Sammy Hagar & The Circle have premiered a new video for their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Lockdown 2020” and all proceeds from it will be donated to food banks nationwide. Hagar commented:
“David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ is one of my favorite songs ever, and a chance to tip our hat to all those frontline workers on every level from the grocery stores, to the policeman and firefighters, doctors etc. that put their own lives at risk & do their jobs to help others. For us it kind of sums up 2020, the whole year. And to release it so close to David Bowie’s birthday just makes it that more special.”
Sammy Hagar & The Circle recently performed “Santa’s Going South” as part of their “Lockdown Sessions.” That track was originally released in 2011 as a duet between Hagar and Toby Keith. Hagar commented:
“This song has been waiting many years for a video. Here it is, courtesy of Lockdown 2020. Merry Christmas Redheads!”
Sammy Hagar & The Circle have announced a new album titled “Lockdown 2020.” The effort will be released on January 8 and it will feature mostly covers that were tracked during the band’s “Lockdown Sessions.” Fans that pre-order the album will receive the group’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” as an instant-grat track. Notably, all proceeds from that single will be donated to food banks nationwide.
“Lockdown 2020” Track Listing:
01. “Funky Feng Shui”
02. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who cover)
03. “Good Enough” (Van Halen cover)
04. “Three Little Birds” (Bob Marley cover)
05. “Whole Lotta Rosie” (AC/DC cover)
06. “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield cover)
07. “Keep A-Knockin'” (Little Richard cover)
08. “Right Now” (Van Halen cover)
09. “Don’t Tell Me What Love Can Do” (Van Halen cover)
10. “Sympathy For The Human” (Sammy Hagar & The Wabos cover)
11. “Heroes” (David Bowie cover)
“When we first start doing these lockdown sessions, it was only meant to stay in touch with the fans until we could get back out on the road again. But as the weeks and months drew on, it also became a fun way to keep the band together, musically and creatively.”
He also added the following about “Heroes,” which was the last track that the band recorded for the album:
“With the addition of ‘Heroes’, it made sense to help those who are struggling from the effects of COVID-19. It probably wouldn’t have happened without it.”
Sammy Hagar recently performed “No Worries” as part of the “Love You Madly – A Stream For Santa Cruz Fire Relief” event. That stream raised money for the Fire Response Fund, which is managed by Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.
According to Cleveland.com, the “Rockin’ Fore The Kids” charity concert at Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event, which was organized to raise money for the Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer And Blood Disorders, was supposed to feature Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Ohio Weather Band, Brother Trouble, and Ira Dean.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle recently performed Van Halen’s “Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)” as part of their “Lockdown Sessions.” You can see footage of that below. Hagar said the following:
“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.”
According to Rolling Stone, Sammy Hagar & The Circle will be performing amid the coronavirus pandemic as part of Rockin’ Fore The Kids. That event will take place at Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on September 18 and it will also feature Ohio Weather Band, Brother Trouble, and Ira Dean. Sports figures Jim McMahon, Bret Saberhagen, Larry Johnson, and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini are scheduled to appear as well. The concert, which will “be produced according to all COVID-19 guidelines,” will raise money for the Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer And Blood Disorders.