Sammy Hagar Is Awesome, and We'll Tell You Why
3. Craft Tequila
Hagar found the spare time to become an alcohol tycoon. After visiting Cabo San Lucas, he fell in love with the place, moved there, wrote a Van Halen song about it, and then built a tequila bar. After falling in love with premium tequilas -- the kind reserved for only the most discerning of masochists -- Hagar went on a mission to craft a premium tequila to the liking of his own palate. Apparently Hagar's taste is pretty impeccable, because the brand took off and made him his second fortune.
2. Right Now
Hagar embodies humanitarianism: As one of four children raised by a single mother, Hagar has a firsthand understanding of how poverty and hunger affect people on a daily basis. As such, he donates a portion of the earnings from each show he plays to local food banks in the cities where he is performing. In fact, this past August, Hagar gave away 10,000 lawn seats at a show in St. Louis in exchange for donations to one of four selected charities. The seats sold out in around 20 minutes.
Montrose absolutely ruled and remains one of the most criminally underrated American bands ever! Between the late Ronnie Montrose's ballsy guitar work and Hagar's soulful vocals, the group was the incarnation of everything that was good about mid-'70s rock 'n' roll. Big riffs, heavy-handed drumming, and a dude screaming about motorcycles and women -- what more could you possibly ask for?
Sammy Hagar & the Wabos. 8 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $44 to $74. Call 954-797-5531, or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.