On Twitter Roth has commonly been posting illustrations that depict a fictional newspaper referred to as ‘The Every day Disaster’, with the most recent showing to assault Hagar, who changed Roth as Van Halen frontman in 1985 for an eleven 12 months spell.
Within the new cartoon, a determine pilots a worn-out airplane, surrounded by quotes together with “Sam the person can be giving his life for rock and roll, however plans to be buried in his not too long ago acquired jet,” and “Crimson Rocker refuses to fly 55 in afterlife.”
In addition to Hagar’s monitor ‘I Can’t Drive 55’, the quotes seem to reference an interview he gave in June, the place he mentioned that he was prepared to “get sick and die” to return to touring amid the coronavirus pandemic.
They could even be referencing the wealth of Hagar, aka The Crimson Rocker, who not too long ago bought his stake in his Cabo Wabo tequila firm for $80 million.
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) November 30, 2020
Roth and Hagar’s relationship following their respective tenures in Van Halen has lengthy been acrimonious. They did each entrance Van Halen on the identical tour within the early 2000s, taking turns to headline the present, however reportedly squabbled all through.
Although the quotes Roth references within the cartoon are some months outdated, his choice to put up it might have been influenced by some of Hagar’s comments in a recent interview.
Talking about Eddie Van Halen, who passed away in October at the age of 65 following a battle with cancer, Hagar mentioned that earlier than the guitarist’s demise Van Halen had been discussing a farewell tour that might function him, Roth, and Van Halen’s late-90s frontman Gary Cherone.
“I wouldn’t stay up for having to share the stage with Dave, solely as a result of he’s not consumer pleasant,” Hagar mentioned.
“I really like the man, I really like the music, all that, however he’s simply not consumer pleasant. He’s all the time gonna pull one thing to attempt to make you look dangerous and make him look good and all that form of stuff.”