North American syndicated rock radio show “In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands” salutes Sammy Hagar on the 30th anniversary of “Three Lock Box” and the 25th anniversary of his knockout solo album “I Never Said Goodbye”.
After years of struggle as the downcard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, Sammy Hagar answered the bell in the Eighties and came out swinging. In 1982 Hagar scored a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” from his solo album “Three Lock Box”. By 1987, coming off the hugely successful VOA album with the highway anthem “I Can’t Drive 55”, the newly installed VAN HALEN lead singer would score his highest-charting solo album ever, “I Never Said Goodbye”, with the powerful No. 1 rock ballad “Give To Live”.
Hagar tells “In The Studio” host Redbeard how touched he is that the song’s message has spoken to so many of his fans: “I’ve gotten thousands of letters of people that their mother, father, brother, sister or best friend or the person themselves have written to me, [saying], ‘You saved my life’ or ‘You saved my friend’s life’ or ‘It saved my daughter’s life’ or ‘It saved my son’s life.’ That song, I can’t tell you [how] that means more to me than any song I’ve written.”
The Sammy Hagar “In The Studio” program will air on radio this weekend on over 50 radio stations across North America.
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