Sammy Hagar

Hagar performing at the Moondance Jam 2008
Hagar with Van Halen, 2004
Exterior view of Hagar's Cabo Wabo restaurant and nightclub in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

American singer, guitarist, and entrepreneur.

- Sammy Hagar

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Van Halen

American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.

Van Halen performing in 2015. From left to right: Wolfgang Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Eddie Van Halen.
Van Halen performing at La Cañada High School in 1975.
Flyer handed out at La Cañada High School show. Ed playing an Ibanez Destroyer.
Van Halen in 1981
The introduction of Sammy Hagar (pictured in 2005) as vocalist continued the band's worldwide popularity.
Van Halen and Metallica posing backstage in 1988.
Vocalist Gary Cherone (pictured in 2008) joined the band briefly in the late 1990s.
After leaving Van Halen, Hagar has focused on his band the Waboritas as well as branching out into the Cabo Wabo nightclub, merchandise, and alcohol brands.
Van Halen during their 2004 reunion period. Left to right: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Van Halen.
Roth and the Van Halen brothers performing in San Antonio, Texas in 2008.
Van Halen onstage with Roth and Wolfgang in 2008.
Roth and Eddie Van Halen performing live in 2015.
Van Halen's elaborate stage productions required extra security included in their contract riders

In 1985, Roth left the band to embark on a solo career and was replaced by former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar.

I Can't Drive 55

"I Can't Drive 55" is the lead single and first track from Sammy Hagar's eighth studio album VOA in 1984.


Hard rock supergroup formed in 2008.

Live at the Bospop festival, 2009. Left to right: Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith.

The group consists of vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex–Van Halen and -Montrose), bassist Michael Anthony (also ex–Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Montrose (band)

American hard rock band formed in 1973 and named after guitarist and founder Ronnie Montrose.

Montrose, 1975. Clockwise from top left: Alan Fitzgerald, Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, and Denny Carmassi.

The band's original lineup featured vocalist Sammy Hagar, who later found greater fame as a solo artist and as the lead singer for American hard rock band Van Halen.

Ronnie Montrose

American rock guitarist who led the bands Montrose (1973–77 & 1987) and Gamma (1979–83 & 2000).

Montrose in 1974
Montrose in 1978

He also performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Van Morrison (1971–72), Herbie Hancock (1971), Beaver & Krause (1971), Boz Scaggs (1971), Edgar Winter (1972 & 1996), Gary Wright (1975), The Beau Brummels (1975), Dan Hartman (1976), Tony Williams (1978), The Neville Brothers (1987), Marc Bonilla (1991 & 1993) and Sammy Hagar (1997).

Neal Schon

American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English.

Schon in Las Vegas, July 2013
On December 15, 2013, Neal Schon married Michaele Salahi at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. For this occasion, a white tent (photo) had been erected in the rotunda of the Palace.

In addition to his nine solo albums and fourteen studio albums with Journey, Schon's work also includes: a pair of albums with keyboardist Jan Hammer, short-term collaborations with Sammy Hagar (HSAS and Planet Us) and Paul Rodgers, stints with Bad English (a supergroup that featured Journey's Jonathan Cain and Deen Castronovo and Cain's former Babys bandmates John Waite and Ricky Phillips) and Hardline (which also featured Castronovo).

Boston (band)

American rock band from namesake Boston, Massachusetts, that had its most commercial successes during the 1970s and '80s.

Boston in 1977. (L–R) Barry Goudreau, Tom Scholz, Sib Hashian, Brad Delp, Fran Sheehan
Brad Delp, the original lead singer. Along with Scholz, Delp was the only other person signed to Epic Records as Boston.
Tom Scholz, the band's founder, lead guitarist and primary songwriter
Boston in 2008. Left to right: Scholz, Sweet, DeCarlo, Dahme, and Pihl.

Another tour followed (playing with the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and The Doobie Brothers), and the album's title track became a top-5 hit.

Cabo Wabo

Hagar performing at the Cabo Wabo
Patrons drinking in a portion of the cantina

Cabo Wabo is a private nightclub, restaurant and bar company founded in 1990 by American singer-songwriter and rock musician Sammy Hagar.

Rick Springfield

Australian-American musician and actor.

Springfield in 2014
Springfield during the shock/denial/anger/acceptance tour in 2004
Springfield in September 2011 before a performance in Boston

Another top 10 single from the album was the Sammy Hagar-penned "I've Done Everything for You".

Geffen Records

American record label established by David Geffen and owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M Records imprint.

As the 1980s progressed, Geffen would go on to have success with such acts as Berlin, Enya, Kylie Minogue, Quarterflash, Wang Chung, and Sammy Hagar.