Sammy Hagar and Journey guitarist Neal Schon have a long history that includes the '80s era outfit HSAS. After venturing off with their own careers over the years, the pair has come back together to revive HSAS with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Anthony and Smith also play with Hagar in his current band Chickenfoot.
A few days after the loss of legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose, his friend and former bandmate Sammy Hagar has opened up in an article in Rolling Stone about hearing the axeman play for the first time, starting a band with him, and the everlasting impact that Ronnie leaves behind both in the form of his music and his spirit.
Earlier today the sad news came in that legendary guitar player Ronnie Montrose passed away on Saturday, March 3. Ronnie formed the band Montrose with Sammy Hagar in the early '70s. Montrose released their self-titled album in 1973 followed by 'Paper Money' in 1974 before Hagar left the band to pursue his solo career. Ronnie continued to play with Montrose.
Hard rock giants Guns N' Roses have endured some of the most intense and highly publicized inter-band feuding in music history. Drug abuse, riots at shows and planet-sized egos are only a few reasons why the classic GN'R lineup began to tear apart throughout the '90s. Now in 2011, after it seemed like the band had already tried everything to reconcile, a powerful force has emerged to bring GN'R back to their golden age -- a force named Sammy Hagar!
Sammy Hagar made his debut appearance on 'That Metal Show' last night and he turned up like he just walked off the beach in shorts, a tee and Crocs. Hosts Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Eddie Trunk immediately commented on his casual, easy-going attire, with Florentine asking the Red Rocker if he ever wears a Speedo on the beach, to which Hagar replied, "It doesn't look right, man!"