Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot Are Better Than Van Halen
Sammy Hagar has upped the ante in his ongoing verbal attacks on Van Halen by claiming that the musicians in Chickenfoot are better than those in the reunited Halen.
Talking to Radio Metal, the frontman says his current band are better than his previous one.
“As individuals,absolutely! I’ve been in both bands, I can tell you right now. Take the new albums and compare them track by track and then tell me.
“If you take Joe Satriani versus Eddie, you take Dave Lee Roth versus me, Wolfie Van Halen versus Mikey Anthony, Chad Smith or Kenny Aronoff versus Al Van Halen…I mean, come on! You know what I mean? Man for man, who can sing the best? Dave or I, today? Who can play the best? Joe or Eddie, today? Who could play or sing the best? Wolfie or Mikey? I think it’s a joke. Sure, I love the comparison as long as it’s fair. Not because you’re a big Eddie Van Halen fan, you think that he’s God, therefore you think that he’s better than Joe; you have to be bipartisan and just listen and watch both of them play. Listen, I played with them both, I can tell you right now: there is no comparison today. Never mind the innovator that Eddie was. I’m talking about what they can play today.”
But Hagar would be happy for Chickenfoot to open for Van Halen.
“Are you kidding? Right now, for free. They wouldn’t even have to pay me.”