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When Sammy Hagar first joined Van Halen, he enthusiastically enlisted in the band’s war on ex-frontman David Lee Roth, amusing audiences with hilarious zingers about such things as Roth’s sexuality. Now that he’s broken with his old comrades, the onstage nastiness should get even worse, because this time it’s personal. So far, Hagar has beaten Van Halen to at least one punch: He’s got an album out, and they don’t. On the other hand, a few of the new tracks feature P-Funk’s legendary bassist Bootsy Collins in the place of VH’s nonlegendary Michael Anthony. Does the man who turned Van Halen into the world’s dullest band have more funk than we thought? Find out at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Ballroom, 1015 Half St. SE. $22.75. (202) 554-1500. (Michael Schaffer)