The Almanac

UPI almanacs for Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.
By United Press International

Sammy Hagar lives it up on new album

DETROIT, July 25 (UPI) -- Detroit rock veteran Sammy Hagar intended his new album, "Livin' It Up," to be "a lifestyle record" that provides "a manual for the way I live." "You can live like me," says the former Van Halen and Montrose singer, who also runs a tequila brand and clubs

San Bernadino County has 'Sammy Hagar Day'

SAN BERNADINO, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- San Bernadino County supervisors celebrated "Sammy Hagar Day" with a visit from the Fontana, Calif., native son and his proud mother.

Petty to headline 'Rock'n the Rally'

STURGIS, S.D., May 18 (UPI) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the "Rock'n the Rally" music festival at South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Sturgis Bike Week adds concerts

STURGIS, S.D., March 10 (UPI) -- The annual massive Sturgis Bike Week in South Dakota is about to get bigger with a new concert series featuring A-list performers.

Roth says Van Halen reunion inevitable

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll frontman turned DJ David Lee Roth says a Van Halen reunion is inevitable.

MTV reports Van Halen ready for CBS

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- If CBS brings back its successful "Rock Star: INXS" for a second season, rumor has it the next band in line is California's Van Halen.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2005 with 79 to follow.
By United Press International

Hagar says Eddie records too slowly

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- On-again, off-again Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar says guitarist Eddie Van Halen's work ethic kept the rock group from recording a new album.

Half of Van Halen still on the road

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Van Halen may be moribund since its 2004 reunion tour, but half the band is still hard at work.

'I Married ... Sammy Hagar' debuts on VH1

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- "I Married ... Sammy Hagar" featuring Kari Hagar, the wife of musician and Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, premieres Monday on U.S. cable's VH1.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 287th day of 2004 with 79 to follow.
By United Press International

Van Halen and Sammy Hagar at odds

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Van Halen lead vocalist Sammy Hagar and other band members reportedly are at odds, with Hagar threatening to bail on the rockers' current U.S. tour.

Clear Channel auction for Charley victims

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Clear Channel Radio is auctioning 43 celebrity-signed guitars with proceeds going to relief effects in areas affected by Hurricane Charley in Florida.

Hagar humbled to be back in Van Halen

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Hard rocker Sammy Hagar says he's "humbled" as he prepared to hit the road with Van Halen for the first time in eight years on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.
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Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar and the Wabos perform in concert at the Sound Advice Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Sam Roy "Sammy" Hagar (born October 13, 1947), known as "The Red Rocker", is an American rock singer, guitarist, composer and solo artist. Hagar was the second of three singers for Van Halen, as well as the original singer of the early 1970s rock band Montrose. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen. He has had the opportunity to work with some of hard rock's most famous guitarists including Eddie Van Halen, Ronnie Montrose, Neal Schon of Journey, and more recently, Joe Satriani. Outside of music, he is also well-known as the founder of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain. He currently resides in Mill Valley, California and also has a residence in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. His present musical project is as lead singer of a hard rock band called Chickenfoot.

Hagar was born in Salinas, California. Although Hagar was born in Salinas, he lived in Fontana, and graduated from Fontana High School. He also took harmonica lessons at "The House of Note" in Redlands, California (circa 1968–1970).

After a brief career as a boxer in the footsteps of his father, Hagar became interested in the burgeoning Southern California music scene, fronting his first band, The Fabulous Catillas.

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