“OU812” by Van Halen topped the US sales chart in Summer 1988, captured like a Polaroid snapshot in this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar. A lot of tequila has run under the bridge since then, but even thirty year old mescal can’t alter the fact that these guys were having too much fun then, fans were selling out football stadiums coast to coast and gobbling up more than 4,000,000 copies of “OU812″…
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Sammy Hagar live from Cabo Wabo Cantina with a smoking medley of “Marching to Mars/ There’s Only One Way to Rock”… for his birthday (13th ) !
A “Ronnie Montrose Tribute” featuring classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose band singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar That album and the the new ( and sadly, final ) Ronnie Montrose swan song album 10×10 featuring Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey, Tommy Shaw and Lawrence Gowan of Styx, Sammy Hagar, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Joe Bonamassa, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Mark Farner, Glenn Hughes, drummer Eric Singer, and veteran Styx bass player/ producer Ricky Phillips who joins us here In the Studio.
Happy birthday Sam the Man ( 13th ) !
It is the 35th anniversary of the pivotal album in Sammy Hagar’s long career, “Standing Hampton”…
In 1985,the shock of David Lee Roth’s announcement that he was leaving the lead singer slot of America’s most popular band ,Van Halen, was equaled (but not eclipsed) by the band’s announcement that multi-platinum rocker Sammy Hagar had agreed to fill the role, first appearing on Van Halen’s “5150”. How did that musical merger happen?…(more)
Sammy Hagar traditionally celebrates his birthday with a series of performances at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Here is a smoking medley of “Marching to Mars/ There’s Only One Way to Rock” from there in May 1997. –Redbeard
the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush
In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire, Chris Cornell. Hour one of three.
The story behind this live performance by Van Halen of “Poundcake” in the streets of downtown Dallas in December 1991 gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true.