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Sammy Hagar Says Aerosmith Asked Him to Replace Steven Tyler

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Could it be? Did Aerosmith, America’s greatest selling rock band of all time, want Sammy Hagar to replace singer Steven Tyler?

Hagar says he was given the chance to front the iconic Boston rock band, but decided against the opportunity. The Red Rocker said it would have been too “difficult.”

“I was asked to be in Aerosmith and I said no,” Hagar recently told Forbes magazine. “Certain bands and certain frontman singers are more difficult to replace than others. Steven Tyler and that band have stayed together for 40 years, and you don’t to walk into something like that.”

Aerosmith wasn’t the only job offer lobbed his way. Hagar says he was also offered the frontman gig for Velvet Revolver back in 2008. Then there is the story of being asked to front Sunset Strip partiers Mötley Crüe. And Pantera. Of course, the famous replacement job he did take was fronting Van Halen, from 1986 through 1996, replacing original singer David Lee Roth. Why didn’t Hagar have an issue taking over for Roth?

“It was easy because Dave wasn’t a great singer,” says Hagar.

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