If you’ve ever been a Van Halen fan then you’ve likely been privy to the Van Halen/Van Hagar conflict that took place when Sammy Hagar took over for David Lee Roth after he split from the band. One thing to remember about Hagar though is that he was in a band called Montrose before Van Halen, and he had a solo career. He split from Van Halen eventually but was still inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with them in 2007. Say what you want about Hagar but he’s had a very successful career throughout his life and despite what fans think about his stint in Van Halen he managed to do a lot on his own and with other bands.
Just don’t bring up his Van Halen years with diehard fans.
5. South Park-Heavy Metal
I wish I could say that I’m surprised about anything that happens with South Park anymore but I’m not. The fact that the boys from South Park have been exposed to every sort of music, celebrity, and controversial happening know to man, almost, is well known to fans and even non-fans since people that love South Park tend to talk about it a lot sometimes. To each their own.
4. Heavy Metal-Heavy Metal
I won’t go on to disrespect this cartoon but it was undeniably weird. Maybe that’s why the movie was so loved among a select number of fans. It had a killer soundtrack to it, that much is for certain, but beyond that it’s just flat out odd.
3. Sammy Hagar-I Can’t Drive 55
Sammy Hagar has had a very good run as a musician and for some reason hasn’t gotten a lot of credit that I’ve heard about. He has his fans and he’s done well in his life but every time I hear about the guy it has more to do with Van Halen and how they split from Roth and went with Hagar. I get it, everyone liked Roth, but the guys made their own decisions to split. Wouldn’t the music be enough to keep fans around?
2. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Hands up if you were ever a fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Yes my hand is up, and it’s going down very quickly since my interest in these heroes came and went when the rubber-suited monsters started rolling out each week. For a kid show it’s not that bad, but the movie was just more of the same rubber-clad bad guys and little if anything that was new.
1. Over The Top
So many people call this a cheesy movie and yet it’s one of the best, in fact the only, film that deals with arm wrestling. Maybe it’s because arm wrestling is considered a low-brow sport, like bowling. But quite honestly if that’s the case then find me the nearest honkytonk with sawdust on the floors and the smell of deep fried food in the air because that’s what this film reminds me of.
Ah the memories.
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