Episode 30 with Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson 

 

My guests today are Sammy Hagar and his longtime guitarist Vic Johnson. What really needs to be said about Sammy Hagar, one of the all time greats of rock and roll vocalists- From Montrose, Van Halen and his own solo career to everything in between he is one of the most identifiable voices ever, and even now at at age 70 he's still kicking ass. 

As a huge Van Halen fan myself (Edward Van Halen is the reason I play guitar today, he was such a big influence on me) it was great to sit with Sammy and talk about guitarists, songs, his new concept record (Space Between) with The Circle (with Vic Johnson, Jason Bonham and Mike Anthony.) We also talk about a few Van Halen stories, Montrose, what Sammy looks for in a guitarist and how Vic Johnson got the gig. Vic, a great guitarist in his own right also was a member of the Busboys and shared a couple great stories as well.

This interview took place at Sammy’s studio in Northern California in Aug. 2018.

5 comments

  • Jennie B

    Jennie B Mojito Plantation

    I just listened to your latest podcast with Sammy & Vic. Always stay " ignorant and raggedy"! Your interviews touch on the music and musicians who cross one anothers' paths in a most unique way.

    I just listened to your latest podcast with Sammy & Vic.
    Always stay " ignorant and raggedy"! Your interviews touch on the music and musicians who cross one anothers' paths in a most unique way.

  • JennieB

    JennieB Mojito Plantation

    Oh, and you always axk good questions...

    Oh, and you always axk good questions...

  • woody

    woody leicester uk

    That was great, shame there was no jamming....keep em coming!

    That was great, shame there was no jamming....keep em coming!

  • Gillian Ching

    Gillian Ching Australia

    As wonderful and insightful as always, Shane.

    As wonderful and insightful as always, Shane.

  • Connie

    Connie Germany

    Love all your interviews but being a fan of Sammy Hager really enjoyed this one!

    Love all your interviews but being a fan of Sammy Hager really enjoyed this one!

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