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.

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...]

Sammy Hagar: “I would be in Van Halen if we could get along” (Video)


Even though Sammy Hagar hasn't been in Van Halen since their 2004 tour in support of The Best Of Both Worlds greatest hits package, the obligatory "Van Halen" questions came up in two recent interviews of his. Both interviews were conducted last month during the Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp, which was held inside the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. One interview was with … [Read more...]

This Day in 1986: Van Halen’s First Concert With Sammy Hagar


28 Years ago Today: Van Halen performed their very first concert with Sammy Hagar as frontman. Here's the little-known story about that concert and the days that led up to it. (Including some exclusive quotes from Sammy Hagar). As the first scheduled concert with their new frontman drew near, Van Halen's new album wasn't even finished yet. The band was so late delivering the … [Read more...]

Van Halen Videos with New Commentary By Sammy Hagar


This new TV special features Sammy Hagar and Van Halen director Andy Morahan giving commentary on classic Van Halen music videos. This is the Van Halen episode of the UK TV show, "Video Killed the Radio Star", which aired Dec. 12th, 2012. Videos featured: Finish What Ya Started Feels So Good When It's Love Poundcake Right Now Amsterdam … [Read more...]