Sammy Hagar and The Circle have been spending their quarantine playing together over the internet in what they call “Lockdown Sessions”.
Good to know that Sammy and the boys have been keeping busy.
Periodically, Sammy Hagar and The Circle release a new song from their @Home Sessions (formerly Lockdown Sessions) on Facebook. The series features the band recording songs separately from their homes on smartphones!
The videos are really well produced, sound great, and typically (by not always) cover some iconic songs from other artists.
“Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
When I heard that Kurt Cobain had taken his own life, the first thing I thought of was I wish I were there and could have tried to save him. The original title for these lyrics were “I want to show you what love can do," but because it was such a dark horrible thing I just couldn’t shine a light on it. So I changed the final line to “Don’t tell me what love can do." P.S. It was also the time of the breaking up of Van Halen, our last album and tour so it added a lot of emotion, negativity and pain in the original vocal performance which surfaced the second I started singing this song for the first time since 1995.It's episode 9 of the Circle @Home Sessions.#CircleAtHome #SammyAndTheCircle #DontTellMeWhatLoveCanDo
Posted by Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
“Keep A Knockin”
I had the hardest time with this one because every time I came in singing, I started singing Led Zeppelin “Rock ‘n’ Roll”! It took me three damn takes. My favorite drummer and my favorite singer of all time – love this one hope you do too. Long live the music of John Bonham and Little Richard!Jason Bonham Mad Anthony's Cafe Vic Johnson #SammyHagar #LockdownSession #Lockdown
Posted by Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
“For What It’s Worth”
OK folks here you go… For What It’s Worth! Buffalo Springfield had so much talent in one band. This song is one of our favorites. We really had a blast doing this one and experimenting with visual overdubs. #MyFavoriteSoFar #KeepingItReal #LockdownSessions #LockdownChallenge #BuffaloSpringfield #ForWhatItsWorth#SammyHagar #LockdownSession #Lockdown
Posted by Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“Three Little Birds”
“Won’t Get Fooled Again”
“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”
“Funky Feng Shui”
Check back each week for a new song from Sammy Hagar and The Circles “Lockdown Sessions”!