What an Amazing Year!

December 29, 2010 by sammyhagar
What an Amazing Year!


What an amazing year this has been! Let's review, Chickenfoot in Cabo and Tahoe, Aerosmith this summer, and a very very memorable Birthday Bash. Where the Wabos rockin' or what? Thanks to all of you for coming to this endless party.

As this year comes to a close I realize how many great great things I'm already looking forward to next year. I am buzzed about my book coming out in March, I worked on it all of last year but I have really worked on it for my whole life - if you can call that work. And we are trying hard on getting the new movie finished up so I can share it with all of you ASAP. So many great things and all in the first few months of the year! Oh yeah, I also want to raise a lot of money for kids this year and have a couple of crazy ideas on how to do it, with your help of course. Would any of you like to come to San Francisco and go into my studio and produce a record with me and the Wabos? Just asking.....

I'm raising a glass to all of you right now, I hope you have a fantastic New Year.

And here's a special thanks to all you designated drivers.


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 45 Redhead Comments

markrory's picture

SAMMY! SAMMY! :) Where are you now????? Already have the book on order. Saw u and Aerismith. Want to see the concert listing for Tahoe in May??!!! We funatics look forward to the special Tahoe Concert! Come on Sammy!!!! Tell us when we can see u there and party Waborita style with the WABOS!!!! Lady Red Rose

lspommier's picture


From the response I am seeing I think your going to need a bigger studio, however if you have room for one more drummer/singer just one month younger than you are, I'm in.


sherryb038's picture

I'm sooo there! Just tell me when! Bring it! By the way, we're awaiting word if you will be coming to St. Louis for 2nd Anniversary... What cha say!?

CathyCTredrocker's picture

My husband's a drummer & song writer, my 4 year old daughter a shirley temple of today, and me......just a total REDrocker!! Were in! Sammy...there should be more like you in this world!!

lauraj077's picture

Bring on San Fran! Thank you Sammy for a wonderful 2010, cannot wait to see what 2011 holds!

grjp45's picture

2010 was great for sure! Saw you in Tahoe and Cabo, and both shows were great. Amazing how you make people feel so good when you perform! Sounds like 2011 will be a banner year. Look forward to hearing more about the book and movie!

Love what you are doing for kids. Says alot about who you really are as a person...someone extra special! There is no doubt that all redheads and fans are with you when it comes to helping kids!

Wishing you and your family (immediate and extended) a very happy, healthy 2011.

RandyOU812's picture

I had the pleasure or opportunity this last July to see ya in Naperville IL. or was it (Napperville) or so u asked.LMAO I love the fact that when at your shows u make every one fill like its one big party. I think or I know the Rib Fest will have a hard time topping what you did last year I believe 23,000 were there or so I heard. I hope to one day I get the opportunity to meet you. Looking forward to this summer of hoping to see ya again

markt5150's picture

You betcha Sam! A big THANK YOU to YOU as well. You lift me up when I am down (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) and you make this life so much more enjoyable with what you and the rest of your "band mates" do for us!

Redlover's picture

I wonder what WE can do to help Sammy to help the kids???

Lots, I bet! ♥


5150Mike's picture

Hell yes I want to go to your studio, just let me know when. Thanks for a great year Sammy, From the Inland Empire, to Tahoe, to Indio then Cabo it has been a blast and I can't wait for what is to come this year.


standinghampton's picture

You are truly awesome Sammy. Your charity work and contributions are a great tribute to your talents and all that you have to offer. I am sure that anyone on this forum would gladly give generously to help achieve the goals that you are talking about for those in need. I have a few songs that I have written and would share with you for the cause. Keep it up man and let's make 2011 the best!

dmossio's picture

Im gonna post a picture of my idea in the fan photos...go look at my new Red Cause Kids Rock Design.

johnt042's picture

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be in the studio with you Sammy. Your music and laid back, fun loving nature have been an inspiration to me for over 30 years. Plus I had the bonus of getting married in the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas on October 11, 2008 (can you say Hurricane Norbert?). Let me know the time and place! I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and all the best to you and yours in 2011.


dmossio's picture

Hope your studio is big enough for all us REDheads...We will be there with Bells on.....


You know...its not just a cause when the Red Rocker supports it...Its a RED CAUSE and its because KIDS Rock!!!

We can wear RED cause KIDS rock.

RED CAUSE...KIDS ROCK Kinda Catchy...any Redhead gets it I am sure...

KLRed's picture

Sammy, Sign me up to rock in the studio with you and the Wabos! You bless your fans with your music and love of helping others. You truly are an original in the rock world. May 2011 bring health, happiness and love to you, your family.

