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 Calls Eddie Van Halen a Liar — Contradicts Himself?

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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...]

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. The pair had met while Van Halen were on tour in teh 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 … [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!

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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 that—along with their over-the-top … [Read more...]

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, Hagar declared … [Read more...]

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 Las Vegas. One interview was with … [Read more...]

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 yet. The band was so late delivering the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 vote HERE. Why you should 'Like' VHND's Facebook page: We will always … [Read more...]

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 the hits such as "Jump" and "Panama." Don … [Read more...]