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  SAMMY HAGAR REVEALS FINAL TRACKLISTING AND ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM
11th July 2013

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Sammy Hagar has enlisted three legendary musicians - Toby Keith, Mickey Hart and Taj Mahal - to round out the final three tracks on his first-ever rock collaborations album: 'Sammy Hagar And Friends'.

The highly anticipated new album is set for release by Frontiers Records on September 24th in North America, September 27th in Europe, September 29th in the UK, and will be preceded by the album's first single and video for the high voltage track 'Knockdown Dragout' featuring Kid Rock, Joe Satriani and Denny Carmassi.

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a Deluxe Edition of 'Sammy Hagar And Friends', packaged in a high-gloss Digipak.

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The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track 'Space Station #5' recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the 'Making of' album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single 'Knockdown Dragout' and more.

From new original songs including 'Not Going Down' (a song specifically written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons), 'Knockdown Dragout', 'Bad On Fords And Chevrolets', 'All We Need Is An Island', and 'Father Sun', to reimagined covers of classics including Bob Seger's 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man', and Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' – Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, pop, blues and zydeco.

Sammy Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is a Grammy award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician, who in 2007 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.

From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career and his ride as the frontman of Van Halen, he's set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written - with songs like 'I Can't Drive 55', 'Rock Candy', 'I'll Fall In Love Again', 'There's Only One Way To Rock', 'Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy', 'Finish What Ya Started', 'Right Now' and 'Why Can't This Be Love'.

Throughout his prolific 40-year-career, Hagar's solo and group albums have globally amassed 25 Platinum certifications on sales surpassing 40 million. In 2009, he formed the supergroup Chickenfoot with bassist Michael Anthony (ex–Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). The band's self-titled debut album was certified gold and their subsequent tours were lauded by both fans and critics.

In 2011, with the release of his critically acclaimed autobiography, 'Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock', he became a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author.

With his Cabo Wabo Tequila, Sammy's Beach Bar Rum and succession of successful bar and restaurant brands, he's evolved into an auspicious entrepreneur, pioneering the now popular celebrity spirit trend.

Raised in Fontana, CA, Hagar's hardscrabble upbringing instilled in him an unstoppable work ethic that's been the driving force behind his rise to the top - and continues to fuel his dedication as a philanthropist.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Winding Down (with Taj Mahal)
2. Not Going Down (with Bill Church & Denny Carmassi)
3. Personal Jesus (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith)
4. Father Sun (with Denny Carmassi & Aaron Hagar)
5. Knockdown Dragout (with Kid Rock, Joe Satriani, Denny Carmassi)
6. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (with David Lauser, Mona Gnader & Vic Johnson)
7. Bad On Fords and Chevrolets (with Ronnie Dunn, David Lauser, Mona Gnader & Vic Johnson)
8. Margaritaville (with Toby Keith)
9. All We Need Is An Island (with Nancy Wilson & Mickey Hart)
10. Going Down (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith)
11. Space Station #5 (with Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, Joe Satriani) Live from Ronnie Montrose Tribute * Exclusively available on Deluxe Edition CD



WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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