Sammy Hagar, Book Signing Tour “Red”

Hard to believe – he is 63 years old. Rock legend Sammy Hagar will be signing copies of his memoir in rock music, “Red.”

Known as “The Red Rocker,” Hagar was the second of three lead singers for Van Halen, taking the mic in 1985, which lead to consecutive number one albums and hit singles over the next decade. He was a founding member of the rock band Montrose (1973–1975) before becoming a successful solo artist (1976–1985). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen in 2007.

He currently performs as a solo artist and also with the harmony-singing rock band “Los Tres Gusanos” (with drummer David Lauser and Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony). Splitting his time between California and Mexico, Hagar is the founder of Cabo Wabo tequila.

Signing Engagements
3/13/11 2:00 PM at Chapters – John Street. Toronto, Ontario.
3/15/11 1:00 PM at BookEnds – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
3/15/11 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Columbus Circle. New York, NY.
3/16/11 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
3/20/11 7:00 PM at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.

About the book
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.

Source: Amazon’s page for Sammy Hagar’s “Red”

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3 Comments on Sammy Hagar, Book Signing Tour “Red”

  1. I wish you would consider coming to Indiana, nobody ever does book signings around here! Believe it or not midwesterners like me read quite a bit and I think you would have a big turnout. I even check book signing events in Ohio and there is hardly any signings there. If you came around here on your tour I guarantee you would have a line a mile long, you wouldn’t believe how many Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal fans live here and all of love the old school music. My sister is a big fan of yours, she especially loves your version of “Whiter Shade of Pale”! You put Indy on your tour and I’ll give you a crowd!

  2. My husband just started the book and I thought I could go and get it signed. What a shame he is not coming to Fontana for a book signing. After all, this is his hometown and we would love for him to make it here.

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