Nearly 20 years since they toured together, Sammy Hagar seemingly still has a major beef with his Van Halen predecessor “Diamond” David Lee Roth. Blabbermouth reported during Hagar's appearance on the Inside With Paulo Baron Internet show, he had some cutting remarks about Roth both as a performer and a human.
Hagar said, “(He's) a real character. He's a showman. He's all show. I enjoy him. But you talk about cringing. I can't imagine how he feels when he looks at some of them old videos, the way he was dancing and moving, and the way he was singing live sometimes. I don't know how he feels about all that, but I don't think he cares. The difference between him and I (is) I sincerely care — I care about everything I do and I care how it affects people and I care what they think. I care that it touches them and it makes them happy. And what is important to me is enlightening and elevating people spiritually and making them happy and making them have big dreams, making them want to be better themselves. And that's my goal with everything I do — is to bring that to people and change their life, if I can. I don't think he cares about anything like that.”
He added: “He's very much into himself, very much into being a showman. . . I don't know what he cares about; I really don't. I don't know him. I have no idea who that guy is; I don't think anyone does. But he entertains me. I enjoy watching him do stupid s***.”