It’s pretty clear by now that Charlie Sheen’s insanity/insanity act has been a great marketing opportunity for the actor. While Charlie Sheen will no longer be with Two and a Half Men, he is raking in cash from sponsored tweets, is talking about movies, and is touring with a one-man show (tickets and dates for Charlie Sheen: My Violent Torpedo of Truth are right here). Now, it looks as though Sammy Hagar has taken notice, as ridiculousness is a major marketing technique in his efforts to push Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. According to Hagar, he was definitely abducted by aliens.
“Remember the story in the book, where I have a dream about being contacted by aliens in the foothills above Fontana?” Hagar asked in a promotional interview. “It was real. [Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation.”
Really? For most Van Halen fans, Hagar’s stories of, well, sex, drugs and rock and roll would be enough, as Hagar explored booze and cocaine use, touring as a part of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, and having sex with massive amounts of women, often multiple at once. So perhaps Hagar felt he needed something even more over-the-top to reel in other potential readers. Hagar explained that he wasn’t sure if the aliens gave something to him or took something from him, but he knew something happened. Seriously.
“This was long before computers or any kind of wireless,” Hagar explained, furthering the ridiculous tale. “There weren’t even wireless telephones.”
“Looking back now, it was like, ‘F*ck, they downloaded something into me!’ Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment,” said Hagar.
Hagar didn’t really explain why he said it was merely a dream in the book, but perhaps Hagar just didn’t realize where his tiger blood came from until hearing Sheen open up.