Sammy Hagar Refuses To Be Called An ‘Entrepreneur’

The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar was recently asked if he has ever considered himself an entrepreneur, and he replied by stating that he only aims to bring his ideas into life and didn’t even know what an entrepreneur meant.

Sammy Hagar is best known for his iconic ventures with Van Halen, Montrose, Chickenfoot, and several other bands. Being one of the two vocalists that rocked Van Halen, he is still trying to keep the newly disbanded band’s legacy alive by performing their songs in his current shows. His fans have seen how hard he can rock with music, and his passion is apparent, but the rocker enjoys multitasking.

In the last years, Hagar also showed that he could rock in the business world. He owns Cabo Wabo Cantina, a nightclub and restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The place opened a branch in Las Vegas and continues to operate there. He also established a premium Tequila line with the same name as the club restaurant, which became the second best-selling premium Tequila in the United States.

In a recent interview, he was asked whether he has ever considered himself an entrepreneur bearing in mind all his established and successful businesses. However, according to the singer, he only did what he thought was a good idea and didn’t even know what the word meant. Speaking like an entrepreneur, he said he is ‘addicted to work, success, good ideas and getting them done.’

Here is what Hagar said:

“I did not even know the word ‘entrepreneur.’ I don’t like to take inventory and reflect on my life, but you can’t help it at my age. There are so many dreams that I didn’t dream that didn’t come true for a long time. I always thought it would be great to be a rock star. And it’s great to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and have gold and platinum records and to go on tour and be rich and famous. But all this other stuff came to me like a message in a bottle that washed up onshore.

It’s like I would think: ‘This is kind of a good idea,’ and I’ve learned how to do it and make it happen. But, being an entrepreneur? I had no idea what that meant. I didn’t grow up like that. In my family, we were blue-collar, hard-working people — steelworkers, dishwashers, cooks. I’m addicted to work, success, good ideas, and getting them done.

As you probably know, Sammy Hagar kickstarted his music career with Montrose in the 1970s. After quitting the band, he joined Van Halen and reached a worldwide audience. He focused on his solo work throughout those years and was also the vocalist of Chickenfoot and Sammy Hagar and the Circle, with whom he continues to make music. But he has also proved to his fans that he can carry his music wherever he goes and partially integrated his love of music and creating a business by occasionally playing shows at his restaurant.