Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock

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Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock

by Sammy Hagar

Harpercollins Publishers | May 7, 2013 | Hardcover

Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
For over 30 years Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in heavy metal music. Beginning with his successful solo career where he churned out hits such as "I Can't Drive 55" and stretching into his decade long stint as the frontman for Van Halen, Hagar has sold millions of albums all over the world. Taking over for Van Halen's original singer David Lee Roth in 1985, Hagar kept that monumentally successful band going stronger than ever during their biggest years before being unceremoniously fired in 1996. A decade later, he returned triumphant, leading the band on a reunion tour that was as much a box office smash as a personal catastrophe. Now he tells the outrageous and unbelievable stories of his rise through rock music, detailing how his voice became instantly recognizable all over the world. Lavishing readers with behind the scenes stories from Van Halen, one of the biggest-selling rock groups in history, Hagar tells of the worldwide stadium tours, the private jets, and the parties, and of course the trappings that came with fame and success. In this book, his fans will meet a remarkably human man behind the bleached hair and scraggly beard, up close and personal, a man who has stayed true to his working class values throughout his rocket ship ride to the top of the world of rock music.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.3 × 6.38 × 1.05 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062009281

ISBN - 13: 9780062009289

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great book with no punches pulled. A true rocker!
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This Book Rocks!!! As a hardcore Van Halen fan under David Lee Roth, I was curious to learn more about Sammy Hagar who replaced him. Van Hagar could never must the coolness of the original band sounding more like a pumped version of Journey. Neverthess, Sammy's bio is fast-paced, fun and fascinating. From his tough roots to his entrepreneurial spirit, the Red Rocker is one smart dude. Finished this book in three days. I loved his recollections and not too fond memories of Eddie and Alex Van Halen. A great read!
Date published: 2013-03-02

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Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock

by Sammy Hagar

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.3 × 6.38 × 1.05 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062009281

ISBN - 13: 9780062009289

From the Publisher

For over 30 years Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in heavy metal music. Beginning with his successful solo career where he churned out hits such as "I Can't Drive 55" and stretching into his decade long stint as the frontman for Van Halen, Hagar has sold millions of albums all over the world. Taking over for Van Halen's original singer David Lee Roth in 1985, Hagar kept that monumentally successful band going stronger than ever during their biggest years before being unceremoniously fired in 1996. A decade later, he returned triumphant, leading the band on a reunion tour that was as much a box office smash as a personal catastrophe. Now he tells the outrageous and unbelievable stories of his rise through rock music, detailing how his voice became instantly recognizable all over the world. Lavishing readers with behind the scenes stories from Van Halen, one of the biggest-selling rock groups in history, Hagar tells of the worldwide stadium tours, the private jets, and the parties, and of course the trappings that came with fame and success. In this book, his fans will meet a remarkably human man behind the bleached hair and scraggly beard, up close and personal, a man who has stayed true to his working class values throughout his rocket ship ride to the top of the world of rock music.

About the Author

Sammy Hagar is the multiplatinum Red Rocker, the outgoing, bombastic front man of hard rock champions Van Halen, currently embarked on his fourth platinum career with his supergroup, Chickenfoot. In addition to his legendary status among rock stars, he is the masterful entrepreneur behind Cabo Wabo tequila. When he's not on the road, he splits his time among California, Hawaii, and Mexico.

Joel Selvin is an award-winning journalist who has covered pop music for theSan Francisco Chroniclesince 1970. He is the author of the bestsellingSummer of Loveand nine other books about pop music.

Editorial Reviews

"I'll admit it:I've been a Sammy Hagar wannabe since I heard his voice on a Montrose album...I'm proud to call him a rock star hero, a friend, and a brother in the sun.Rock on, Red Rocker!" (Kenny Chesney)