Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar and Ted Nugent kicked off the Cabo Wabo Grand Opening on Thursday (April 29) and Friday (April 30) at Cabo in Lake Taho, Nevada. Check out pictures from WireImage (Thursday / Friday).
Sammy Hagar performed in concert at the Delta Center on Wednesday (March 24) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Van Halen announced that Hagar will return to the band as their frontman this summer after an eight year absence. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Van Halen are hitting the road for the first time in six years with frontman Sammy Hagar patching things up with the group. Hagar, who split with the group in 1996, is back in the fold after he and the other members of Van Halen met last November and put aside their past differences. Since then, the reunited quartet have recorded several songs which will appear on a forthcoming best-of album, sources told Livedaily.com.
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar was featured in the ‘At Home’ section of the Friday (December 26) edition of the USA Today. Asked about a VH reunion, Hagar said it’s not on the horizon, but he reiterated a posting he made to his web site about a recent dinner in Los Angeles with drummer Alex Van Halen. “We had a lot of fun times together,” said Hagar, who after replacing David Lee Roth spent a decade with the band, before himself being dismissed when the band briefly took back up with Roth. “So after years of carrying anger around on both sides, it was really nice to be able to feel like we were once again focusing on the friendship.”
Dwyer and Michaels of Iowa’s Q106 Classic Hits called Eddie Van Halen at his home studio Wednesday morning (November 26) and spoke to the reclusive guitarist for five minutes about his current activities, including the rumors that ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar is in the process of rejoining the band. Although Eddie falls short of confirming the reports that a reunion with Sammy is imminent, he does reveal the fact that he’s “got enough [new material written] for 10 records” and alludes to the fact that no announcement will be made regarding the group’s future plans until all the details have been worked out first. Twodorks.com has since removed the audio.
Sammy Hagar has posted the following message on his official web site, RedRocker.com: “A couple of months ago I called Alex [Van Halen] out of the blue because we had run into a mutual friend and both of us said to tell each other ‘Hello’. So I said, ‘I am going to call him’ and we talked. Alex said ‘Hey, next time you are down here call me and we’ll have dinner or lunch or something.’ So a few weeks ago I was in L.A. I called Al, we had lunch, spent the whole day together. It was great. Reconnecting as friends. That was the end of it. A couple weeks later I talked to Ed [Van Halen] on the phone, and a few times since then. It’s like old times as friends but nothing more than that. It’s great to have open communications with some old friends again, much better than being in a maze. If anything develops more from that when the time is right, I will keep you posted.”
Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath and former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar were on hand at ‘The Kitchen’ restaurant opening on Thursday (October 30) at Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Check out the pictures from WireImage.
Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and Van Halen’s Michael Anthony were on hand as Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas premiered their new DVD, ‘The Long Road To Cabo’ and performance live radio broadcast on KLOS 95.5 on Wednesday (September 17) at The Grove Theatre in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Sammy Hagar’s new DVD ‘The Long Road to Cabo’ was edited from almost 400 hours of footage of live performances, backstage antics, interviews with his band, candid moments with friends like Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, and numerous Hagar quips on tourmate and fellow former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth’s poor fashion sense. “Basically, the philosophy of ‘The Long Road to Cabo’ is that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the trip,” says Hagar. “It’s an amazing thing to finally realize — don’t be in such a hurry about everything you do. It’s really about the journey.”
Montrose performed in concert with Sammy Hagar, and then Sammy Hagar and the WaboRitas performed with his ex-Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony on Friday (August 22) at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Check out pictures from WireImage (Montrose/Hagar / Hagar/WaboRitas/Anthony).