Montrose was a Californian hard rock band. The band featured Ronnie Montrose on guitar and future solo star and Van Halen member Sammy Hagar. Rounding out the foursome on their Ted Templeman-produced debut, Montrose (Warner Bros., 1973), were bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi.
Montrose is the debut album by the band Montrose in 1973. After having done sessions work for various musicians including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock and Edgar Winter, this was Ronnie Montrose's first record leading his own band. It featured then little known Sammy Hagar (then known as Sam Hagar) on vocals.