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.

Sammy Hagar on the Making of Van Halen’s ‘5150’

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Photo by David McGough This week is a special time in Van Halen history. It was 30 years ago this week that the band topped Billboard's LP charts for the first time, with 5150! The album sat in the Number One position for 3 weeks straight. In a new interview, Sammy Hagar shares some interesting stories from the making of the classic album. Before we get to what Sammy had to … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rocks Cabo Wabo Cantina, 1990 (Photos & Video)

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On this day in 1990, Van Halen performed at the Grand Opening of their very own Cabo Wabo Cantina! There's a sleepy town, south of the border. If you go there once, you'll be there twice. Sound familiar? These are the hallowed words that introduced us to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and the Cabo Wabo Cantina, which was, at the time, owned by Van Halen. Today marks the 26 … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Donates Signed Guitar For Charity

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Edward Van Halen donated a signed EVH Striped Series guitar for a great cause — the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit.  Mr. Van Halen is on the host committee for the John Varvatos Stewart House event, and he has donated for several years now. The CHARITY BUZZ auction is live! It ends TUES, April 26, 2016 3:53 PM EDT. BID HERE.  About Stuart House: Stuart … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Is Ready to Make Peace With Eddie Van Halen

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Some interesting quotes from Sammy Hagar were released today in Rolling Stone (that were NOT included in their interview yesterday, which was about the 30th anniversary of 5150): Earlier this month, Sammy Hagar bumped into Metallica frontman James Hetfield. "The first thing he said was, 'Is it true?" says Hagar. "I said, 'What?' He goes, 'That you guys [in Van Halen] are … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Talks ‘5150’ on its 30th Anniversary

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Rolling Stone conducted a new interview with Sammy Hagar for the 30th anniversary of 5150. Here's highlights from their interview: When David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985 nobody knew if the group would survive. The flamboyant frontman was the face of the band, and when his cartoonish videos for "California Girls" and "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" went into heavy … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar On the Good Times, Bad Times, and Breakup of Van Halen

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Sammy Hagar sat down with Dan Rather to discuss his successful career in rock ‘n’ roll and his life outside of music. The 90-minute interview (filmed February 10th) premiered tonight on Dan Rather’s AXS TV’s The Big Interview. Three video highlights are embedded below. VIDEO #1: Sammy Hagar explains how the death of Van Halen manager, Ed Leffler, led to the breakup of the … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar: ‘I was really as big as Van Halen’

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Sammy Hagar sat down with Dan Rather to discuss his successful career in rock 'n' roll and his life outside of music. The 90-minute interview (filmed February 10th) premieres this coming Tuesday, February 23rd at 8PM Eastern on Dan Rather's AXS TV's The Big Interview. Set your DVRs! In the 3-minute sneak peak video above, Sammy compares the success of his solo career to Van … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Explains Why He Reached Out To Eddie Van Halen

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Part of the reason Sammy Hagar sent a tweet to Eddie Van Halen last month wishing him a happy birthday was the recent deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Lemmy. Sammy Hagar explained to KSHE95 yesterday, "It just makes you stop and think that, you know, with my relationship with Eddie Van Halen and stuff that's always been in the toilet, it makes you say, 'I don't want to … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar on “If” and “When” a Van Halen Reunion Happens

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In a recent interview with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Sammy Hagar was asked the inevitable question about what he feels about the possibility of a reunion with his old Van Halen bandmates: One subject Hagar is not comfortable talking about is Van Halen. When asked what he would do if the group called him to come back, he said he wasn’t sure. “My favorite thing to say … [Read more...]

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 pic.twitter.com/SwTKiwGkXt — Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]