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The True Tattooed Metal Millionaire
March 13, 2009

Sammy or "The Red Rocker" or "The Cabo Wabo Guy" or "The Most Successful Lead Singer of Van Halen." Call him what you want but there is no denying the effect that Sammy Hagar has had on both the music world and business world.

Sammy will always be best known for his Front Man responsibilities in Van Halen, but you have to remember this is a guy that has been in several other bands such as Montrose, HSAS, Cabo Wabo, and a massive solo career. He has made over 23 studio albums (many platinum), 2 live works, and several DVDs. That's just the music side of this amazing rock legend.

Sammy and the boys from Van Halen opened a bar in Mexico years ago thinking it would be a huge profit boom and they loved spending time in the area. Well the club didn't do as well as suspected so the other band mates dropped out and Sammy took over ownership. Also during this time Sammy was producing Tequila to sell at the club. That Tequila served at Sammy's little Cantina has since been sold for an initial payment of 80 million for 20% of the company. Many feel by the time the deal is done it will be worth approximately 800 million. Holy Batman Eddie!

That money has freed Sammy up to do a lot of pet projects including inviting musician friends of his down to Cabo Wabo Cantina to jam for the patrons. You never know who is going to show up so it creates a very exciting atmosphere and place you have to visit if you are a true music fan.

Sammy's latest project is called Chickenfoot with ex-Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony (they have worked together a lot since Sammy left Van Halen), Guitarist Joe Santriani (who Cold Play owes lots of money), and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith. It's going to rocků

If your like me and didn't know a lot about Sammy before I hope you look up even more information and realize the respect he deserves.


Show me your horns,

JB Martell