To say I'm a big Hagar fan is an understatement. I go way back to the original Red Rocker days. Was never a big tequila fan myself but ya gotta respect a guy that builds a business out of his own restaurant/club and sells off the majority stake for 80 mil. He's a huge charitable guy and he donates all the proceeds from his new Bar & Grill restaurant concept to help charities local to the restaurants. I am however a huge rum fan and can't wait to try it.
I still take a beating from R&R diehards, when I say this, but VH was never better than when Sammy was out front. Saw them both live a couple of times, though I saw "Van Hagar" 4 times in one week on the first tour together so I guess I'm biased. It's tough to deny they made more sales on the albums with Sammy than they did with Roth.
They were just a better all around band with Hagar IMHO. Sammy could write, play guitar, and lead if he had to. Three things Roth could never do. He didn't ever try to steal the spotlight either which DLR did constantly. He could also maintain his own solo career. Another thing Roth was unable to accomplish. The two top songs he had as a solo artist were written by someone else. He could sing but that was pretty much it. Pretty sure Sammy made more money as a tequila salesman than Roth made as a solo artist.
It's not a doll it's an action figure.