Sammy Hagar Recalls The Time He Toured Nonstop For 9 Years
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar recently shared a post on his official Instagram account to remember his long touring time as a solo artist and one of his famous records.
Sammy Hagar released his fifth solo studio album entitled ‘Danger Zone’ on June 21, 1980, and it was his last work with Capitol Records. Also, Journey’s Steve Perry performed background vocals on ‘Love Or Money,’ ‘The Iceman,’ ‘Heartbeat,’ and ‘Run For Your Life,’ and Neal Schon played guitar for ‘Love Or Money.’
While celebrating the anniversary of the successful record, the singer highlighted that it was a fantastic album and recalled his collaboration with Perry, Schon, and Bill Church for ‘Danger Zone.’ He stated that he shared his first platinum album ‘Standing Hampton’ after that.
Moreover, Hagar, who continued his solo career after Montrose, revealed he toured nonstop for nine years until he joined Van Halen to replace David Lee Roth in 1985. It was the beginning years of his musical journey without being in a band, and Hagar had already proved his talent.
Hagar’s IG post read as follows:
“1979, my solo career was getting off the ground. We toured nonstop from 1976-1985. ‘Danger Zone’ was a pretty cool record. as a writer, I was trying to stretch out, coming from all over the place, from a ripping ‘Love or Money’ with Neal Schon on guitar to the trippy, artsy-fartsy ‘Danger Zone’ title track.
I had Steve Perry and Neal Schon, who had just finished the Journey record, hanging around and singing and playing on this record. It was my last Capitol record before I signed with Geffen Records and had my first platinum solo record. Bill the electric Church on bass, gotta love that guy. wow, how the time flies.“
You can check out the post and album below.