Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What Might Have Been

Yesterday in non-news:
Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar says he was offered the chance to replace Steven Tyler as the frontman of Aerosmith but that he turned down the opportunity because it would have been a difficult transition.

Hagar tells Forbes magazine he has been approached over the years to join a string of top bands. "I was asked at one time to be in Motley Crue," he says. "I was asked at one time to be in Pantera by their managers. I was asked to be in Velvet Revolver when Scott Weiland quit."

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Hagar suggests he would not have done Tyler's distinctive vocals justice, and takes a swipe at David Lee Roth, the man he replaced in Van Halen. He adds, "It was easy because Dave wasn't a great singer."
Other groups Sammy Hagar passed up:

Devo
The Travelling Wilburys
White Stripes



Come on lil' Piplups! I know you can poop on Sammy's head if you try.

35 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sammy Hagar lived next door to my first boss at my first real job (writing spaghetti BASIC programs fro Kidder Peabody's Financial Futures department).

/random factoid
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mikey said...

I once "fell asleep" on Sammy Hagar's living room floor in his house in Greenbrae.

Also, I once got a back rub from Larry Ellison.

And yet I remain poor and broken, a bit of society's detritus.

It's difficult to explain...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And yet I remain poor and broken, a bit of society's detritus.

It's difficult to explain...


So say we all, mikey
/BSG
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vacuumslayer said...

This entry is comedy gold from start to Pooplup. I chuckled.

Other groups he was asked to be a member of:

REM
Smashing Pumpkins
Flock of Seagulls

It's funny if you try to picture it.

But, be honest, you're a little bummed you'll never see him in one of those Devo hats, aren't you?

Substance McGravitas said...

Kraftwerk.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Bananarama

Prince and the Revolution

Bowling for Soup.

tigris said...

Gang of Four
Tango Nuevo
King's College Boys' Choir

Also Mikey, you're better and more interesting than either of those dudes.

tigris said...

Well nuts, for Tango Nuevo read Piazzolla's band. Now let me stomp on this poor dead joke's corpse a leetle longer.

vacuumslayer said...

Plus, I bet mikey has better stories than those guys.

Kathleen said...

new frontman for the Coral Reefer Band?

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Sammy and Cher?

Substance McGravitas said...

That is awesome.

Joy Division.

Another Kiwi said...

Sammy and Garfunkle.
Spinal Tap never called Sammy? The bastards!!!!

Jennifer said...

It's a 3B's thread!!!

Sammy and the Pharaohs is too easy...

REO Samwagon??
Crosby, Sammy, Nash and Young?
Fleetwood Sam?
Dire Sammys?
Sammys from Mars?

vacuumslayer said...

I object to jokes about Spinal Tap.


Shan't be back.

Malaclypse said...

Damn you, Substance, for stealing Joy Division. Damn you to an eternity of imagining Sammy Hagar singing for Nirvana after Cobain's death. Don't even think of escaping the imagery of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sung at the tempo of "I Can't Drive 55."

Alternatively, Nine Inch Nails, and "Hurt."

Finally, as a new frontman for the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

Substance McGravitas said...

The Piplups really look great on Sammy's head.

I feel bad about missing Sammy and Garfunkel.

Another Kiwi said...

I object to jokes about Spinal Tap.
You have the right to object.Bwah ha ha haah

Capcha is harizedi which is, like, some mooselimistic password I bet.

Substance McGravitas said...

The Formerly Jimi Hendrix Experience Now Featuring Sammy Hagar.

Smut Clyde said...

HA HA the piplups have peed in his drinks.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Joy Division.

In a better timeline, Ian Curtis is wealthy and Sammy Hagar committed suicide.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sammy asked the Mekons if he could join THEM.

AND THEY SAID NO HA HA HA!

Because while he more than met their standards of not being able to play or sing, he was unable to meet their standards for drinking.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The Red Rocker also seems to have quite an active fantasy life.

davidly said...

Robert Fripp is said to have literally begged him to join King Crimson. He was willing to allow smoking and photography at the concerts and even do pre-show interviews and paraphernalia signings if only Sammy would lend his unique styling to the band as singer and second guitarist.

77south said...

He was even considered for the "Four Tenors" album, but when he turned them down, they had to go with their second choice, Luciano Pavarotti.

77south said...

Dammit, Three tenors.

Substance McGravitas said...

There are Four Tenors too, AND FIVE TENORS. When will the Gillette Company give up?

vacuumslayer said...

I POOPED on your blog again. I went back and re-read this comment I iPhoned in in the hospital waiting room, and saw I had spelled "Motown" "Mowtown." I try my best to keep my horrific spelling and grammar on my blog--promise!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"Mowtown."

that was awesome.

vacuumslayer said...

SHUT UP

Listen, I've already infected B^4. I'll infect a zombie, too. Don't tease the panther.

Smut Clyde said...

that was awesome.

HA HA ZRM misspelled 'aesome'.

fish said...

tease the panther.

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

mikey said...

There's a red bridge across the bay
You could be at my place in less than a day
So get on your bad motor scooter and ride

Now c'mon. That's just FUN! Plus, it's where I live. Haters just hating on hate..

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

No, that's what Glenn Beck is calling it.

kth said...

way, way, way late, but Sammy would have been perfect for the Spinners when Philippe Wynne left.