Two of the biggest names in rock team up when Sammy Hagar catches up with legendary blues rocker Billy Gibbons for a candid conversation about rock and roll and an intimate blues performance during the fifth episode of “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar,” which airs April 2 at 9/8C on AXS TV.
The Red Rocker will join the iconic ZZ Top front man in Saratoga, California at the landmark Mountain Winery venue. There’s arguably no other outdoor concert bowl as picturesque as this, nestled high above the Silicon Valley, on the historic 600 plus acre Santa Cruz Mountain wine estate.
These two rock giants rose to fame in the same musical era. Hagar blasted onto the music scene like a hard rock hurricane in the ‘70s with Montrose, before eventually moving on to replace David Lee Roth as frontman for Van Halen in 1985. ZZ Top’s 1971 debut album, titled ZZ Top’s First Album, reflected the band’s blues influence. ZZ Top’s popularity grew across several more albums until Gibbons and his bandmates enjoyed a massive blues-rock breakthrough with their biggest-selling album, Eliminator, in 1983.
Hagar and Gibbons also pursued successful solo projects and the both received the distinct honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
These guys obviously have plenty of common ground to discuss. What happens, though, when these two mega-forces in rock collide for a rare, impromptu jam session? We can’t wait to find out …
This must-see episode of “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar," ”Blues and Wine," is presented by Mercury Insurance and premieres Sunday, April 2 at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CST, only on AXS TV.
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