The battle of the bands is as intense today as it was during the height of the music industry in the 1980’s. There is no denying the fact that the rock and pop industry thirty years ago was significantly more heated when it came to rivalries. Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar – certain you have all heard that name before, turns out are calling out Metallica (of all bands) for a bet that took place once upon a time.
As per an Instagram post from Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar:
There’s a lot of metal going on here. This was the press conference for the Monsters of Rock stadium tour. I must admit we had a good time that day hanging out with all these guys. Metallica hadn’t broke yet with “Enter Sandman”, but they crushed it every night, put a big hurt on Dokken, who had to follow them, ouch! I bet the members of Metallica $100 each that at the end of this tour their next record would go platinum. So far Lars and Kirk are the only ones that paid up. Ha ha. #MonstersOfRock #Throwback
The photograph shows a bunch of music acts including the likes of Phil Collins. You can clearly see a “attempting to be cool” James or Jimmy Hetfield in the back.
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