Musical Chairs is the third studio album by American rock vocalist Sammy Hagar, released October 10, 1977 by Capitol Records. The lineup features three quarters of the classic Montrose lineup, sans Ronnie Montrose (and the only full album by Sammy Hagar to do so; 1997’s Marching to Mars also includes the song “Leaving the Warmth of the Womb”, played by the four original Montrose members).
“Turn Up the Music” 3:35
“It’s Gonna Be All Right” 4:11
“You Make Me Crazy” 2:47
“Try (Try to Fall in Love)” 3:11
“Don’t Stop Me Now” 3:12
“Straight from the Hip Kid” 3:09
“Hey Boys” 2:50
“Someone Out There” 3:01
“Crack in the World” 5:11
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” 3:03
Sammy Hagar – lead vocals, guitar Denny Carmassi – drums Bill Church – bass guitar Alan Fitzgerald – keyboards Gary Pihl – guitar
Street Machine is the fourth studio album by American rock vocalist Sammy Hagar, released in September 1979 by Capitol Records. The album peaked at number 71 on the Billboard 200 album charts on October 20, 1979. The track “Wounded in Love” was co-written by Hagar’s then-wife Betsy. The track “Falling In Love” has backing vocals by Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian of the group Boston.
“Growing Pains” 3:46 “Child to Man” 4:28 “Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)” 3:46 “Feels Like Love” 4:21 “Plain Jane” 3:49 “Never Say Die” 4:47 “This Planet’s on Fire (Burn in Hell)” 4:34 “Wounded in Love” 3:50 “Falling in Love” 4:44 “Straight to the Top” 3:29
Sammy Hagar – guitar, lead vocals Bill Church – bass guitar, background vocals Gary Pihl – guitar, background vocals Chuck Ruff – drums, background vocals Steve Douglas – saxophone Mark Jordan – piano
Three Lock Box is the seventh studio album by American rock vocalist Sammy Hagar, released on November 30, 1982 by Geffen Records. This album has appearances by Loverboy’s Mike Reno, Journey’s Jonathan Cain and Mr. Mister’s Richard Page. The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 album charts on April 9, 1983. His only top 20 solo hit, “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy”, reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983 and #3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock songs chart.
“Three Lock Box” – 3:22 “Remote Love” – 3:54 “Remember the Heroes” – 5:58 “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” – 3:30 “In the Room” – 3:42 “Rise of the Animal” – 5:30 “I Wouldn’t Change a Thing” – 3:19 “Growing Up” – 3:16 “Never Give Up” – 3:14 “I Don’t Need Love” – 3:08
Sammy Hagar – lead vocals, guitar Bill Church – bass guitar Gary Pihl – guitar David Lauser – drums Jonathan Cain – keyboards and backing vocals on “Remember the Heroes” Mike Reno – vocals on “Remember the Heroes” Alan Pasqua – keyboards Patrick Gleason – sound effects Richard Page – additional backing vocals Tom Kelly – additional backing vocals
Standing Hampton is the sixth studio album by American rock vocalist Sammy Hagar, released on January 6, 1982 by Geffen. This is his first album after moving from Capitol Records to Geffen. It was his first album to achieve RIAA certification, eventually going platinum, and five of its singles charted in either the mainstream rock or pop singles charts.
The British version of the album was released with a bonus interview 45rpm called Conversations with Sammy Hagar (Geffen XPS 133).
1. “I’ll Fall in Love Again” 4:15 2. “There’s Only One Way to Rock” 4:15 3. “Baby’s on Fire” 3:34 4. “Can’t Get Loose” 5:39 5. “Heavy Metal” 3:51 6. “Baby, It’s You” 4:46 7. “Surrender” 3:14 8. “Inside Lookin’ In” 4:26 9. “Sweet Hitchhiker” 4:10 10. “Piece of My Heart” 3:58
Sammy Hagar – lead vocals, guitar Gary Pihl – lead guitar, backing vocals Bill Church – bass guitar, backing vocals David Lauser – drums, backing vocals
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Credited with “restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene”, Van Halen is known for its energetic live shows and for the work of its acclaimed lead guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
In 1985, Van Halen replaced Roth with former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. With Hagar, the group released four U.S. number-one albums over the course of 11 years (5150 in 1986, OU812 in 1988, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge in 1991, and Balance in 1995). Hagar left the band in 1996 shortly before the release of the band’s first greatest hits collection, Best Of – Volume I. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone replaced Hagar, remaining with the band until 1999; Van Halen then went on hiatus until reuniting with Hagar for a worldwide tour in 2003. The following year, the band released The Best of Both Worlds, its second greatest hits collection. Hagar again left Van Halen in 2005; in 2006, Roth returned as lead vocalist. Anthony was fired from the band in 2006 and was replaced on bass guitar by Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s son. In 2012, the band released the commercially and critically successful A Different Kind of Truth.
We feature the music of Van Halen focusing on the Sammy Hagar era.
Samuel Roy 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 then launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with “I Can’t Drive 55”. He enjoyed commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985, but left in 1996. He returned to the band for a two-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.
Also a businessman, Hagar founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. His current musical projects include being the lead singer of Chickenfoot and The Circle. Hagar also is the host of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar on Mark Cuban’s cable network AXS TV.
Sammy Hagar calls his band — either his fifth or sixth, depending if HSAS is counted or not — the Circle because this quartet brings him back to where he started. A look at the band’s lineup illustrates why Hagar believes this to be true. Within the Circle, Hagar surrounds himself with some old running mates — notably, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony anchors the group, but Waboritas guitarist Vic Johnson also has a prominent place in the band, while drummer Jason Bonham provides a reminder of the Zeppelin influence on Hagar’s earliest band, Montrose. Despite being so strongly rooted in the past, the Circle plays for the present, cranking the amps to 11 and pushing Bonham’s beat toward the forefront. The heaviness is so bracing that the hooky pair of “Bottom Line” and “No Worries” comes as somewhat of a relief halfway through the album; not only are they more melodic, they are nimble, demonstrating that this group of old pros can keep it light if they so choose. For the rest of The Space Between, they choose heaviosity. It’s a forceful, powerful sound that gains a bit of depth thanks to Hagar’s inscrutable social commentary — he’s against a spoiled “Trust Fund Baby” and happy to be a “Free Man” — but for as invigorating as the sheer wallop of the Circle can be, it proves a bit exhausting in the long run.
01 Devil Came to Philly 2:35 02 Full Circle Jam (Chump Change) 3:38 03 Can’t Hang 3:57 04 Wide Open Space 3:46 05 Free Man 4:20 06 Bottom Line 2:43 07 No Worries 3:27 08 Trust Fund Baby 4:15 09 Affirmation 3:20 10 Hey Hey (Without Greed) 2:51
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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. 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.
Also a businessman, he founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. His current musical projects include being the lead singer of Chickenfoot and The Circle. – Wikipedia