Former Montrose and Van Halen singer, Sammy Hagar, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and revealed a big misconception considering the album he released 38 years ago.

As you probably know, Sammy Hagar is quite active on social media and he often uses his Instagram account to post personal videos, share new projects, and interact with his fans. This time, he used his platform to enlighten his fans and followers about a misunderstanding that has lasted as long as almost 40 years.

Three Lock Box‘ was Sammy Hagar’s seventh studio album and it was released in 1982. The album achieved critical acclaim and even rose up to number 17 on the Billboard 200 album charts.

However, as you might recall, the album’s name, ‘Three Lock Box,’ and the cover were often considered to have sexual implications. With his recent Instagram post, Hagar revealed the true meaning of the phrase and how he meant it.

In the caption of his Instagram post of the album cover, Sammy Hagar said that ‘Three Lock Box’ stands for mind, body, and spirit as if you unlock all of three of these gifts and balance them, then you reach your potential mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Furthermore, it is known that in the past, whenever Queens and Kings would decide to sea travel, they would lock up their valuables in a three locked chest. Thus, the three locked chest is actually a symbol of royalty and not a sexual metaphor.

On the 38th anniversary of his album, Sammy Hagar wanted to clear out the air about the meaning of his album’s title. The photo was commented by hundreds of Hagar’s followers who shared their love for his 7th album and appreciated his wisdom considering the meaning behind ‘Three Lock Box.’

Here’s what Sammy Hagar said:

AThree Lock Box to me is within yourself. If you unlock the treasure of your physical, and your mental, and your spiritual potential – in balance those three things create unlimited power to achieve your goals mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Here’s to 38 years of ‘Three Lock Box!’ How are you celebrating this treasure of an album?”

Here’s how Sammy Hagar explained further in the comment section of his post:

“People interpreted it sexually originally which I’m OK with but that’s not where I was coming from.”

Check out the photo that Sammy Hagar posted on his Instagram account below.