Liner Notes


Sammy Hagar has enlisted three legendary musicians - Toby Keith, Mickey Hart and Taj Mahal - to round out the final three tracks on his first-ever rock collaborations album: "Sammy Hagar and Friends." The highly anticipated new album is set for release by Frontiers Records on September 24th in North America, September 27th in Europe, September 29th in the UK, and will be preceded by the album’s first single and video for the high voltage track “Knockdown Dragout” featuring Kid Rock, Joe Satriani and Denny Carmassi.

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a Deluxe edition of "Sammy Hagar and Friends," packaged in a high-gloss Digipak. The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track, "Space Station #5,” recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the "Making of” album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single "Knockdown Dragout,” and more.

From new original songs including “Not Going Down” (a song specifically written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons), “Knockdown Dragout,” “Bad On Fords and Chevrolets,” “All We Need Is An Island,” and “Father Sun,” to reimagined covers of classics including Bob Seger’s, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” – Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, pop, blues and zydeco.


Produced by Sammy Hagar & John Cuniberti
Engineered and mixed by John Cuniberti, assisted by Jaimeson Durr
Margaritaville Produced by Sammy Hagar and Mike Fraser
Additional engineering by:
Mike Fraser (Margaritaville)
Jesse Nichols (Neal Schon)
Matt Coles (Ronnie Dunn)
Alan Sutton (Kid Rock)
Ben Yonas (Mickey Hart)
Peter A. Barker (Nancy Wilson)
Mills Logan (Toby Keith)

Digital Editing: Andrew Zweers

Album Art Design: Todd Gallopo, Meat and Potatoes
Mgmt: Tom Consolo, TC Management
           Ken Levitan ,Vector Management
Agent: CAA
Business Management: Renata Ravina, Red Rocker Touring
Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum: Stephen Kauffman
Publicity: Hannah Kampf, HK Integrated PR
Digital Strategy: Jon Luini, Chime Interactive
Sammy’s Restaurants/licensing & operations: Stan Novack

Media contacts:

Hannah Kampf (North America)
(310) 497-9517,

Peter Noble / Noble PR Consultancy (UK)
0207 272 7772,

Related Videos

  • Personal Jesus (Official Music Video)

  • Hangout on Air with Sammy Hagar featuring Live Q&A celebrating release of Sammy Hagar & Friends!

  • Personal Jesus (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith)

  • Sammy Hagar & Friends - All We Need Is An Island (Track By Track)

  • Sammy Hagar & Friends - Winding Down w/ Taj Mahal (Track By Track)

  • Sammy Hagar & Friends - Bad On Fords And Chevrolets (Track By Track)

  • Sammy with his Friends Dig Into the Making of "Sammy Hagar And Friends"

  • Knockdown Dragout Official Music Video

  • Sammy's Other HSAS (Hagar/Schon/Anthony/Smith) In Studio