6/18: SAMMY HAGAR PODCAST, NEW MAIDEN
My new podcast for the week is now up and features an exclusive interview with Sammy Hagar. The interview is already making news and is currently top 5 on Itunes as Sammy reveals exclusively that Van Halen is trying to stop him from playing Hagar era VH songs. As I have always said I love both eras of VH, and have been a fan of Sam’s since LONG before I knew him or he was in VH. He is the real deal and the most honest and transparent rock artist I have had the pleasure of interviewing and spending time with. The guy just speak openly and honestly about VH, Chickenfoot and much more. Agree or not you have to respect his open free flowing no BS approach. As much as I also love DLR era VH it is crazy that a HUGE part of the bands catalog with Sammy and a HUGE amount of hits have been left on the shelf. Van Halen won’t even remaster that portion of the catalog it seems. I get there was a falling out but it makes no sense to virtually ignore a HUGE portion of their history. Just the other day “Right Now” was playing during the NBA Finals. You can’t rewrite history and to many Van Hagar means as much as the DLR stuff. Hear the interview now free via www.podcastone.com or Itunes. Just search The Eddie Trunk Podcast.
News of the new Maiden album is interesting. Double album with LONG songs! Seems like Maiden are more and more channeling their prog side in their later years. The other thing that struck me about the info on the album is this maybe the least amount Steve Harris has ever written on a Maiden album. He still has many songs but not to the usual degree. Good to have new music coming and if they put out a release it must mean Bruce is going to be 100% which is most important!