David Lee Roth reuploads little-known band’s song without credit to take a swipe at Sammy Hagar

Ex-Van Halen singers are a small but contentious circle…

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth. Both are on stage and have microphones in hand.

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David Lee Roth has reposted a little-known song by a band called the Fuglees on his own YouTube channel, seemingly using it to take a swipe at Sammy Hagar.

It seems Roth and Hagar are always feuding, with both previously attacking each other’s capabilities during their respective tenures fronting Van Halen. Hagar will be performing hits from the band on the forthcoming Best Of All Worlds tour.

The tour will see Hagar perform alongside Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Jason Bonham. Though they will mostly be performing VH tracks, they’ll also tackle material from supergroup Chickenfoot (originally formed of Hagar, Anthony, Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith) and The Circle (Hagar, Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson).

Hagar had previously said that Roth was “welcome” to join the group, and a response given from Roth, provided exclusively to Van Halen News Desk, which simply read, “I’m ready to go. Let’s do this…”

However, Roth has since been criticising Wolfgang Van Halen online, with Hagar responding in his defence. “It’s like do I sense a little tinge of jealousy in there or something? Does he feel like he’s left out or something? I mean, honestly, the only thing I can say without being cruel is he needs to find a new dispensary,” he told People.

Now, the Fuglees’ song David Lee Roth has been reposted to David Lee Roth’s YouTube channel – with no credit, that we can see – under the title Where Is David Lee Roth Directors Cut. It seems he’s chosen this song for its lyrics: “Sammy Hagar’s not the same / You can drop that singer from Extreme / But no matter where you walk around / There’s a little David, everyone.

It’s not entirely clear what these lyrics mean, but we take it that he’s taking pot shots at both Hagar and Gary Cherone, the frontman of Extreme who sang for Van Halen between 1996 and 1999.

View the full lineup of live dates for The Best Of All Worlds Tour via Red Rocker.


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