VH/Roth - bit of an 'if' on stage
Posted by: Benno ()
Date: April 22, 2001 02:12PM

Perhaps I should've stuck this on the VH board but thought I'd take a chance. Lets for a moment assume Roth's back, new album is released and they head out on a world tour. What 'if' Roth is asked to play Hagar-era material? Would it happen and if so, would he agree?

Personally, if they've gone to all the trouble to get Roth back, then Hagar-era material isn't even going to enter the equation. They have a strong enough back catalogue plus a new disc to pull off a full show that the crowd are going to be happy with.

But, should Roth be asked to sing some Hagar material, do you think he'd go for it? I don't, and I think that's a shame because some of it was their best and most successful in my opinion. First of all he probably can't pull half of it off given his voice just can't do it, but I think ego will pull out a 'no' straight away. Hagar had no problems singing Roth-era material both artistically and technically, and in interviews he even tells us he loves the old VH material. I didn't see them with The Extreme guy up front (sorry, can't think of his name) but I assume he did both Roth and Hagar material in the show without qualm.

Now sure, Eddie and Alex pretty much pull the strings, but they'd be hard pressed to think they can get away with alienating Hagar-era fans just to appease Roth's ego. On the other hand maybe they can, they were multi-platinum before Hagar even joined, so maybe I'm just shooting the @!#$ with myself at the bar. Either way, something inside me is still a little interested in seeing what happens even though I've quoted myself many times to the contrary.

Apologies for bringing up a tired subject but I've wanted to ask this for a while.

Cheers and beers


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VH/Roth - bit of an 'if' on stage163 Benno 04/22/2001 02:12PM
Re: VH/Roth - bit of an 'if' on stage 125 Brian 04/22/2001 02:58PM
Van Halen featuring David Lee Roth... 97 Andrew 04/22/2001 06:00PM
Re: Van Halen featuring David Lee Roth... 93 Brad 04/22/2001 08:31PM
Re: Van Halen featuring David Lee Roth... 95 Vanfan 04/23/2001 03:15AM
IMO...Roth aint back.... 118Geoff04/23/2001 03:43PM
I agree....VH is in trouble.... 105 Mrpool 04/24/2001 08:07AM
Re: I agree....VH is in trouble.... 100 Brian 04/24/2001 08:28AM
I must admit 105 Benno 04/24/2001 03:35PM
Re: I must admit 106Jack04/25/2001 02:09PM
Unsure 100 Benno 04/26/2001 12:25PM
What about Eddie's health? 108 L.A. Guns Fan 04/26/2001 04:29AM

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