Redlover's picture

Sammy, you are such a dear soul! Always thinking of new ways to help others and to make people smile!

Go into the studio with you??? I'm in like Flynn, my brother! Let's DO IT!!!! We CAN and WILL make a huge difference in the lives of MANY children who need us!
I would be so honored and excited to be able to have a chance to get to help make this awesome idea come true!

I have a feeling 2011 is going to be one of the best years ever for a LOT of people. According to my intuition, some fantastic things are going to happen this year and some people are going to come away believing like they never believed before.

Redlove Is Gonna Be Rockin' In 2011!!! ♥


sherryc075's picture

Sammy, I'm in!! San Francisco, redheads and you and the Wabos. How can anyone expect more?
Are you just gonna have 1 winner or do it like "We are the World" style! I'm so excited, just tell me to go and when WooHoo!

4H2ORAT's picture

Hey Sammy,

Lifelong red rocker fan here...from my first Montrose concert back in 1974 to the most recent with the Wabo's at Harrahs Tahoe 2010. Wow, some great memories and shows!

So, how about helping out a few underprivileged kids right here in the SF Bay Area? I volunteer with a grass roots non-profit --Guitars Not Guns.org-- that provides free guitars and lessons to deserving kids. If the Red Rocker could lend support, it would be awesome!

Wishing you, your family, and band(s) the best in 2011!

Concord California

michelle1way2rk's picture

Thank you Sammy for always thinking of your fans! 2010 was awesome and I can only imagine what you have in store for us in 2011. I love your "crazy ideas" so keep us posted, you know we'll be there!

May 2011 bring good health, happiness, prosperity and most of all, love! See y'all in Tahoe and ........

Rock on,

redrocker7-3-2010's picture

This was an incredible year. I was so pissed that I never got to see you and the wabos at Taste of Minnesota in St. Paul back in July, but hopefully you'll do another solo show here in good old Minnesota soon. If not, them I'm looking forward to the next Chickenfoot tour and the next Chickenfoot album! I know it's gonna be as good as the first one! See you in 2011 Mr. Red Rocker!

tammyz005's picture

Thank you Sammy for making 2010 a great year! I'm looking forward to 2011 and making it even "Red"der yet! You are a truly gracious and giving human being and I love that you give back to those in need. Your music and charity has truly touched my life for the last 30 or so years and I hope it never ends!!! Wishing you and your family ( the Wabos~ the Foot~ the Redheads included) a very happy and magical 2011!!! Be safe and rock it out tonight redheads!!!


ilenenice's picture

I am in! How awsome would that be, in the studio with Sammy and the Wabos! All the times I have met you Sammy and the Wabos I think (no, I know) I would be so excited like the 1st time I met you. Actually, that happens every time I get to see you! The excitement never goes away!

redcabo7's picture


A prior post suggested a meet and greet. And I thought...hmmm... What an awesome idea.

As I review my Redhead life, I reflect that: I have been on stage for a Sammy concert, I've been in front row for a Sammy concert, I've have a few Sammy autographs, I'm in a Sammy book and in The Long Road to Cabo DVD. But there is one thing missing: the handshake with Sammy to say "Thank you". "Thank you" for the past 28 years (since I was 12) since I have been a Red Rocker fan. Every concert you perform and every song you write gives us inspiration and hope.

I'm not a musician and I'm not a performer but I am one who believes in helping others. A fundraiser meet and greet where proceeds go towards the kids is a wonderful idea. The kids who are most important in this process will benefit from a generous person, you. And those who have a litlle extra money to meet you are secondary but too benefit.

I took my 13 year old daughter to see Sammy and the Wabos for the first time. She was amazed how much you gave to your fans. The stories, the time, the energy. This all from a man who gives all year round to everybody. She said count her in for a meet and greet.

Until the meet and greet (I know it's premature) but "Thank You". Happy New Year to you, the Wabos, /|\ and all your families.


302_Boss_Chick's picture

@ Laura - I meant back yard as in the state of Cali baby!! So, I'm-a be stalkin' you too!! Sleep with one eye open....muahahaha!!

ChiTownTina's picture

Thanks Sammy for a GREAT year! It was great to end this year of Rock-n-Roll with a roadtrip to Oklahoma for the 3 shows with some of my best Redhead friends!

Thanks for all you do for kids, and yes, what a great idea to come up with some 'unique' ways to raise more money! You know you will have the Redheads support as always!

It would be a DREAM to be in the studio with you and the Wabos! Can't wait to hear details on that!

God bless you and your beautiful family.

