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Sammy Hagar

About

Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose and subsequently launched a successful solo career, scoring a hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55". He enjoyed commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the second lead vocalist of Van Halen in 1985, but left in 1996. He returned to the band from 2003 to 2005. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen. His musical style primarily consists of hard rock and heavy metal.Also a businessman, Hagar founded the Cabo Wabo tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar rum. His current musical projects include being the lead singer of Chickenfoot and Sammy Hagar and the Circle. Hagar also is the host of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar on Mark Cuban's cable network AXS TV.

Articles

July 29, 2022

Bottoms Up! 8 Musician-Owned Liquor & Non-Alcoholic Drink Brands to Put on Your Radar

From Bruno Mars to Sammy Hagar, we've rounded up a list of musician-owned alcohol brands, non-alcoholic beverages, and drink collabs you should know.

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July 29, 2022

Sammy Hagar and the Circle Announce New Album ‘Crazy Times’

The Red Rocker, who's about to turn 75, recorded the LP with Nashville producer Dave Cobb

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May 3, 2022

Sammy Hagar And The Circle cover ‘My Hero’ to honour Taylor Hawkins

The band filled in for the Foo Fighters at last week's Beale Street Music Festival The post Sammy Hagar And The Circle cover ‘My Hero’ to honour Taylor Hawkins appeared first on NME.

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May 2, 2022

Sammy Hagar and the Circle Strip Back ‘My Hero’ for Powerful Tribute to Taylor Hawkins

Hagar got Dave Grohl's blessing to cover the track after his band was tapped to replace the Foo Fighters at the Beale Street Music Festival

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March 9, 2022

Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, and Ronnie Dunn Break the Weirdness Meter With Surprise Jam in Nashville

The Grateful Dead guitarist and the Brooks & Dunn vocalist joined Hagar and his classic-rock all-stars the Circle for a ramshackle rendition of "Not Fade Away"

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February 17, 2022

Flashback: Van Halen Tear Through ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on First Van Hagar Tour

Take a trip back to 1986 now that Sammy Hagar has finally decided to embrace the David Lee Roth–era Van Halen catalog at his solo gigs

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January 24, 2022

Tour: Sammy Hagar and the Circle Are Ready for ‘Crazy Times’ This Summer

The summer amphitheater tour kicks off on June 10

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November 18, 2021

Jason Sudeikis on How His Thundergong Benefit Shares ‘DNA’ With ‘Ted Lasso’

Sudeikis & longtime friend Billy Brimblecom Jr. talk to Billboard about the Steps of Faith fundraiser, which this year includes Michael McDonald, Sammy Hagar & Wynonna.

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November 7, 2021

Van Halen’s former singer Sammy Hagar says he has “no problem” with David Lee Roth

Hagar fronted Van Halen on-and-off between 1985 and 2005 The post Van Halen’s former singer Sammy Hagar says he has “no problem” with David Lee Roth appeared first on NME.

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August 15, 2021

Joe Perry says Aerosmith considered replacing Steven Tyler with Sammy Hagar

"You don’t keep a band together without a lot of bumps" The post Joe Perry says Aerosmith considered replacing Steven Tyler with Sammy Hagar appeared first on NME.

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July 14, 2021

Toby Keith Cuts Songs by John Prine, Sammy Hagar on New Album ‘Peso in My Pocket’

Country singer's latest LP arrives October 15th and features Keith's version of Prine and John Mellencamp's "Take a Look at My Heart"

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June 30, 2021

Sammy Hagar apologises for exposing Eddie Van Halen’s “dark side” in memoir

"I apologise from the bottom of my heart" The post Sammy Hagar apologises for exposing Eddie Van Halen’s “dark side” in memoir appeared first on NME.

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February 10, 2021

Did Van Halen Have a Fourth Singer? Mitch Malloy Tells His Story

Mitch Malloy tells all about his (very brief) time with Van Halen, after Sammy Hagar and before Gary Cherone

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December 27, 2020

Sammy Hagar Opens Up About His Last Phone Call With Eddie Van Halen: ‘Thank God We Connected’

Sammy Hagar is opening about his final phone call with late guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.

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Discs

Pump It Up / Crazy Times

August 13, 2022

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Crazy Times

July 29, 2022

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Lockdown 2020

January 8, 2021

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Heroes

December 11, 2020

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Space Between

May 10, 2019

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Affirmation

May 6, 2019

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Can't Hang

April 9, 2019

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Trust Fund Baby

January 28, 2019

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Santa's Going South for Christmas

November 24, 2017

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This Is Sammy Hagar: When the Party Started, Volume 1

November 18, 2016

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This Is Sammy Hagar: When The Party Started Vol. 1

November 18, 2016

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At Your Service (Live)

May 19, 2015

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Lite Roast

October 14, 2014

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Sammy Hagar & Friends

September 24, 2013

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Cosmic Universal Fashion

November 18, 2008

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Three Lock Boxa Millennium Tribute To

August 8, 2006

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Livin' It Up!

July 25, 2006

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Not 4 Sale

October 8, 2002

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Ten 13

October 24, 2000

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Red Voodoo

March 23, 1999

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I Never Said Goodbye

January 1, 1987

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Voa

January 1, 1984

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Sammy Hagar Live 1980

January 1, 1983

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Standing Hampton

January 6, 1982

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Three Lock Box

January 1, 1982

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Danger Zone

January 1, 1980

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Street Machine

January 1, 1979

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All Night Long

January 1, 1978

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Sammy Hagar

January 1, 1977

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Musical Chairs

January 1, 1977

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Nine On A Ten Scale

January 1, 1976

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