Sammy Hagar Talks To Dan Rather For AXS-TV's 'The Big Interview'
February 19, 2016 at 3:05 PM (PT)
What did SAMMY HAGAR and legendary newsman DAN RATHER chat about for 90 minutes?
You'll have to tune in to AXS TV's "The Big Interview" on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at 8p (ET), as HAGAR, host of his own AXS-TV show, "Rock & Roll Road Trip," sat down with the veteran TV anchorman for an elongated conversation as the pair cruise around in SAMMY’s $1.3mm LaFERRARI — the fastest street-legal car in the world — delving into his personal life, business endeavors, and past successes
“I'm a great pop to my kids, and I'm a great husband to my wife. To my friends and family, I am just a guy I think that just really is so humbled by my success that he just goes around smilin' all the time, 'cause I'm pretty happy about it. I'm kinda shocked, you know? And I really think that that is who I really am deep down inside. And that's why I think I'm still a good performer. At 68 years old, I still go out and give everything I got because I'm so grateful.”
Reflecting on his childhood, he reveals, “We never owned a home, first of all. We always rented. [My father] couldn't pay the rent. He'd be in jail. My mom couldn't pay the rent. So we'd go campin'. We'd live in a tent and stuff… I didn't think we were havin' a hard time until I really started growin' up and seein' what other friends had. And then I started to realize I was really poor… So, I kinda got down and out. And then I started playin' music. Lookin' back, I can't believe I made it. And it's the thing that makes me so happy, why I go around smiling all the time.”
HAGAR has enjoyed tremendous success as an entrepreneur — investing in everything from sprinkler systems to apartment complexes, but perhaps, he's best known for creating the $100m CABO WABO tequila business. “I went to MEXICO and bought a place in CABO SAN LUCAS in 1983… When I was down there, the tequila was different than what I was drinkin' in AMERICA… [I said] ‘Man, this was the best tequila I've ever had in my life. Could you make it for me, guys?’ He tells my interpreter, ‘You bring me the bottles, and I'll fill 'em up for you.’ Like that. That simple. And that's how CABO WABO started. It was so unbelievably organic.”
AXS-TV is the network launched by DALLAS MAVERICKS owner and "Shark Tank" star MARK CUBAN.