When it comes to Van Halen there are 2 fan camps…David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar.
I’m sure my opinion will anger some die hard VH fans, but for me I lean towards Sammy Hagar.
They both have their unique qualities – Diamiond Dave is a true showman with outstanding vocals back in the day. Sammy Hagar’s vocals were (and still are) outstanding. Also, Sammy has written some amazing song lyrics and really took VH to the next level.
To this day, Sammy Hagar’s vocals are in tact and sound great…unfortunately we can’t say the same thing for David Lee Roth. During his last Van Halen shows Dave’s vocals were something straight out of a Broadway musical.
Arguments /opinions aside…check out this vintage clip of Sammy Hagar during his time with his first band Montrose.
TV Performance On “The Old Grey Whistle Test.1974 BBC