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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.

Sammy Hagar Launches New ‘Red Head’ Rum Flavor

Sammy's Beach Bar Rum
Sammy's Beach Bar Rum

Showing that he’s having as much success with rum as he has had with tequila, Sammy Hagar has launched a second flavor to his Sammy Beach Bar line.

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Sammy Hagar to Host Weekly Radio Show

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar is rarely at a loss for words, and now he has a new avenue for taking advantage of that gift for gab: his own weekly radio show.

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Sammy Hagar Pays Tribute to Liza Cozad-Lauser

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar has shared his grief over the death of Liza Cozad-Lauser, wife of his Wabos drummer David Lauser, in a note posted at his official site.

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Slash, Sammy Hagar, Cheap Trick to Appear at Carolina Rebellion Festival

Larry Marano / Neilson Barnard / Samir Hussein, Getty Images
Larry Marano / Neilson Barnard / Samir Hussein, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar and Cheap Trick will play the opening evening of the Carolina Rebellion Festival, held May 2 and 3 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with Slash following on the second day.

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Sammy Hagar Talks About Making His New Acoustic Album – Exclusive Video

YouTube
YouTube

"There's so many more songs. I'd like to make a Volume 2."

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See Sammy Hagar’s ‘Simpsons’ Alter Ego

Fox
Fox

Sammy Hagar is headed for Springfield on Nov. 23, but you can see the Red Rocker immortalized as a 'Simpsons' cast member a few days early, courtesy of this publicity shot from the Fox network.

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Exclusive: Sammy Hagar Hears Music In a New Way After ‘Lite Roast’

YouTube.com
YouTube.com

Sammy Hagar is back with another installment of this exclusive behind-the-scenes look into his new album 'Lite Roast,' just out on Mailboat Records.

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Sammy Hagar on Eddie and Alex Van Halen: ‘We Don’t Have a Relationship’

Van Halen
Warner Bros.

Sammy Hagar recently said he'd be open to reuniting with Van Halen if everyone could really get their act together, but make no mistake -- he hasn't forgiven Alex and Eddie Van Halen.

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Exclusive: Watch the Making of Sammy Hagar’s ‘Lite Roast’

Lite Roast
YouTube

Sammy Hagar has posted the first in a three-part series of videos offering a look behind the scenes of his new 'Lite Roast' album, starting with the trip to his neighborhood coffee shop that inspired the record's title.

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Steve Miller Band Vs. Sammy Hagar – Clash Of The Titans

Sammy Hagar Steve Miller Band Clash of the Titans
Geffen / Capitol

In the newest edition of Clash of the Titans, we focus on an iconic American symbol, the eagle.

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