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SAMMY HAGAR: A Controversial Replacement

 
SAMMY HAGAR:  A Controversial Replacement

Mojo magazine has compiled a list of the Top 10 most controversial rock band replacements, and Sammy Hagar's taking over for David Lee Roth in Van Halen is number-one. Here's the Top 10, along with five honorable mentions:

Van Halen - Sammy Hagar for David Lee Roth

Guns n' Roses - Everybody but Axl Rose for somebody else

Black Sabbath - Ronnie James Dio for Ozzy Osbourne

Metallica - multiple - Kirk Hammett for Dave Mustaine; Jason Newsted for the late Cliff Burton; and Robert Trujillo for Newsted

Journey - Arnel Pineda for Steve Perry (Pineda actually replaced Jeff Scott Soto.)

Judas Priest - Tim "Ripper" Owens for Rob Halford

Iron Maiden - Blaze Bayley for Bruce Dickinson

The Doors - Ian Astbury for Jim Morrison when Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek toured as The Doors of the 21st Century in 2002

Def Leppard - Vivian Campbell for the late Steve Clark

Velvet Underground - Doug Yule for Lou Reed

Honorable Mentions: AC/DC - Brian Johnson for the late Bon Scott Pantera - Phil Anselmo for Terry Glaze Motley Crue - John Corabi for Vince Neil Pink Floyd - David Gilmour for Syd Barrett Anthrax - John Bush for Joey Belladonna

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