One of the most talented and famous photographers of the rock and metal community, Ross Halfin, did it again and unearthed a bunch of unseen pictures of Van Halen legend Sammy Hagar.

While Ross is reminding the story of his career, he also revealed the artistic side of Sammy by stating that one of the most iconic pictures of the collection was Sammy Hagar’s own idea.

And here is the caption of the photo that combines the story of Haggar and Halfin:

“Sammy Hagar and Riot Newcastle 1980. I like Sam, he’s always alright when you see him, he’s always on 10. The shot with the crowd was Sammy’s idea, he just pulled me on stage and after that, I thought it worked so well and really showed the communication between the band and their audience.

I started doing it with UFO, Iron Maiden, and Metallica. It became a thing now that everyone seems to do it at the end of the show. It’s so overdone I cringe when I see people have done it, the point being this shot was completely spontaneous and everyone else’s is completely set up.”

As one of the users who liked this post was Rage Against The Machine star Tom Morello, another user named Ian Davidson made the most-liked comment:

“Saw ’em in Manchester same tour. At that time Hagar was relentless… Must’ve seen him 4 times in 2 years. Every show 100 percent. Every night. A rock’n’roll machine as the Godz might say…”

You may check out the photo collection of Ross below.