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‘It’s my newest project:’ Sammy Hagar’s next idea couldn’t be further from Chickenfoot, Van Halen, HSAS or Montrose

‘It’s my newest project:’ Sammy Hagar’s next idea couldn’t be further from Chickenfoot, Van Halen, HSAS or Montrose

Sammy Hagar has fronted some of the biggest, and some of the loudest, bands around — from Montrose and HSAS to Van Halen and Chickenfoot. Up next? He’s thinking about unplugging.

‘I’m not going to crawl into a corner’: Van Halen snub hasn’t slowed ever-optimistic Michael Anthony

‘I’m not going to crawl into a corner’: Van Halen snub hasn’t slowed ever-optimistic Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony’s transition out of his decades-long tenure in Van Halen was smoothed by the presence of bandmate Sammy Hagar in a new group. Turns out, even with Chickenfoot’s subsequent successes, the two still take time to remember the greatness that came before.

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.

‘We can write songs on the same level’: Sammy Hagar compares Chickenfoot to his time in Montrose, Van Halen

‘We can write songs on the same level’: Sammy Hagar compares Chickenfoot to his time in Montrose, Van Halen

Sammy Hagar says his musical relationship with Joe Satriani in Chickenfoot defies age — something that’s no easy feat in the business of rock.

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

‘You don’t write songs like that’: The complicated birth of Van Halen’s “Right Now”

‘You don’t write songs like that’: The complicated birth of Van Halen’s “Right Now”

“Right Now,” which later earned three nods at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, actually began two different demos — and it took months for Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen to decide they went together.

‘You don’t get bigger than that’: Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘You don’t get bigger than that’: Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ask inductee Sammy Hagar who he thinks should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his answer comes quickly: “Journey; I want to stick up for Journey,” says Hagar, inducted as a member of Van Halen in 2007.

‘Hey, it’s all about me’: Why did David Lee Roth accept a partial Van Halen reunion?

‘Hey, it’s all about me’: Why did David Lee Roth accept a partial Van Halen reunion?

Sammy Hagar says he has nothing against Wolfgang Van Halen. Still, he can’t understand why David Lee Roth would participate in a partial Van Halen reunion without fellow founding member Michael Anthony.

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen ...] (1997)

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen ...] (1997)

Back in the middle of the years when so-called Classic Rock was born, our perceptions of rock stars was somewhat different than today. They seemed larger than life; dangerous, even.

‘I’m so proud of what we did’: Sammy Hagar has a newfound perspective on Van Halen

‘I’m so proud of what we did’: Sammy Hagar has a newfound perspective on Van Halen

A 2013 retrospective tour featuring songs from Sammy Hagar’s tenure in Van Halen has inevitably led to questions about reuniting with the old band.