I’m pretty sure that Ray Danniels, along with Eddie’s alcoholism is what ruined Van Halen in the post Sammy era. Eddie and Sammy fighting over the management of the band was one of the biggest issues that caused Sammy to leave. Danniels had recently become the manager during that time. While searching for new singers, VH auditioned Mitch Malloy who was eventually turned down for the gig in favor of Gary Cherone, whom Danniels also managed. The video below is a previously unreleased demo track with Mitch on vocals.