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"I have read it, and I love it. It has really helped me understand this guy that I thought I knew. To me, the first part of the book is the most important part. His early life, where he came from, all the things he had to overcome - it explained so much to me about this wild, passionate guy that I've shared so many stages with. But I really do understand him now. He's the quintessential American story, the guy who came from almost nothing and persevered through so many failures to get where he is today.

I know people will dwell on and be fascinated by the Van Halen sections of the book. I could care less about that. I think everybody knows all that stuff anyway. It's the sections of the book where Sammy really tells his story and his struggles…I think anybody who is going through some tough times and needs some inspiration should read it. He's been through a lot." - Joe Satriani

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Rolling Stone's Q&A With Sammy (part 1) - Read »
Rolling Stone's Q&A With Sammy (part 2) - Read »
Rolling Stone's Exclusive Book Excerpt - Read »
MusicRadar.com Interview - Read »
MSN Entertainment Interview - Read »
Sacramento BEE Review: Sammy Hagar's Book Truly 'Uncensored' - Read »
GMA: Sammy Hagar Releases Tell-All (video) - Watch »
Jeff Woods One-On-One with Sammy Hagar (video) - Watch »
Interview: Joel Selvin, Sammy Hagar Red Autobiography Co-Author, on How He Collaborated with the Red Rocker - Read »
The Republic, Columbus "He'd consider a reunion with Van Halen", Sammy Hagar says - Read »
Sammy Hagar’s Backstage Van Halen Stories with Karlson & McKenzie 100.7 WZLX (RADIO) - Listen »
ABC News Review: Sammy Hagar's Book Truly 'Uncensored' - Listen »
Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show Interview - Listen »
MTV Hive Interview - Read »
Fox & Friends "Rocker Sammy Hagar on Living the American Dream" - Watch »
Lamont and Tonelli - Sammy Hagar Interview - Listen »
Rolling Stone Twitter Fan Interview - Watch »
Jim Rome from The Jungle in LA interviews Sammy - Listen »
Sammy Hagar Talks Van Halen, His Tequila Empire and Growing Up 'Bone Poor' - Read »
Rocker's life is more than sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll' - Read »
Sammy Hagar Interview on The A.V. Club - Read »

RED - MY UNCENSORED LIFE IN ROCK - SAMMY HAGAR

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Sammy Hagar—legendary lead singer of Van Halen, founder of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, and one of rock music’s most notoriously successful performers—tells his unforgettable story in this one-of-a-kind autobiography of a life at the top of the charts. From his decade-long journey alongside Eddie Van Halen to his raucous solo career with Chickenfoot and everything in between—the drugs, groupies, and excesses of fame, the outrageous stadium tours, and the thrill of musical innovation—Hagar reveals all in this treasure trove of rock-and-roll war stories. Red is a life-changing look at one of music’s biggest talents—an essential read for music fans and anyone dreaming of becoming rock’s next number one star.
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Book Signings Dates

I'm going Tuesday, September 23, 2003 7:00pm
Tower Records
San Francisco, California
I'm going Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00pm
Chapters - Festival Hall
142 John Street Toronto, ONCanada
I'm going Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:00pm
BOOKENDS
211 E. Ridgewood AVE Ridgewood, NJ
I'm going Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:00pm
BORDERS COLUMBUS CIRCLE
10 Columbus Circle New York, NY
I'm going Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00pm
BOOK REVUE
313 New York Ave. Huntington, NY
I'm going Friday, March 18, 2011 6:00pm
LEFT BANK BOOKS
321 N. 10th St. Saint Louis, MO
I'm going Sunday, March 20, 2011 5:00pm
BOOK SOUP
8818 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
I'm going Monday, March 21, 2011 7:00pm
BARNES AND NOBLE
7881 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach, CA
I'm going Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:00pm
BARNES AND NOBLE
1256 Galleria Boulevard Roseville, CA
I'm going Friday, March 25, 2011 7:00pm
BOOKS INC IN THE MARINA
2251 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA
I'm going Saturday, March 26, 2011 7:00pm
COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS
140 Kentucky St. Petaluma, CA
I'm going Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:00pm
Novato Costco
300 Vintage Way Novato, CA
I'm going Monday, September 14, 2015 6:00pm
Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue Ridgewood, NJ
I'm going Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:00pm
Book Revue
313 New York Ave Huntington, NY
I'm going Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall Hosted by Anderson's Bookshop
171 E Chicago Ave Naperville, IL
I'm going Friday, September 18, 2015 4:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N Euclid Ave St. Louis, MO
I'm going Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:00pm
Diesel, A Bookstore Marin Country Mart
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA
I'm going Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble Sacramento / Roseville
1256 Galleria Boulevard Roseville, CA
I'm going Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA

