Sammy Hagar News

The former Van Halen frontman recently released his acoustic solo album, "Lite Roast". In 2015, he's touring with his band "The Circle", featuring Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson, and Jason Bonham. His other band, Chickenfoot, is on hiatus indefinitely.

Eddie Van Halen Responds to Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Wishes!

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Sammy Hagar tweeted Eddie Van Halen Birthday wishes today, to the surprise of rock fans. "Happy Birthday Eddie - hope you’re doing good." An even bigger surprise was when Eddie thanked him. Both tweets are embedded below. Thoughts? Happy Birthday Eddie - hope you’re doing good. #5150time #BestOfBothWorlds — Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar on the 21st Anniversary of Van Halen’s #1 Album “Balance”


Listen to Sammy Hagar share some personal history around the release of Van Halen's Balance album. This video was released today, on the 21st anniversary of the album. "Although it is mixed with both dark and light, I am very proud of this album — the last great Van Halen record of all original material to hit #1!" —Sammy Listen to the video above. And visit VHND's … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony Addresses Van Halen Rumors


Today on his Facebook page, Michael Anthony addressed rumors that he might be back in Van Halen: I want to clarify some confusion surrounding a recent picture from a video shoot for my new Schecter Signature Bass that will be debuting at NAMM next week. Apparently, because a road case with the name "Van Halen" on it is in the photo (which was taken by someone off to the side … [Read more...]

Dramatic Reading: Van Halen – “Right Now”


Something lighthearted! You'll never hear Van Halen's "Right Now" the same way again... The website Consequence of Sound has a brand new segment; Dramatic Readings. Twice a month, they bring you some of the finest acting ever seen on any stage as master thespians recite some of their favorite lyrics from 80s rock and hair-metal bands. Previously, we have … [Read more...]

Did Sammy Hagar Almost Replace Van Halen’s David Lee Roth in 1977?


We'll never forget the first time we heard the rumor. It was 1986, just when Van Halen started doing press around the release of “5150,” the band’s first album with Sammy Hagar. Band members were saying that even before they recorded their first album, someone within the Van Halen camp actually thought it would be a good idea to get rid of David Lee Roth and replace him … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders On The Issues


Bernie Sanders will always tell you where he stands on the important, and not so important, issues. Watch him tell The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he stands on the following: America South America Post-David Lee Roth Van Halen The Carpenters Rainy days & Mondays Kissing on a first date Interesting to see where Bernie stands on the Roth vs. Hagar debate! … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Calls Eddie Van Halen a Liar — Contradicts Himself?


In a recent video, Sammy Hagar goes off on Eddie Van Halen, specifically in response to Eddie's claim in the new Billboard interview that he had to constantly show Michael Anthony what to play on bass. In his two-minute video rant below, Sammy says, "For Eddie to say he had to show him what to play and had to teach him all those songs, that is the biggest line of bullshit … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Marks ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ Anniversary with Retrospective Video

Sammy Hagar Marks 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' Anniversary with Retrospective Video

On the 24th anniversary of the release of the Van Halen album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Sammy takes you back to 1990 and 1991 when it was being written, recorded, and released and what was going on in his personal life, how songs like "Right Now" came together, and the goose bumps shared with producer/engineer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Cream, Rolling Stones, etc) during … [Read more...]

20 Years Ago Today: Van Halen Attends Sammy Hagar’s Wedding


On this day in 1995 (Nov. 29th), Sammy Hagar wed longtime girlfriend, Kari Karte. Here's a few exclusive photos from the wedding dinner. Photos courtesy of Darrell Degroff. The pair had met while Van Halen were on tour in the early '90s. Sammy invited her along with him and Eddie to judge a bikini contest in a bar, and then flew her to the band's next show. Their ceremony was … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar on Van Halen: “The Fans Want The Original Members”

Sammy Hagar on Van Halen: "The Fans Want The Original Members"

Rolling Stone just interviewed Sammy Hagar, and boy, did they get him to talk Van Halen!  He says Van Halen should bring back Michael Anthony to reform the legendary original lineup, as that's what "everybody wants." He also says he'd be "involved with them again in a second if it was cool and right" and said he'd be open to being their lead singer again, or even sharing the … [Read more...]

This Day in 1978: Van Halen Supposedly Parachutes Into Anaheim Stadium & Eddie Meets Sammy Hagar!


On this day in 1978, (Sept 23rd), Van Halen stole the show at the huge outdoor concert of 56,000 at California’s Anaheim Stadium by hiring look-a-likes to parachute from an airplane into the stadium. It was also the day that Eddie met future Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar. It was a brilliant stunt that—along with their over-the-top performance—enabled Van Halen to steal … [Read more...]

30 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar First Perform Together


In a way, the birth of 'Van Hagar" was exactly 30 years ago this week. It was during the summer of 1985 that rock fans heard the devastating news – Van Halen and David Lee Roth had split up. There were rumors that the band was going to look for a new singer, but that's all that anyone knew. It was September 22, 1985, when "Red Rocker" Sammy Hagar performed at the first Farm … [Read more...]