Sammy Hagar’s ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ Returns for Season 5

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Sammy Hagar with Def Leppard (Photo: AXS TV; used with permission)

The music interview series, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, will premiere its fifth season on AXS TV on Sunday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. The season features six all-new episodes.

Season Five guests include classic rock legends Joe Walsh, Brian May, Def Leppard, Ted Nugent, and even Shaquille O’Neal and Tanya Tucker. The opening episode includes a jam session with Def Leppard during their residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

In the interview with Def Leppard airing April 19 , the band’s frontman, Joe Elliott, tells Hagar, “We came from a real northern English, working class background. You were either going to be a soccer player, a musician or a bank robber.”

Watch the Season Five trailer

The first six episodes air through May 31; 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.

Sunday, April 19 – Featured Guests: Def Leppard & Shaquille O’Neal
Sunday, April 26 – Featured Guest: Rob Thomas
Sunday, May 3 – Featured Guest: Ted Nugent
Sunday, May 10 – Featured Guests: Big & Rich
Sunday, May 17 – Featured Guests: Brian May, Joe Walsh & Tanya Tucker
Sunday, May 31 – Featured Band: Extreme

Watch an advance clip of the April 19 episode

“We had an absolute blast producing this show each year, visiting incredible locations to sit down with some of the most legendary entertainers of all time,” Hagar said. “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.”

On Jan. 27, it was announced that Sammy Hagar & The Circle, comprised of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, plus drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, would be joining forces with Whitesnake and Night Ranger, for a 2020 summer tour. However, on March 23, David Coverdale bowed out of the 30-city U.S. run due to his need for bilateral hernia surgery. The tour is still scheduled to begin in July. Tickets are available here.

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