Sammy Hagar says he's been abducted by aliens: 'They were plugged into me'
There's no doubt Sammy Hagar has enjoyed a lot of farout experiences in his life. But on Monday, the former Van Halen lead singer told what may be his farthest-out tale yet: He was abducted by aliens.
Or at least, that's what he seems to believe.
In an mtvhive.com interview to promote his new book, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock," Hagar admits he might "sound like a crazy person" to some, but he insists his bizarre experience "wasn't a dream."
Hagar, 63, opened up about a passage in his book that claims he was contacted by aliens from outer space in California who tapped into his mind through a wireless connection.
"It was real," the rocker said. "[Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren't even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, ‘F---, they downloaded something into me!' Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment."
Hagar went on to describe another experience at the age of 4 in which he believes he saw a spaceship hovering in broad daylight near where his family lived.
"At the time, I thought it was a car with no wheels," he said. "We lived out in the country and I saw this thing floating across a field, creating this big dust storm. I threw rocks at it and s---. And I don't know what happened after that."
When asked if he blacked out after the incident, Hagar said he doesn't have any memory of it.
The rock guitarist and vocalist is no stranger to wild times. He was a part of several bands, including Montrose, during the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" era of the 1970s and 1980s, and during its heyday Van Halen was among the biggest acts in rock music.
In his book and in the interview with MTV's Hive, Hagar lets the stories fly on the sex and drugs he did during those years, and he even has a few not-so-nice things to say about another Van Halen lead singer, David Lee Roth, whom Hagar replaced in 1985.
― Darin, Monday, 21 March 2011 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
God help me, I may need to read this book.
― Darin, Monday, 21 March 2011 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
I think he's just trying to "say wacky shit" a la DLR.
― i have a hot bagel waiting for me in my bed so ill say this: (kkvgz), Monday, 21 March 2011 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
― the Hogg who would be Boss (will), Monday, 21 March 2011 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Aliens were plugged into me. It was a download situation."
― CharlieS, Monday, 21 March 2011 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
I really, really want to read about Sammy Hagar having sex.
― Nogma (Matt #2), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
Hagar's albums for Capitol -- those no one really remember anymore -- used to feature about one song a piece on his fascination with aliens, sci-fi and spacecraft.
He was also into goldbuggism for awhile. Might still be, too.
― Gorge, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
little too much cabo wabo amirite?
― panda bear aka noah linux (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
Figures VALIS would be real but they'd contact fuckin Hagar.
― trippy funeral orgy scene (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
‘F---, they downloaded something into me!'
― La descente infernale (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
Chickenfoot is starting to make sense suddenly.
― Darin, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
"...aliens from outer space in California..."
― exécutés avec l’insolence accoutumée du (Michael White), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Grotjahn in the Moma (Pillbox), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
James Hetfield: Sammy impersonator.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 21:29 (7 months ago) Permalink
"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
― C-3PO Sharkey (Phil D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 22:25 (7 months ago) Permalink