Posted On 12 Jan 2016
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All Access Music writer, Nicole DeRosa got to catch up with the one and only SAMMY HAGAR during the #TCA16 (Television Critics Association) Winter Tour held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena on Friday, Jan 8th. Hagar was proud to announce his AXS TV new music series Rock and Roll Road Trip with SAMMY HAGAR presented by Mercury Insurance which will be debuting on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 9:00pm EST.
In this series, the Red Rocker takes viewers on an intimate and unforgettable journey celebrating all things Rock N’ Roll with Tommy Lee, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Alice Cooper (Feb. 7th) , Jerry Cantrell and Nancy Wilson at The Grammy Museum (Feb. 21) and the not to be missed episode (Feb. 28th) where Hagar flies down to Cabo San Lucas for his annual “Birthday Bash” to play at his infamous Cabo Wabo nightclub.
ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR delivers the ultimate backstage pass, as Sammy Hagar guides viewers on an intimate and unforgettable journey celebrating all things rock n’ roll. Throughout the season, Hagar travels to the homes of some of rock’s biggest personalities and best-loved artists, interviewing them, jamming with them, and exploring their favorite haunts. The series will also present Hagar’s own adventures as he rehearses with his new all-star group The Circle, shares his rules of the road, and rocks on tour and at festivals including Carolina Rebellion.
In the series’ first two episodes, Hagar and former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony cruise the Sunset Strip and reminisce at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, before heading out to MOTLEY CRUE star TOMMY LEE’s house to cook, talk, and perform rock staples “Rock Candy” and Jeff Beck’s “Going Down.” “Sunset Strip & Tommy Lee” episode will air on Sunday, Jan. 24th.
Then, Hagar heads out to San Francisco for a specia GRATEFUL DEAD episode, joining founding members BOB WEIR and MICKEY HART as they relive the glory days of the Peace & Love Movement on Haight-Ashbury, delve into their musical influences, discuss what made the Grateful Dead so special, and bring the house down with a Hagar/Weir duet on the Grateful Dead classic “Loose Lucy,” followed by a jam session with Hagar and Hart. “San Francisco & The Dead” will air on Sunday, Jan. 31st.
“Something that’s always bugged me is that fans get to see us either onstage in concert or in interviews, and that’s about it,” Hagar said.
“There’s so much cool, history-making stuff that happens off stage that fans have never really had access to, but I do. And that’s where this show takes viewers! I’m hookin’ them up with a real backstage pass. So, in San Francisco, we’ll meet up with my old friends Bob Weir and Mickey Hart to jam at Mickey’s home studio, and in Phoenix we’re at Cooper’stown with Alice Cooper. And I’ll even turn the cameras on myself at the Birthday Bash in Cabo, and on tour with The Circle. It’s a blast.”
“Packed with one-of-a-kind performances and intriguing interviews, ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR is the perfect addition to AXS TV’s Sunday night music block,” said Jeff Cuban, AXS TV’s chief operating officer.
“Guided by personable host and rock and roll front man, Sammy Hagar, the series will give viewers and music fans a side of their favorite rock artists that they’ve never seen before, as Hagar goes into their world and gets them to open about their legendary careers, greatest influences, and best rock stories, before joining them to perform some of their biggest hits.”
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