Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

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Sammy Hagar, From Colton, California, was popular in the early- mid 1980's for fast paced, guitar-driven, hard rock with a masculine, lets-go-party attitude, joined the band Van Halen as lead vocalist after David Lee Roth's departure from the group. (Before joining Van Halen he sang lead vocals in Ronnie Montrose's classic rock band Montrose, and had some single output, notably his release, "I Can't Drive 55". More Info »

Top Albums

  • Live Hallelujah!
    Live Hallelujah!
  • The Essential Red Collection
    The Essential Red Collection
  • The Best of Sammy Hagar
    The Best of Sammy Hagar
  • Voa
    Voa
  • Standing Hampton
    Standing Hampton
  • Unboxed
    Unboxed
  • Three Lock Box
    Three Lock Box
  • Masters of Rock
    Masters of Rock
  • I Never Said Goodbye
    I Never Said Goodbye
  • Marching To Mars
    Marching To Mars
  • Red Voodoo
    Red Voodoo
  • Sammy Hagar
    Sammy Hagar
  • Cosmic Universal Fashion
    Cosmic Universal Fashion
  • Street Machine
    Street Machine
  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone
  • Ten 13
    Ten 13
  • Nine On A Ten Scale
    Nine On A Ten Scale
  • Best Of Sammy Hagar
    Best Of Sammy Hagar
  • Not 4 Sale
    Not 4 Sale
  • Musical Chairs
    Musical Chairs
  • Classic Masters
    Classic Masters
  • All Night Long
    All Night Long
  • Greatest Hits LIVE!
    Greatest Hits LIVE!
  • Hallelujah - Live
    Hallelujah - Live
  • Red Hot
    Red Hot
  • Rematch
    Rematch
  • Live Hallelujah
    Live Hallelujah
  • Red Hot!
    Red Hot!
  • The Anthology
    The Anthology
  • Sammy Hagar Live 1980
    Sammy Hagar Live 1980
  • Turn Up The Music!
    Turn Up The Music!
  • Turn Up the Music
    Turn Up the Music
  • Loud & Clear
    Loud & Clear
  • Loud and Clear
    Loud and Clear
  • Live 1980
    Live 1980
  • Anthology
    Anthology
  • Capitol Gold: The Best Of Sammy Hagar
    Capitol Gold: The Best Of Sammy Hagar
  • [non-album tracks]
    [non-album tracks]
  • Best of
    Best of
  • Sammy And The Wabos Live Halle
    Sammy And The Wabos Live Halle
  • Through the Fire
    Through the Fire
  • 36 All-time Greatest Hits (disc 2)
    36 All-time Greatest Hits (disc 2)

Sammy Hagar. Artist Bio

Sammy Hagar, From Colton, California, was popular in the early- mid 1980's for fast paced, guitar-driven, hard rock with a masculine, lets-go-party attitude, joined the band Van Halen as lead vocalist after David Lee Roth's departure from the group. (Before joining Van Halen he sang lead vocals in Ronnie Montrose's classic rock band Montrose, and had some single output, notably his release, "I Can't Drive 55".) As much as it was public surprise when Hagar joined the band, so it was when he left. Sammy Hagar now peddles his own line of high-quality "Cabo Wabo" tequila. In the Spring of 2007, Hagar sold his stake in Cabo Wabo tequila to an Italian beverage company for a reported $80 million.

Hagar, now a sort of modern-day Jimmy Buffett, has earned his place in rock n roll history as one of hard rock's premier front men who not only has an ample, strong, belting vocal range with soulful melody and tone, but his duality as a formidable lead guitarist and guitar-riff-monger puts him in a league shared with few others in terms of versatility and overall right to rock.

He now tours with Mike Anthony, former bassist for Van Halen.

He resides with his family in Mill Valley, CA.

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Hagar is currently in a band called "Chickenfoot" with Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Joe Satriani. Their self titled debut album was released to critical acclaim

Sammy Hagar is also known as the Red Rocker, due to the fact he almost always wears red shirts or plays a red guitar, or more likely that he has red hair?

Seems that Chickenfoot is on a hiatus as Joe Satriani has gone back to solo and CF has yet to follow up with a new LP.

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