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Sammy Hagar - Solo Debut


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Sammy Hagar is well established in the music industry - vocals for the 1970s hard rock band, Montrose, replacing David Lee Roth as lead singer for Van Halen (1985 - 1996), a brief two-year reunion with Van Halen (2003 - 2005),and an ultimately successful solo career.

In 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Van Halen.

Genres considered - hard rock, heavy metal

Standing Hampton was Hagar's best selling album, certified Platinum in the U.S.

"Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy," from the follow-up album Three Lock Box, was Hagar's highest charting solo single - No. 13 on Billboard Hot 100.  

Sammy Hagar is best known for "I Can't Drive 55" - No. 26 on Billboard Hot 100.

I Never Said Goodbye was released in 1987, after joining Van Halen.

Sammy Hagar has 13 studio albums to his name -
Nine on a Ten Scale (1976)
Sammy Hagar (1977)
Musical Chairs (1977)
Street Machine (1979)
Danger Zone (1980)
Standing Hampton (1981)
Three Lock Box (1982)
VOA (1984)
I Never Said Goodbye (1987)
Marching to Mars (1997)
Cosmic Universal Fashion (2008)
Sammy Hagar & Friends (2013)
Life Roast (2014)


On his own, Sammy Hagar has proved profound success beyond being a member of a band.  

Whether with Montrose or Van Halen or going solo, Sammy Hagar definitely knows how to play it.

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