Sammy Hagar Shares His Favorite Quentin Tarantino Movie

Zehra Kabak

Sammy Hagar recently talked about the movies he liked in an episode of his YouTube series, ‘Storytime with Sammy Hagar.’ In the video, he revealed his favorite Quentin Tarantino movie and explained the reason by recounting a memory. He said:

“First of all, I’m not a big movie guy. Everyone’s always telling about a new movie, ‘Oh, you gotta see this movie.’ I’ll see one out of ten. I’m just not a movie buff, but when I saw ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Star Wars,’ the first ‘Star Wars,’ movies like that, that just blew me away. And just like, ‘Oh my God! I’m so inspired, but I’m not gonna walk out on this one because I know something’s gonna happen, and I need to see [it.]'”

Detailing his love for ‘Pulp Fiction,’ the singer went on:

“Especially ‘Pulp Fiction.’ That was the craziest movie that everybody kept telling me to go see it, and I’m going, ‘Oh, yeah. You know, I ain’t got time.’ So, Kari and I decided we were gonna go see all the pictures and some little movie theater in Sausalito when it first came out.”

Hagar recalled the first time he watched the movie:

“So, we go in and sit down. We don’t know what’s going on, and it starts. And I’m watching. I’m going, ‘Oh, this is funny. This is weird.’ All of a sudden, through the grace of God, [Cuts to Samuel L. Jackson’s scene] ‘and you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!’ Blam, blam! Blows his guy’s head off. [Laughs] The Flock of Seagulls kid sitting on the couch.”

Revealing his reaction to the scene and sharing his thoughts about Tarantino films, he added:

“I mean, I know it sounds wicked, but I bust out laughing so hard, and people started asking me to shut up. I could not stop laughing. It blew my mind. It was so surprising. Tarantino invented just f**k with your head, f**k with your senses. Everything you think is gonna happen, it ain’t gonna happen. Some other s**t that you never even dreamed of – think of the worst possible scenario, and now everyone makes movies like that.”

The former Van Halen vocalist also praised ‘Pulp Fiction’ by saying:

“But when I first saw that movie, ‘Pulp Fiction,’ I gotta say, [Making guitar sound with his mouth]. Just everything about it. John Travolta dancing again, doing a Twist to freaking Chuck Berry. I mean, everything about was just – That’s gotta be one of the greatest movies ever made. Probably one of the most influential movies to other filmmakers. Peace, Tarantino!”

Before ending the video, he mentioned a scene from another Tarantino movie that had a reference to his tequila brand:

“And one time, in one of his other movies, he used Cabo Wabo Tequila. A guy comes up to the bar and goes – I became a Tarantino nut – ‘Hey, I’ll have a margarita.’ And he goes, ‘What kind of tequila would you like, guys?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘So, you want Cabo Wabo. It’s the best.’ There’s about ten bottles of Cabo Wabo. He pulls one down, takes a drink out of it, pours the guy a shot. I’m going, ‘Amen!’ That’s my kinda guy.”

Sammy Hagar is not the only name ‘Pulp Fiction’ influenced. In recent years, Måneskin referenced the 1994 film in the music video of its single ‘Supermodel.’ About this, the band’s vocalist, Damiano David, said in a 2022 interview with MTV News:

“We took inspiration from ‘Pulp Fiction,’ where during all the film, people are chasing this 24 hours suitcase, and you never know what’s inside. We kind of thought the same. We wanted to put this ‘unknown’ thing inside a bag, and this lady that chased for it, and we imagined that it’s like the ‘fame-dom’ and ‘stardom.’ Everybody is chasing it, but they end up dying for it. So, it’s not good.”

Check out Hagar’s new video and Måneskin’s clip below.

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