Other Appearances

I'm going Tuesday, October 22, 2002 7:00pm
Expression Center
RADIO
I'm going Thursday, August 21, 2003 7:00pm
Cardinals Baseball - Busch Stadium
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Saturday, August 28, 2004 7:00pm
Toby Keith Show
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Tuesday, June 19, 2007 7:00pm
Cardinals Baseball - Busch Stadium
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Sunday, June 6, 2010 5:00pm
Emeril Show
TV
I'm going Saturday, December 18, 2010 9:00pm
DirectTV Concert
TV
I'm going Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:30am
Canadian Music Week
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Monday, March 14, 2011 7:00pm
Sirius XM Eddie Trunk Live
RADIO
I'm going Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:00am
Sirius XM The Howard Stern Show
RADIO
I'm going Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:00am
Good Morning America
TV
I'm going Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:00pm
!tbooks author chat - Sammy Hagar interviewed by Neil Strauss
WEB
I'm going Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:00am
WAMC/ IMUS in the Morning
RADIO
I'm going Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:00am
Fox & Friends
TV
I'm going Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00pm
VH1 Radio/ Classic Rock Nights
RADIO
I'm going Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:00am
KLOS-FM (Los Angeles, CA) / Mark & Brian
RADIO
I'm going Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:00pm
HARRAH'S ST LOUIS HOTEL AND CASINO - Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Friday, March 18, 2011 10:00am
KSHE-FM (St. Louis, MO) / Favazz
RADIO
I'm going Friday, March 18, 2011 4:00pm
KPLR-TV (CW in St. Louis) / 4pm News
TV
I'm going Monday, March 21, 2011 4:00pm
FOX NEWS Entertainment
TV
I'm going Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:35pm
Tonight Show with Jay Leno
TV
I'm going Friday, April 1, 2011 10:00am
Adam Carolla Podcast
WEB
I'm going Friday, April 1, 2011 11:00pm
FUSE-TV / Hoppus on Music
TV
I'm going Monday, April 4, 2011 9:00pm
DR. DREW on HLN
TV
I'm going Saturday, April 9, 2011 4:00pm
VH1 CLASSIC / THAT METAL SHOW
TV
I'm going Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:00am
Jimmy Kimmel Live
TV
I'm going Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:00am
Forum with Michael Krasny on KQED Radio
RADIO
I'm going Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:00pm
That Metal Show
TV
I'm going Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:00pm
That Metal Show
TV
I'm going Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:00pm
Chickenfoot III Live Concert Webcast
WEB
I'm going Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:30am
Guy's Big Bite (Guy Fieri's Food Network TV Show)
TV
I'm going Friday, December 21, 2012 8:00pm
Narada Michael Walden Annual Holiday Jam 2012 - Beach Party Freak Out
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Saturday, February 9, 2013 8:00pm
3rd Anniversary - Cabo Wabo Cantina Vegas
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:30pm
The Patron Project/Weir Here @ TRI Studios
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Saturday, June 1, 2013 11:00am
Fontana's 100th Anniversary @ Veterans Park
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Saturday, July 6, 2013 3:00pm
Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert @ Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Thursday, August 1, 2013 11:35pm
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
TV
I'm going Sunday, October 27, 2013 8:00pm
2013 CABO BIRTHDAY BASH ON AXS TV
TV
I'm going Monday, October 28, 2013 8:00am
The Howard Stern Show
RADIO
I'm going Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:00am
THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW
TV
I'm going Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:00pm
Rebroadcast streaming event of The Concert For Liza
WEB
I'm going Friday, June 20, 2014 12:00pm
Lefty O'Douls
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00pm
NuvoTV & Fuse Special - Stand Up and Deliver: Cabo Relief
TV
I'm going Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:00pm
Classic Rock Awards
TV
I'm going Thursday, November 6, 2014 8:00pm
Tom Green Live: Dick Cavett & Sammy Hagar
TV
I'm going Friday, November 14, 2014 8:00pm
On The Menu
TV
I'm going Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:00pm
Sammy Hagar appears on the Simpsons!
TV
I'm going Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:00am
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:00am
The View
TV
I'm going Monday, September 21, 2015 7:20am
Fox & Friends
TV
I'm going Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:00am
Rachael Ray Show
TV
I'm going Tuesday, October 13, 2015 11:00am
Steve Harvey Show
TV
I'm going Sunday, November 22, 2015 5:00pm
The Chef's Classic on CBS
TV
I'm going Thursday, December 31, 2015 8:00pm
Alice Cooper's Holiday Fundraiser
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:00pm
Rock the Sun Acoustic Set with Bob Weir, Michael Franti and Sammy Hagar
