Exclusive: Sammy Hagar Recalls 20 Years of Madness With Van Halen

Surviving Eddie: An excerpt from Hagar's new memoir 'Red'
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Eddie lived in a very humble house with his wife, Valerie Bertinelli, the actress. It was just an ordinary two-bedroom house up in the hills off of Coldwater Canyon with a garage that he'd converted into a studio. They called the studio "5150," after the police code for picking up a crazy person. The studio was filthy. Beer cans everywhere, ashtrays full of cigarettes. I don't think it had ever been cleaned.


From the forthcoming book RED: My Uncensored Life in Rock by Sammy Hagar. Copyright © 2011 by Sammy Hagar. To be published on March 15, 2011 by IT Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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