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‘You don’t get bigger than that': Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘You don’t get bigger than that': Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ask inductee Sammy Hagar who he thinks should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his answer comes quickly: “Journey; I want to stick up for Journey,” says Hagar, inducted as a member of Van Halen in 2007.

‘Hey, it’s all about me': Why did David Lee Roth accept a partial Van Halen reunion?

‘Hey, it’s all about me': Why did David Lee Roth accept a partial Van Halen reunion?

Sammy Hagar says he has nothing against Wolfgang Van Halen. Still, he can’t understand why David Lee Roth would participate in a partial Van Halen reunion without fellow founding member Michael Anthony.

‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?': Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

Mitch Malloy has released a number of albums since his self-titled 1992 debut, even while fashioning a career as a mixer and mastering engineer with Taylor Swift, Kenny Loggins and others.

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

Van Halen was in the midst of an early gig opening for Black Sabbath when, David Lee Roth says, something very funny happened.

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen …] (1997)

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen …] (1997)

Back in the middle of the years when so-called Classic Rock was born, our perceptions of rock stars was somewhat different than today. They seemed larger than life; dangerous, even.

‘He’s a great bass player': Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

‘He’s a great bass player': Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony says he was watching a news conference about the reformation of Van Halen like everyone else when he found out that he’d been replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen

‘I’m so proud of what we did': Sammy Hagar has a newfound perspective on Van Halen

‘I’m so proud of what we did': Sammy Hagar has a newfound perspective on Van Halen

A 2013 retrospective tour featuring songs from Sammy Hagar’s tenure in Van Halen has inevitably led to questions about reuniting with the old band.

‘You don’t have to speak English': David Lee Roth’s zen-like approach to Van Halen lyrics

‘You don’t have to speak English': David Lee Roth’s zen-like approach to Van Halen lyrics

David Lee Roth approach to lyric writing for Van Halen is that they matter — but they don’t matter. In fact, he’s not even sure you have to know English for them to make sense.

‘I started trying to live like that': Sammy Hagar on the Van Halen-era song that changed everything

‘I started trying to live like that': Sammy Hagar on the Van Halen-era song that changed everything

Sammy “I Can’t Drive 55″ Hagar, before issuing a paean to charity called “Give to Live,” wasn’t exactly associated with such high-minded songs. The accompanying video even cops to it

‘I was stabbed in the back and left for dead': Sammy Hagar can’t imagine even shaking hands with Eddie Van Halen

‘I was stabbed in the back and left for dead': Sammy Hagar can’t imagine even shaking hands with Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar’s retrospective tour inevitably brought him face to face again with his hitmaking tenure in Van Halen — and with another round of similarly inevitable questions about a reunion.