Looking forward to 2011...Sammy style! <3

yasg013's picture

Just say when and where!! I feel a "SAMMY ROADTRIP" on the way!!!!

themay_or's picture

I see a road trip to SAM-FRANCISCO in the future!! Thank you Sammy for such an amazing year. Can't wait to see what's in store for 2011. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Cheers CABO Style


redrockerstalker's picture

omg stef, that sounds a bit stalker ish..in ur back yard soon.. better leave the stalkin to me..lmao

kimberlys083's picture

I Love your Hair, I Love Your Bar and I would more than welcome the Opp to join you! PLEASE! I'.m Begging now and that's not me... My Father just pased away (I'm Not using this)...however my Mother told me she saw my Dad in the kitchen when she was making Chritmas Dinner and he told her that she works too hard and she needs to sit down....I told her about the time you encountered your Father at the door in SF and how you got that phone call about your Dad on the Bench......... M Mom is not crazy..Anyway...Love you Sam Man! You Keep me going thank you!

kimberlys083's picture

I Love your hair.......May I?????????????

tonya005's picture

Cant wait for 2011 Sammy!!!! Just tell me when and where to send the check. Peace

mj8ball1's picture

Thank You Sammy for the best Hagar year ever. I see you at least once a year but this year was my first ever Birthday Bash. Two nights is a row and VIP on your birthday. It was great to meet you and be an upfront fanatic in the #1 booth on your birthday. Looking forward to a RedRockin 2011

damien's picture

"Would any of you like to come to San Francisco and go into my studio and produce a record with me and the Wabos? Just asking....."

Yes...where, when, how much??

rayg025's picture

Sammy, thanks so much for keeping this family together. 2010 has allowed us to continue to meet one another and, as has been the case for the past 30 years of my life, your music has played prominently in the background of all the good that is happening. My wife & I live in NJ, but we've traveled across this country & to others to see you. We don't do that for 'real' family! And the best part is we aren't alone, as many just like us are willing to do the same thing.
We'll keep coming to Cabo & Tahoe, we'll party in AC, we'll stumble down the Vegas strip, and we'll get in the studio and act like we know something...just because it's cool.
Thanks for allowing us these great opportunities to make a good life that much better.
Peace & Love, Ray

302_Boss_Chick's picture

2010 was my year of Sammy for sure. BEST EVER thanks to you...and more good times to come for me in 2011 in a big way. You call me when you need me to be in the studio...I may just be in your back yard before long you never can tell....

Peace and love to you Sammy and all the Redheads. Here's to a safe and healthy new year for ALL!! Love you guys!!


toneknob's picture

Hey Sammy , I would love to go in the studio with you,I have been playing guitar for over 35 years and my style is a mixture of Johnny Hiland,Randy Rhoads,Brent Mason and others.I think you would love my playing,just saying,Anyway A Very Happy New Year to you and your others.Here's to 2011.

cabojohnny5150's picture

THANK U SAMMY! Every year I's always a great year (with your help) u want a fans idea for something great?.... We love coming to your shows any and everytime u play, but what about doing a meet n greet for charity? Where everyone who goes could get an autograph and a pic with u. To alot of us us fans a few mins with u to say hi and get a picture would mean the world to us! Think about it. If u did it a couple days and gave each fan 2mins of your time for $50 or $100 charity in a day u could get a good amount for a kids charity.

Caboraybo's picture

Have A Great New Year Sammy,Wabo's & REDheads Everywhere
C Ya N 2011

Raybo :}

nola5150's picture

Sammy, what would we do without ya?? Thank you for continuing to bless us all with your gifts and talents of music. May God continue to shine upon you and your family as we enter into the new year!!! Sending RED NOLA Love your way and see ya on the Gulf Coast this spring!!!

tinam042's picture

How about a fundraiser where you autograph items your fans have? I know in Mill Valley several fans had items with hopes of getting it signed and we were saying we would even pay to have this done. Thank you for making 2010 great can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011!!!

Krakensole's picture

Thanks for a fantastic year Sammy! I have to agree it was an amazing year to be a Redhead... Cabo Wabo Vegas, Cabo Wabo Tahoe, and Cabo Wabo, Cabo San Lucas all in one year. On top of that Sammy came to Minnesota twice! That's just craziness, but hell it was bitchin'.

Have a Happy and Safe New Years to all the Reaheads!

Hmmm, never been to San Fran before... I see a trip in my future :)

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GNR's picture

Sign me up Sammy! I would love to come to the studio with you and the Wabos!



See you soon!

JamiefromKS's picture

You just name the time, and place and me and my girls will be there!! Any way to help!!
Thank you for all of the great times!!
RED love to you and yours!!

freeeagle50's picture

Name the date and the time I'll be there..Thanks Sammy for an Awesome year..Keep Rockin..