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Sammy Hagar recalls fanboy moment with Rod Stewart

Sammy Hagar

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Sammy Hagar recalls fanboy moment with Rod Stewart

Even famous rock stars have their heroes and get nervous when they have the chance to meet them for the first time. The guitarist and singer Sammy Hagar (Montrose, Van Halen) told the story in a video posted on his social networks (Transcribed by Ultimate Guitar) of when he had the chance to meet Rod Stewart (Jeff Beck Group, The Faces). He recalled that he was so intimidated that he didn’t had the courage to go and speak with him.


Sammy Hagar recalls fanboy moment with Rod Stewart

“Have I ever been a fanboy? Me? Absolutely! If I would’ve ever seen Elvis [Presley], I would’ve gone crazy, but I was just really young then. I just remember I was always a Rod Stewart fan when I first started Montrose. I was playing in Europe, Montrose was on tour, and The Doobie Brothers were headlining Montrose’s opening. My drummer, Denny Carmasi, and I were staring at the side of the stage, watching The Doobie Brothers.”

“And in walks Rod Stewart in a yellow suit, shiny, hair all spiked up. Britt Eckland was with him, and she was, like, you know, leopard skin. They were just superstars. They looked like the most charismatic superstars on the planet. They walked up next to us, and it was like – I couldn’t even go up and introduce myself. I was a fan, but he was so charismatic that I was just dwarfed.”

Hagar continued:

“Denny and I looked at each other like, ‘Let’s get out of here, man! He might see us!’ We were so intimidated. We didn’t want to be around him. We thought he was going to ask us to go get him a coke or to take this coat and say, ‘Go hang it up for me’ or something.'”

“Honestly, I’ve never been so starstruck in my life. I have met Rod since then. He’s always very charismatic. He’s always dressed to the nines. He’s got it, man. He’s a superstar, and he blew my mind,” Sammy Hagar said.

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