Sammy Hagar

‘I’m not locking down anymore,’ says former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar

Rock singer Sammy Hagar on Friday declared himself done with restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, the contagious and potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The 72-year-old former Van Halen frontman spoke his mind about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during an interview conducted by KSHE-95, a classic rock radio station based out of St. Louis, Missouri. “I don’t say the word ‘hate’ very much, but I hate this frigging coronavirus crap,” said Mr. Hagar. “I’m not afraid of it, and I’m not locking down anymore. I’ll go around to anyone. If you don’t wanna be around me, fine. Keep your distance — I’m all cool with that. It’s not like I’m against that. But I’m sorry — I have no fear at my age about it.” Mr. Hagar said elsewhere during the interview that he was nervous at first about potentially contracting COVID-19 since individuals his age are at a high risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from it. “I was still worried about this possibly killing me. And you know what I thought of? I thought, you know what? I’ve had the best life of any human being on this planet. If the damn thing wants to come and get me and kill me, let it be,” said the singer. “Life isn’t gonna be any better from this day on for the rest of my life than it has been. And I swear to you — I came to grips with it.” Mr. Hagar fronted the rock group Montrose before launching a career a successful career as a solo-artist that earned him a hit in 1984 with the anti-speed limit anthem “I Can’t Drive 55.” He joined Van Halen the following year and sang lead vocals on the group’s next four albums, including 1991’s Grammy Award-winning record “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,” before leaving the band later that decade. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine in a separate interview published earlier in the week, Mr. Hagar referred to COVID-19 as “the flu” and harshly criticized the economic shutdown it sparked. “I’d rather personally get sick and even personally die, if that’s what it takes. We have to save the world and this country from this economic thing that’s going to kill more people in the long run,” he told Rolling Stone. “This shutdown of the economy is going to make that escalate 10 times and then we’re all going to be sick and you can’t walk down the street. I would rather see everyone go back to work. If some of us have to sacrifice on that, OK. I will die for my children and my grandchildren to have a life anywhere close to the life that I had in this wonderful country and freedom. That’s just the way that I feel about it,” said the singer.

God bless Sammy..  There are few in the entertainment industry who get it.  And, we love the shout out to “the Rock of St. Louis,” KSHE 95; the greatest rock radio station in the nation, bar none.  Here’s the link, if ya want to check out that interview:  https://www.kshe95.com/real-rock-news/favazz-interviews-sammy-hagar-amidst-covid-19-pandemic/             Thanks Sammy!!   🙂

Sammy Hagar laments ‘crazy’ Trump resistance: ‘I’d like to see him have a chance’

Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar says he’s looking forward to see what President Trump does in office, but lamented that the opposition has gotten “so crazy” that the president hasn’t yet been given the chance to govern. “I don’t think you can grade him yet, because the poor guy can’t get anything done,” Mr. Hagar, 69, told Rolling Stone in an interview Friday. “The opposition has become so crazy that they’re not gonna even give him a chance,” he said. “I’d like to see him have a chance. He’s the president of the United States, and without getting any changes he ain’t helping us. “So maybe he makes some changes that don’t work, and then maybe the next guy will come in and say, ‘That didn’t work, I’ll do it this way,’” he added. “Because I don’t think anybody knows what the f– they’re doing out there right now.” Mr. Hagar has said he typically likes to avoid discussing politics during interviews, but expressed admiration last year for Mr. Trump’s politically incorrect attitude, Breitbart News reported. “I’ve never had two less likable candidates in my life,” he said in October. “But I still like the shakeup, that [Mr. Trump] busts people’s balls and says things that are politically incorrect. Amen!”

 

Hurricane Odile Hits Cabo San Lucas – Famous Annual Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash Cancelled

The Annual October Birthday Bash for the former Van Halen frontman was cancelled due to Hurricane Odile

Bummer! I’ve always wanted to go to this event. I’m a BIG Sammy fan! He’s a great guy. Anyway, lots of famous rock artists show up (and a few country as well) to celebrate the “Red Rocker’s” annual birthday in October down at his cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I understand from some friends who have been it is total blast! But, Hurricane Odile has ripped apart this fishing town, which is now a resort community mostly for the rich and famous. Hope everyone is ok, and that this town gets back up on its feet soon!

Sammy Hagar Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenges Van Halen Brothers

Sammy Hagar Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenges Van Halen Brothers

Good on Sammy!  I’m a big Sammy fan.  And, gotta love his tweaking the brothers.  Eddie is such a diva.  Doubt he’ll do it.  Hes already been challenged a few times.  Anyway, kudos to the Red Rocker!   🙂