Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter
and musician. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose.
. He afterwards launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55". He enjoyed huge commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985, but left the band in 1996. He returned to the band for a 2 year reunion from 2003 to 2005. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.
Outside of music, he founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.
He currently resides in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and also has a residence in Mill Valley, California.
Samuel Roy Hagar
Also known as
The Red Rocker
October 13, 1947 (age
Salinas, California, United States
Hard rock, heavy metal
Chickenfoot, Van Halen, Montrose, The Waboritas, HSAS, The Other Half, Los Tres Gusanos
In 2002, Sammy Hagar was Commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by Kentucky Governor Paul Patton.
Yamaha Sammy Hagar Signature model
Custom VOA Dean ML
Custom Jackson King V