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Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar live at the Moondance Jam on July 10, 2008
Background information
Birth name Samuel Roy Hagar[1]
Also known as The Red Rocker
Born (1947-10-13) October 13, 1947 (age 69)
Salinas, California, United States[1]
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1967–present
Labels Capitol, Geffen, MCA, Cabo Wabo Music, Beyond Music, Loud & Proud, Roadrunner, Silverline Records, earMUSIC
Associated acts Chickenfoot, Van Halen, Montrose, The Waboritas, HSAS, The Other Half, Los Tres Gusanos, The Circle
Website redrocker.com
Notable instruments
Yamaha Sammy Hagar model
Custom VOA Dean ML
Custom Jackson King V

In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps.
Sammy Hagar
Overall, we had about 50 meetings where the brothers would say that I couldn't do any solo records, I couldn't write for other people, I couldn't do this and I couldn't do that. These guys were trying to nail my feet to the ground.
Sammy Hagar
I had a solo career before Van Halen. My fan base filtered through Van Halen with me and came right on out the other side with me.
Sammy Hagar
It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.
Sammy Hagar

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
I see couples fighting about the stupidest things. You just have to rise above everything.
Sammy Hagar
The reason my voice is sounding more passionate is because I'm singing directly from the heart.
Sammy Hagar
I've never done a box set, and Eddie's full of it if he says otherwise.
Sammy Hagar
I don't want to talk about negative, dark things. The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is, they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images.
Sammy Hagar
I think all the bad blood started when Geffen released a greatest hits package of my solo stuff.
Sammy Hagar
Dave was great in Van Halen. No question about it. He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star. But it's sickening to see a guy still trying to be that with a wig on 20 years later.
Sammy Hagar
If I would go up on a high note, Eddie would want a low one. That's how petty the situation had become.
Sammy Hagar
I've been drinking tequila for a long time now, and it's never been about drinking to get drunk. I don't do that. I never drink tequila during the day, and I don't drive at night.
Sammy Hagar
The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway.
Sammy Hagar
If I would have ever dreamed that I wouldn't be in Van Halen anymore and was going to have resume my solo career again, I would have never contributed anything towards my own greatest hits package.
Sammy Hagar
It's a good thing I don't read everything Eddie says, or I'd be up in arms and not enjoying my life.
Sammy Hagar
When they brought Roth back into the picture, obviously I didn't go along with that too well.
Sammy Hagar
I would like to enlighten people.
I looked at Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the boys up there thinking, I want to be that.
Sammy Hagar
I've never met or spoken to David Lee Roth, yet it's rather ironic that even he's saying Eddie's lying about things. I'm saying he's not telling the truth, yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying! You be the judge.
Sammy Hagar
I wasn't writing the music. Ed would write a piece of music. I'd listen to it and come up with a melody and then we would arrange it. We'd put it together and I would write lyrics to my melodies.
Sammy Hagar
All he cares about is going out there with his Jack Daniels bottle. Nothing has changed. That's kind of sad. If David was doing better than he used to be, then that would be different. But it was a joke and he made it that way.
Sammy Hagar
I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa.
Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total opposite of what really happened. Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist. No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist.
Sammy Hagar
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
If you don't ever stop singing, your voice stays in shape. It's like the marathon runner. You've got to run, run, run to stay in shape.
Sammy Hagar
To stay a great singer or guitar player, you've got to do it 24/7. That's what I do.
Sammy Hagar
When we were on the road, I found out that my greatest hits album went Gold. They freaked out. Things really came to a head when we started arguing about a Van Halen greatest hits package.
Sammy Hagar
Sometimes you're afraid to fall in love with a chick, but she sucks you in anyway.
Sammy Hagar
We needed time off from each other after our last tour because there was a lot of personal stuff we had to take care of. Eddie needed hip replacement surgery. Al needed his back worked on. And I was going to have a baby.
Sammy Hagar
When I left Van Halen, I went in the studio and made a CD called Marching to Mars with all studio musicians. I did it immediately. With the disappointment riding on my shoulders of the breakup of the band.
Sammy Hagar
I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
Sammy Hagar
I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues man and he played blues his whole life. I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life.
Sammy Hagar
I didn't think I'd be around 30 years later.