Sammy Hagar recently took to his Twitter account and posted a picture that has been circulating regarding his and David Lee Roth’s birthday being in October. His caption read read:
“This is going around the internet and couldn’t help myself… even the haters gotta love this one! neither one of us are getting any younger, happy birthday dave. i guess it’s a libra thing! ♎️”
This is going around the internet and couldn’t help myself… even the haters gotta love this one! neither one of us are getting any younger, happy birthday dave. i guess it’s a libra thing! ♎️ pic.twitter.com/qxtoL95V0I
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) October 12, 2023
Sammy Hagar celebrated his birthday with a series of parties (October 9, 11, 13) at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Hagar has shared the recap video for Night 2 below, stating,”Night 2 of the bash is put to bed! See you tonight for round 3!”
Special guests included Miachel Antony, Jorge Palacios for Los Tres Gusanos, and Champtown.
The 75-year-old musician, who has released a five-LP Van Halen box set called “The Collection ll,” joined guitarist Eddie Van Halen, Eddie’s brother and drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist/vocalist Michael Anthony in 1985, replacing former frontman David Lee Roth. At the time, Van Halen, co-founded by the Van Halen brothers in 1974, was already one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and Hagar was a successful solo artist.
Though the union produced four multi-platinum albums including 1986’s “5150,” 1988’s “OU812,” 1991’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” and 1995’s “Balance,” the “Van Hagar” era ended with an acrimonious split between the band and the singer in 1995, but they had mended their relationship in the years since.
During an interview with Fox News Digital, Hagar shared his excitement over hearing the remastered versions of his Van Halen albums. The release of “The Collection II’ follows “The Collection I,” a Van Halen box set that encompasses the albums and material from Roth’s era with the band.
“My favorite thing about this remastering is the ‘5150’ and ‘OU812,” he said. “Those records were recorded in Eddie’s old studio. Completely analog. There wasn’t a digital piece of equipment, and everything had a tube.”
He continued, “Everything had to warm up before you could use it. And it’s so warm. Those records recorded so warm. They were made for vinyl. They were made on, you know, tape, on three-inch tape, and so they really benefit from the technology of today’s remastering.”