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

 13 Redhead Comments

Rocky5150's picture

My least fave album along with “Cosmic…”

Susan Heaford's picture

Just got my Hagar Quilt today! I am a Supervisor at a Factory. My team had me bring all my "SAMMY" T-shirts in and had a quilt made for me! I'm decorating my bedroom in Sammy Stuff! My Husband knows I am a rocker at heart! I will put up some pictures when I'm done! Sammy has got to see this Quilt it is "FREAKIN AWESOME"!

dabrs828's picture

Sammy I am your biggest fan I love you man! But DAMB! This is by far your worst album ever. Sorry! you need some different friends!

lubeguy121's picture

I just can't stop playing the new cd from Sammy Hagar as it's got the live in the studio sound, that sound as if Sammy and friends are playing in my room . Sammy put's down some great songs that I always sing when I play my I pod classic . The songs with Sammy's friends show that he just says I'm going to do a record his friends just come and around and you get a fantastic cd that need's to be played when you at home or going around . I just can't wait to hear that Sammy will be playing in the UK more so in Manchester where I saw him live solo and with Chickenfoot .

cholo's picture

I'm trying to buy this on this site but not sure how? Do I actually buy it off amazon?

crazycabo's picture

The new Sammy & Friends album is effin it =)

Nova Wabo's picture

Hey guys - Sammy IS in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Our boy is part of Rock 'n Roll Royalty forever! I will only ever have one son, and I named him after the Red Rocker. That's how much I admire our boy Sammy. Can't wait for this album!

StevenM's picture

Where was this recorded @ and when ?

greatscott64's picture

I can't wait to get this Deluxe release! Should be good. I got to see Sammy and the Wabos in Vegas this June and he played Bad on Ford and Chevrolet (rocked it) and All We Need is an Island. Sounded great! I can't wait to hear him with the beautiful Nancy Wilson! Yeah, it's about damn time Sammy gets in the Rock N Roll hall of fame. He deserves it as much or more then anyone in there now. I mean Public Enemy, Donna Summer? Is that Rock N Roll? Now Sammy, you can't get anymore Rock N Roll that him! See you in Cabo!

larryb055's picture

I love the cover art! Can't wait to hear the tunes. Please release this on Vinyl as well. See y'all in SF on Sept 7th!!!

Connor the Red's picture

Wow. Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, Nancy Wilson, and Chad Smith? I can't wait to get this!

rrockercabogirl's picture

When will you start pre-sell for this? I cannot wait to hear them all! Ironmike I agree... my vote is in for Sammy to be inducted into the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame! Never has and never will be another artist, singer, producer, entertainer as FABULOUS and TALENTED as Sammy! <3 <3 <3

ironmike39's picture

Look at this mans body of work listed in his discography! How is he not in the Rock N Roll hall of Fame on his own merit is beyond me! Lets start the campaign "right here, right now"! Join me in getting Sammy in the Rock Hall.