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Dave thought he was bigger than Van Halen the band. So there was this catfight going on for 10 years.
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Eddie is an influence and a hero. Eddie's familiar guitar and my less familiar but still familiar voice is what they heard.
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I am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.
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I could see the tension between Sam and Dave. Sammy had a career before Hagar and people hated him out of their loyalty to Dave.
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I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff.
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I don't know if I have enough guts to do a whole standard jazz record.
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I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement.
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I have had success throughout the years. Some of the hard rock bands today don't have the history that I have.
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I sing in a higher register, and you haven't heard that on the radio in years.
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I think there are some good players coming up. I think we are at a point where people can swallow a guitar solo in a pop rock record again.
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I tried to stick with what I knew best, which is writing rock n' roll songs and melodies. I am as passionate as I was when I was 20.
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I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
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I would agree with Eddie that you don't want to go out and do a greatest hits tour and not have anything vital to say.
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If I had had a chance to tour with Van Halen before the record, I think it would have been a different record.
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If people get to the end of the record, then that is a treat.
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In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.
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It has been years since I left Van Halen. I can't wait to get out on tour and play some old stuff and some new stuff.
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It is not as easy as one would think finding the right people. Coming out of Van Halen, I knew I didn't want to put a three-piece together.
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It was fun while it lasted, but it never seemed real to me. I could not believe I was in Van Halen.
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Me and Eddie really hit it off as songwriters and also as just people. It lasted three years. I don't regret one moment. They were great to me.
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Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy.
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My favorite Extreme records were the last two. I can't listen to the first one.
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People know my name and that can get me in the doo,r but on the same hand people know my name and that can have them shut the door.
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Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie.
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The Van Halen crowd was saying, That's Eddie trying to make Gary sound like Sammy.
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The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
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There is no substitute for jamming and getting to know each other on the road.
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There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you.
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They hated Sammy Hagar for 12 years and they hate him to this day.
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Van Halen was almost a dream. It was surreal. I didn't know when it was going to end and I didn't want to open my eyes.
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We brought out the old catalog and the majority of the Van Halen fans did appreciate it, but in the end, they wanted their Dave.
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We didn't gel with Poison and the Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi was the best of the pop metal bands, but we never fit in with the hair metal stuff. We were never as hip as the Chili Peppers. We were in the middle.
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We weren't One Hit Wonders. We had a few hits.
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When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
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When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range. I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.
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When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill.
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When people don't get enough information, they make it up.
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Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.
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With the Internet, you can stay right at home and make your mark. That is fantastic. The world is a much smaller place now.
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You are in a state of mixing, and you just live with it. There is not one musician who is completely happy with a mix.
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You can tell the difference between songs that were created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
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You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.
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Your woman pisses you off so that gets in there; that's rock n roll.
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