Sammy Hagar Offers to Manage Guns N’ Roses
The classic Guns N' Roses lineup hasn't performed together in over 20 years, and given Axl Rose's iron-fisted control over the group -- as well as the long-standing enmity between Rose and his onetime foil, Slash -- it doesn't seem like they'll be reforming anytime soon.
"They've proved it again and again and again that it ain't [about] the money," pointed out Hagar during a recent interview. "They just don't get along because Axl goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N' Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with Velvet Revolver or by himself."
But even if it isn't about the money, Hagar argued, a reunited Guns would still make a whole lot of it. "The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record and toured the world would probably be as much as The Rolling Stones," he surmised. "Because they could do it. I would manage them. I'd be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to."
If anyone could survive life on the road with the classic Guns lineup, it's Hagar, whose laid-back attitude -- and time in the trenches with the Van Halen brothers -- would definitely come in handy when it came time to lure Axl out of his dressing room. Sadly, it doesn't seem like Rose's feelings toward his former bandmates have warmed over the years, so Sammy will have to make do with his solo career, counting his tequila money, and rocking with his pals in Chickenfoot. Could be worse, right?