Sammy Hagar just released his latest studio album with The Circle, crazy times, last week. During a new interview, the 74-year-old rocker shared his secret about how not to get old and how he managed to have such a long and stable career.
Hagar released several albums with the bands Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot throughout his lifetime, as well as a host of solo records. Speaking to TVK’s Rock City, the musician said the best way to maintain career longevity is to simply keep making more music and performing.
“The reason I can still sing and the reason I can still write is because I never stopped. People who go five years without singing, you know, a lot of these bands – my favorite band in the world, Pink Floyd, for God’s sake. For the sake of it, what do they do? Every 10 years. It makes it hard for me,” the singer said.
“So the way you don’t get old is you don’t sit and get old, you gotta keep moving. Don’t let the old man in. Don’t let age catch up with you. I” I’m walking too fast. I look in my rearview mirror: “Here they come.” So I think it really works – it really works,” he continued. “And passion – I love, love, love to sing and play guitar and perform for people. Not for myself – for people. I am a people person. You put me in front of people and I become an entertainer.”
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Crazy Times is Hagar’s second album with The Circle, with whom he has played for a total of nine years. Ironically, however, the rocker admitted earlier this year that he actually makes more money from its alcohol brands than he does from music.
“That’s what made it so amazing to me,” he explained TMZ. “If you’re lucky enough to be successful outside of music, it makes it so much better in your older years. Like now, I’m in my 70s and I’m still going and playing music.”
The vocalist has a handful of upcoming sold-out shows set to take place in Mexico and Utah. See more information about his website.
74-year-old Sammy Hagar shares his secret on how not to grow old
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