Sammy Hagar

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Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur.wikipedia
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I Can't Drive 55

He afterwards launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with "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.

Montrose (band)

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Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose. Hagar's first major success came with the group Montrose, on their debut and second albums, which included the first song Hagar wrote, "Bad Motor Scooter".
The band originally featured Ronnie Montrose on guitar and future solo artist and Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar.

Van Halen

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He enjoyed commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985, but left the band in 1996.
In 1985, the band replaced lead singer David Lee Roth with former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar.

Chickenfoot

His current musical projects include being the lead singer of Chickenfoot and The Circle.
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).

David Lauser

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He next became a member of the Justice Brothers, along with guitarist Bob Anglin, keyboardist Al Shane, bassist Jeff Nicholson, and drummer David Lauser.
David Lauser is an American rock drummer, who is most famous for playing with Sammy Hagar.

Nine on a Ten Scale

He enjoyed moderate success on Capitol Records under the tutelage of A&R man Carter, with such albums as Nine on a Ten Scale and hits such as "Red", which would build his persona and style, leading to his nickname of "The Red Rocker".
Nine on a Ten Scale is Sammy Hagar's first solo album.

The Circle (band)

The Circle
His current musical projects include being the lead singer of Chickenfoot and The Circle.
The Circle is a band consisting of rocker Sammy Hagar, Van Halen's long-time bassist Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson.

Standing Hampton

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His first Geffen release, Standing Hampton, was his biggest-selling album to date and went platinum on the strength of songs such as "There's Only One Way to Rock".
Standing Hampton is Sammy Hagar's sixth solo album, his first after moving from Capitol Records to Geffen.

Danger Zone (Sammy Hagar album)

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But after it and 1980's Danger Zone failed to break out, Hagar felt that Capitol was not supporting him sufficiently.
Danger Zone is Sammy Hagar's fifth solo album, his last studio album during his tenure with Capitol Records.

Paper Money

After the album Paper Money, Hagar began his solo career.
It was produced by Ted Templeman and is the band's final recording with original vocalist Sammy Hagar.

Three Lock Box

The follow-up, Three Lock Box, generated his first pop Top 40 hit single and his highest-charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100, "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy", which peaked at #13 in early 1983.
Three Lock Box is Sammy Hagar's seventh solo album, with appearances by Loverboy's Mike Reno, Journey's Jonathan Cain and Mr. Mister's Richard Page.

Ronnie Montrose

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After conflicts during a European tour with the band's founder, Ronnie Montrose, Hagar quit the group.
Ronald Douglas Montrose (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012) was an American rock guitarist, who led the bands Montrose (1973-77 & 1987) and Gamma (1979-83 & 2000) and 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), Sammy Hagar (1997), and Johnny Winter.

I Never Said Goodbye

In 1987, Hagar had his first #1 hit on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks with "Give to Live" from I Never Said Goodbye, released after he had joined Van Halen.
I Never Said Goodbye is the ninth solo album by Sammy Hagar.

Bad Motor Scooter

Hagar's first major success came with the group Montrose, on their debut and second albums, which included the first song Hagar wrote, "Bad Motor Scooter".
The song was penned by frontman Sammy Hagar.

Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy

The follow-up, Three Lock Box, generated his first pop Top 40 hit single and his highest-charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100, "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy", which peaked at #13 in early 1983.
"Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" is a song written and performed by Sammy Hagar from his album Three Lock Box.

Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve

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In 1983 and 1984, Hagar and Neal Schon formed the supergroup HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve) along with former Foghat bassist Kenny Aaronson and former Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.
Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (also known as HSAS) was a supergroup band featuring lead vocalist Sammy Hagar, lead guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Kenny Aaronson and drummer Michael Shrieve.

Denny Carmassi

Bassist Bill Church (who had quit Montrose after the first album) and drummer Denny Carmassi eventually played in Hagar's backing band.
After Montrose, he played with his former Montrose bandmate Sammy Hagar as a solo artist, and with his former Montrose bandmates Ronnie Montrose and Jim Alcivar in the band Gamma.

Hard rock

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His musical style primarily consists of hard rock and heavy metal.
Montrose, including the instrumental talent of Ronnie Montrose and vocals of Sammy Hagar released their first album in 1973.

Neal Schon

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In 1983 and 1984, Hagar and Neal Schon formed the supergroup HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve) along with former Foghat bassist Kenny Aaronson and former Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.
In addition to his five solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, his 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 Jonathan Cain's former Babys bandmates John Waite and Ricky Phillips) and Hardline (which also featured Deen Castronovo).

5150 (album)

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With Hagar at the front, Van Halen produced four multi-platinum, #1 Billboard charting albums: 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Balance, as well as many chart hits, including nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits.
It was the first of four albums to be recorded with new lead singer Sammy Hagar, who replaced David Lee Roth.

Bill Church

Bassist Bill Church (who had quit Montrose after the first album) and drummer Denny Carmassi eventually played in Hagar's backing band.
When Montrose rejoined Ruff to record Edgar Winter Group's smash They Only Come Out at Night, Church remained with Morrison and appeared on the Saint Dominic's Preview LP. When Montrose left Winter to form his own hard rock outfit, Montrose, Church was recruited along with singer Sammy Hagar and drummer Denny Carmassi.

OU812

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With Hagar at the front, Van Halen produced four multi-platinum, #1 Billboard charting albums: 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Balance, as well as many chart hits, including nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits.
OU812 (pronounced "Oh You Ate One Too") is the eighth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1988, and the second to feature vocalist Sammy Hagar.

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

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However, Hagar felt that Carter did not play to his strengths as "a heavy-metal guy" and instead tried to generate Top 40 hits (such as a cover of Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay") with little success.
Sammy Hagar released a version of the song as a non-album single in 1979.

Balance (Van Halen album)

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With Hagar at the front, Van Halen produced four multi-platinum, #1 Billboard charting albums: 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Balance, as well as many chart hits, including nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits.
The album is the last of the band's four studio releases to feature Sammy Hagar as the lead singer.

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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With Hagar at the front, Van Halen produced four multi-platinum, #1 Billboard charting albums: 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Balance, as well as many chart hits, including nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits.
The album's title came from lead singer Sammy Hagar, who wanted to push the issue of censorship with naming Van Halen's album with a vulgarity, stating, "That's when censorship was a big issue. I wanted to name the album just Fuck."