Sammy Hagar answered fan questions about Eddie Van Halen’s erratic behavior, the Future of Chickenfoot, and wanting to work with Jimmy Page in a chat on RollingStone.com. “I don’t think Van Halen has a serious downfall, but I think that the head trips between Ed and Al trying to run things the way they want and not having any guidance has been a real problem in Van Halen. It’s been a problem for Dave, obviously, it’s certainly been a problem for me, and I think it was a problem for Gary Cherone, the three singers they had. Because they’re brothers, they’re very tight, and now with Wolfie, Ed’s son in there, another Van Halen, the three of them, they’re so tight that everyone else seems like an outsider, and I think that’s a problem, because we are not outsiders, and they got to learn how to trust other people. They don’t trust anyone.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.
In the aftermath of the floods, which have devastated Nashville and surrounding areas, peoples spirits remain strong. Gibson Foundation has launched a campaign to aid the victims of this disaster. Sammy Hagar recorded a public service announcement about the Gibson Foundation, where people can donate online at gibsonfoundation.org or by calling 1-800-444-2766. Watch it via YouTube below.
Sammy Hagar talked about his Red Rocker Les Paul in an interview with Gibson. “I’ve always been inspired by Les Paul’s, Gibson guitars in general,” the former Van Halen frontman says in the clip. “Always been a Gibson player. Always been a fat neck, big heavy axe. It’s great to finally be with a company with the first guitar I ever had was Gibson, when I played 90% of the songs on a record of all the records I’ve ever done have been Gibson guitars. I don’t know why I never did this before.” Watch the video below.
Sammy Hagar is out with the video to his new single ‘Cosmic Universal Fashion’, the title track off The Red Rocker’s eleventh solo album, out Tuesday (November 18) on Loud & Proud. Watch it at YouTube.
Sammy Hagar Celebrates His Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Cabo Wabo Uno Tequila on Wednesday (March 28) at Impala Restaurant in San Francisco. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Cabo Uno Tequila Tasting Hosted by Sammy Hagar took place on Tuesday (March 13) at Dos Caminos in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Sammy Hagar and Guy Fieri were on hand for a photocall on Sunday (January 28) at The Chop House in Santa Rosa, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Sammy Hagar And The Wabos performed at the Gibson Amphitheater on October 20th in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
FMQB Retro-Active correspondent Ken Sharp recently conducted an interview with Sammy Hagar about his new CD, ‘Livin’ It Up’, the uniqueness of his live shows, and the secrets behind a ‘Three Lock Box’. Check it out here.
Sammy Hagar and 38 Special performed at the Rock’n The Rally 2006 on Thursday (August 10) at Glencoe Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota. Check out pictures from WireImage.