Now summertime’s soon here, you need somethin’ to keep you cool! Better look out now though, HOT FOR TEACHER’s got somethin’ for you! Tell ya what it is…

New HOT FOR TEACHER “Party Packages” with ALL the Van Halen flavors guaranteed to satisfy!

The Van Halen Experience

Formed in 1999 to originally showcase Van Halen’s David Lee Roth hits and later including the greatest and biggest hits from the Van Hagar era, HOT FOR TEACHER has been relentlessly performing throughout the United States, thrilling concert-goers and dedicated fans. HFT brings to the stage everything fans of the world’s greatest party band crave. Fans can expect both roaring and melodic lead vocals from Dave & Sam, Eddie Van Halen’s most stunning guitar solos, thundering bass, massive drums, angelic vocal harmonies… and best of all, one helluva good time!

HOT FOR TEACHER features four explosive performers that are not only among the most talented musicians on the West Coast, but are also dedicated scholars of the Van Halen musical legacy.

With an uncanny knack for channeling both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, singer and bandleader Randy Monroe, belts out Van Halen’s powerful vocal rants and irreverent lyrical sound bites with the same volcanic intensity of the original recordings – all the while conjuring Roth’s none-too-serious, get-all-the-girls-dancing, “F— yeah this is real Jack Daniels” party vibe or “Are we havin’ fun yet?” Sammy Hagar lifestyle. (Fun Fact: as with the band’s name, Monroe is also an award-winning science teacher.)

The ripping, virtuosic guitar parts of Eddie Van Halen as played by 6-string professional, Tommy Merry, gets even the most finicky Van Halen fans cheering in awe and playing their own air guitars. Tommy joins HFT in 2019 after a valiant stint with famed rock singer Davey Pattison’s Gamma; whose resume includes many of rock’s iconic guitarists from Ronnie Montrose to Robin Trower to Michael Schenker. From his 2018 work in The Red Rocker Experience, Tommy’s commitment helps to blend both eras and sounds for the “Best of Both Worlds Show” and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Red Rocker’s aspect of the Van Halen catalog with the addition of some of the biggest hits from the Sammy “Van Hagar” era canon.

Four-string super hero, and musical savant Matthew “Brooks” Lundy, not only brings the Michael Anthony thunder on bass, but he also amazingly nails Anthony’s near-inimitable ultra-high vocal harmonies – a crucial sonic element of every Van Halen song. Brooks is also an important leader in the production of the music HFT delivers.

HFT’s drum genius and perfect meter-man John Linn, evokes Alex Van Halen’s skin-bashing with an authenticity and power you must see to believe. His mind-boggling intro to the band’s theme song, “Hot For Teacher,” is alone worth the price of admission.

When HOT FOR TEACHER was invited to perform for Michael Anthony’s bass guitar dedication at San Francisco’s Hard Rock Cafe in 2003, the already frenzied crowd was pushed into sheer delirium when the mighty bassist stepped on stage with HOT FOR TEACHER and ripped through a white-hot set featuring “Unchained”, “Dance the Night Away”, “Panama”’ and countless other Van Halen hits. The band even performed VH II’s “Women In Love” in which afterwards Anthony jovially exclaimed, “Man, I haven’t done that song in twenty years [1983 Dive Or Down Tour]!”

No other Van Halen tribute performs the technically complex music of Van Halen better than HOT FOR TEACHER, perhaps that’s why HFT has also been joined onstage by other rock legends Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle), Billy Sheehan (DLR Band, Mr. Big) Pat Travers, Brad Gillis (Ozzy, Night Ranger), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger, Whitesnake & Cher), and Joey Alves (Y&T), and has shared the evening’s stage with many greats including Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Peter Frampton, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Nazareth, Great White, Hollywood All-Stars’ Chas West (Bonham/Lynch Mob), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), Jimmi Bain (Dio), Blues Traveler, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Y&T, Night Ranger, Tesla, and countless others!

HOT FOR TEACHER was featured in the book, “Everybody Wants Some, the Van Halen Saga” by Ian Christie, FHM magazine, The Contra Costa Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, and other related papers. In 2008, HFT was voted Best Tribute Band in the SF Bay area by the East Bay Express and became the first tribute ever invited to perform at the prestigious NAMM Show (the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, CA) and is now often an annual part of the event. “Some people go to the party, we ARE the party!”

