Quoted from Groo:
I've been a part of the whole Sammy Vs Dave since it's inception, (I like both BTW), but let's bring a few facts into the debate.
VH never had a #1 album with Dave. (Granted Michael Jackson's hair accident helped a bit)
VH never won a grammy with Dave.
All 4 Sammy albums went #1. They also won a grammy with Sammy. (poet and don't know it)
It's debatable who sold better, due to people rebuying the originals on CD, but it does lean towards Dave.
Sammy also has had a career outside of VH, while Dave wanted to be a movie star, and I think you'd find that was the rift in the original VH.
Sammy's profit from Cabo Wabo and tequila apparently drove a rift between him and the VH brothers, but we've only heard his side of the story on that.
Either way, I still like both singers, but without Michael Anthony's chops, Dave's act doesn't hold up too well.
I'd probably lean towards a Sammy, new logo, 5150 type machine if given that choice.
You can talk about all of that stuff that you want to and alot of it or all of it may be true, but no matter what you say, when people think about Van Halen they think David Lee Roth period. There is a reason for that and that reason is because Van Halen was much cooler with Dave than they were Sammy.
Sammy is awesome and hes a better singer than Dave. He also knows what it takes more than Dave to be a good band etc, but regardless of all that stuff Van Halen isnt Van Halen without Dave. They are Van Hagar instead. I wouldn't buy a Van Halen pin that features both singers and i wouldn't buy a Van Halen pin with Wolfgang instead of Michael Anthony either because Wolfgang sucks. Yeah thats right, i said it.