Sammy Hagar will celebrate 40th of rocking the music business by releasing his new album ‘Sammy Hagar and Friends’ on September 24. The album will include many of his musical friends, along with current and past bandmates. Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn) with join past and present bandmates Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Neal Schon (Journey/HSAS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot), Joe Satriani (Solo artist, Chickenfoot), Bill Church and Denny Carmassi (Montrose) and The Wabos on the collection of 10 new songs and covers. The album is Sammy’s first solo offering since 2008 and will be released on Frontiers Records.
Five new songs written by Hagar will join covers of classics like Bob Seger’s ‘Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man’ and Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus.’ New songs include ‘Knockdown Dragout’ with Kid Rock, ‘All We Need is an Island’ with Nancy Wilson, ‘Going Down’ with Schon, Smith and Michael Anthony, ‘Bad on Fords and Chevrolets’ with Ronnie Dunn, and ‘Father Sun’ with Sammy’s own son Aaron.
The album was produced by Hagar and Grammy-winning engineer/producer John Cuniberti.
Hagar will begin the Four Decades of Rock Tour on July 26th, including a stop at the new Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, CA on September 4. The 14-city tour will wrap up on September 7th in his hometown of San Francisco. The ‘Four Decades Of Rock Tour’ will cover Sammy’s career as a solo artist, songwriter and frontman for Van Halen, Montrose and Chickenfoot. The Wabos will join Sammy on tour, with past bandmates including Michael Anthony, Denny Carmassi, Bill Church and more joining him for select dates. Sammy also says other “friends” will be joining in at various stops of the tour.