In 2011, HFT was asked to open the first “Not Dead Yet” benefit for David Lee Roth’s guitarist Jason Becker who was stricken with ALS two decades earlier. HFT performed DLR & Jason’s song It’s Showtime of which lead off the star-studded guitar event and evening from artists which included Richie Kotzen, Marty Friedman, Steve Lukather (Toto) and Joe Satriani. The next day Gary Becker (Jason’s dad) exclaimed to Randy, “You were the only band who had the balls to play one of my son’s songs to which Monroe states, “I have never felt more musically proud”!

In 2014, HFT performed a benefit for the wife of Sammy Hagar’s Wabo drummer, David Lauser, aptly named “Liza 2.0”. The band played a full Red Rocker Experience set with Bro’ that included Brad Gillis and Josh Ramos on stage.

HOT FOR TEACHER also appears on local performance market television programming including Comcast’s CC Rocks and Reality Check as well as a variety of television advertising commercials. HFT is also a regular on radio stations such as San Francisco’s 107.7 “The Bone”, San Jose’s 98.5 KFOX, and Los Angeles’ KLOS 95.5 (on the syndicated Mark and Brian Show), and in a multitude of other rock radio markets spanning America from Virginia Beach to the beaches of Hawaii.

So, if one helluva good ‘ole time is what you’re after, then you ought to come out, shake it, “Jump”, and “Dance the Night Away” to experience the “Best of Both Worlds” with HOT FOR TEACHER, the Van Halen Experience!

*Band Note: HFT guitarist Terry Lauderdale co-founded the band in 1999. In 2007, Terry handed over guitar duties to Jude Gold, current guitarist for Jefferson Starship when he stepped down to record and tour Europe with heavy metal powerhouse Heathen and then pursue his own original projects. Jude Gold spent 5 years with HFT from 2007-2012 and at the helm as the Director of the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), part of Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute (MI). In 2014, Jude was tapped to “tour the World” with the legendary Jefferson Starship. Gold is also known for his strong writing abilities as the Los Angeles Editor of Guitar Player magazine, and for touring and recording with BX3, the band in which he played lead guitar for the absolutely over-the-top, rock and jazz star bassists Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth & Mr. Big), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani), and Jeff Berlin (Allan Holdsworth – a one-time mentor to EVH). Jude has also been featured with famed Broadway actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, and Piers Morgan. When Jude moved on, Terry rejoined HFT in 2013 lead the guitar duties through 2018. Also, highly versatile and former HFT bassist Aaron Leigh 2007-2008, who was once selected by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to join Ozzy, before Geezer called for his job back. In 2016, Aaron joined California’s iconic Y&T.


Diamond Dave Experience

Formed in 1999 to originally showcase Van Halen’s David Lee Roth hits, and later the greatest and biggest hits from DLR, HOT FOR TEACHER has been relentlessly performing throughout the United States, thrilling concert-goers and dedicated fans. HFT brings to the stage everything fans of the world’s greatest party band crave from one of rock’s most iconic frontmen, Diamond David Lee Roth.

Fans can expect both roaring and volcanic lead vocals from Diamond Dave with the most stunning and extraordinary guitar solos from Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai & Jason Becker, intricate and thundering bass from Michael Anthony & Billy Sheehan (both whom have shared the HFT stage), massive drums from Alex Van Halen & Greg Bissonette,and the signature angelic vocal harmonies. Best of all, this is one helluva good time!

HOT FOR TEACHER features four explosive performers that are not only among the most talented musicians on the West Coast, but are also dedicated scholars of the Van Halen musical legacy.

With an uncanny knack for channeling both David Lee Roth,, singer and bandleader Randy Monroe, belts out Van Halen’s powerful vocal rants and irreverent lyrical sound bites with the same volcanic intensity of the original recordings – all the while conjuring Roth’s none-too-serious, get-all-the-girls-dancing, “F— yeah this is real Jack Daniels” party vibe. Monroe is also an award-winning science teacher.)

