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.
Hear Sammy Hagar Cover Elvis Costello's 'Pump It Up'
He says the Top 25 U.K. hit from 1978 has become a "go-to backstage jam before shows."
Listen to Sammy Hagar and the Circle's New Song 'Crazy Times'
It's the title track from their new album, due in September.
Sammy Hagar Covers 'This Planet's on Fire' on New Megadeth Album
Red Rocker's 1979 track gets new life on metal band's upcoming LP.
What George Thorogood Found Impressive About Sammy Hagar
"Sammy has come a long way with his wardrobe," he jokes.
Sammy Hagar Launches 2022 'Crazy Times' Tour: Set List, Video
Rockers hit the road for the first night of their Crazy Times tour.
15 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Sells Cabo Wabo Tequila for $80 Million
What started as a small endeavor became a massive success for the Red Rocker.
Sammy Hagar Won't Sound 'Remotely Country' on New Album
Red Rocker says Nashville producer Dave Cobb wanted to capture hard-rocking glory of 'Standing Hampton.'
Sammy Hagar Announces 'Cocktail Hits' Mixology Book
"It's kind of like my greatest hits from in front and behind the bar," Red Rocker says.