Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar He told Fox News. Neil Cavuto in a new interview that his music and business achievements have exceeded his wildest dreams.
“I had so many dreams that I never dreamed, you know, that they came true,” he said. “Of course, all I really dreamed about was to be a rock star one day, a rich and famous guy, you know, and be able to take good care of my mother and my family, have a nice house, nice cars. You know, maybe there’s a gold record on the wall.”
The former VAN HALEN the frontman went on to say that he made his decisions without putting too much emphasis on the commercial aspect.
“My gut is really what guides me,” he said. “If I feel something is right, I do it. If not, I don’t do it. I’m not interested in doing something just for money. And I think that’s part of the success. I am passionate about it. what do I choose to do with my time, especially now at my age? I am getting prepared. “How long do I have to live?” I wrote a song called “Father’s Time”; it’s on my last record “Crazy Times”. And it’s all about, how much time do I have left? I need to do things that are important to me now. I am not a leader of success, money, fame and fortune. Now I’m driven by things I’ve never done that I want to do.”
In “Sammy Hagar’s Paradise”, Fox Nation and: TMZ combine to provide exclusive access Hagarcelebrating his 75th birthday as a singer and businessman. It TMZ special, available for streaming Fox Nationcovers Hagar‘s childhood, which included growing up in poverty, dealing with an abusive father, and more.
Last November, Hagar admitted that he was thinking about how he would end up giving up live performances.
A musician whose husky, soulful voice has been one of hard rock’s most recognizable sounds since his early hits as a member. MONTROSE and solo artist on his multi-platinum run as VAN HALENThe 1980s and 1990s frontman discussed his plans to retire from the road during the performance. SiriusXMof “Truck Nation with Eddie Trunk”. He said. “I’ve thought long and hard about it. And that’s one of the reasons I don’t want to go out and tour too much next year because that could be the last and I really don’t know. My thing is I never will, I say never say never. Well, right now I’m going to say that I’m never going to do a farewell tour, go on a big, long tour, and then go on and on and on like all these people do. It makes me sick. I’d rather not say anything and just… when I do my last show, it’s my last show. I can say it then, but I’d rather not say it if I want to continue.
“I’m so glad you asked that question. It was very difficult in my mind,” he continued. “How do you get out, just leave? I don’t know. I’m an extremely public figure and I have a lot of businesses and things where I can’t just go, somebody’s going to get me somewhere. They will say: what are you doing? So it feels like I almost have to make a statement, but I’m not committed to it yet, and it’s not yet time. But I a.m thinking so. How will I do it when the time comes? And I don’t know. I prefer to just say one show. “You know what? It’s the last show. I finished. I can’t do it anymore.” I’d rather just say it.”
When host Eddie Trunk asked Hagar to confirm that he will not be doing any “money-stealing” farewell tours; Sammy “The day I do something just for money at this stage of my life, you can call me a greedy piece of shit. I don’t need money and that’s why I do things. I don’t blame some people. to do things for money, you have to, you have to make a living, for God’s sake, but I don’t have to. So, at this stage of my life, the money is not there.”
Hagar‘s second studio album with him Billboard chart-topping supergroup THE DISTRICT, “Crazy Times”released in September via What?. LP found Hagarfellow hall of famer and VAN HALEN bass player Michael Anthony, Grammy– winning drummer Jason Bonham and: Grammy– a winning guitar virtuoso Vic Johnson heads to Nashville to record the album eight times Grammy Award– winning producer Dave Cobb in a historic Nashville building RCA Studio A:. The follow-up to their highly praised debut “Space Between”multi-class number 1 Billboard-charting album, includes 10 songs, nine of which Hagar co-authored or co-authored with notable “Pump it Up”1978 Elvis Costello and: attractions. The song “Crazy Times” written by the whole band together with Dave Cobb and recorded live.
For more than five decades, Hagar recognized as one of the best and most successful lead singers and songwriters in rock music. From entering the industry with a hard rock band MONTROSEto his multi-platinum solo career, his journey as a frontman VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT: and his latest best-selling supergroup, THE DISTRICT, Hagar has amassed 25 platinum albums that have sold over 50 million worldwide. During his journey, he belted out some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like: “I can’t drive 55”, “Right now” and: “Why Can’t This Be Love”and earn the highest respect of the music industry Grammy Award and in induction Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since launching his flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina in 1990, he has turned a lifelong passion for great food, music and spirits into a thriving and iconic lifestyle brand. A pioneer in the spirits industry, Hagardevelopment and his nine-figure sales Cabo Wabo Tequila to: Gruppo Campari 2008 is widely credited as starting the celebrity-owned spirits trend. Its spirits portfolio now includes Sammy’s Beach Bar rum, Santo Tequila and: Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co., as well as several restaurants. Never one to hold back, she has also found success in publishing, television, radio and more, including five seasons of her hit TV show. “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” and as host “Sammy Hagar’s Top Rock Countdown”, his syndicated radio show that airs on over 90 stations in the US. He is also New York Times best-selling author, dedicated philanthropist and, effective January 5, 2022, the first Honorary Ambassador to Los Cabos, he was honored in recognition of his long-standing contributions to the people and economy of Mexico.
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