Sammy Hagar

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Bands That Replaced Irreplacable Members (And Those That Shouldn't Have)

    Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    6 of The Best Live Sound Engineers in Phoenix

    The spring of 1989 was period of birth for me: It was the first time I ever played a gig at an club with a PA of it's own. The place was Time Out of Mind in South Phoenix. Not the most reputable club, as some of you may recall, but a place that I got my first experience working with a gigging musici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    9 Guilty Pleasure Admissions of a Record Store Geek

    If you've read any of my prior ramblings, then you know that I explore the topic of musical credibility a lot. It's in my nature. Should you and I like what we like, regardless of critical stature, or should we concentrate on artists with a certain level of critical credibility? Here's the genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Sneak Peek: First Press Arizona Wine Auction

    For $250 a person, you're probably wondering what is in store at the First Press Wine Auction on February 16 at the Montelucia Resort. If the 5-course dinner and paired wines sound predictable you should know that you'll also get to preview distinctive wines and live auction lots and silent auction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Your Holiday Heavy Metal Gift Guide

    What's the most metal gift you've ever received? I can think of several that stick out: Led Zeppelin vinyl, a miniature model of Dimebag Darrell's Razorback lightning bolt guitar, spike-bedecked high heels that would make a dominatrix envious, a stripper pole paired with a handle of whiskey. But I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Is Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah and Pantera Going to Open a Strip Club in Phoenix?

    Back in 2007 when Vinnie Paul and Chad Gray announced their new band Hellyeah, fans weren't sure what to expect of group made from members of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan, and Nothingface. No doubt it was going to be heavy, but would it gear towards visual theatrics and sonic experimentation like M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2012

    Van Halen, US Airways Center, 6/16/12

    Van Halen US Airways Center Saturday, June 16 When the recently reunited Van Halen (featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth) announced it was postponing a handful of dates on its current tour, most people assumed that it was due to some conflict within the band. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Rot ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 12, 2012
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    December 14, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts for Your Metal-Loving Uncle

    ​Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
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    August 21, 2009

    Life in the Fast Lane: Arizona Schools Chief Tom Horne Busted for Speeding Six Times in Last 18 Months​We know Sammy Hagar "can't drive 55," and it seems as though Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Tom Horne suffers from the same affliction.In the last 18 months, Horne has been ticketed for speeding six times "that he is aware of," including once while zipping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Paul McCartney MGMT, Le Tigre Christina Aguilera, Kurt Cobain's Ghost on Stage

    NME: Paul McCartney: 'I want to work with MGMT' - video Pitchfork: Radiohead Open Digital Store, Sell In Rainbows CD 2 Electric Mustache: Mp3: Rock Plaza Central "(Dont You Believe the Words of) Handsome Men" Rolling Stone: Guitar Hero: Van Halen Nixes Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar Spin: Jack White ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Go ahead and jump: Van Halen to tour with David Lee Roth

    Three sources have now confirmed the latest Van Halen hype: the band is reuniting with original singer David Lee Roth and embarking on a 50-date tour this October. (The sources are Web sites,, and

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Sammy Says

    The virtual interview

  • Culture

    May 4, 2006

    Cinco de Drinko

    Porque? Because it's allí

  • Culture

    April 27, 2006

    Cinco de Drinko

    ¿Porque? Because it's allí

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Warehouse of Wickedness

    Wetter than Katrina, hotter than Kate Moss' crack pipe: That's Scottsdale's new party palace, e4

  • Calendar

    August 4, 2005

    Red Rocks

    Sammy Hagar hosts a party

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

    ¡Americano! (Emma Java)

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong

    to attack pop culture

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    El Tri

    It's about love, pride and politics

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Big? Try Huge!

    'Snortin' Whiskey' may be ludicrously over-the-top, but songwriter and guitarist Pat Travers is not

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    David Lee's Froth

    Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar and a pending lawsuit

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Days of Beer and Promos

    Taken with the holiday spirit, Trashman gives thanks for the good things in life.

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Long Time, No CD

    More than two years after the release of its debut, Gloritone sates fans with a stopgap disc of demo material

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Cloning With the Devil

    If you build them a replica, they will come. Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush and Mötley Crüe tribute bands have more than just their members wigging out.

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Laughing Matters

    The Bloodhound Gang and Nerf Herder differ drastically in terms of musical style and stage presence, but they share emphasis on the humorous and insulting

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Axis Powers

    A look at what makes Tucsonans gush over one of Scottsdale's cheesiest dance clubs

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Where There's a Will

    Trashman goes to blows over Hagar's Halen

  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1998

  • Music

    August 21, 1997

    School's Out

    He may be the godfather of shock rock, but Alice doesn't live there anymore

  • News

    July 3, 1997
  • Music

    June 19, 1997

    The Trashman

    Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are

  • Music

    December 5, 1996
  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

    Ol' Spider Eyes is back with a new summer tour--but this time, he's left the guillotine at home

  • Music

    March 14, 1996
  • Film

    February 9, 1995