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: Full Van Halen Reunion 'Would've Righted Everything'
Red Rocker still hopes to bury the hatchet with Alex Van Halen.
Sammy Hagar and the Circle, 'Crazy Times': Album Review
Supergroup heads to Nashville, records with Dave Cobb and covers Elvis Costello.
Sammy Hagar's Producer Talked Him Out of Americana Album
Dave Cobb steered the singer away from an acoustic record to make 'Crazy Times' with Van Halen feel.
How Ted Templeman Helped Sammy Hagar With 'Crazy Times' Vocals
Producer gave Red Rocker some tips for achieving signature Van Halen vocal blend on new album.
Listen to Sammy Hagar and the Circle's New Song 'Funky Feng Shui'
It's the first song the Red Rocker wrote for upcoming album 'Crazy Times.'
Sammy Hagar Says He Wrote a Song With Eddie Van Halen in a Dream
He intends to share composing credit with his former bandmate.
Sammy Hagar Not Interested in Rumored Van Halen Tribute Tour
He seemed especially bemused by the prospect of Jason Newsted taking part instead of Michael Anthony.
Sammy Hagar Feels ‘Responsibility’ to Perform Van Halen Songs
He’s also describing parts of the Circle's upcoming album ‘Crazy Times!’ as “dark” and “serious.”
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."