Sammy Hagar Wants James Hetfield And Billie Joe Armstrong To Be His Successors
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar opened up about the annual ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure’ benefit concert during a recent interview and apparently, he has names in his mind about possible successors such as Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield.
As some of you might know, Sammy Hagar organizes annual concerts named ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure,’ normally held in the Bay Area at the Fillmore, benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, MusiCares, Festival of Children Foundation & Jesse Rees Foundation. The benefit concerts consist of a line-up including legendary musicians over the past years such as the iconic guitarist Joe Satriani, Alice in Chains lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl, and so many more.
Last year, ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure,’ unfortunately, wasn’t held just like every other public gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, this year’s event took place on May 12, 2021, with guest stars including REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin & Dave Amato, Train, Rick Springfield, and Sammy Hagar & The Wabos. Sammy Hagar’s 7th annual benefit concert was in an intimate outdoor setting at a private estate in Southern California, doubling its annual six-figure goal for the charities this year.
During a recent interview, Sammy Hagar was asked if he considered any musicians when it comes to being a possible successor, and apparently, the legendary vocalist has a few iconic names in his mind such as Billie Joe Armstrong who previously performed for ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure’ as well as James Hetfield who performed for the benefit event for three years in a row.
Here is what Hagar said:
“Quite honestly, San Francisco I wish Pat Monahan would take it. He doesn’t live there, but he kind of has a residence there. He would be my first choice. My second choice would probably be Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day cause he did it the first year and he did such a great job. He really brought something special. James Hetfield was my partner, but Metallica’s got their own thing now. James did the first three years. But Bob Weir could take it over too. He’s been my co-host a lot.”
You can see the source here and watch the video clip from this year’s ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure’ below.