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 'Ruined Everything' at Van Halen's Farm Aid Debut
A swear word forced singer and guitarist's first live appearance off the air.
Sammy Hagar Says ‘A Few Jams’ Remain in the Van Halen Vault
“There were two songs that we actually finished,” the singer admits to UCR, adding that Eddie Van Halen left behind a million "jams and pieces."
Sammy Hagar Serves 'Rock Candy' in Ohio: Photos, Videos, Set List
Singer gets nostalgic during his Cleveland return.
Why Sammy Hagar Couldn’t Score an Introduction to Prince
Red Rocker recalls the closest he came to meeting the Purple One.
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.