It seems that on-the-road stories make for great entertainment. Not dissimilar to Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, Sammy Hagar will launch his own show next month when his new AXS TV reality series premieres called Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar.
The show features the Red Rocker traveling through different cities throughout the U.S. and sees him interviewing and, of course, jamming with various rock stars, including Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Alice Cooper, Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, and members of Heart and the one and only, Grateful Dead.
Rock and Roll Road Trip, will debut on Sunday, January 24, at 9 p.m. ET and will feature Hagar and his longtime Van Halen band mate, Michael Anthony, whilst visiting Los Angeles. The pair cruises the Sunset Strip, hanging out at the famed Whisky a Go Go before heading out to Tommy Lee’s house to chat, cook some food, and jam.
The show’s second episode will see Hagar in San Francisco. The show’s focus will be on on The Grateful Dead and will feature Hagar hanging out with the Dead’s singer/guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Mickey Hart.
Keeping true to the format of the show, Hagar, Weir, and Hart will discuss the life and times of the ’60s legends before Sammy and Bob team up to play the Grateful Dead tune “Loose Lucy” among other songs.
Making sure that the woman in rock are covered also, Rock and Roll Road Trip will take a trip out to Seattle to play with Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson.
The show will also include Hagar’s own star-studded current band The Circle, which includes ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham.
About the show Hagar says: “Something that’s always bugged me is that fans get to see us either on stage in concert or in interviews, and that’s about it.” “There’s so much cool, history-making stuff that happens off stage that fans have never really had access to, but I do. And that’s where this show takes viewers! I’m hookin’ them up with a real backstage pass.”
Bring it on Sammy.