Famed rocker Sammy Hagar has been on the road talking about his new, rip-roaring rock 'n' roll memoir, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock." He's had a lot of onstage and backstage encounters in his career, but the most bizarre encounter of all may have involved aliens.
The book is a wild and crazy romp that covers all the chapters of "the Red Rocker's" life. There's his time in the hard rock band Montrose; his workmanlike solo career, which culminated in his arena-ready road rage anthem "I Can't Drive 55"; and, of course, his epic run as the front man for Van Halen.
And, as you may have heard lately, there's the section in his book that recounts some strange dreams about UFOs that he had as a youngster.
The 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee thinks he may have been "manipulated" in some way by a force not of this Earth, if not abducted by aliens. The story touched off a firestorm of interest, and as luck would have it, I got to chat with Hagar the day after the news broke when he came to town for a book signing at Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra.