Michael Anthony talked about the early days of Van Halen with his future VH band mate on the premier episode of Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip. The setting was the Whiskey A Go Go, the Sunset Strip club where Van Halen ushered in a whole new sound and attitude as the house band in the 1970's. Anthony called up stories of seeing Steppenwolf at the Whiskey and the night he wanted to catch Black Sabbath at the club but couldn't get in and had to settle for listening to their set from the sidewalk on Sunset.
Future episodes of the Road Trip on AXS-TV will find Hagar tooling around in one of his exotic cars for visits with Bob Weir, Tommy Lee, Alice Cooper, Ann & Nancy Wilson and guitarist Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains. Hagar's Top Rock Countdown Show can also be heard on more than 30 Rock stations.