SF Bay music legends Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir co-hosted the 5th annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert on May 15th at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Performers including a reunited Chickenfoot – Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony; Taj Mahal, Bob Weir, Jay Lane, Don Was, Kevin Cronin, Vic Johnson and Eddie Money performed a special celebratory concert to honor legendary bluesman Taj Mahal’s 76th Birthday with all proceeds benefitting the pediatric cancer program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

The night featured several all-star performances and collaborations including:

– A setlist from reunited supergroup Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Vic Johnson) on songs Big Foot, Sexy Little Thing, Something Going Wrong and Oh Yeah

– Bob Weir performing Friend of the Devil with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon joining in on harmony/vocals, Jay Lane on drums and special guest Don Was on bass. Weir’s set also included Only A River, and Easy Answers.

– Taj Mahal: Corinna and Fishin’ Blues

– Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson: Where Eagles Fly and Red Voodoo

– Kevin Cronin performing his REO hits Take it on the Run and Roll With the Changes accompanied by Chad Smith, Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani’s incredible guitar which made the classics unforgettable.

Each year surprise guests take the stage and this year saw legendary producer and musician, Don Was. In past years everyone from Adam Sandler to Kris Kristofferson played surprise/unannounced sets. Also, proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Eddie Money’s daughter Jesse Money sang with her father. Their performance follows on the heals of Aaron Hagar, Andrew Hagar and Cali Hetfield (James Hetfield daughter) who all performed with with the famous fathers at past Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert benefits.

See video below of an all star jam on, Dock of the Bay, below.

Photo credit: Jon Luini (Chime Interactive)

7 Responses

  1. My top 20 Hagar songs, solo!

    20) The Girl Gets Around
    19) Let Sally Drive
    18) Turn Up The Music
    17) You Make Me Crazy
    16) Two Sides Of Love
    15) Three Lock Box
    14) Baby’s On Fire
    13) Marching To Mars
    12) Red
    11) I’ll Fall In Love Again
    10) Give To Live
    9) Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy
    8) Shaka Doobie (The Limit)
    7) Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)
    6) I Can’t Drive 55
    5) Eagles Fly
    4) Mas Tequila
    3) Heavy Metal
    2) Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend
    1) There’s Only One Way To Rock

    Rock on, Redheads! Cheers!! 😉

  2. Wow, really tough, but I’ll take a swing at it. Solo only, huh? To preface, I love every song from when he was with Montrose, and everything from the first Chickenfoot album. The rest, just too difficult for me to put in any order, a few faves. Must admit, I have never liked “55 or Three Lock Box, sorry…

    Shaka Doobie
    The Girl Gets Around
    Turn Up The Music
    Give to Live
    I’ve Done Everything Thing For You
    Heavy Metal
    I’ll Fall In Love Again
    Two Sides Of Love
    High Hopes
    Not Going Down
    Rock ‘n Roll Weekend
    Plain Jane
    This Planet’s On Fire (Burn in Hell)
    Baby’s On Fire
    Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (cover)
    Bad Motor Scooter (Live)
    Make It Last (Live). As a kid, this is the song that officially made me a Sammy fan.

    Sammy should be in the RRHOF, on his own merits. Incredible career.

  3. Bad Motor Scooter (live) is bad-ass!! Bill Church’s finest performance on the bass! But even though Sammy still plays that song live, as well as “Rock Candy,” those are Montrose songs. But it’s cool, it’s all f–king good! 😉 And you’re 100% right, Doug, Sammy absolutely should be in the RRHOF on his own merits! From one Redhead to another, cheers, bro! 🙂

    1. How anyone could not like “55,” or “Three Lock Box,” or even “Dick In The Dirt” is beyond me. But I guess to each their own? Cheers to all my fellow Redheads, AND Deadheads! 😉

      Let’s go Lightning! 🙂

    2. That is hilarious. I thought I was the only guy who didn’t like that tune. Three Lock Box is one of those songs I just can’t stand.

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