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Red by Sammy Hagar
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May 20, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, biography
Read in May, 2011

Sammy says he believes in God and UFOs. He also says Tone Loc sampled "Rock Candy" for "Funky Cold Medina." And he blames Napster for "ruining everything." Obviously he's off his nut. God is dead, "Funky Cold Medina" rips off Foreigner, and Napster actually saved music. But he's right on the money about UFOs. They're totally real.

He's got a hundred funny stories about the Van Halen brothers too. One of my favorite stories takes place during rehearsals for the Van Hager reunion tour in 2003. At this point, Eddie had lost a big chunk of his tongue to cancer, and his teeth were black from cigarettes and alcohol. He was chugging cheap Shiraz wine from the bottle all day. "Ed, why don't you get a glass for your wine," said Sammy. Van Halen held up the bottle and replied, "Why should I do that? It's already in a glass."
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