April 2 [12:00 EST] -- It's now official. Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar has signed a deal with Track Factory Records, a union of MCA Records and Bubble Factory.
Hagar will make his Track Factory debut when "Marching to Mars" hits stores on May 20. Hagar's first single and video from the album, a ditty called "Little White Lie," should pop up later this month.
"Marching to Mars" brought Hagar together with producer Mike Clink at San Francisco's Record Plant studio, and features appearances by Bootsy Collins, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, and Huey Lewis among others. The album also reunites Hagar with his Montrose bandmates Ronnie Montrose, Denny Carmassi, and Bill Church for the track "Warmth of the Moon."
Before his 11-year stint with Van Halen, Hagar was best known as the jumpsuit clad rocker behind hits like "I Can't Drive 55" and "Three Lock Box."