Fifth season premiers April 19th
AXS TV has announced that the network’s popular music interview series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar will premiere its fifth season on Sunday, April 19th at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. The season features six all new episodes, kicking f with a stop in Las Vegas where rock superstar Sammy Hagar checks in on his world-famous eatery The Cabo Wabo Cantina, and receives the key to the city. After that, Hagar sits down with Shaquille O’Neal at the Laker great’s Big Chicken restaurant, and closes out the day with a jam session with metal pioneers Def Leppard during their residency at Planet Hollywood.
Then, on April 26th, Hagar visits his hometown Fontana, CA, where he catches up with GRAMMY winner Rob Thomas and the duo take the stage to deliver a powerhouse performance Thomas’ mega-hit “Smooth” in front a roaring crowd. And, on May 3rd, The Red Rocker (Hagar) meets the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, for a unique road trip featuring a wild ride on a four-wheeler and a lesson in archery, before sitting down for a lively chat in Nugent’s living room followed by a jam on the classic hit “Jenny Take A Ride.”
“We have an absolute blast producing this show each year, visiting incredible locations to sit down with some the most legendary entertainers all time,” Hagar shares. “This is a dream come true for me, traveling the country to hang out and play music with my friends, and I am excited to show our fans all the epic things we have planned in season five. The first six episodes include great jam sessions and conversations with some truly talented entertainers, and I already cannot wait for production to start back up again so we can get out there and film this next batch epic episodes.”
“Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar has been an audience favorite since it first debuted on AXS TV,” states Anthony Cicione, General Manager AXS TV. “A big reason for that is Sammy Hagar, himself, whose genuine enthusiasm, easy charm, and undeniable passion for music and the artists who make it fuels each and every episode. This series has boasted incredible performances and candid moments from some the biggest names in music history, and we look forward to bringing our viewers even more lively conversations and unforgettable jam sessions when Rock & Roll Road Trip returns on April 19th.”
Other season five guests include country music superstars Big & Rich on May 10th; quintessential Queen guitarist Brian May, multi-talented guitar virtuoso Joe Walsh and GRAMMY-winning country artist Tanya Tucker on May 17th; and heavy metal mainstays Extreme, along with former Van Halen frontman Gary Cherone on May 31st. The series will return later in the year with six additional all-new episodes, once production can safely commence again due to the coronavirus outbreak.