The ripping, virtuosic guitar parts of Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Jason Becker as played by 6-string professional, Tommy Merry, gets even the most finicky DLR fans cheering in awe and playing their own air guitars. Tommy joins HFT in 2019 after a valiant stint with famed rock singer Davey Pattison’s Gamma; whose resume includes many of rock’s iconic guitarists from Ronnie Montrose to Robin Trower to Michael Schenker. From his first job in 1978 at the age of 14, secured by teaching other students EVH’s Eruption.to his passion for the entire DLR era Van Halen and to his admiration of Steve Vai and Ibanez guitars, Tommy’s skill and mastery on the guitar of a few of rock music’s most iconic legends, allows him to transpose their sounds “live” right in front of you..

Four-string super hero, and musical savant Matthew “Brooks” Lundy, not only brings the Michael Anthony thunder on bass, but he also amazingly nails Anthony’s near-inimitable ultra-high vocal harmonies – a crucial sonic element of every Van Halen song. Brooks is also an important leader in the production of the music HFT delivers.

HFT’s drum genius John Linn, evokes Alex Van Halen’s skin-bashing with authenticity and power along with Gregg Bissonette’s showmanship that is a “must see to believe”. His mind-boggling intro to the band’s theme song, “Hot For Teacher,” is alone worth the price of admission.

When HOT FOR TEACHER was invited to perform for Michael Anthony’s bass guitar dedication at San Francisco’s Hard Rock Cafe in 2003, the already frenzied crowd was pushed into sheer delirium when the mighty bassist stepped on stage with HOT FOR TEACHER and ripped through a white-hot set featuring “Unchained”, “Dance the Night Away”, “Panama”’ and countless other Van Halen hits. The band even performed VH II’s “Women In Love” in which afterwards Anthony jovially exclaimed, “Man, I haven’t done that song in twenty years [1983 Dive Or Down Tour]!”

No other Van Halen tribute performs the technically complex music of Van Halen better than HOT FOR TEACHER, perhaps that’s why HFT has also been joined onstage by other rock legends Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle), Billy Sheehan (DLR Band, Mr. Big) Pat Travers, Brad Gillis (Ozzy, Night Ranger), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger, Whitesnake & Cher), and Joey Alves (Y&T), and has shared the evening’s stage with many greats including Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Peter Frampton, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Nazareth, Great White, Hollywood All-Stars’ Chas West (Bonham/Lynch Mob), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), Jimmi Bain (Dio), Blues Traveler, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Y&T, Night Ranger, Tesla, and countless others!

HOT FOR TEACHER was featured in the book, “Everybody Wants Some, the Van Halen Saga” by Ian Christie, FHM magazine, The Contra Costa Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, and other related papers. In 2008, HFT was voted Best Tribute Band in the SF Bay area by the East Bay Express and became the first tribute ever invited to perform at the prestigious NAMM Show (the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, CA) and is now often an annual part of the event. “Some people go to the party, we ARE the party!”

In 2011, HFT was asked to open the first “Not Dead Yet” benefit for David Lee Roth’s guitarist Jason Becker who was stricken with ALS two decades earlier. HFT performed DLR & Jason’s song It’s Showtime of which lead off the star-studded guitar event and evening from artists which included Richie Kotzen, Marty Friedman, Steve Lukather (Toto) and Joe Satriani. The next day Gary Becker (Jason’s dad) exclaimed to Randy, “You were the only band who had the balls to play one of my son’s songs to which Monroe states, “I have never felt more musically proud”!

In 2014, HFT performed a benefit for the wife of Sammy Hagar’s Wabo drummer, David Lauser, aptly named “Liza 2.0”. The band played a full Red Rocker Experience set with Bro’ that included Brad Gillis and Josh Ramos on stage.

HOT FOR TEACHER also appears on local performance market television programming including Comcast’s CC Rocks and Reality Check as well as a variety of television advertising commercials. HFT is also a regular on radio stations such as San Francisco’s 107.7 “The Bone”, San Jose’s 98.5 KFOX, and Los Angeles’ KLOS 95.5 (on the syndicated Mark and Brian Show), and in a multitude of other rock radio markets spanning America from Virginia Beach to the beaches of Hawaii.

