Spotted: Sammy Hagar Rocks His Book In New York

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Sammy Hagar sometimes gets a bad rap, mostly from people who think that Van Halen took a nosedive after the departure of David Lee Roth. But over the course of his career, Hagar’s time with Van Halen is actually only a small portion of his greater body of work. By the time Eddie Van Halen came calling, he had already notched plenty of hits and fans both with Montrose and as a solo artist. And since he exited Van Halen, he has found success with his band the Waboritas, as a member of Chickenfoot and, perhaps most importantly, as a resort owner and tequila baron. Hagar included stories from all of those bands and eras in his new book Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (written with Joel Selvin). Hagar has always been a fan-friendly artist (he still invites people from the crowd to come drink with him during his shows), so he was happily rubbing elbows with supporters and signing copies of his book at a Borders in New York City on Tuesday (March 15).

He wasn’t the only star meeting the people, as Joe Jonas was seen on the streets of New York and Shakira delivered another great show in Brazil. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 500 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, the Jonas Brothers, Madonna and Kanye West!