Sammy Hagar is in Austin, Texas this week to speak at the South by Southwest conference today (Thursday). But he tells Billboard there is more to this trip than just his speech.
"I want to get re-inspired," says Hagar. "I want to get my finger back on the pulse. I'm a smart enough guy where if I saw something great I could identify it... I may want to grab one of these young bands and say, 'Hey, I want to sponsor you. I want to help you out. I'm not your manager, but I'll be your sponsor. I'll give you enough money to make it.' ... I'm that crazy. It doesn't take much to get me with my sleeves rolled up."
While in Austin, Hagar is filming scenes for his AXS TV show, Rock & Roll Road Trip and meeting with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC to discuss a new collaboration on Aerosmith's "Walk This Way."