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.
Every David Lee Roth-Era Van Halen Song Sammy Hagar Sang: 1986-04
Watch the band's second singer tackle songs from the group's original lineup.
Sammy Hagar Reveals How Eddie Money Inspired His Biggest Solo Hit
Red Rocker was aiming for "catchy pop" success with his 1982 single "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy."
Fast Cars and Fine Wine: How Sammy Hagar Bonded With Pink Floyd
They met while recording 'I Never Said Goodbye' and 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
Sammy Hagar Reflects on 'MTV Effect' Around 'Three Lock Box'
Burgeoning music channel brought more success — and complications — for the Red Rocker.
Sammy Hagar Admits to ‘Goofing Off’ While Writing Van Halen Songs
Singer says he delivered “silly” lyrics because having fun was more important.
Sammy Hagar Calls Unreleased Van Halen Song a 'Treasure'
Singer hopes 'Between Us Two' winds up on a future archival release.
Sammy Hagar: 'It Ain't Just One Guy' Blocking Van Halen Tribute
"I don't know why people put it on Roth."
Why Sammy Hagar Isn’t Playing Guitar on His New Album
Producer Dave Cobb had specific thoughts about what he didn't want on 'Crazy Times.'
The Wall Built to Keep Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Apart
Backstage barricade was production staff's solution to breakdown in relations during Van Halen singers' Sam and Dave tour.