SAMMY HAGAR Says He's 'Shocked' That MONTROSE Reunion Is Happening

June 19, 2003

Sammy Hagar, who was fired from MONTROSE in 1975, and has had some unpleasant things to say about guitarist Ronnie Montrose since then, says he's wanted to play with his former bandmates again for a long time, and he almost can't believe the group's summer reunion dates are finally going to happen: "I've always tried to get MONTROSE to do it, and Ronnie would never do it in the past," he explained. "Every time I'd ask, he'd say, 'Oh, I'm busy.' 'Oh, I'm doing a record.' 'Oh, I've got my own little club tour,' and he always would shoot me down. So it's been about three or four years since I've asked him to do it again, so I just thought, 'Hey — I'm ending my tour, so why don't I see if Montrose wants to come out?' And finally, he accepted. I was shocked."

MONTROSEHagar, Montrose, drummer Denny Carmassi, and bassist Bill Church —will perform a short set at the last three shows of Hagar's summer tour.

The details are as follows:

Aug. 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
Aug. 22 - Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion

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