Can you believe Sammy Hagar
doesn't own a house in Las Vegas?He has a Cabo Wabo Cantina here (he performs there tonight). So what gives?
"Vegas, man, is too hard on you! It is the ultimate 24-7 party town. If I had a house there, it’d shorten my lifespan. Places like Cabo [San Lucas in Mexico], where I have homes — I slow down. You get to Vegas, it’s accelerated evolution. I can take it in short spurts. I go there for two or three days, then swing back and stay in bed for a day.”
Here are his weekend plans. Tonight: "Throw a damn party” at Cabo Wabo. He's walking a red carpet there around 8:30 p.m.
Since opening Cabo Wabo here, he's been there only three times, but, he adds:
"That’s probably more than Jimmy Buffett’s been to Margaritaville [on the Strip]."
Saturday night, he opens for Aerosmith at the MGM. When he got the opening gig, he figured he'd try to blow Aerosmith off the stage. But he says he learned his lesson.
"This Aerosmith tour is cool," he says. "I really thought I was gonna rip the place apart and they were gonna throw me off the tour. But you can’t blow them off the stage. They’re great. They’re back at the top of their game. Steven [Tyler] is singing his ass off. It’s a great concert."
He says the last great Aerosmith show he saw was in Vegas about five years ago. It's nice to see Aerosmith back in form, he says.
"We’ve all seen ‘em in the toilet a couple times. That’s what drugs and alcohol do for you. … But right now, they’re really on top of their game."