Wednesday, July 3, 2013

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Sammy Hagar at Fontana Days Parade

Sammy Hagar is sharing behind the scenes video of his recent celebration and honors in his hometown of Fontana, California.

On June 1, the Red Rocker served as the Honorary Grand Marshal of the Fontana Days Parade, part of the Fontana Days Festival Centennial Celebration, and had a street named after him.

“Nothing is as gratifying as being honored in your home town,” writes Sammy. “For me it's right up there with the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Having a street named after ya (Hagar Way)-- come on!!!”

“Fontana has changed so much since 1970 when I left,” he continues. “If you would have blindfolded me, brought me there and showed me around I would not have known where I was. For real. 14k population then and 200k today-- damn! When I was just a 6-year-old kid, I would watch the parade on Sierra Ave in front of Crawford Drug Store where my sister Bobbi worked and famous LA newscaster George Putnam was the Grand Marshal on a Palamino horse! I certainly never thought that would be me someday but hey, look what can happen! All in all it made my family members very proud, and I must say me too.”

Hagar will release “Sammy Hagar And Friends,” his first solo album in five years, on September 24.

The project sees Sammy team up with a variety of artists, including Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Neal Schon (Journey, HSAS), Chickenfoot pals Chad Smith, Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani; Montrose bandmates Bill Church and Denny Carmassi, his solo band The Wabos and more on a collection of 10 new songs and some unexpected covers.

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