Sammy Hagar Sings Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ For The First Time Ever

For the first time, Sammy Hagar sang Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” at Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding 2023 performance.

On December 9, the Red Rocker took the world by surprise when she performed a version of “Comfortably Numb” with Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson. On the song, he played guitar and sang. Afterward, Hagar posted a video of his performance to Instagram with the caption:

“Last night was the first time I’ve ever played that solo on one of my favorite songs of all time. Nancy Wilson, thank you for letting me sit in with you and for bringing those sweet harmonies.”

Hinting At The Duet With Nancy Wilson

The vocalist moved seamlessly into his own performance once Wilson left. Hagar had shared a picture of herself on Instagram, hinting about his performance with Nancy. In the caption, he penned:

Always a pleasure hanging out with my long-time friend, the queen of rock, Nancy Wilson. Just finished rehearsing for our duet for Alice Cooper charity event, Christmas Pudding.

Making Up For Last Year’s Absence

Hagar was scheduled to perform at last year’s Christmas Pudding, but he had to withdraw on the day of the event due to the flu. The vocalist performed popular songs like ‘There’s Only One Way to Rock,’ ‘I’ll Fall in Love Again,’ and Van Halen’s ‘Finish What Ya Started,’ involving the audience in a call-and-response. The set ended with a lively group singalong of ‘I Can’t Drive 55.’ Hagar also took a moment to apologize for missing last year’s event.

Special Guests And Performances At The Event

Quiet Riot, Tommy DeCarlo from Boston, and Nashville cover band Sixwire, who provided backing for visitors without their own bands, were among the special guests at this year’s event. At eleven p.m., Alice Cooper arrived on stage, looking dapper in trousers, a black ruffled shirt, leather gloves, and a crimson dinner jacket.

He led Sixwire in an electrifying performance that featured his early 1970s classics, including “Under My Wheels,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Be My Lover,” and “I’m Eighteen.” He also performed a new song, “Lost in America,” off his album “The Last Temptation,” released in 1994.

You can see the performance here and check out his Instagram post here.

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