Sammy Hagar has spoken of his respect for fellow band-mate Joe
Satriani in a new interview with HDNet concerts. The band were
speaking ahead of their performance at Rocklahoma about their
songwriting process and how it differs from the way that Elton
John and Bernie Taupin have written so many classic songs over the
"Elton waits for Bernie to write great lyrics and he just hands
them to him with no musical thing in mind," Hagar said. "And then
Elton writes these fantastic songs. For me, as a lyricist, when I
hear Joe's music, it speaks to me. [He's] the well."
The feeling is mutual, according to Satriani. The guitarist
credits his respect for his bandmates as pushing him to write the
best music he can.
"I'm inspired by the thought of recording with these guys,"
Satriani modestly countered. "And it's important that it goes
beyond just being a professional musician, at least for me. I have
to be really inspired and excited that I'm going to write something
and Sammy and Mike and Chad are going to really love it, and
they're gonna add something to it. They're gonna take it to the
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