Sammy Hagar Celebrates ‘Hagar Way’ in Fontana Hometown
The theory that you can never really come home doesn’t apply to Sammy Hagar, as the red rocker was the Honorary Grand Marshal of the 2013 Fontana Days Parade. It was a huge honor for Hagar, as his hometown presented him with the sign ‘Hagar Way,’ giving the rocker a street to visit the next time he makes his way to Fontana, Calif.
Hagar’s amiable charm is evident in the seven-minute video (seen above) which documents his experience at the 100th anniversary celebration of Fontana. During the parade, Hagar signed various items for his fans, including a hat for a very excited admirer who exclaimed, “I could die now” after Hagar tried the hat on for a brief second.
The rocker also bonded with the city’s political arm, as he planted a kiss on Fontana mayor Acquanetta Warren. “All over the world they can give you honors and Grammy awards and all them things, but something about in your own hometown, having a street named after you, that warms my heart,” said Hagar at the June 1 event. “This is awesome, this is one of my favorite things that has been done for me in my whole career.”
Hagar hits the road in late July to play music that spans his entire career. Named the “Four Decades of Rock” tour, Hagar will perform with his former Van Halen and current Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony and his onetime Montrose cohorts Denny Carmassi and Bill Church.
The Red Rocker’s next album, titled ‘Sammy Hagar And Friends,’ features collaborations with Kid Rock, Neal Schon, Nancy Wilson, and Joe Satriani. Frontier Records will release the album on Sept. 24.