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 Says 'No F---ing Way' to Tour With David Lee Roth
Red Rocker says he's welcome to a guest slot only.
David Lee Roth Responds to Hagar's Tour Offer: 'Let's Do This'
"I'm ready to go," Roth said to his Van Halen successor.
19 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Plays His Last Show With Van Halen
Hopes for a global resurgence ended in Arizona after 80 tense concerts.
Sammy Hagar Invites David Lee Roth to Tour: 'Come on Motherf—er’
For his upcoming Van Halen-focused trek, the Red Rocker has an open invitation to Alex Van Halen and Diamond Dave.
Sammy Hagar Taps Joe Satriani for Van Halen-Focused 2024 Tour
"If you're gonna go deep into the Van Halen catalog, you need Joe Satriani," Hagar told Howard Stern.
Sammy Hagar: 'It's Not My Job' to Plan Eddie Van Halen Tribute
Red Rocker remains "so disappointed" that a concert honoring the late guitar god has not been organized.
45 Years Ago: The Day Sammy Hagar First Met Eddie Van Halen
He wouldn't officially join Van Halen for almost seven more years.
Sammy Hagar Plans to Open a Resort: 'It's Going to Happen'
Red Rocker envisions a holiday destination featuring his favorite foods, drinks and music.
All 48 Sammy Hagar-Era Van Halen Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The good, the bad and the ugly from Van Hagar.
Van Halen Revisits Sammy Hagar Years With 'The Collection II' Set
Collection includes remastered versions of all four Van Hagar albums plus studio rarities.