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‘I just was always insecure': A tough childhood drove Sammy Hagar’s business acumen

‘I just was always insecure': A tough childhood drove Sammy Hagar’s business acumen

Sammy Hagar’s move into non-music related business was not a matter of happenstance. The former Van Halen frontman’s drive to create these fallback positions grew out of a harrowing childhood experience.

‘I was, like, are you insane?’: Mitch Malloy on winning, then losing, Van Halen frontman job

For a moment in 1996, Mitch Malloy was poised to become Van Halen’s third lead singer. In fact, he was certain he had the job. Then, all of a sudden, Extreme’s Gary Cherone took over instead.

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around': Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around': Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

It’s a particularly difficult question for Sammy Hagar — who, after all, has worked alongside Ronnie Montrose, Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani, among others: Of the guitarists you’ve played with, who is your favorite?

‘The Hall of Fame tries to be too politically correct': Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar questions why Journey isn’t in

‘The Hall of Fame tries to be too politically correct': Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar questions why Journey isn’t in

Asked which band he thinks should join him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar says — without hesitation: Journey, the band Steve Perry spurred to chart heights just as Hagar joined Van Halen.

‘Let them finish it off in their own way': Sammy Hagar’s OK with Van Halen ignoring his era

‘Let them finish it off in their own way': Sammy Hagar’s OK with Van Halen ignoring his era

For Sammy Hagar, it’s like the guys in Van Halen are trying to erase him from the band’s history. That’s led to the inclusion of a 40-minute segment devoted to his time with Eddie Van Halen in a new solo tour.

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

For all of David Lee Roth’s happy-go-lucky antics on stage, many of his most recognizable songs — from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin’” and “Jump” to his solo version of “Just a Gigolo”/”I Ain’t Got Nobody” — have a darker edge.

‘Take your thought and say it over and over': David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s delicate balance of power

‘Take your thought and say it over and over': David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s delicate balance of power

As we bid farewell to Van Halen’s lengthy tour in support of A Different Kind of Truth, David Lee Roth provides some insight into the delicate balance of power the band has always had.

‘It’s really not on my agenda': Busy Sammy Hagar still dealing with questions about Van Halen reunion

‘It’s really not on my agenda': Busy Sammy Hagar still dealing with questions about Van Halen reunion

After a short break, Sammy Hagar’s Four Decades of Rock concert series gets underway again later this month — touching on most every era of his career. Except Chickenfoot.

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Readers flocked to content focusing on Led Zeppelin solo projects, partial Journey reunions, Sammy Hagar’s Van Halen years, a key late-period Bob Dylan project and the Beatles, of course. But Miley Cyrus?

‘I knew we were going to be back together': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth remembers his solo-career detour

‘I knew we were going to be back together': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth remembers his solo-career detour

Van Halen has been one big happy family over the past few years, as David Lee Roth returned for the well-received Different Kind of Truth album and tour. It wasn’t always that way, of course.