"Marching to Mars" is Sammy Hagar's first post-Van Halen solo album. It is his tenth solo studio album. It features various musicians on different songs. It was released on MCA Records, which had by that point acquired his former label, Geffen Records. "Little White Lie" was a major mainstream rock hit, topping the mainstream rock tracks chart for five weeks.
When former Edgar Winter Group guitarist Ronnie Montrose invited Sammy Hagar to join his band Montrose back in 1972, there were those who predicted Sammy would be one of the most popular names in rock. They were right. This collection starts with one of The Red Rocker's early trademark songs, "Bad Motor Scooter" (the original Montrose version) & continues through his solo years, gathering all of his significant hits along the way from the Capitol, Geffen, MCA & Cabo Wabo labels. The Hagar hits read like a "classics" checklist: "I Can't Drive 55,"…
"I Never Said Goodbye" is a Sammy Hagar solo album, his only solo album released while he was a member of Van Halen. It is his ninth solo studio album. The album was recorded in ten days as a contractual obligation to Geffen Records as a condition of his leaving the label to join Van Halen and their record label, Warner Bros. Records (Geffen's distributor at the time, and also Hagar's home when he was part of Montrose).
VOA was the last album Sammy Hagar recorded before he became the lead singer of Van Halen, and this effort shows why he was invited to join the band. With songs like "I Can't Drive 55," he adds a simple melody to the song which never distracts from the all-important, hard-driving riff. On "Two Sides of Love," he shows that he has the ability to pull off a power ballad, wrenching every bit of feeling out of the song. Like Hagar himself, VOA is never subtle, but in hard rock, that's a positive attribute.
Three Lock Box is Sammy Hagar's seventh solo album, with appearances by Loverboy's Mike Reno, Journey's Jonathan Cain and Mr. Mister's Richard Page. His only top 20 solo hit, "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy", reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.
Standing Hampton is a Sammy Hagar solo album, his first after moving from Capitol Records to Geffen. Five of its singles charted in either the mainstream rock or pop singles charts. Sammy has said that he was originally going to title this album "One Way To Rock". It was a British fan who told him of the term that came to be the title. In Cockney rhyming slang, a "Hampton" is a term for a penis. One that is "Standing", of course, would be a reference to an erection. This led to the cover art that shows a gentleman greeting a woman in various states of undress.
Sammy Hagar's recording legacy from the early days of Montrose through his solo career through the Van Halen years have collectively sold in the tens of millions worldwide. The respect of his peers illustrates his ability to draw artists of the highest caliber to collaborate with him, many of whom are featured on this album. This is a career-defining record for Sammy, where he masterfully assembled a diverse selection of songs that delve into rock, country, blues and pop. Featured Guest Appearances: Kid Rock, Neal Schon (Santana, Journey, HSAS), Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Taj Mahal, Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Toby Keith, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Bill Church & Denny Carmassi (Montrose), The Wabos and more on a epic collection of 10 new songs! The japanese edition of "Sammy Hagar & Friends" includes 2 exclusive bonus tracks.
"Cosmic Universal Fashion" is a solo album by Sammy Hagar, released in 2008. It is his eleventh solo studio album. Shortly after its release, Hagar formed the supergroup Chickenfoot with his former Van Halen band mate Michael Anthony. "Cosmic Universal Fashion" debuted at number 95 on the Billboard 200. The album features impressive guest musicians, with lifelong collaborator Michael Anthony, The Cult's Billy Duffy, Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum (also a Cult alum), and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons offering their talents.
Boasting no-frills production and brash hard rock ideals, the Red Rocker's third post-Van Halen release is everything Sammy Hagar fans could hope for. Opting for an indie label release, NOT 4 SALE makes no attempt to be trendy or contemporary. Possibly not since Ronnie James Dio's glory days has a rock singer rallied for us to "stand up and shout" as Sammy directs in the album's instantly anthemic opener, "Stand Up." Be it with rocked-up John Mellencamp grooves ("Things Have Changed") or a cleverly arranged Led Zeppelin medley ("Whole Lotta Zep"), the Waboritas have come into their own as a formidable band. The passion and spirit of many different facets of Sammy's career (his Van Halen years included) show up on NOT 4 SALE.