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Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

  • Premiered: 
    January 24, 2016
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  • Network: AXS TV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: interview, jam session

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Plot Synopsis

ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR is a half-hour reality series that follows Sammy Hagar as the Red Rocker drives across the United States to jam with some of music's biggest names, including Tommy Lee, Michael Anthony, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Alice Cooper, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson, and more. Throughout the season, Hagar travels to the homes of some of rock's biggest personalities and best-loved artists, interviewing them, jamming with them, and exploring their favorite haunts. The series also chronicles Hagar's own adventures as he rehearses with his new all-star group The Circle, shares his rules of the road, and rocks on tour and at festivals including Carolina Rebellion. In the first two episodes, Hagar and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony cruise the Sunset Strip and reminisce at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, before heading out to Motley Crue star Tommy Lee's house to cook, talk, and perform rock staples "Rock Candy" and Jeff Beck's "Going Down." Then, Hagar heads out to San Francisco for a special Grateful Dead episode, joining founding members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart as they relive the glory days of the Peace & Love Movement on Haight-Ashbury, delve into their musical influences, discuss what made the Grateful Dead so special, and bring the house down with a Hagar/Weir duet on the Grateful Dead classic "Loose Lucy," followed by a jam session with Hagar and Hart. Other highlights include a session with Nancy Wilson from Heart, and appearances by shock rock icon Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains axe-man Jerry Cantrell, and appearances by many more rock legends.

Season 2 of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR premiered on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on AXS TV. The 12-episode season follows Hagar as he travels to notable music cities throughout the U.S. to interview and jam with some of his legendary friends in music including John Mayer, John Mellencamp, James Hetfield (Metallica), Mick Fleetwood, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Joe Satriani, and Melissa Etheridge. Season 2 is split into six-show cycles, kicking off with a 60-minute season opener, "Acoustic 4 A Cure," during which Sammy heads to the landmark Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco to perform his annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure Concert. He sits down with John Mayer and Joe Satriani and later they all hit the stage with fellow musicians James Hetfield, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Monahan, Tommy Lee, and Kris Kristofferson.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, AXS TV premiered the third season of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR. In the season opener, "Acoustic Foo A Cure," Sammy heads to the landmark Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, California, to perform his annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure Concert. Sammy sits down with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, and later he takes the stage with Mick Fleetwood, Dave Grohl, and Vic Johnson. Episodes later in the season feature an eclectic array of guest appearances including: The Who icon Roger Daltrey; Heavy Metal pioneer Rob Halford; classic rock hit makers Foreigner; Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback; and more.

The 12-episode fourth season of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR premiered on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on AXS TV. In the season opener, "On The Rock & Roll Road Trip Again," Sammy cruises down to The World's Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, TX, to take in some local bull-riding action before joining groundbreaking Country superstar Willie Nelson for a spirited conversation, and hitting the stage with Nelson for an unforgettable impromptu jam of the chart-topper's signature hit "On The Road Again." Season 4 also features appearances and performances by: Low Ridin' in LA featuring Cheech & Chong (May 12); Rick & Roll Road Trip featuring Rick Springfield (May 19); Rocker Went Down to Georgia featuring Charlie Daniels (Jun 2); 48 Can't Drive 55 featuring Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick (Jun 9); One Bourbon, One Santo, One Beer featuring George Thorogood (Jun 16); Studio to Stage featuring The Circle (Jun 23); Rock & Roll Beach Party featuring Vince Neil, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Trunk, Tre Cool, and Eddie Money (Jun 30); Tool'n Around In Flavortown featuring Guy Fieri and Maynard Keenan (Jul 7); Guitar Legends 2 featuring Robby Krieger and Joe Bonamassa (Jul 14); Best Seat In The House featuring Kenny Aronoff, Jason Bonham, Sheila E, and Michael Anthony (Jul 21); Welcome To The Road Trip featuring Duff McKagan (Jul 28).
Season 5 of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR premiered on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT on AXS TV, featuring an all-star lineup of guests like '80s music's finest, country music superstars, NBA legends, and everything in between. Season 5 guests include: Def Leppard & Shaq (Apr 19); Rob Thomas (Apr 26); Ted Nugent (May 3); Big & Rich (May 10); Brian May, Tanya Tucker & Joe Walsh (May 17); and Extreme (May 24).

In the season opener, "Viva Def Vegas," Sammy heads to Vegas to meet up with Shaquille O'Neal at Shaq's Big Chicken restaurant and then catch up with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott and hear all about the band's newest venture: a residency at Planet Hollywood.

Shaquille O'Neal as one of the most iconic (and tallest at 7 ft 1 in) basketball players in the NBA. During his 19-year career, he has won Rookie of the Year, won four championships, and was crowned NBA's MVP in 2000. Even though his basketball career may have end, Shaq has also released four rap albums, has become an EDM producer known as DIESEL, and has appeared in several TV shows, movies, video games, and even a few commercials. Recently, he has added to his list of accomplishments opening Big Chicken in Las Vegas. Sammy heads down there on the season premiere to taste it's offerings and chat with the sports legend.

The band's videos dominated MTV, their songs rocked the airwaves, and their albums were flying off the shelves throughout the '80s. Their biggest, "Pyromania," has been certified diamond (10x platinum), and "Hysteria" has now been certified 12x platinum. In this episode, Sammy and Joe chat about the good old days & the struggles they both went through before Sammy joins Def Leppard on stage at Planet Hollywood.

Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Sammy Hagar's Rock 'n' Roll Road Trip