Sammy Hagar- Standing Hampton 35th Anniversary

For over four decades, Sammy Hagar answered the bell and came out swinging, from co-writing and belting out the songs on that first classic Montrose album in 1973, to a decade of undercard matches night after night as a solo bandleader. Finally breaking through to an arena headliner in January 1982 with “There’s Only One Way to Rock” and “I’ll Fall in Love Again” from Standing Hampton, Hagar would later land the love/hate job of fronting one of America’s biggest bands then, Van Halen. After a decade of that soap opera, he resumed his solo career without missing a beat. Here is round one of Sam the Man’s story as told by the “Red Rocker” himself In the Studio.- Redbeard