How SAMMY HAGAR avoids aging

In a new interview with the Japanese music critic and radio personality Masa Ito of TVKit is “Rock City”legendary rocker Samy Hagar spoke about his undying passion for making music and performing live. The 74-year-old musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “The reason I can still sing and the reason I can still write is because I never stopped. People who go five years without singing… you know, a lot of these bands. My favorite band in the world, FLOYD ROSE, for God’s sake, what are they doing? Every 10 years… This makes it difficult — to me. So the way you don’t age is that you don’t sit around and you don’t age. You have to keep moving. Don’t let the old man in. Don’t let age catch up with you. I’m going too fast. I look in my rearview mirror, ‘Here they come.’ So I think it really works – it really works. And the passion – I love, love, love to sing and play guitar and play for people. Not by myself – for people. I am a people person. You put me in front of people and I become an artist. And people say, ‘Are you like that around the house?’ I go, ‘Yeah.’ [Laughs]”

Agarthe second studio album by Billboard chart-topping supergroup THE CIRCLE, “Crazy Times”was released on September 30 via Ume. The found LP Agarmember of the Hall of Fame and VAN HALEN bass player Michael Anthony, grammys– winning drummer Jason Bonham and grammys– winning guitar virtuoso Vic Johnson traveling to Nashville to record the album with Eight Times Grammy Award– winning producer David Cobb at historic Nashville RCA Studio A. The sequel to their highly acclaimed debut “The Space Between”a number 1 multi-category Billboard– graphic album, includes 10 songs, including nine Agar wrote or co-wrote, with notable coverage, “Pump It Up”a 1978 song by Elvis Costello and THE ATTRACTIONS. The song “Crazy Times” was written by the whole band with David Cobb and recorded live.

For more than five decades, Agar has been recognized as one of the best and most accomplished singers and songwriters in rock music. To break into the industry with the seminal hard rock band MONTROSEto his multi-platinum solo career, his ride as the leader of VAN HALEN, CHICKEN FOOT and its latest best-selling supergroup, THE CIRCLE, Agar amassed 25 platinum albums on sales exceeding 50 million worldwide. Along his journey he set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like “I can’t drive 55”, “At present” and “Why Can’t This Be Love”and has earned the highest respect in the music industry with a Grammy Award and induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since launching its flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina in 1990, it has transformed its lifelong passion for great food, music and spirits into a thriving and iconic lifestyle brand. Pioneer of the spirits industry, Agarof the nine-figure development and sales of its Tequila Cabo Wabo at Campari Group in 2008 is widely recognized as the start of the celebrity-owned spirits trend. Its spirits portfolio now includes Rum Sammy’s Beach Bar, Santo Tequila and Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co., as well as several restaurants. Never one to hold back, he has also found success in publishing, TV, radio and beyond, including five seasons of his hit TV show “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” and as host of “Sammy Hagar’s Best Rock Countdown”, his syndicated radio show that airs on more than 90 U.S. stations. It is also a New York Times best-selling author, dedicated philanthropist and since January 5, 2022, the first Honorary Ambassador to Los Cabos, an honor bestowed on him in recognition of his longstanding investment in the people and economy of Mexico.

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