This is the life of Sammy Hagar.
For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written—songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love."
In Red, Sammy tells the outrageous story of his tear through rock 'n' roll, detailing the backstage antics and nonstop touring that have made his voice instantly recognizable. Beginning with his musical coming-of-age in the blue-collar towns of California, Sammy traces his rough and determined rise to fame, working harder than anyone else out there and writing songs about the things he loved—fast cars, loud parties, and lots of good times.
But solo success was just the start, a prelude to his raucous and notorious decade as the front man for Van Halen, one of the biggest-selling rock groups in history. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories from his time with the band, Red offers the Van Halen story as Sammy saw it, holding nothing back about the worldwide stadium tours, the tensions with Eddie, the messy parties, the divided friendships, and, of course, his controversial and widely disputed exit from the band.
After Van Halen, Sammy changed directions again, throwing himself headfirst into the tequila business and creating Cabo Wabo, one of the most successful tequila brands in the world. And all the while he continued to rock, touring the country with his bands the Waboritas and Chickenfoot, and eventually reuniting with Van Halen for a tour that became both a box-office smash and a personal catastrophe.
From the decadence of being one of the world's biggest rock stars to the unfiltered story of being forced out of Van Halen, Sammy's account spares no one, least of all himself. His is a tale of a true rock 'n' roller—someone who's spent decades bringing the party with him wherever he goes but always headin' back to Cabo for mas tequila.
For over twenty years, Sammy Hagar has redefined the relationship between good food and good music through his iconic Cabo Wabo tequila brand, his popular chain of Cabo Wabo Cantina restaurants, and his newly launched rum—Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. Now with Are We Having Any Fun Yet? any Sammy fan can eat, drink, and party like the Red Rocker himself, as Sammy shares his love of food, drinks, and rock-and-roll.
Bringing you into the kitchen, behind the bar, and into the center of the party like never before, Sammy shares his deep passion for food and his secrets for rock-and-roll entertaining, including his favorite recipes from home, on the road, and his go-to vacation spots, Cabo and Maui. Coming along for the ride are a wealth of crazy tales, celebrity chefs from around the globe, and stories that reveal the inspiration behind his favorite recipes.
Tracing Sammy’s culinary path through the decades, Are We Having Any Fun Yet? offers a fascinating glimpse into Sammy’s evolution as a cook and as a musician, showing how these twin passions have fueled each other, and how he brings a rock star attitude of simplicity and fun to everything he does in the kitchen. Of course, nothing goes better with a great meal than a good drink. Here are Sammy’s greatest drink recipes accompanied by true stories of the wild nights that brought them to life.
With even more rock stories from the road and his table, over fifty food and drink recipes, and Sammy’s tips for entertaining like a rock star, Are We Having Any Fun Yet? gives fans everything they need to party the Cabo Wabo way.