VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth recently shared a new piece of his artwork which seems to have numerous references to Sammy Hagar.
Dave styled the image in the form of a newspaper called ‘The Daily Catastrophe’ and he included several headlines that mention Hagar: “Concrete Flowers For Sam,” “Sam The Man Not Only Will Be Giving His Life For Rock And Roll, But Plans To Be Buried In His Recently Acquired Jet!” and “Red Rocker Refuses To Fly 55 In Afterlife”.
Hagar replaced Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — “5150”, “OU812”, “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” and “Balance”.
Early last year, rumors began to circulate that the classic-era lineup of VAN HALEN, featuring original bassist Michael Anthony, would reunite for the first time since 1984. It has since been revealed that a health setback involving guitarist Eddie was responsible for the tour not materializing.
VAN HALEN and Anthony had not been on good terms for more than a decade, with Anthony not invited to join the reunion with Roth that began in 2007. The subsequent two tours and studio album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, featured Eddie’s son Wolfgang on bass.
Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California due to complications due to cancer.
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) November 30, 2020