Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sammy Hagar slams Van Halen live album

Sammy Hagar has come out slamming the new Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert”, a week after its release.

“I’m trying to tread lightly on the whole thing,” Hagar tells the Las Vegas Review Journal as he promotes his own upcoming live album with supergroup The Circle. “Every time they do something, I’m like, ‘Oh my god, can these guys do anything worse to their reputation and to the level of the music of the band?”

“They’ve got some pretty rough vocals,” Hagar said of original frontman David Lee Roth’s appearance on the project, which was recorded in Japan in 2013.

“I try to stay away from criticism, but here I am, already starting this interview with it. It’s impossible to stay away from. Standing back, I’m just going, ‘What the (expletive) are these guys thinking?’”

“Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” features a 25-song set of material from Van Halen’s original, classic era and 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth”, the group’s first studio album with Roth in almost 30 years.

Hagar is currently talking up “At Your Service”, a live album with The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson that's due May 19.

See also:

VIDEO: Van Halen release North American tour promo
VIDEO: Van Halen perform Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Eddie Van Halen reveals live album wasn’t band’s original plan
VIDEO: Van Halen perform Unchained on Jimmy Kimmel Live
VIDEO: Van Halen perform Jump on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
Search Van Halen at hennemusic