If we're just talking about him as a singer, that's basically how I feel about Hagar in Van Halen. But when he tried to be serious he was banal and when he tried to be raunchy he was humorless and embarrassing.
I'm not really familiar with Extreme but I've listened to them and Cherone in VH is kind of like DLR on in his solo career, where all of a sudden his singing is shouty and annoying. The songs on that album were mostly written around the lyrics, which was what really killed it. I agree with Prindle's observation that Eddie was playing with an enthusiasm he hadn't shown since the mid-80s (aside from Human Beings, which came out after the last Van Hagar album) but the songwriting was really in the toilet.
FWIW OU812 does have my favorite Van Hagar song, Finish What You Started.
> ...more predictable than Meg White?
Well her first album came out after VH3
Re Fair Warning, Dirty Movies is a good song but I'll forever associate it with that post Jim made entitled "GO SEE BABY NOW" that linked to something called "Teen Farm" that was apparently a bestiality website.