Sammy Hagar cruises to Jerome, Arizona for a spirited sit-down with Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan in an all-new episode of Rock & Roll Road Trip—airing Sunday, July 7 at 8pE/5pP. Catching up at Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars winery, Hagar gets the GRAMMY®-winning icon to open up about his passion for food, wine, music, and more.
In this exclusive first look, Keenan reveals the high school experience that would help shape his unique songwriting style. “I remember running cross-country in high school, and everybody has their own breathing rhythms, right? It’s just supposed to be in-out, right?” Keenan continues, “I was actually running to the [footsteps]. So, if you’re going over hills, or down hills, or in chuck-holes, or whatever, my breath would follow those rhythms.” During these runs, he would listen to remixes of his favorite songs by artists such as AC/DC, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Joni Mitchell. “Odd time signature stuff,” Keenan explains. “And that was kind of like the running. You’re kind of following some of that… So, just naturally it’s easier for me to write to things that are outside four-four.” Check it out here.
Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar airs every Sunday at 8pE/5pP, only on AXS TV.