Sammy Hagar

VH made me a better singer, a better guitar player, better song writer, and the split made me a better person.

Dave Gahan

Did you really get to work with Bootsy Collins on the new CD? What

was it like?

SAMMY HAGAR

It was unbelievable. Bootsy is the funk master.

Redrock98

Who do you plan on using on your tour now? Any of you're old band members?

SAMMY HAGAR

Yes. David Lauser, Jesse Harms, and new people -- Victor Johnson, and

Mona-Mona is the baddest.

Redrock98

I've heard it said that you would like someday to go back on-stage with

Eddie and the guys, is that true?

SAMMY HAGAR

Yes, but not in a reunion sense.

BadMtrScootr

I have been with you since Montrose. How much Montrose is in your music,

and

how much VH will you bring with you on your new endeavors?

SAMMY HAGAR

Two or three Montrose. Five or six VH.

Dave Gahan

How about you and Dave doing a one off appearance together, like at an

awards show -- someplace high profile. It would be gigantic media

opportunity! Ever consider that?

SAMMY HAGAR

No!

Redrock98

What is your favorite Van Halen song, and favorite of your own?

SAMMY HAGAR

My new favorite song is "Marching To Mars." With VH it's "Dreams."

reen28

How will your live solo shows differ from playing with VH?

SAMMY HAGAR

Less solos, more songs, more contact with the audience.

Redrock98

How do you stay in shape to do a tour show with as much energy as you do?

SAMMY HAGAR

I run, and mountain bike constantly.

Dave Gahan

Do you respect or rebel against MTV's role in music today? Do you see

them

as too selective and commercially interested?

SAMMY HAGAR

My only problem with MTV is that it is no longer Music Television.

pharaoh son

If an offer came along to join another high profile band and you clicked

musically would you do it or has the VH experience left a bad taste?

SAMMY HAGAR

I am always open minded. But I am very happy right now.

reen28

Do you find yourself drinking less now that Eddie isn't around?

SAMMY HAGAR

I never had a problem with drinking.

pharaoh son

I was in Cabo the end of February and checked out the Cabo Wabo. Are

thinking of opening up another in Vegas?

SAMMY HAGAR

No, because Cabo Wabo is special. I don't want to turn it into a Planet

Hollywood or a Hard Rock Cafe.

reen28

In all your live events and interviews you and the VH guys looked like

you were having a blast and were friends. Was it just to keep up

appearances, or did all the problems come late in the band's time

together?

SAMMY HAGAR

The problems came later. We always had a blast playing. It was after the

last tour, and I don't know what happened.

G Man x

What do you think will happen in 2003 when VH is sure to make the Rock

'n' Roll Hall of Fame at the induction ceremonies. Will you attend?

SAMMY HAGAR

Of course. I am very proud of having been in Van Halen

PFWA guy

Sammy, what do you think of Ozzy Osbourne?

SAMMY HAGAR

I think that Ozzy is cool. Van Halen should have tried to get him to

replace me.

kristina vee

What singer or band most inspires your music?

SAMMY HAGAR

Peter Gabriel.

PFWA guy

Do you owe anything to Van Halen for making your career even more than it

was in solo, and getting more fame?

SAMMY HAGAR

Absolutely. VH made me a better singer, a better guitar player, better

song writer, and the split made me a better person.

PFWA guy

Do you consider yourself to be heavy metal? Solo and with VH?

SAMMY HAGAR

Absolutely not.

reen28

Why exactly did the band split?

SAMMY HAGAR

Greed. And stupidity. And none of my doing.

PFWA guy

What do you think of the demonic shock rock artist Marilyn Manson?

SAMMY HAGAR

Great videos, lousy message.

dandokwon

What is your most memorable encounter or song that always stand out in

your

mind?

SAMMY HAGAR

The most memorable was my baby Kama being born. That inspired a song

"Kama" on my new album Marching to Mars. Birth is a miracle.

stupor

What did you think of Rick Springfield making a hit of "I've Done

Everything

for You? " Were you mad or glad?

SAMMY HAGAR

I was happy. I bought a new car.

I want to thank all the fans for making "Little White Lie" the number 1

rock track in America, in just 2 weeks -- my fastest ever, and for my

first day of record sales today. The record company told me they were

smoking. Yeah!