On Twitter, former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar posted the video of a live performance of his song ‘Heavy Metal‘ in St. Louis in 1983, as a response to a fan’s request to see the loudest ‘Heavy Metal’ they had ever heard.
On January 6, 1982, the metal music icon Sammy Hagar released his sixth studio album named ‘Standing Hampton‘ which was his first album to achieve RIAA certification. The song named ‘Heavy Metal’ gained huge appreciation from the fans and a different version of the song was used as the soundtrack of the 1981 film ‘Heavy Metal.’
Recently on Twitter, Sammy Hagar responded to a fan’s request asking to see the loudest and craziest performance of his song ‘Heavy Metal.’ As a response to the fan’s request, Hagar posted the video of his live performance of the song at The Checkerdome in St. Louis in 1983.
Here’s what Sammy Hagar stated on the caption of his tweet:
“‘I wanna see you throw your hand up here, throw your head back, and give me the biggest, loudest ‘Heavy Metal’ I’ve ever heard!’
This is ‘Heavy Metal‘ life from The Checkerdome in St. Louis, 1983.”
Sammy Hagar’s fans loved the gesture and responded with various comments to his recent tweet.
A fan named Robert Burns stated that he was one of the lucky audiences who saw the performance live that day:
“I was at the Checkerdome show. Amazing! There’s only one way to rock… And back then it only cost eleven bucks!“
Another fan named David McKinley praised Sammy’s performance and wrote:
“Awesome, hard to match the energy, optimism of the ’80s.. well done Sammy!”
A Sammy Hagar fan named Dwight Bigham also mentioned he was there to see him live in 1983:
“I was there in 83 at the Checkerdome! Best show ever. Miss the concert days“
You can watch the video Sammy Hagar posted on his official Twitter account below.
"I wanna see you throw your hand up here, throw your head back, and give me the biggest, loudest 'HEAVY METAL' I've ever heard!"
This is "Heavy Metal" live from The Checkerdome in St. Louis, 1983.https://t.co/HDMoDRhL2k
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) August 30, 2020