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Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:31:23 pm »
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (2011)





I'm a huge fan of Sammy Hagar. Now, if you had ask me during the Van Halen days when Roth and the boys were at their peak if I would ever accept anyone, let alone Sammy as the new lead singer I would have told you to "**** off". Come to think of it, that's exactly what I did say.

But ever since 5150 dropped, I have been a fan of his. The guy just brings so much raw energy to whatever he does and on top of that he gives some of the best interviews out there and is a likable guy, so a book by him just had to be kick ass. After reading the excerpt of Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine a few months ago, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Reading those few pages about his time with the Van Halen brothers had me convinced this was going to be the greatest Rock Bio of all time.

That was not the case here. The book is a very good and easy read. But it's far from perfect. It starts off rather slow. It's not until we get into his Montrose days does the book kick it up a notch. But once it gets into the Van Halen years or more to the point of when Sammy dishes on all things Eddie and Alex does this book go to a completely different level. You will find yourself turning pages as fast as you can. This is the fastest I have ever read any book. Less than a day. Sheesh!

Unfortunately these are the only high points of the book. There's plenty here to keep you busy. But I was disappointed that there wasn't more to the story about his tour with David Lee Roth. I knew there was some bad blood between the two out on the road and I was hopeful that we would get all the dirt once and for all. Sadly, that doesn't happen here.

After such a huge, thrilling ride for pretty much the entire book, it goes flat at the end. Not a whole lot was said about Chickenfoot at all to close it out which is kind of disappointing.

Having said that, I can absolutely recommend this book if your wanting to hear some juicy details about the VH boys.

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5


Promos

Red Tour Promo #1

http://www.youtube.com/wa...mkLZA&feature=related

Interviews

Rolling Stone: Sammy Answers Fan Questions

http://www.youtube.com/wa...srdsA&feature=related



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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 07:35:08 pm »
That Metal Show (Season Eight)

Sammy finally made his way onto TMS in which he talks about his book. Fantastic hour long interview. Best episode of TMS. Go watch it!!

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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 01:57:17 pm »
Sammy Hagar Talks Van Hagar, Chickenfoot and Tequila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KfHkMAmNb0

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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 07:36:47 am »
Sammy Hagar presents "RED" in Paperback with new Afterward available 3/13/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTqhTHaSBRo

Well, looks like I have something new to read. The 'Afterward' that is.

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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 07:30:15 pm »
Showbiz exclusive with Sammy Hagar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaeQBQLJ9XE
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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:13:39 pm »
yeah your review pretty much hits it on the head.....there was a lot more to tell and there's just too much dead weight in the book (even for a light read as this was).....pages and pages of stuff I'd start to read and to be honest, I just didn't care, I'd make sure to scan the material to make sure no "key" words were in there of things I might want to know more about...but honestly his story is a musical one and a lot of the peripheral...I just didn't care about.

I'd give the book a 3.5....but I'll be kind and bump it up to a 4 only because he had the balls to tell some pretty painful stories.

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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 07:23:26 pm »
Sammy sings his new song "Inner Child" for Dan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POm-oDtV8TM

Love the song. Sounds great. But I really like the lyrics and the story he is telling.
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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 05:38:15 pm »
Sammy Hagar's 2017 Update Message to Redheads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aos2F3g-eg

This is what he calls "taking it easy for 2017" .

Sheesh!
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Re: Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock - Sammy Hagar
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 07:58:24 pm »
Busy dude.

That hair... not so much
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

 

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