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June 03, 2002
Sam, Dave Bring Back Van Halen Memories

DAILY SOUTHTOWN
Sam, Dave bring back Van Halen memories
Tuesday, June 4, 2002
By Eloise Marie Valadez
Staff writer

It was as close to a Van Halen reunion as fans would get anytime soon.

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth landed their double-bill concert at the
Tweeter Center in Tinley Park on Saturday evening and led audience members
down a memory lane of two decades worth of rocking tunes.

Titled the "Sam and Dave" tour, the show placed each of the rockers in the
spotlight for a 90-minute segment of his signature music and Van Halen
favorites.

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June 02, 2002
Hagar Thrills; Roth's Out of Style

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

June 3, 2002

Frontmen sizzle and fizzle.

Everyman Hagar still thrills; Roth's flash out of style

By Brad Cawn
There's good news for disgruntled former Van Halen frontmen everywhere: If
David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar can make amends, there's hope for the happily
washed-up rock star in all of us.

An interesting marriage of convenience was on display Saturday: an odd
couple with no love lost between them, who yet needed each other to fill out
an amphitheater the size of the Tweeter Center. They also needed Eddie Van

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June 02, 2002
Roth hot, Hagar solid in Van Halen classics

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR
June 3, 2002

Roth hot, Hagar solid in Van Halen classics

By David Lindquist

The rock 'n' roll showdown between Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth featured
heavy hits but no defeating blows Sunday night at Verizon Wireless Music
Center.

So, because neither of the ex-Van Halen vocalists stumbled, any selection of
a "winner" remains open for debate.

Hagar, who drew the closing assignment for this date on a tour of
alternating headliners, turned in a technically flawless performance and

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June 01, 2002
Rock of aged - vintage Van Halen voiced

THE FLINT JOURNAL
June 2, 2002

Review: Rock of aged - vintage Van Halen voiced

By Doug Pullen
JOURNAL ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

CLARKSTON - Take two jilted lead singers - Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth -
stir in a catalog of enduring hard rock nuggets, about 16,000 ravenous,
liquored-up fans, guest appearances by homeboys Ted Nugent and Kid Rock,
some scantily clad "waitresses" and the specter of a dominating Red Wings
victory, and you've got one rock 'n' roll celebration.

That's what Friday's show by Van Halen alumni Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth

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May 30, 2002
Ex-Van Halen singers launch concert tour

REUTERS/VARIETY
May 31, 2002

Ex-Van Halen singers launch concert tour
Fri May 31, 5:57 PM ET
By Gary Graff

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (Reuters) - A decade ago, a joint concert tour by
deposed Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar was as likely as an invitation for Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) at a White House state dinner.

But on Wednesday night at the Blossom Music Center outside Cleveland, the
two singers launched a 4 1/2-week summer package celebrating the music of
the hard-rock group, which sold nearly 70 million albums during Roth and

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