Sammy Hagar And Foreigner's Mick Jones Writing Music Together
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sammy Hagar And Foreigner's Mick Jones Writing Music Together
Sammy Hagar revealed that he and Foreigner's co-founder Mick Jones are hard at work writing some new material. The pair will forever be linked in rock history thanks to Jones' co-production work on Van Halen's 1986 chart-topping 5150 set, which marked Hagar's first album with the band, and went on to sell six million copies to date. Hagar posted a photo of the two on his Facebook page with the caption, "Mick Jones and myself enjoying a great dinner at El Paseo Restaurant after writing for two days together at my studio. What a blast -- old friends getting together and writing some new songs."
There's been no timetable mentioned as to when the songs will be released, whether they'll be for a Foreigner, Hagar -- or possible joint project.
Last year, Hagar recalled to Ultimate Classic Rock when Jones picked him up in 1985 for his first session in L.A. with Van Halen: "He picked me up at the hotel and we were driving up to Eddie’s studio and we were talking about the old days and finally he said, ‘I’ve got to tell you, Mick, all of that was wild and crazy and all of that sort of thing,’ but he said, ‘We are just about to walk into another dimension of that.’ (Laughs) And I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘I wasn’t going to tell you earlier, but you’d better get ready for some crazy s*** now.’ I went, ‘Whoa . . .’ and I’d been around and seen a lot, you know. But it was pretty crazy up there. It lived up to its title."
Although there's little or no chance for Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony to ever take the stage with Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Hagar remains humbled by the band's incredible output during his tenure. Just prior to Van Halen's 2007 Rock Hall induction, Hagar spoke candidly about the band's accomplishments: "No matter what happens at this thing, the end result is Van Halen's legacy will always be great. Every time you hear one of them songs. . . y'know, something stupid could happen there, the whole world could laugh at us, and we could, y'know, make a joke out of this whole thing by accident -- hopefully not, but if that happened, the next time you hear a Van Halen song, it's gonna have no bearing. You're gonna go, 'That's great music.'"
Sammy Hagar & The Wabos will next perform on May 2nd and 3rd in Stateline, Nevada at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.
Foreigner kicks off its summer tour with Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on May 14th in Wichita, Kansas at Intrust Bank Arena.

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