The White Stripes are vastly underperforming in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan voting, with Cyndi Lauper and George Michael leading the vote.
Rock Hall's fan vote. Top five bands get in the Hall of Fame.
So far the top five is okay I guess? I LOVE Cyndi but does she deserve to get in? She really only had two popular albums. Same with George. pic.twitter.com/ZP7BEjFZ71
— Lost Turntable (@LostTurntable) February 3, 2023
Van Halen took years to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they were finally inducted in 2007. Sammy Hagar has certainly tasted success in entrepreneurial endeavors and he recently talked about the possibility of get involved in a business with Van Halen and The Circle bandmate, Michael Anthony.
Sammy Hagar opens up on Michael Anthony
In a recent interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”, Sammy Hagar, who has become a successful entrepreneur, was asked if he would ever get into business with his The Circle and Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony outside of music.
The 75-year-old rocker responded: “No, I would never get into business with Mike outside of music because it could possibly ruin our relationship — what we do as entertainers and as artists and recording artists.
“There’s something about business that — as much as I love family members, and I say the only people I can trust in the world a hundred percent is family, the business world can get ugly,” Hagar — who founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum — explained. “There’s a power game to business that some people thrive on. And I hate it — I that part of business. People try to outdo each other or people try to put other people out of business. You build a Longs drugstore and right across the street they put a CVS and then across the street over there they put a Pharmaco.
“You come out with a new product in the spirits industry, and everybody copies you and they act like theirs is better and they did it first and all this stuff. That part of business I don’t like. For some reason, rock and roll has less of that. So Mikey and I have such a great relationship on stage [that we keep our business stuff separate]. I promote his brands and he promotes my brands — for each other. But if we had one brand that we created together, it could end up into, ‘That was my idea.’ ‘No, it’s my idea.’ … That shit happens, believe it or not, even with grown, wealthy men.
“So, I prefer to let Mikey do his hot sauce and I’ll help him promote it,” Sammy added. “I love the stuff. First of all, he’s a pepper head. This guy could eat five habaneros right in a row. He grills ’em, puts salt and lime on ’em and eats ’em right off the stem… We call him Iron Mike. He’s all good to go.”
Concluding, Hagar reiterated: “No business together. We’re in business already.”
The Circle’s latest album, “Crazy Times”, was released in September. The LP debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, Sammy’s second top 10 in the last four years.