Sammy Hagar Kicks Off Annual Birthday Bash With Van Halen Rarity ‘Mine All Mine’
After being forced to move his Birthday Bash last year, Sammy Hagar returned to Cabo San Luca, Mexico in style. For the first of his four concerts with the Circle on Wednesday night (Oct. 7), he broke out a deep cut, "Mine All Mine."
According to Hagar's official YouTube page for the video embedded above, the song, which opened up 1988's OU812, his second album with Van Halen, hasn't been played since 1995. It's unknown whether the synthesizers that are heard are the result of a hidden keyboard player of if they are playing to a backing track.
Last year, Hurricane Odile ravaged Cabo San Lucas in the weeks leading up to Hagar's annual party. Although his Cabo Wabo Cantina only had some water damage, his house there "got tore up pretty good. It went directly over my house, and blew the windows out.” The Category-3 hurricane, which brought 125 mph winds to the area, caused him to move the festivities to Las Vegas. That show featured a performance not only by the Circle, but also Chickenfoot's Joe Satriani and Chad Smith joining him for the encore.
Shortly after the hurricane, Hagar held a benefit concert at his Sammy's Island Bar & Grill in Roseville, Calif., featuring an acoustic performance with him and Circle guitarist Vic Johnson and comedy by Rob Schneider, Aisha Tyler and others.
After performing again last night, Hagar has two more shows left in the Birthday Bash, Oct. 11 and 13, the final night of which is his 68th birthday. Hagar's son Aaron has been giving daily updates on the festivities on Hagar's official YouTube page.
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