Sammy Hagar Would Manage Guns N’ Roses, Help Them Earn Big Payday
It would probably take a genius psychiatrist, not a road-savvy manger, to get the original Guns N’ Roses lineup back on tour, but should the band find itself reunited and in need of an overseer, Sammy Hagar is volunteering his services.
In a recent interview with Attention Deficit Delirium, the Chickenfoot frontman said he would happily help Axl, Slash and the gang earn the big payday they’re entitled to but don’t seem to care about.
“They’ve proved it again and again and again that it ain’t [about] the money,” the Red Rocker said. “They just don’t get along because Axl goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N’ Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with Velvet Revolver or by himself. The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record and toured the world would probably be as much as the Rolling Stones [get], and for them not to do it, it obviously ain’t about the money.”
But if they change their minds, Hagar — who’s certainly no stranger to big paychecks or inter-band squabbling, having survived a stint with Van Halen — is ready to lend his expertise.
“I would manage them,” Hagar said. “I’d be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to.”