Sammy Hagar might be the nicest guy in rock 'n' roll.
As a musician, he's been the voice of Montrose, one of the most underrated rock bands of all time, enjoyed a strong solo career, and led Van Halen during one of the band's most successful periods. Most recently, he fronted the supergroup, Chickenfoot, with Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, guitar hero Joe Satriani, and Van Halen alum, Michael Anthony, on bass. As a philanthropist, Hagar has given immense earnings to benefit hunger and outreach programs in the cities he performs, seeking the most local of food banks and causes in each city while sidestepping large non-profits. He's a true champion of the underdog. As a businessman, Hagar has enjoyed the type of success that allows him to lecture marketing seminars and rub elbows with the likes of Warren Buffet, all while wearing Crocs and a T-shirt. To say Sammy Hagar has had a charmed life would be a gross understatement: Sammy Hagar has lived the dream.
We were fortunate enough to chat with the iconic singer about everything from his new collaborations album to his astonishing experiences with extraterrestrial life.