Sammy Hagar Took Lessons From Rod Stewart

Adam Levine famously sang about having moves like Mick Jagger, but for Sammy Hagar, he learned to be a frontman from watching another Brit rocker on stage. When the former Van Halen singer joined Montrose in the 70s, band leader Ronnie Montrose had some ideas of how the guy behind the mic should act. But Hagar threw all of that out the window, saying, "Get outta here! Let's make an event out of this thing!", taking his cues from Rod Stewart, who was singing with Small Faces at the time. Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock Nights, Hagar said Stewart's antics impressed him, especially when "He's out there drinking champagne on stage, he's dressing all funny, he's doing silly moves, he's making jokes." 

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