Grammy Award®-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar celebrates four decades in rock and roll with his new album .
This album is long-awaited since his last solo album release in 2008. Hagar has teamed with legendary artists from rock and country, along with past and present band mates for an album like none other. Joining Hagar’s team are Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot),Chad Smith & Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Neal Schon (Journey), Toby Keith, Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Kid Rock, Bill Church & Denny Carmassi (Montrose), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Taj Mahal, and The Wabos.
Winding Down, Not Going Down, Personal Jesus, Father Sun, Knockdown Dragout, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, Bad On Fords and Chevrolets, Margaritaville, All We Need Is An Island, and Going Down. Fans are offered a bonus track, Space Station #5, which is only offered on a deluxe edition. A few new songs and some classic covers are blended by some of the greatest names in rock and country. Joining Hagar on Personal Jesus is band mate and buddy, Michael Anthony/bass, along with Neal Schon/guitar and Chad Smith/drums. The bluesy guitar style is a definite change from Depeche Mode’s 1990 version, but rating a big yes. Kid Rock joins in vocals on Knockdown Dragout as Joe Satriani bleeds out a guitar solo. Another newbie for the album is Father Sun which ironically features a duet by Hagar and Hagar; Sammy’s son Aaron joins him for a nicely fitting song.
The classics cannot be ignored with Bob Segar’s Ramblin Gamblin’ Man or Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville with Toby Keith. Topping off the album would definitely be Going Down, (Live In Studio-Take1), a lean toward the Red Rocker everyone knows and loves. Those purchasing a deluxe edition will not be disappointed to hear the Montrose era with the bonus track of Space Station #5. Sammy Hagar has proven his 40 years as a musician. At this point, he can write, sing, produce, make tequila or do whatever he wants to do with as many friends as he wants! Long rock the Red Rocker!
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