LOS ANGELES — No doubt Sammy Hagar,
a former lead singer for Van Halen, has enjoyed a lot of far out experiences in
life, but on Monday, the rocker told perhaps his farthest out tale to MTV.
He was abducted by aliens. Or, at least, his brain was.
In an interview for his new book,
“Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock” at mtvhive.com, Hagar lets go of
what even he admits might make him “sound like a crazy person” to
He and the reporter are talking
about dreams he claims to have had about UFOs, and when asked whether he
believed he had been abducted, Hagar answers: “I think I have.”
The reporter seemed surprised.
“What? Really? I was kidding. You seriously believe that?” he asks.
Hagar laughs and goes on to explain
that a passage in the book described as a dream in which he is contacted by
aliens from outer space in California was, in fact, reality.
“It was real,” Hagar told
the reporter, according to the story on MTV’s Hive website. “They were
plugged into me. It was a download situation … Or, they uploaded something
from my brain, like an experiment.”
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
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.