Sammy Hagar

A boundlessly energetic and powerful singer for over four decades, Sammy Hagar served as frontman for the 1970s rock outfit Montrose before gaining worldwide fame as a member of Van Halen during its most successful ... Read more »
Born: 10/12/1947 in Salinas, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

The Simpsons 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

CMT Artists of the Year 2012 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Married... 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

From The Waist Down: Men, Women & Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Incredible Mexico 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rick Springfield: Behind the Image 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild on the Mexican Riviera 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Van Halen Rockumentary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor
Music (14)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

("Stand Up") (Song)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

guitar (Music)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("Rock Candy") (Song)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

("I Can't Drive 55") (Song Performer)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Over the Top 1987 (Movie)

(""Winner Take It All") (Song Performer)

Spaceballs 1987 (Movie)

("Good Enough") (Song)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

("I'll Fall in Love Again") (Song Performer)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Footloose 1984 (Movie)

("The Girl Gets Around") (Song Performer)

Footloose 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

("Heavy Metal") (Song Performer)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

The Rose 1978 (Movie)

("Keep on Rockin'") (Song)

Biography

A boundlessly energetic and powerful singer for over four decades, Sammy Hagar served as frontman for the 1970s rock outfit Montrose before gaining worldwide fame as a member of Van Halen during its most successful period in the late 1980s and early '90s. Though few would have described Hagar's sonic attack as subtle, he possessed a formidable voice capable of cutting through even the loudest instrumental din, which made him ideal for such high-volume acts as Van Halen. Hagar came to the iconic California rock group after two decades as a solo performer and a brief stint with Montrose; guitarist Eddie Van Halen's admiration for that group led to Hagar joining the VH fold in 1986 and launching an exceptionally prolific and successful decade-long run with the band. Tensions between Van Halen and Hagar led to his departure in 1996, after which he resumed his modest solo career while enjoying remarkable returns on various business ventures, including a restaurant chain and tequila line. In 2008, he formed Chickenfoot with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and guitarist Joe Satriani, which generated a Top 10 album with its eponymous 2009 album. Its positive reception underscored Hagar's remarkable ability to stay pertinent with rock audiences over the course of a long and favored career.

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