Rather than driving them apart, Sammy Hagar told us that recording remotely with the Circle during quarantine actually brought the members of the band closer together. Newly released is the group’s “Lockdown Sessions” album titled, Lockdown 2020, which features all the tunes the band recorded in quarantine and posted online since the pandemic hit.

Hagar, along with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson, have tackled covers of such iconic artists as the WhoDavid Bowie, the Rolling StonesLed ZeppelinVan Halen, Little Richard, AC/DCBuffalo Springfield, and Bob Marley & The Wailers.

FAST FACTS

  • In May 2019, Sammy Hagar & The Circle released their first studio album, Space Between. In addition to Hagar, the band features Michael AnthonyJason Bonham, and guitarist Vic Johnson.
  • In May 2015, the Circle released its debut live album, titled, At Your Service.
  • While on the road, the Circle has also been tackling Led Zeppelin‘s “Rock And Roll,” a handful of Van Halen classics — including “Poundcake,” “Finish What Ya Started,” “Right Now,” “Why Can’t This Be Love?,” and “Best Of Both Worlds.”

SIDE NOTES

The tracklisting to Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s ‘Lockdown 2020’ is:

“Funky Feng Shui” (The Circle)
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who)
“Good Enough” (Van Halen)
“Three Little Birds” (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
“Whole Lotta Rosie” (AC/DC)
“For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield)
“Keep A-Knockin'” (Little Richard)
“Right Now” (Van Halen)
“Don’t Tell Me What Love Can Do” (Van Halen)
“Sympathy For The Human” (Sammy Hagar & The Wabos)
“‘Heroes'” (David Bowie)

CHECK IT OUT: Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s 2020 cover of David Bowie’s “‘Heroes'”: