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Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

The California-born Sammy Hagar got his start singing for Montrose in the mid-’70s. By the end of the decade, he was flying solo, until he got a call in 1985 to step into the frontman role in Van Halen, after original vocalist David Lee Roth left the band. With Hagar at the helm, Van Halen became even bigger, racking up three straight No. 1 albums during his tenure. He left the group in 1996 and resumed his solo career. Since 2009, he’s fronted Chickenfoot (the second supergroup he’s taken part in; in 1984 he formed one with Neal Schon, Kenny Aaronson and Michael Shrieve) with former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith. He now splits his time between them and leading the Waboritas with his solo act.

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Larry Marano (2) / Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller (2), Getty Images

Should Van Halen Reunite with Sammy Hagar? Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

Sammy Hagar has said he's sorry. Now, we have our say on how a reunion with Van Halen might happen – and whether it should.

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Sammy Hagar to Van Halen: ‘I’m Sorry’

Sammy Hagar apologies for the bad things he's said about Van Halen since his departure from the group.

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Jill Trunnell
Jill Trunnell

Watch Sammy Hagar Belt Out ‘I Can’t Drive 55′ With Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney has been a regular guest at Sammy Hagar's birthday bash, and even wrote a chart-topping country hit while hanging out by the former Van Halen frontman's pool.

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Full Moon / Epic / Asylum
Full Moon / Epic / Asylum

35 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar, Black Sabbath and More Appear on ‘Heavy Metal’ Soundtrack

Back in the ‘70s, heavy metal wasn’t just a genre of music.

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Cabo Wabo Music
Cabo Wabo Music

10 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Gets His Jimmy Buffett On With ‘Livin’ It Up’

Sammy Hagar has never been the kind of guy to hide his feelings.

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Michael Kovac / David Klein / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar and Glenn Hughes Among All-Star Guests for Final Ronnie Montrose Album

Ronnie Montrose fans can look forward to one last studio album from the guitar legend — and it'll include a long list of famous names.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

20 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Splits From Van Halen

After four No. 1 studio albums and millions of records sold, Sammy Hagar's tenure with Van Halen came to an end with a single phone call on June 16, 1996.

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Capitol
Capitol

40 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Begins His Solo Career With ‘Nine on a Ten Scale’

Sammy Hagar's 'Nine on a Ten Scale' emerged after his departure from Montrose.

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Larry Marano / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield to Play 2016 ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure’ Concert

For the third year in a row, Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield will turn out and tune down for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

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Ethan Miller / Larry Marano, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar Downplays Van Halen Reunion Talk: ‘I Just Want to Be Friends’

Sammy Hagar discussed the conditions under which he would consider re-joining Van Halen.

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