Van Halen Icon Makes Embarrassing The Who Revelation


In a new tweet, former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar said he was embarrassingly mistaken for The Who singer Roger Daltrey backstage at the Charlton Festival in 1973.

“1973 in London at the Charlton Festival opening for The Who. 80,000 people, my first big one. Bad Company also made their debut that day, and also on the bill was Humble Pie and Lou Reed. Walking around backstage earlier everyone thought that I was Roger Daltrey ha ha.”

Rolling Stone have also released a preview of Sammy Hagar talking to Willie Nelson on AXS’ Rock & Roll Road Trip.

“I’ve been chasing you around for three years to do this show,” Sammy Hagar tells Willie Nelson in a preview for the fourth-season premiere of the Red Rocker’s music, food and travel series, Rock & Roll Road Trip. Hagar finally catches his quarry in Texas, where he joins the Country Music Hall of Fame member on his bus for a candid conversation.

“I’ve been arrested in everything I’ve owned,” Nelson quips to Hagar when asked if he’s ever had a run-in with the law on his bus. The former Van Halen singer assumes Nelson would at least catch a break in his home state, but the Red Headed Stranger brushes that aside with another zinger. “They’ll give me a nice cell.”

Hagar also visits Billy Bob’s honky-tonk in Fort Worth, Texas, and attends a rodeo, but the centerpiece of the episode is the face time with Nelson. The two musicians share observations over unrelenting questions about their retirement. “I tell them this is my last tour,” says Nelson, “and every time, I say, ‘No, this is the last one.’”