Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.— Sammy Hagar
The most attractive Sammy Hagar quotes that will transform you to a better person
I've been drinking tequila for a long time now, and it's never been about drinking to get drunk. I don't do that. I never drink tequila during the day, and I don't drive at night.
Stop looking out, start looking in. Be your own best friend. Stand up and say, hey, this is mine!
When I did red, it was nine, and that was it for me.
I said, "Here I am - nine is my number and red is my color, and I'm in business now."
It's a good thing I don't read everything Eddie says, or I'd be up in arms and not enjoying my life.
So many things can get you high, I'm gonna try them all just once before I die.
This is pop music. You've got a candidate for president of the United States using it, that's hitting the biggest audience you're ever going to hit in your entire friggin' life. And you don't want that? Bullshit. That's what you want. It's not even for success or fortune, it's because that's the power of the song.
Yes, I'm looking at you, looking at me, looking at you, looking at me, looking back at you.
In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps.
All he cares about is going out there with his Jack Daniels bottle.
Nothing has changed. That's kind of sad. If David was doing better than he used to be, then that would be different. But it was a joke and he made it that way.
To stay a great singer or guitar player, you've got to do it 24/7. That's what I do.
"Rock Candy" was my first record. I had never been in a studio, so I was in shock and I had no idea if it was great or if it stunk. I was just putting in my heart and soul, and closing my eyes and keeping my fingers crossed. I gave it everything.
I see couples fighting about the stupidest things. You just have to rise above everything.
I would like to enlighten people.
I'd say it ["I Can't Drive 55"] has probably been the most successful song I've ever been involved with, including any Van Halen songs.
If you don't ever stop singing, your voice stays in shape.
It's like the marathon runner. You've got to run, run, run to stay in shape.
I always liked a good love song and I dig being in love.
The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway.
When I left Van Halen, I went in the studio and made a CD called Marching to Mars with all studio musicians. I did it immediately. With the disappointment riding on my shoulders of the breakup of the band.
I feel it's such a tragic thing [Kurt Cobain's suicide].
Here is a guy, a young guy, that had everything in his hands. He could have had a great life. He had a wife, he had a child, he had a fantastic career. He was important to a generation. And for him to do that - I didn't like that. I thought that was just wrong.
I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa.
It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.
I've never done a box set, and Eddie's full of it if he says otherwise.
I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
I've never met or spoken to David Lee Roth, yet it's rather ironic that even he's saying Eddie's lying about things. I'm saying he's not telling the truth, yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying! You be the judge.
I looked at Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the boys up there thinking, I want to be that.
When we were on the road, I found out that my greatest hits album went Gold.
They freaked out. Things really came to a head when we started arguing about a Van Halen greatest hits package.
After I had my dream, I got into numerology.
Like my buddy's name is Bill, and I would say, "B is a two, and each I is a nine, and the L's are fours. And that's eight." I would figure out everybody's numerological single-digit number.
There are a lot of people going around where an alien took over their body, and their soul will actually leave and be, like, in a sleep or in a near-death situation.
Dave was great in Van Halen. No question about it. He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star. But it's sickening to see a guy still trying to be that with a wig on 20 years later.
That song ["Don't Tell Me"] didn't take us anywhere, and I know why now.
It wasn't what Van Halen fans wanted. It showed the darkness of Van Halen, and basically the end of the band.
Ted Templeman, the producer, and Donn Landee, the engineer, are the same team that signed Van Halen, when they were called Mammoth. Donn convinced them to change it to the last name of the guitar player and drummer.
Sometimes you're afraid to fall in love with a chick, but she sucks you in anyway.
I'm the only choice to make a record.
And that's the only way I would do it. We'd have to make some new music. The fans deserve it. Van Halen's got some of the best fans on the planet.
Those are the magical songwriting moments, when you have a partner that clicks like that. That's a dream come true, man.
I was going through troubles with my marriage, and I was just trying to focus and center myself. I was already rich and famous. I've got to figure out where I want to go and just get this thing aimed. I wrote this song ["Right Now"] and I kept singing it every day .
I was kind of always attracted to red. I used to wear red socks a lot for some crazy reason.
I had more of a vocal range. If you wanted to play a keyboard song, like "Love Walks In," I can do it.
When they brought Roth back into the picture, obviously I didn't go along with that too well.
I've had my fill of "One Way To Rock" or "I Can't Drive 55.
" Those are guy songs to me, and I'm cool with that. But when you write a great love song and you start seeing that 50 percent of your audience is beautiful women, that's much more rewarding, than having a bunch of guys out there.
The downloads, the licensing, commercials, radio - it's made me more money than any song I've ever written, and it only went to No. 26. It wasn't a big hit at all. But it's a career song ["I Can't Drive 55"].
I'm a co-writer, publisher of that song ["Right Now" ], so for it to get accepted, we had to sign off on it. I signed off in a second. "You bet that anyone can use this. I don't care. You can use it for anything." If it is to inspire people in the positive sense.
I've always been into writing love songs.
I had been reading this book about Zen Koan philosophy, and it was talking about the right here and the right now, and how important it is, and I was really trying to get there in my life.
And for him [Kurt Cobain] to do that [suicide] - I didn't like that.
I thought that was just wrong. It just sent a bad message to a troubled generation.
I've always been kind of a speed demon.
Overall, we had about 50 meetings where the brothers would say that I couldn't do any solo records, I couldn't write for other people, I couldn't do this and I couldn't do that. These guys were trying to nail my feet to the ground.
It took me a long time to put it to use in things, but the name of my publishing company is Nine Music, and "Red" became my theme song.
Yeah, yeah, I've been Beatled, I've been Rolling Stoned.
I don't want to talk about negative, dark things.
The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is, they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images.