The Las Vegas Review Journal reports strong winds canceled Sammy Hagar’s outdoor concert Friday at Caesars Palace after the stage was damaged. The concert was moved inside Caesars’ event center on Saturday night, with Toby Keith in attendance.
Alan Sculley of The Californian caught up with Sammy Hagar and asked the Red Rocker about Van Halen’s 2004 reunion tour. “It wasn’t a great experience,” Hagar admiteed. “Onstage, the fans made it a wonderful experience by being so receptive and so overwhelming. They made us all just look at each other and go ‘Oh my God, this is the greatest thing in the world.’ So it took the edge off. But the second we went and left the stage or certainly building up to going onstage, I couldn’t even go (near guitarist Eddie Van Halen). I don’t know when you’re going to see the whole band again. That baby is put away until somebody gets himself together. There’s a person who’s really not user-friendly right now.” As for what happened to Eddie during that tour, Hagar said, “I’ve never seen such a personality change in any person I’ve ever known in my life. The guy used to be the sweetest, humblest guy and the most considerate musician. This guy, when he put on a guitar, even if he had been drinking in the past, he still was always in condition to really know the song and know what he was doing. He just wasn’t like that (on the last tour). I don’t know what happened.” The full story at nctimes.com has since been removed.
Sammy Hagar was on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday (July 27). Hagar, dressed all in red, talked about life in Cabo, if Van Halen will reunite, and then when David Lee Roth’s name came up, Craig was implying Roth was gay — saying his “joyous meter” was going off from the original VH singer’s recent appearance on his program. YouTube has since removed the video.
Rock acts on television this week include Taking Back Sunday, woh perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday; Buzzcocks, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; the Flaming Lips, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Rock Kills Kid, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Tuesday; The Elected, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Everclear, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; Sammy Hagar, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday; Dashboard Confessional, who performs on ‘Today’ on Thursday; and Seether, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday.
Sammy Hagar was on the phone with Doug Podell of Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM the other day. Hagar discussed the new Sammy Hagar and the Wabos album ‘Livin’ It Up’ – which he calls the manual on the way he lives, his gig in Detroit, Ted Nugent getting wasted on “Waboritas”, live in Cabo, and more.
The 17-minute interview at wrif.com has since been removed.
Sammy Hagar performed in concert at the Tweeter Center on Saturday (July 1) in Camden, New Jersey. Check out pictures from WireImage.
City officials in San Bernardino, California honored former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar by proclaiming Tuesday (May 23) Sammy Hagar Day. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Billboard.com about Van Halen’s 2004 reunion tour and his current solo trek, which he has dubbed ‘The Tequila Made Me Do It’. According to Hagar, the Van Halen reunion didn’t work out as planned, and he places the blame almost solely with guitarist Edward Van Halen. “The Van Halen thing wasn’t a horrible experience, but it wasn’t a great experience,” he recalled. “I don’t get along with Eddie anymore, and that’s all there is to it. I think the whole world knows that he’s changed. He used to be a great guy, a fun guy, but now he’s miserable and he likes to make everyone around him miserable.”
Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar performed with his band the Waboritas on Saturday (May 8) at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Ted Nugent, Jerry Cantrell, Sammy Hagar, and Toby Keith performed in concert to celebrate the Cabo Wabo Grand Opening on Sunday (May 2) at Harrahs Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Check out pictures from WireImage.