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Sammy Hagar, From Colton, California, was popular in the early- mid 1980’s for fast paced, guitar-driven, hard rock with a masculine, lets-go-party attitude, joined the band Van Halen as lead vocalist after David Lee Roth’s departure from the group. (Before joining Van Halen he sang lead vocals in Ronnie Montrose’s classic rock band Montrose, and had some single output, notably his release, “I Can’t Drive 55”. ) As much as it was public surprise when Hagar joined the band, so it was when he left. Sammy Hagar now peddles his own line of high-quality “Cabo Wabo” tequila. In the Spring of 2007, Hagar sold his stake in Cabo Wabo tequila to an Italian beverage company for a reported $80 million.

Hagar, now a sort of modern-day Jimmy Buffett, has earned his place in rock n roll history as one of hard rock’s premier front men who not only has an ample, strong, belting vocal range with soulful melody and tone, but his duality as a formidable lead guitarist and guitar-riff-monger puts him in a league shared with few others in terms of versatility and overall right to rock.

He now tours with Mike Anthony, former bassist for Van Halen.

He resides with his family in Mill Valley, CA.

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  • Schnedlit

    First Concert was Sammy with Quarterflash opening 1982!

    25 Apr 11:55pm Reply
  • tattoobear

    I can't think of any rocker that has as much fun performing than Sammy.

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Alexandros888

    Sammy is da man

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ThePowerStation


    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    The Big Square Inch!

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Great new album!

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Steambull

    The official Chickenfoot website has put out a couple of updates during the last months, hinting at more to be heard from Sammy, Mike, Joe and Chad - possibly in 2014. Let's hope for the best!

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MetalFranker

    It's your one way ticket to midnight, call it HEAVY METAL

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    'three lock box' BEST ( ᖘωᖗ)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Spotify playlist: Classic Rock

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Steambull

    Such a great career, and it seems like he kept his head straight through all of it. I'm considering to order the book I really hope that Chickenfoot would stay alive, but it has been quiet for some time... Self-titled album or "Red" is fantastic.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sergeyisu

    True Rocker.

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • hadomaru

    Sammy, you're talented, no denying, but please stay away from Van Halen!

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Soul666Dragon

    Love Or Money - шедевр.

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • fomaerm

    Классная музыка, всем советую послушать, очень понравилось.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Speedmetal80s

    I like very much

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    I actualy liked him bettr w/ Van Halen, a little more rockin', but solo albums still good

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    I'm not a fan of Van Hagar but this guy was an extremely solid solo artist, put out some great albums

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • TCBProject

    First off! A shout out to Ronnie's family in light of the recent tragedy! and on the Brightest NOTE!! Loved Sammy in Montrose! And his solo career, Halen was cooll as well but! you know! much love to Sammy! Thanks!

    13 Apr 2012 Reply

    Sammy should be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (Shame) as well. I know hes in there with Van Halen. But with Montrose or as a solo artist. One of the best voices in Rock N Roll !!!!!!

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
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