Sammy Hagar On David Lee Roth: ‘We’re Oil And Water’

Fox News Digital asked Sammy Hagar if he would ever reconcile with former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth. The pair aren’t exactly two peas in a pod, so his answer might not come as a surprise to fans; the singer revealed:

“David is a strange person for me. We’re oil and water; we just don’t jell. I mean, I’ve tried. I thought it would be very cool if he and I were friends, it would be very cool if he and I went out with a very great band and did all those great Van Halen songs together, but he’s just not user-friendly.”

Even though the Red Rocker wouldn’t be against being friends with Roth, it just isn’t an option, much like a future collaboration. He added:

“I just think he’s past his prime of being able to do his stuff the way I would like it to be done if we were going to do something together. I don’t think he cares enough about his voice but other than that, I would be happy to be friends with him, but I don’t think it can ever happen; he’s not my kind of person, and I’m not his kind of person.”

This wasn’t the first time Haggar had opinions about Lee Roth’s voice and his performances. The pair had spent the summer of 2002 co-headlining ‘Sammy Hagar And David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song For Song, The Heavyweight Champs Of Rock And Roll.’ Sammy recently reflected on that tour and shared his thoughts about David’s voice on Steve-O’s ‘Wild Ride!’ podcast, where he said:

“He doesn’t care about singing. If he did, he’d take care of his voice, or he’d take voice lessons and get warmed up and do something. Because the guy sang so badly the last time he was doing shows, it was embarrassing. But he’s a showman. Everything’s show, show, show, and he doesn’t care about his voice, which drives me nuts, man.”

You can watch the interview below and find the Fox News Digital clip here.