Sammy Hagar

  1. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments (Plus Two)

    April 10, 2014 11:44 AM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, wit ...

  2. Joe Satriani’s 'Chrome Dome': The Shiniest Part of a New Career Retrospective

    April 06, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Grammy-nominated guitarist celebrates three decades in the music business with boxed set in shape of his head, biography and world tour. Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. In his early years, he gave less ...

  3. Bruce Springsteen's Enduring Effect on the Country Charts Influences Two Top 10 Singles

    May 08, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the new Boss. Same as the old Boss. He's just taken on a different context. Bruce Springsteen, the most prominent rocker of the 1980s, is now a symbolic fencepost in modern country. If there's any doubt how much the New Jersey singe ...

  4. Web Trends: Big K.R.I.T. Drops New Mixtape, Radiohead Announce More Tour Dates

    March 05, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 6. montrose -- Guitarist Ronnie Montrose passed away Saturday; his band Montrose featured Sammy Hagar before his stint in Van Halen. 10. nick lachey -- Nick Lachey and his wife Vanessa Minnillo announced that they are expecting thei ...

  5. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64

    March 05, 2012 5:50 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, says Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, Calif ...

  6. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 08, 2012 6:03 PM EST Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele's 21 stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth may sell about 180,000 ...

  7. Backbeat: Van Halen Packs VIP-Loaded L.A. Club Show

    February 02, 2012 1:16 PM EST HOLLYWOOD, California -- Henson Studios is located just across the street from Crazy Girls. It's hard to imagine a better place than the crossroads between Kermit the Frog and a Hollywood strip club for David Lee Roth to lead Van Halen throug ...

  8. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  9. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  10. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  11. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 1:00 PM EST Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as ...

  12. 'Carter,' Veteran Producer and A&R Exec, Dead at 65

    May 12, 2011 2:06 PM EDT John Carter, the A&R exec, producer, songwriter and manager known as simply "Carter," died on May 10 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 65. Born John S. Carter in East St. Louis, Illinois, his career began in 1967, when he wrote the lyri ...

  13. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  14. Rebecca Black Spoofs 'Friday' Success in Funny or Die Clip

    April 01, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Since today is April Fool's Day -- and, of course, Friday -- humor website Funny or Die is celebrating by letting "Friday" phenom Rebecca Black take over their site. In this clip for "Friday or Die," the singer spoofs her ...

  15. Hagar Inks With New Roadrunner Imprint

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar is the first signing to new Roadrunner imprint Loud & Proud, which will focus on established artists. His label debut, "Cosmic Universal Fashion," will arrive Nov. 18. The album's title track was written online by Ha ...

  16. Hagar To Bring Next Cabo Wabo Trek Indoors

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar will bring his Cabo San Lucas-themed summer tour indoors to theaters this winter, Billboard.biz has learned. "We're bringing the Cabo spirit to Christmas," Hagar's booking agent, Jonny Podell with the Podell Talent ...

  17. Van Halen, R.E.M. Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March ...

  18. Exclusive: Van Halen Reuniting With Roth For Tour

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sources tell Billboard.biz a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to produce a 40-date amphitheatre tour by Van Halen this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years ...

  19. On The Road

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar takes his Cabo Wabo Villiage lifestyle to the sheds this summer. Read Ray Waddell's column. Sammy Hagar takes his Cabo Wabo Villiage lifestyle to the sheds this summer. Read Ray Waddell's column. News Ray Waddell , Sammy Haga ...

  20. On The Road

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An on-again, off-again rumor for much of the first part of this year, the Van Halen reunion with Sammy Hagar on vocals is now shaping up as a solid top 25 tour for 2004. Read Ray Waddell's column. An on-again, off-again rumor for much of the ...

  21. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...

  22. Van Halen, Trans-Siberian Orchestra To William Morris

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency has signed two high-profile acts: Van Halen and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The William Morris Agency (WMA) has signed two high-profile acts: Van Halen and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. A Van Halen arena trek with vocalist Samm ...