Sammy Hagar's new memoir is, well, out of this world.
During an interview with MTV Hive, the former Van Halen frontman, 63, expounded upon several chapters in Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, which detail his multiple alien abductions.
"It was real," Hagar insists. "Aliens were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren't even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, 'F**k, they downloaded something into me!' Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment. 'See what this guy knows.'"
"People say there's no other life in the universe. But you know how big the universe is? It's freakin' huge!" he continues. "If we're really the only ones out there, that's scarier to me than thinking there are aliens."
According to Hagar, he's been plagued by alien abductions since childhood.
"One time I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels," he recalls. "We lived out in the country and I saw this thing floating across a field, creating this big dust storm. I threw rocks at it and shit. And I don't know what happened after that."
"I just have no memory of it," he adds. "And it wasn't a dream it was during daylight."
"I couldn't talk about it because I didn't know how to explain it. I didn't understand the technology. But now I'm pretty sure it was a wireless situation. Either a download or upload," he guesses. "They were tapped into my brain and the knowledge was transferred back and forth. I could see them and everything while it was happening. There was a visual involved, almost like … I don't know. Don't get me going!"
"My opinions about the UFO stuff, well, I could write a whole book just devoted to that," he says. "I love it, man. I'm into it deep."