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Sunday, January 24, 2016 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 101
TV
I'm going Sunday, January 31, 2016 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 102
TV
I'm going Sunday, February 7, 2016 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 103
TV
I'm going Sunday, February 14, 2016 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 104
TV
I'm going Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 105
TV
I'm going Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00pm
The Big Interview with Dan Rather
TV
I'm going Sunday, February 28, 2016 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 106
TV
I'm going Sunday, March 5, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 201 (Acoustic-4-A-Cure)
TV
I'm going Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 202 (Big Dog Daddy)
TV
I'm going Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:00pm
SXSW Music Influencers Conversation
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 203 (Small Town)
TV
I'm going Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 204 (Two Stops)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 205 (Blues & Wine)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 206 (Aloha Fleetwood)
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 2, 2017 11:00am
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Summer Road Trip Marathon Recap
TV
I'm going Saturday, July 8, 2017 6:00pm
Facebook Live with Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine
WEB
I'm going Sunday, July 9, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Ep. 208
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Ep. 209
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Ep. 210
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Ep. 211
TV
I'm going Sunday, August 6, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Ep. 212
TV
I'm going Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Ep. 213
TV
I'm going Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:30pm
The Loudwire Music Awards @ The Novo Theater
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00pm
BAMMIES Walk of Fame Induction
GUEST APPEARANCE
I'm going Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:00pm
"Red ‘Til I’m Dead" premieres on AXS TV
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 8, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 301 (Acoustic Foo A Cure)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 302 (Lake TaWho)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 303 (Rockstar)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 304 (Dirty White Boys)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 305 (L.A. Metal)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 306 (Acoustic Part Deux)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 307 (Cruisin' With The Redheads)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 308 (Mardi Gras)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 309 (Rock & Roll Journey)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 310 (Sammy 24/7)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 310 (Sammy 24/7)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 311 (Red Til I'm (Not) Dead)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 5, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 401 (On The Rock & Roll Road Trip Again)
TV
I'm going Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:00pm
iHeartRadio ICONS - The Making of Space Between
WEB
I'm going Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 402 (Low Ridin' in LA)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 403 (Rick & Roll Road Trip)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 2, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 404 (Rocker Went Down to Georgia)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 405 (48 Can't Drive 55)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 406 (One Bourbon, One Santo, One Beer)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 407 (Studio To Stage)
TV
I'm going Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 408 (Rock & Roll Beach Party)
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 409 (Tool'n Around In Flavortown)
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 410 (Guitar Legends 2)
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 411 (Best Seat In The House)
TV
I'm going Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 412 (Welcome To The Road Trip)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 501 (Viva Def Vegas)
TV
I'm going Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 502 (Homecoming)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 503 (Hangin' with Uncle Ted)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 504 (Save a Horse, Ride a Rockstar)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 17, 2020 7:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 505 (Three for the Road)
TV
I'm going Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:00pm
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar - Episode 506 (Going to Extremes)
TV