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 Wants to Buy David Lee Roth's 'Red Rocker' Cartoon
"Is it for sale? How much? And where can I see it in person?"
David Lee Roth References Sammy Hagar in New Cartoon
"Red Rocker Refuses to Fly 55 in Afterlife," reads Van Halen singer's newspaper-styled drawing.
Sammy Hagar Wants to 'Do Some Shows' With Wolfgang Van Halen
Singer gives Eddie’s son “full support” for handling recent pressure and not making music that sounds like his dad’s.
The Van Halen Vault Tape Sammy Hagar 'Would Love to Hear' Again
Singer says there are four completed songs from his era - but they’re not the highlight for him.
Sammy Hagar: Van Halen 'Kitchen Sink' Tour ‘Was Going to Happen'
Red Rocker was ready to hit the road with Van Halen once more.
How Sammy Hagar Regrouped Onstage After Eddie Van Halen's Death
"We had work to do, and that was carry on the music."
Van Halen Discussed Anthony, Hagar and Roth 'Kitchen Sink' Tour
Trek planned for summer 2019 was to include all three singers and longtime bassist.
The Phone Call That Began the End of Sammy Hagar and Van Halen
2AM conversation in 1995 reminded singer of the way he was thrown out of Montrose.