Hair Metal

Sammy Hagar

Who was Hagar before Van Halen? The Red Rocker, that's who. Sammy was an all-around talent who found a way to keep the party going without excess or scandal.

The Red Rocker. High Condor of the Screechiest Birds. Sammy could and still can sing.

Sammy Hagar, a Hair Metal rock band from United States
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Before Van Halen. Before Chickenfoot with Satriani. Before the Waboritas, there was just Sammy Hagar. Well, Montrose, but that's beside the point.

The Red Rocker was just a tour de force of screachy eagle vocals, good times, and tequila, in the best way possible. His four albums with Van Halen were all incredible. His work with Chickenfoot was like watching an NBA all-star game that's just long-range threes and high-flying dunks at will.

Hagar is so on top of his game that he even released a cookbook in 2015, entitled Are We Having Any Fun Yet? – The Cooking & Partying Handbook. You know there has got to be a ton of awesome magarita recipes in there.

Hagar is also cousins with Shout & Magdallan stalwart, Ken Tamplin. If you've seen their hair and heard there zenithian vocals, then you'd know that kind of makes sense.

Finally, Hagar is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Sammy Hagar Band Members

  • Jason Bonham (Drums)
  • Michael Anthony (Bass)
  • Vic Johnson (Guitar)

Sammy Hagar/Waboritas past members

  • Alan Fitzgerald
  • Bill Church
  • Billy Carmassi
  • Chuck Ruff
  • David Lauser
  • David Lewark
  • Denny Carmassi
  • Gary Pihl
  • Geoff Worman
  • Glen Campbell
  • Jesse Harms
  • Jonathan Pierce
  • Mona Gnader
  • Scott Mathews

Sammy Hagar Albums/Discography

Sammy Hagar's Biggest Hit: I Can't Drive 55

Can anyone?

Sammy Hagar FAQs

What bands or music groups was Sammy Hagar in?

  • Montrose (1973-1975)
  • HSAS (1983-1984)
  • Van Halen (1985-1996, 2003-2005)
  • Los Tres Gusansos (1993-1996, 2002, 2005-Present)
  • Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas (1996-2005)
  • Planet Us (2002-2003)
  • Chickenfoot (2008-Present)
  • Sammy Hagar and the Circle (2014-Present)

Reviews of Sammy Hagar Albums