NEW SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE ALBUM COMING NEXT MONTH
Coming on January 8th is Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s “Lockdown Sessions” album titled, Lockdown 2020. The covers set features all the tunes the band recorded in quarantine and posted online since the pandemic hit. Fans who pre-order the album now will also receive an instant download of the band’s new rendition of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Additionally, all proceeds from the song “Heroes” will be donated to food banks nationwide.
Hagar, along with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson, have tackled covers of such iconic artists as the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Little Richard, AC/DC, Buffalo Springfield, and Bob Marley & The Wailers, among others.
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)
EMOTIONAL NEW EDDIE VAN HALEN FOOTAGE POSTED
A new video featuring a 1996 Eddie Van Halen’s visit to David Lee Roth Band guitarist Jason Becker, who battles ALS, has finally surfaced. Van Halen who was filmed playing a guitar he gifted Becker, and just hanging at Becker’s house, was on hand to film an ALS awareness promotional video.
Becker, who replaced Steve Vai in the Roth Band, was only expected to live possibly five more years after the August 31st, 1996 video shoot, yet is still alive and although completely immobile, continues to create music using an apparatus which transcribes musical notes though blinking his eyes.
Becker was quoted by Ultimate Classic Rock as saying, “It is really hard to watch myself struggling here. This was right before getting my trache and stomach tube and I couldn’t breathe, talk or eat. I was very weak. Today, I am much better. I wanted to show the incredible love I have received from Eddie Van Halen. Not only was he a master of the guitar, his heart and soul are here for all to see. What an example of kindness, humility, and love; something the world needs now and always. I will never forget my friend.”
REPORT: EDDIE VAN HALEN WAS CREMATED
According to a report by TMZ, Eddie Van Halen was cremated on October 28th — 22 days after his death. A source told the outlet, “One of Eddie’s final wishes was for the ashes to be strewn off the coast of his beloved town (of Malibu), and (his son) Wolfgang will almost certainly honor his dad’s wishes.” (TMZ)
Eddie Van Halen died after years of battling cancer on October 6th at age 65.
CHECK IT OUT: Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s 2020 cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”:
CHECK IT OUT: Eddie Van Halen’s August 31st, 1996 visit with guitarist Jason Becker: