Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony can be seen sharing memories of the Sunset Strip in behind the scenes footage from Hagar’s new AXS-TV series Rock & Roll Road Trip.
The pair teamed up at the Whisky A Go Go – where Van Halen were once the house band in the 70s – to talk about the club’s legendary history.
“I was in high school when Black Sabbath played their first US tour and they played here,” explains Anthony. “Except that night I couldn’t get in. We drove up and down and stood outside and listened.”
“Rhinoceros – they were from L.A.,” says Hagar. “Kind of a band that never made it but when I was coming up they were my favorite band. And I came to see them and they were opening for Steppenwolf. It just happened that I got to see Steppenwolf, too.”
Hagar’s 6 episode AXS-TV series sees the Red Rocker drive across the country to jam with some of music's biggest names, including Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Alice Cooper and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
As part of the recent 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards, Hagar was named the No. 3 Rock News Artist Of The Year while also being a part of the No. 4 and No. 10 Rock News Stories Of The Year.
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