Your woman pisses you off so that gets in there that's rock n roll.
You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.
You can tell the difference between songs that were created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.
When people don't get enough information, they make it up.
When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range. I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.
When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
We weren't One Hit Wonders. We had a few hits.
There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you.
There is no substitute for jamming and getting to know each other on the road.
Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy.
It was fun while it lasted, but it never seemed real to me. I could not believe I was in Van Halen.
It is not as easy as one would think finding the right people. Coming out of Van Halen, I knew I didn't want to put a three-piece together.
If people get to the end of the record, then that is a treat.
If I had had a chance to tour with Van Halen before the record, I think it would have been a different record.
I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
I think there are some good players coming up. I think we are at a point where people can swallow a guitar solo in a pop rock record again.
I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement.
I don't know if I have enough guts to do a whole standard jazz record.
I am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.
When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill.
The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
I tried to stick with what I knew best, which is writing rock n' roll songs and melodies. I am as passionate as I was when I was 20.
They hated Sammy Hagar for 12 years and they hate him to this day.
Me and Eddie really hit it off as songwriters and also as just people. It lasted three years. I don't regret one moment. They were great to me.