On February 27th, 1986 the Van Hagar era of Van Halen began with the release of Why Can’t This Be Love as the first single from their forthcoming 5150 album. David Lee Roth left Van Halen in April of 1985…and no love remained between the band and Dave. I remembering watching interview after interview at the time of Van Halen saying terrible things about Dave, then Dave responding all pissed off. It was a pretty contentious time.
First, let’s check out the video of the song that kicked off the Van Hagar era followed by some of these nasty interviews. Enjoy.
The boys in Van Hagar were the first to throw insults at David Lee Roth. Check out Van Halen Unleashed from ’86…
Dave was none too happy about his former bandmates constant insults in interviews. Diamond Dave Lets loose.
Meanwhile…these days we’re just hoping we get one more shot to see some incarnation of this band doing something…ANYTHING! We’ll let you know if we hear anything…Stay Tuned!