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June 02, 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 31, 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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May 30, 2002
Former Van Halen Lead Singers Hit the Road

Former Van Halen Lead Singers Hit the Road and Share the Stage
by John Soeder
Plain Dealer Pop Music Critic

They have next to nothing in common, other than the fact that they did
separate stints handling lead vocals for Van Halen.

So what are Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth doing together on the road?

On some level, they're probably eager to stick it to their ex-bandmates. But
Hagar and Roth seemed even more intent on upstaging each other when they
launched a 21-date national tour last night at Blossom Music Center.

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May 30, 2002
Tour Partners, But Not Necessarily Friends

Launch/Yahoo News

Hagar And Roth: Tour Partners, But Not Necessarily Friends

Thu May 30, 2:57 PM ET
(5/30/02, 3 p.m. ET) -- Even without a catchy name like Sans Halen or Sam &
Dave, former Van Halen frontmen Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth launched
their summer tour together on Wednesday (May 29) near Cleveland. The
unexpected tour has united two men who engaged in intense verbal sparring in
the mid-'80s, when Roth left Van Halen and Hagar took his place.

However, Hagar tells LAUNCH that just because they're touring together

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May 30, 2002
VH1 Online

VH1 ONLINE
May 30, 2002

David Lee Roth Shakes It In Spandex, Sammy Hagar Bashes Eddie At Tour Debut

Former Van Halen frontmen go heavy on shtick, VH tunes at first date of
joint tour.

By Christina Fuoco

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - The pervading feeling between dueling former Van
Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar may never be love, but fans
showed a lot of it Wednesday at Blossom Music Center.

Vintage Van Halen T-shirts peppered the fiery crowd. Fortysomething women
fashioned the Van Halen symbol with their hands as they shook their

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