Sammy Hagar

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Cousin of Ken Tamplin

His more recent releases such as 2003's "Live Hallelujah!" and 2006's "Livin' It Up" are released as the band "Sammy Hagar and The Wabo's". Please do not try to add them here.

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Legal name: Samuel Roy Hagar


Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. 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. His musical style primarily consists of hard rock and heavy metal.

Outside of music, he founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum. His present musical projects are lead singer of Chickenfoot and The Circle.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Nine on a Ten Scale Sammy Hagar 2
1977 Musical Chairs Sammy Hagar 4
1977 Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar 2
1979 Street Machine Sammy Hagar 4
1980 Danger Zone Sammy Hagar 2
1981 Standing Hampton Sammy Hagar 5
1982 Three Lock Box Sammy Hagar 5 2
1984 VOA Sammy Hagar 2
1987 I Never Said Goodbye Sammy Hagar 4
1997 Marching to Mars Sammy Hagar 3
2000 Ten 13 Sammy Hagar 3
2008 Cosmic Universal Fashion Sammy Hagar 1
2013 Sammy Hagar & Friends Sammy Hagar 2
2014 Lite Roast Sammy Hagar With Vic Johnson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Rematch and More Sammy Hagar 5 1
1992 The Best of Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar 3
1993 Turn Up The Music! Sammy Hagar 1
1994 Unboxed Sammy Hagar 1
1994 The Anthology Sammy Hagar 1
2004 The Essential Red Collection Sammy Hagar 1
36 All-time Greatest Hits Sammy Hagar 1
Classic Masters Sammy Hagar 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Loud and Clear Sammy Hagar 3
1983 Live 1980 Sammy Hagar 3
1989 Red Hot Sammy Hagar 1
All Night Long Sammy Hagar 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Mas Tequila Sammy Hagar 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Masters of Rock Sammy Hagar 1

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