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Sammy Hagar says his the peak of his career was in Van Halen

Sammy Hagar

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Sammy Hagar says his the peak of his career was in Van Halen

The singer and guitarist Sammy Hagar was a member of Van Halen from 1985 to 1996 and 2003 to 2005 and he said in an interview USA Today that it was the peak of his career. He also said that he misses the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen.


Sammy Hagar says his the peak of his career was in Van Halen

“The peak of my musical life was Van Halen. My ego wants to say I was doing great as a solo artist. Well, yeah, I was doing fine, but Van Halen was some other thing man. It was a four-headed monster, and I miss Ed dearly.”

“I cherish him more than ever. What happened with us at the end was such a shame. It’s what happens when alcohol and drugs are involved, and I’m going through a divorce. It’s such a shame. If Van Halen were still together today, we’d be headlining every one of these festivals all over the world.”

“I miss his unique creativity. He’d play something and I’d go what, where the hell did that come from? He was so out of left field, so original, that creativity always lifted me,” Sammy Hagar said.

Before starting his solo career, Sammy Hagar was a member of Montrose recording two album with the group “Montrose” (1973) and “Paper Money” (1974). In 1976 he released his debut solo record and since then had released 26 studio albums.

With Van Halen he recorded four studio records: “5150” (1986), “OU812” (1988), “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” (1991) and “Balance” (1995).

Also recorded two albums with the supergroup Chickenfoot: “Chickenfoot” (2009), “Chickenfoot III” (2011).

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