Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
Simply one of the baddest rock vocalists of all time, IMO.
She was Eddie Van Halen's first choice to replace Diamond Dave, but she turned him down to pursue a solo career, and he went with Sammy instead.
I was never all that big on Smyth....she seemed kinda b****y and pouty with Scandal to me, which turned me off from her early on.....granted I haven't heard any of her solo material that I can recall and Scandal was over 20 years ago, so I speak of then and not now simply because I can't in good faith.
I must confess I've never heard the Van Halen story before.......if the fanbase was pissed off by Hagar and Eddie's sudden "I wanna play keyboards" thing, I can only imagine
what the hiring of Smyth to replace Roth would've done to them.....that would've caused rioting in the streets or something I'm sure