Sammy Hagar Suggests David Lee Roth is Jealous of Wolfgang Van Halen
Sammy Hagar made some interesting remarks about David Lee Roth’s recent bashing of Wolfgang Van Halen.
Speaking to People at the MusiCares’ Person of the Year gala honoring Jon Bon Jovi, Hagar said, “Look, if you really think about what he said, it’s like do I sense a little tinge of jealousy in there or something?”
The Red Rocker added, “I mean, honestly, the only thing I can say without being cruel is he needs to find a new dispensary.” (That dispensary line is a reference to a recent video released by DLR where he claims he racked up a $92,000 bill at a cannabis dispensary.)
Weeks ago, Roth shared a video to his YouTube channel titled “This Crazy Kid.” In the video, he talks about two incidents involving Wolfgang from Van Halen’s final tour.
Roth starts this story by referring to Wolfgang as “The f—in’ kid.” (Note: Wolfgang was about 24 in Roth’s story.) Diamond Dave accused Wolfgang of complaining throughout the tour that he wasn’t paying enough attention to him on stage. DLR refutes that and says he was giving Wolfgang ” … the best, everything I’ve got in front of 20-30,000 people at a clip.”
Roth then alleges that at a tour stop in New York, Wolfgang had security kick out two women who were Diamond Dave’s guests. However, Roth claims these two women also work at the accounting firm that represents Van Halen. He then accuses Wolfgang of doing this as a way of “teaching me a lesson.” According to Roth, these women had the paychecks of the road crew on them. When he found that out, Roth said he laughed so hard he spilled his Snapple.
Cut to the final shows of this tour, which are hometown gigs at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Roth alleges Wolfgang pulled the same move and had a guest of his removed from the venue.
“Wolfie Van Halen’s going to teach me a less by throwing out what he thinks is my girlfriend, but guess what? Not only is she an accountant again, and not only is she carrying the paychecks for 82 of us on the road crew, but she’s carrying cash bonuses for everybody there … and that’s how I remember my last show with Eddie Van Halen.”
Wolfgang has yet to comment on Roth’s stories.