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.
How Sammy Hagar Outmuscled Sly Stallone in 'Winner Takes It All'
Bandmate Eddie Van Halen played bass on 'Over the Top' song.
Alex Van Halen Compares David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar
Drummer celebrates “strange chemistry” with original singer.
Hagar, Anthony Say Eddie Van Halen Tribute Concert ‘Will Happen’
Both former Van Halen members are up for the event, whenever the timing is right.
Sammy Hagar: Van Halen Tour Would Have Been Double-Frontman Show
Singer confirms trek would have featured both him and David Lee Roth, allowing them to play "[all] the Van Halen hits"
Sammy Hagar and the Circle Prep New 'Lockdown 2020' LP
Check out new cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" from a project that also includes updates of songs by Van Halen, AC/DC and others.
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.