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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.
The title of the book leads one to believe there are scandalous things in this book. Not really. But Hagar does go into great detail about his rise to fame, and the trials and... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Margo Wagner
Book was an awesome read. A friend recommended I read Sammy's book a while back. I regret I did not read it sooner. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joseph J. Szlavik
I wanted to read this book after seeing it promoted on That Metal Show. It was a fairly quick read and "okay" by my standards. Read morePublished 6 days ago by auroraj
Sammy is one of the greatest rockers ever. I am going to his birthday party next month in Los Cabos. The book says it all and his fans will be thrilled to read it. Thanks Sammy. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Harold Peterson
Once I started, I couldn't stop! Great writing, total genuine feeling. Makes me admire him even more!Published 9 days ago by Jeri Huey
I purchased this book on a whim because it was .99, but i would up enjoying it. It's not the best written book, but it's written in a plain-spoken language. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Elaine Bauer
What a fun read in years. This is about Sammy and Van Halen inside out. Great book all the way. Well done! Sammy, what a great man.Published 11 days ago by Lee Joe
Sammy is a great guy and this is a great book! Sammy tells it just the way it happened! The Van Halen brothers lie excessively!Published 13 days ago by hotchops57