In a brand new interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, Sammy Hagar, who celebrated his 70th birthday in October, said that he is planning to slow down his partying in order to prolong his life.
“I wanna be the oldest living rock star on the planet one day,” he said (hear audio below). “Every day you see somebody else going — Malcolm Young [late AC/DC guitarist] and stuff — so I’m thinking, I’m gonna preserve myself, maybe put the brakes on a little bit, start drinking a little bit later and finish up a little bit earlier [laughs], and all those things — you know, eat right, keep myself healthy, keep exercising. And I’m serious — I would love to be the oldest living rock star on earth someday.”
Asked if he was friends with Malcolm Young from his years of being on he road, Hagar said: “I met those guys [in AC/DC] a few times. I was more friends with probably Brian [Johnson, AC/DC singer] than anyone [else] in the band. And before that, Bon Scott [late AC/DC frontman] and I used to get along pretty good — we did some shows together, and [it was] two singers getting together, having a couple of drinks. But Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist and Malcolm‘s brother] and those guys are pretty private guys. I met Angus a couple of times — same thing — but I can’t say I knew ‘em; not like I knew Brian.”
A film documenting Hagar‘s 70th-birthday bash in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico will be shown in U.S. movie theaters on December 5. “Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party” features the best of the performances and party action from the four-day rock spectacular at the singer’s Cabo Wabo Cantina, including appearances by Toby Keith, Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Darryl McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.), Eddie Money, Vinnie Paul (PANTERA), THE CIRCLE‘s Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson and more.