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Sammy Hagar Is Awesome, and We'll Tell You Why

All right, we get it: Van Hagar was not Van Halen, nor will the band's work with Sammy Hagar ever hold a candle to the groundbreaking canon the David Roth era produced. However, Sammy Hagar is, in his own right, a real-deal rock star, and while we have to agree that the Hagar Van Halen days were the weaker of the two, we do believe it gets an unjustifiably bad rap ("Poundcake" is, without question, the best/worst double-entendre in all of rock music). Hagar deserves more respect than it would appear he receives these days.

We consider Hagar to be the Karl Lagerfeld of rock music: adored without condition by fans, maligned by haters, rarely photographed without a pair of shades, but an overall genius in his chosen field. Just ask Bill and Ted! As such, here are five reasons we love Sammy Hagar.

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David Von Bader