Sammy Hagar has upped the ante in his ongoing verbal attacks on Van Halen by claiming that the musiciansin Chickenfoot are better than those in the reunited Halen.
Talking toRadio Metal, the frontman says his current band are better than his previous one.
As individuals,absolutely! Ive been in both bands, I can tell you right now. Take the new albumsand compare them track by track and then tell me.
If you take Joe Satriani versus Eddie, you take Dave Lee Roth versus me, Wolfie Van Halen versus Mikey Anthony, Chad Smith or Kenny Aronoff versus Al Van HalenI mean, come on! You know what I mean? Man for man, who can sing the best? Dave or I, today? Who can play the best? Joe or Eddie, today? Who could play or sing the best? Wolfie or Mikey? I think its a joke. Sure, I love the comparison as long as its fair. Not because youre a big Eddie Van Halen fan, you think that hes God, therefore you think that hes better than Joe; you have to be bipartisan and just listen and watch both of them play. Listen, I played with them both, I can tell you right now: there is no comparison today. Never mind the innovator that Eddie was. Im talking about what they can play today.
But Hagar would be happy for Chickenfoot to open for Van Halen.
Are you kidding? Right now, for free. They wouldnt even have to pay me.