Sammy Hagar News

The former Van Halen frontman is about to release his latest solo album titled "Sammy Hagar & Friends". The album features a number of other popular musicians including Michael Anthony. He is also embarking on his "Four Decades of Rock Tour" throughout the end of 2013. Michael Anthony is also set to appear on several of those tour dates. Sammy is also planning to tour in support of his album in 2014. His band Chickenfoot is also set to start writing songs for their third album at the end of this year.

VHND’s All Access Photo: Sammy’s Wedding

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On this day in 1995 (Nov. 29th), Sammy Hagar wed longtime girlfriend, Kari Karte. Here’a s couple exclusive photos from the wedding dinner. Photos courtesy of Darrell Degroff. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every weekend for […]

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

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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 […]

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

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(UPDATE: Short Video added, above). 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 […]

This Day in 1985: Eddie Van Halen First Performs with Sammy Hagar at Farm Aid

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  Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen appeared at the first production of this now-annual event on September 22, 1985, at Champaign, Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. The concert raised approximately $9 million for America’s farmers. They performed one song together – a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” backed by Hagar’s solo band. After the Zeppelin cover, […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Van Halen Videos with New Commentary By Sammy Hagar

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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

Sammy VS Dave Poll! (And VHND’s Facebook Page News)

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We’re finally doing it! The Van Halen News Desk’s official SAMMY VS DAVE poll! Tell the world if you prefer one singer over the other, or if you like both Van Halen singers equally. In order to promote our Facebook page, this poll is exclusive to our Facebook page. You can ‘Like” our page below, and […]

Happy Birthday, Sammy Hagar!

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The Red Rocker turns 65 today. Happy Birthday, Sammy!

Sammy Hagar and ‘That Metal Show’ Hosts Chose Their ‘Top 5 Roth-Era Van Halen Songs’

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Sammy Hagar co-hosted That Metal Show this week, where the four hosts tried to choose the top five best David Lee Roth-era Van Halen songs. Trunk called the task “Impossible because the first four albums, top to bottom, were amazing.” Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson primarily chose deep tracks, while Hagar argued more for […]

Watch Van Halen’s First Unplugged Performance from This Day in 1993

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On this day in 1993, Sammy Hagar and Edward Van Halen performed together at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit concert in California. Professionally shot footage of some the concert recently surfaced via the website Wolfgang’s Vault. The footage isn’t on their website anymore, but fans can watch it in the embed youtube video below. The video clip consists […]

Midnight Phil’s “Chickenfoot III” Album Review Video

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Midnight Phil reviews Chickenfoot’s second album, “Chickenfoot III”. You can also watch his  “A Different Kind of Truth” Album Review Video and  his Van Halen Retrospective Video.