Sammy Hagar Wants to Manage Guns N' Roses

| by Michael Allen

In a recent interview with Attention Deficit Delirium, former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar said that he would be interested in managing Guns N' Roses: "They’ve proved again and again and again that it ain’t (about) the money. They just don’t get along, because Axl goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N’ Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with Velvet Revolver or by himself."

"The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record and toured the world would probably be as much as The Rolling Stones (get), and for them not to do it, it obviously ain’t about the money."

"I would manage them," Hagar continued. "I’d be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to."

But while he wants Guns N’ Roses to get back together, Hagar thinks it’s unlikely that Van Halen will reunite: "I just don’t see Van Halen getting together again. I don’t know what would have to happen for it to happen. I don’t think they’re ever going to get together with Dave. They’ve been working on that record for a year and a half or whatever, and they keep postponing and postponing it."

"I just know that Wolfie, Dave and Ed are not the Van Halen that the world wants to see. To do it with David without (former bassist Michael Anthony) was a horrible decision, but those guys haven’t made a good decision since I left the band. I don’t think so. It’s not about me, I just think that they really burned Mikey and burned the fans by throwing him out before Dave came back finally."

Hagar also believes that the band used recordings of Anthony’s backing vocals on their most recent tour: "Those vocal harmonies on the last tour were Mike on tape. Mike should’ve reamed them for it. Wolfie don’t sing like that, and Ed sure as hell don’t. Go on the Internet and listen to Ed’s voice live from the reunion with me. Hear him sing on 'When It's Love' and some of those songs. Ed can’t sing, and his voice is shot if he can, from cigarettes and booze anyway."