33 min

Van Hagar - Am I Missing Something? Epic Footnote Productions

    • Music Commentary

In 1985, Van Halen shocked fans when they replaced David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar. Over the course of 11 years, Van Halen and the Red Rocker scored four multi-platinum and #1 charting albums, had a slew of mainstream rock hits, and played hundreds of packed arenas along the way… So why is the “Van Hagar” era often looked down upon by so many fans, especially when compared to the band’s early work with Roth?

In 1985, Van Halen shocked fans when they replaced David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar. Over the course of 11 years, Van Halen and the Red Rocker scored four multi-platinum and #1 charting albums, had a slew of mainstream rock hits, and played hundreds of packed arenas along the way… So why is the “Van Hagar” era often looked down upon by so many fans, especially when compared to the band’s early work with Roth?

33 min

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