So, if one helluva good ‘ole time is what you’re after, then you ought to “drive up onto the sidewalk and take a look, yes” because you’ll be “Going Crazy From the Heat”! And, when you decide to “Jump”, and “Dance the Night Away” make those new memories mesh with those of summers passed with the Diamond Dave Experience!


Red Rocker Experience

“Are we havin’ fun yet”? The Red Rocker Experience brings all the great and iconic Sammy Hagar tunes to life! It’s all Sammy, all the time!

Showcasing Van Hagar’s song selections has been a passion to this group, and has lead to huge crowd moments, sing-a-longs, and most importantly… a f’n great time! The foreshadowing began in 2003, when HFT performed in San Francisco with VH, Chickenfoot & Circle member, Michael Anthony. A decade later, the Red Rocker Experience began performing a number of the biggest hits from Hagar’s 4 Decades of Rock; leading off with the legacy of the original guitar wizard Ronnie Montrose, then on to Sammy’s famous solo work – and of course includes the great and aforementioned Van Hagar hits now covering the entire Sammy discography canon.

With an uncanny knack for channeling both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, singer and bandleader Randy Monroe belts out Montrose, Sammy, and Van Hagar’s powerful but melodic vocals and irreverent lyrical sound bites with the same passion and intensity of the original recordings, all the while conjuring the “Livin’ On a Coastline” Sammy Hagar life-style and vibe. (Fun Fact: as with the band’s name, Monroe is also an award-winning science teacher.)

The ripping, virtuosic guitar parts of Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai as played by 6-string sharpshooter Tommy Merry, will not only impress the Montrose and Sammy fans, but even the most finicky of the Van Halen fans who will be cheering in awe and playing their own air guitars.as well! In 2018, Tommy joined the RRE and HFT a year later after a valiant stint with famed rock singer Davey Pattison’s Gamma; whose resume includes many of rock’s iconic guitarists from Ronnie Montrose to Robin Trower to Michael Schenker. From his first job in 1978 at the age of 14, secured by teaching other students EVH’s Eruption.to his passion for the entire Monrose, Sammy Hagar and Van Halen canons, Tommy’s admiration of guitar rock music’s most iconic legends allows him to transpose their sounds “live” right in front of you!

Four-string super hero, and musical savant Matthew “Brooks” Lundy, not only brings the Michael Anthony thunder on bass, but he also amazingly nails Anthony’s near-inimitable ultra-high vocal harmonies – a crucial sonic element of every Van Halen song. Brooks is also an important leader in the production of the music HFT delivers.

HFT’s drum genius John Linn, evokes Alex Van Halen’s skin-bashing with authenticity and power along with Gregg Bissonette’s showmanship that is a “must see to believe”. His mind-boggling intro to the band’s theme song, “Hot For Teacher,” is alone worth the price of admission.

Four-string super hero Matt Lundy brings the Bill Church thump and Michael Anthony thunder on bass, and he also amazingly nails Anthony’s near-inimitable ultra-high vocal harmonies – a crucial sonic element of every Van Halen song. And the drum genius and perfect meter-man John Linn, evokes the groove of Denny Camassi, the power of David Bro’ Lauser and Alex Van Halen’s skin-bashing with an authenticity and power you can only see to believe.

The Red Rocker Experience has worked in front of a number of NorCal’s most discriminate “Redheads” that included shows at the awesome Slim’s SF, Club Fox, Swabbies on the River, Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill, and at the famed Sweetwater Café. It was at the Sweetwater in 2014 where The Red Rocker Experience performed a sold-out benefit show for Liza Lauser (Liza 2.0). The show naturally included an entire Red Rocker set with Sammy’s oldest friend and famed Wabo drummer (original percussionist on all of the biggest hits), David Lauser.

So, even though you’re not “Standing in Hampton” with a “Three Lock Box”, Hagar fans will enjoy the “VOA” because “I Never Said Goodbye” to the “Red Voodoo” that The Red Rocker Experience spreads through the music of Sammy Hagar.. Now get your “Redhead” self to a gig because it’s time to start “Livin’ It Up”!

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