Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar (born October 13, 1947), known as "The Red Rocker", is an American rock singer, guitarist, composer and solo artist. Hagar was one of the three singers for Van Halen, as well as of the early 1970s rock band Montrose. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen. He has had the opportunity to work with some of hard rock's most famous guitarists including, Eddie Van Halen, Ronnie Montrose, Neal Schon of Journey and more recently, Joe Satriani. He currently resides in Mill Valley, California and also has a residence in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. His present musical project is as lead singer of a hard rock band called Chickenfoot.
Hagar was born in Monterey, California. Although Hagar was born in Monterey, California, he lived in Fontana, and graduated from Fontana High School. He also took guitar lessons at "The House of Note" in Redlands, CA ( circa 1968?1970)?Owned by Chauncey Romero (Jacksonville, OR).