He just always is about, 'How can I make this guy look bad?' And not just me — in life. He's a chest-beating mother [expletive]. And God bless him, 'cause the early stuff is frickin' great... [I thought] he'd be a fun guy to know. But he ain't like that. He ain't like his persona. When you get around him, he ain't that guy. He's some other cat."
And there's one other thing Hagar says Roth is not...a good singer.
"[He does] not care about singing. He's a showman. Hey, listen, I'm a showman too. But that's his gig. He doesn't care about singing. If he did, he'd take care of his voice or he'd take voice lessons and get warmed up and do something.
"Cause the guy sang so bad last time he was doing shows, it was embarrassing… But he's a showman. Everything's show, show, show, show, show, show, show. And he doesn't care about his voice, which drives me nuts, man. I care more about my voice than I do my [penis]. If my [penis] didn't work a couple of times, I'd be okay with it — I'd be bummed out — but if my voice [screws] up onstage, I'm bummed, man."
Roth hasn't responded, but he did post a new video of him dancing along to his cover of the 1966 Rodger Collins' song, "She's Looking Good." The song is on Roth's sixth and last album, 2003's Diamond Dave.