Yesterday, Sammy Hagar visited SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show and sat for
hour-long interview. Hagar spent most of the interview talking about his time in Van
but early in the chat revealed "I almost was in the Grateful Dead! Bob (Weir) and Mickey
(Hart) wanted me in The Dead when Jerry was gone for a while." Sammy is Weir's neighbor
has jammed with members of The Dead on many occasions, including one of the first "The
shows on Valentine's Day in 2003.
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Howard pushed Hagar to talk about his departure from Van Halen and took a call from the
band's former bassist, and close friend of Sammy, Michael Anthony to discuss their time in
Van Halen. The pair told a number of stories about the "Van Hagar" years including the
time Sammy jammed with the band. Sammy also detailed his "mental experience" with aliens.
Take a listen to the whole conversation:
[Published on: 10/29/13]