Not much of Sammy's story was a mystery, in general, but it was interesting to learn the real secrets behind a lot of the stories. I've loved Sammy from a little before he joined VH and have always been a fan of his attitude, business sense, and all around nice guy stuff.
Narrator was terrific. The sex and drugs!!
He sounds like Sammy!! No joke, he was definitely chosen for a reason.
There's so much to discover just by listening.
Sammy Hagar is an interesting character. Here's a guy who has experienced a life that sounds like a moviescript: Born and raised under difficult circumstances with a father who drinks and fights most of the time, Sammy beats the odds to become a very successful rock star and serial entrepreneur.
I must say that I admire Sammy's upbeat, straigh forward and at times almost naive view on life. He may be in his sixties but he has the joy and energy of an eight year old. The fact that his childlike enthousisasm has lead him to major success both in music and business is quite impressive.
Throughout the book Sammy appears to be as honest about himself as the other people he talks abouts. Nobody get's spared, himself included but it never comes across as mean. The story of his life is full of extremes, contradictions and even some valuable lessons on life, music and business.
I love to lsiten to audio books.
Yes, because I find Sammy Hagar to be a fascinating guy and I have been a fan of both his solo music and his Van Halen music as well. Also, Sammy and I have similar upbringings mine in San Jose, CA his in So Cal.
I really like the end of the book when Sammy talks about helping others that might think that they cannot make it in this world of ours because they were born under a bad sign. He gives hope and that's cool.
Yes, I was absolutely gripped to this book.
The narrator was great!
I thought it was very balanced and somewhat inspiring. Even if it is a little over the top on how many records were sold and and home many arena's were sold out, it is a great story.
He sounded like Sammy telling his own story. His age seemed appropriate and it was like listening to a long one sided conversation.
Yes. I listened in like 15 minute chunks but was forced to stop.
Very entertaining. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is there are no real life lessons just a guys life in Rock!
Honest rocks short
Yes. His storys and charactor are great.
It was awesome! Coulda been Sammy himself...
Made me laugh a bit
This book was great but a bit too short for a 40 year career imo....
Yes, the book gives a good idea about the Van Halen Band during Haggard's time there. Eddie was crazy, in a strange autistic way. But he was a genius, with the curse to make all that worked with him small in comparison.
Things happen too fast. He gets into business and becomes a millionaire in a couple of pages. We don't know much about his relationship with his kids.
The narrator was superb. Sometimes I would forget it was not the author speaking, but Scott. Great job.
The book surprised me on how the world changes, how a poor boy can go so far. I don't like his songs, and had never heard about him until Van Halen, and even so I always preferred the Roth phase. But what I didn't know was that he is more a business men than a singer. I would like to understand better how it happened.
Good book, lacks some explanation in some parts, but gives a good idea on how the business work. Fans of Van Halen will enjoy some of the gossip.
This is one of my favorites. I have always been a Sammy fan but even more now.
It seemed like sammy was reading it at times