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Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo.
This is the life of Sammy Hagar.
For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written—songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love."
In Red, Sammy tells the outrageous story of his tear through rock 'n' roll, detailing the backstage antics and nonstop touring that have made his voice instantly recognizable. Beginning with his musical coming-of-age in the blue-collar towns of California, Sammy traces his rough and determined rise to fame, working harder than anyone else out there and writing songs about the things he loved—fast cars, loud parties, and lots of good times.
But solo success was just the start, a prelude to his raucous and notorious decade as the front man for Van Halen, one of the biggest-selling rock groups in history. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories from his time with the band, Red offers the Van Halen story as Sammy saw it, holding nothing back about the worldwide stadium tours, the tensions with Eddie, the messy parties, the divided friendships, and, of course, his controversial and widely disputed exit from the band.
After Van Halen, Sammy changed directions again, throwing himself headfirst into the tequila business and creating Cabo Wabo, one of the most successful tequila brands in the world. And all the while he continued to rock, touring the country with his bands the Waboritas and Chickenfoot, and eventually reuniting with Van Halen for a tour that became both a box-office smash and a personal catastrophe.
From the decadence of being one of the world's biggest rock stars to the unfiltered story of being forced out of Van Halen, Sammy's account spares no one, least of all himself. His is a tale of a true rock 'n' roller—someone who's spent decades bringing the party with him wherever he goes but always headin' back to Cabo for mas tequila.
This is the most truthful rock star memoir I've read. He pulls no punches about mistakes he has made, as well as his experiences with other musicians. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lynn Orange
An honest, entertaining and easy to read autobiography by one of rock's coolest AND smartest musicians out there today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Watts
It's an amazing story of a scrappy young man growing up in tough times - making his own way and putting is mark on the music scene. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diamond Dave
One hell of a good read, get the truth on the Van Halen split up, You Go Sammy keep doing that voodoo that you do!Published 1 month ago by Franklin Keller
Great book! What an amazing businessman and artist! Thanks Sammy!Published 1 month ago by Johnna Neugent
Great read. Sammy tells it like it is. You really get the feeling of Sammy sitting down with you and telling you this life story. Never a dull moment!Published 1 month ago by Gerard P Martell