Firstly, for anyone saying Hagar is a ‘better singer,’ that’s like saying the technical American idol kids are ‘better’ than Mick, Sade or Pj Harvey. Technically, sure—whatever. Doesn’t count. Hagar is pure cheese. Might be a dynamite guy, but nobody wanted to be Sammy Hagar. Every 80s metal singer was doing a Dave impression. Dave wrote great lyrics and his bizarre set of influences were critical toward focusing Eddie’s talents. And as much as Dave played that ‘rock idol/sex symbol’ role, I didn’t know any women at the time who were into Van Halen. It was irrelevant.