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Sammy Hagar Premieres Bday Bash Movie in Mill Valley

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Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer and epic partier Sammy Hagar premiered his movie Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party last night at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, to a smaller audience that consisted mostly of friends and family. After a few opening words from the Red Rocker, the crowd was treated to a sneak preview of the film, which chronicles his epic multi-night birthday bashes that happens every year at his infamous Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Sammy celebrating his 70th birthday in true Rock n Roll fashion at Cabo Wabo in Mexico (Photo by Jill Trunnell)

The concert footage included performances by Toby Keith, Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Eddie
Money, Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) and Bob Weir. His band consisted of Vic Johnson on guitar, Michael Anthony on bass (Van Halen) and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham) on Drums.

The footage is sure to be a real treat for any fans of Sammy as it offers a rare glimpse into a party that over 45 thousand people apply for each and every year. Peppered throughout the show are behind-the-scenes glimpses into the glamorous life of a Rock n’ Roll icon, including birthday wishes from some of his most famous friends, many of whom have flown across the border just to perform at the event. According to the singer, it’s really these collaborations that he is most grateful for.

“I’ve been celebrating my birthday in Cabo for almost 30 years and I couldn’t begin to pick a favorite year,” said Sammy Hagar in a recent press release. “I’ve had hundreds of friends who’ve come down to perform and party. Each year is packed with so many insane collaborations and moments that I’m just happy that the rest of the world can finally get in – and celebrate alongside us as it unfolds on the big screen.”

All in all, the movie is a real treat for any fans of Sammy Haggar or anyone just curious about what this yearly celebration is all about. We all have an inner rock star in us, and on Dec. 5 it’s your chance to live out that fantasy on the beaches of Mexico with Sammy and all of his Rock n Roll friends. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night and break up the monotony of a grueling work week.

“Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party” will be released in movie theaters nationwide on December 5, 2017. Tickets for can be purchased online beginning Friday, October 27 by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

Photos courtesy of Louis Raphael

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Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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