For the 35th anniversary, the late Eddie Van Halen’s interview In the Studio is included with Sammy Hagar, brother Alex Van Halen, & Michael Anthony for the story of “5150”.
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“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″…
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 1982 Sammy Hagar answered the bell and came out swinging, scoring a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” from his seventh solo album Three Lock Box. Then in 1987 Sammy won by a knockout with his solo album I Never Said Goodbye, at #14 his highest charting album ever, and that while being newly installed as Van Halen’s lead singer. Hagar reveals some deeply held intensely personal insights into what has driven him to this day.
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
For the thirtieth anniversary of Van Halen ” For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” , we present an ultra-rare “fly on the wall” listen to the biggest hard rock band in America in 1991. The late Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar had the #1-selling album on the Billboard chart containing “Poundcake”,”Judgment Day, “Runaround”, “Right Now”, and “Top of the World” when we had this lively conversation. This complete interview with all four members has never been heard, & it is now quite historic with the leaving of Sammy Hagar about five years later, & the passing of Eddie Van Halen in 2020.
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