Sammy Hagar recently took to his Instagram account and posted a throwback picture from 1977. He described that the picture is from a show at Selland Arena in Fresno. The picture also features Gary Pihl in the background. In the caption, he further recalled the time when Queen frontman Freddie Mercury fell sick and the band had canceled a show. It was also recently revealed by Sammy Hagar that he finally shaved his beard off.
Sammy Hagar recalls Freddie Mercury fell sick
Hagar said that Queen canceled in Sacramento the night before this Fresno show and he was asked to headline the show. He had eventually kicked off the show after Thin Lizzy had said that they would be headlining the show.
The Red Rocker further said that he had sold out the same building, while the following night in Fresno, Queen canceled again so he was asked to play Fresno. It was also revealed that Thin Lizzy tried to turn the monitors off and tried to get Hagar and co. to shorten their set. Hagar reminisced those were the good all days of rock ‘n’ roll rivalries.
Sammy Hagar regrets that he did not get the opportunity to play with Queen ever.
Here is what his caption read:
“#Flashback to 1977 at the Selland Arena in Fresno. That’s Gary Pihl in the background!
Freddie Mercury was sick and Queen canceled in Sacramento the night before this Fresno show and I was asked to headline. But @thinlizzy said they were going to headline, so I opened the show. Needless to say, in my hometown where I had sold out the same building: we killed it. The next night in Fresno, Queen canceled again so I was asked to play Fresno as well which I did. Thin Lizzy tried to turn my monitors off and tried to get us to shorten our set. Those were the good all days of rock ‘n’ roll rivalries, ha ha pretty awesome. The only bummer is I never got to play with Queen.”
You can check out the Instagram post below:
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