Sammy's story is more than a story about a musician. It's a story about an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur. I knew about his success with his tequila, but didn't know about the other businesses that he built. Throw in the behind the scenes dirt on Van Halen, and there's quite a story to tell.
Fascinating well put auto biography. I felt that you could envision the atmosphere of Sammy's life. I am so glad that I read this. I always have been a big fan of Hagar's music, now even more so! This book was done with great finesse and detailed explanations of who, when, where and why....SWEET.
I don't have the print version
The brutal honesty. I love the line that was something like, "I loved my wife so I was always careful" (when having sex with other women). I think its safe to say that there will be no Van Halen reunion anytime soon. Sammy shares the good, the bad, and the ugly. It also explains a lot about Van Halen. I remember that Eddie was just weird. Wouldn't sit down. The reason he did that is Eddie is weird. I guess its hard to stay centered when everyone is telling you that you're God.
I haven't heard Scott, but he was awesome. I kept thinking, "This sure sounds like Sammy.."
Absolutely. Great stories. Great insights, from a guy who has been doing this a long time. Montrose is one of my all time favorite albums. It stands the test of time.
God bless Sammy.
A pretty good story about an awesome rock and roller. There are not many surprises in this book but it is a chronological telling of the events of his life.
It takes a while to get used to the narrator's style of delivery, but once you get used to it, you almost think it's Sammy talking.
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.