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.
Wolfgang Van Halen Says Fans' Sam vs. Dave War Is 'Dumb'
Bassist plays peacemaker again, telling fans to stop arguing over band's famous singers.
Sammy Hagar Announces First Post-Coronavirus Concert
Rockin' Fore the Kids will benefit the Akron’s Children’s Hospital, MusiCares and local food banks.
Sammy Hagar Praises Wolfgang Van Halen's 'Bad F---ing Ass' Music
Singer reached out to the bassist to say that he's heard bits of the upcoming album.
Sammy Hagar Puts 'Crafted' House on Sale for $3.9 Million
The Red Rocker's ongoing quest to offload his Lake Arrowhead, Calif., home continues with a new drop in price.
Sammy Hagar Says He'll Keep Tour Plans 'Safe and Responsible'
Red Rocker clarified his views on returning to touring amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Sammy Hagar, David Crosby, Others React to George Floyd Protests
Vernon Reid, Flea, David Coverdale, Dee Snider, Benmont Tench, Neal Schon also responded online amid nationwide turmoil.
The Best Song From Every Sammy Hagar Album, Solo or With a Band
On his own or in a group, the Red Rocker proves there's more than one way to rock.
Every David Lee Roth-Era Van Halen Song Sammy Hagar Sang: 1986-04
Watch Van Halen's second singer tackle songs from the group's original lineup.
Which Songs Have Van Halen Played the Most in Concert?
David Lee Roth-era cuts dominate the list, but Sammy Hagar and even Gary Cherone make an impact.
Sammy Hagar Says Concerts Can't Wait for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Singer has had discussions about how to proceed with shows once the number of cases goes down.