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.
How 'Humans Being' Spelled Disaster for Van Halen and Sammy Hagar
Their initial 11-year association ended slowly, and then all at once.
Sammy Hagar Says He ‘Fell Apart’ When Eddie Van Halen Died
In an exclusive clip from 'Celebrity Sleepover,' the Red Rocker discusses the loss of his friend and former bandmate.
Sammy Hagar 'Would Have Been Embarrassed' to Be in 'Van Hagar'
Singer recalls record-label executive suggesting name change during band meeting.
Why Van Halen Didn't Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
Sammy Hagar Regrets ‘Angst’ About Van Halen in His Memoir
Former frontman wishes he’d “been a little more conservative” 10 years ago.
Sammy Hagar and the Circle Announce Summer 2021 Shows
"We're excited to bring back live music while keeping Redheads' safety in mind," band wrote in statement about five Florida concerts.
Sammy Hagar and Rick Springfield Planning ‘Beach Bar’ Tour
Rum business partners discuss post-lockdown projects; one of them has recorded two albums.
How Rick Springfield ‘Pissed All Over’ Sammy Hagar Song
Friends came close to wrecking each other’s music during 2020 “boat-in” show.
Sammy Hagar Hails Synthwave Cover of Van Halen’s ‘Dreams’
Singer describes Arena’s ‘80s video game-style remake as “very tasteful, very cool.”
How Sammy Hagar Outmuscled Sly Stallone in 'Winner Takes It All'
Bandmate Eddie Van Halen played bass on 'Over the Top' song.