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: Eddie Wanted to 'Make Some Noise' Together Again
Singer and guitarist reconnected a few months before Van Halen's death.
How Close Did Sammy Hagar Really Come to Joining Aerosmith?
Singer says he got invite — but Joe Perry doesn't remember extending it.
Could A Year Off Have Saved Van Hagar? Sammy Thinks So
Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony discuss the personality and wardrobe failings of ‘Balance’ tour.
Sammy Hagar's Vegas Plans: 'I Really Want to Blow People's Minds'
Red Rocker would love to jam with Keith Richards and says the door is always open for David Lee Roth.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."
When Steven Seagal Opened for Sammy Hagar and Made $1,000
Martial-arts movie star made $1,000 for a one-off appearance in Phoenix.
Car Engineer Who Connected Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen Dies
Claudio Zampolli played a crucial role in getting singer to join Van Halen.
Rejuvenated Sammy Hagar Now in the 'Middle of a Writing Spree'
Ex-Van Halen frontman hopes to record with Dave Cobb, who's produced music for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, among others.
Sammy Hagar Slams David Lee Roth's 'Bulls---' Stage Persona
He also says original Van Halen singer's voice "hasn't aged well."
Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar Join Virtual Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Sebastian Bach, Tenacious D and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan also join roster for fundraiser event marking late singer's birthday.