Watch Sammy Hagar & The Circle Perform “Sympathy For The Human” As Part Of Their “Lockdown Sessions”

Sammy Hagar & The Circle recently performed Sammy Hagar And The Waboritas’ “Sympathy For The Human” as part of their “Lockdown Sessions.” You can see footage of that below. Hagar commented:

“This song has always been one of my favorite’s from the Wabo era. Whenever we started a show with this song it always ended up being a great one. Sympathy for the Human — ain’t it the truth.”

Sammy Hagar’s Charity Concert At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Has Been Cancelled

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.

Watch Sammy Hagar & The Circle Perform Van Halen’s “Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)” As Part Of Their “Lockdown Sessions”

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.”

Sammy Hagar & The Circle To Play Pandemic-Era Concert In September

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.

Patty Smyth Explains Why She Turned Down An Invitation To Join Van Halen

After David Lee Roth exited Van Halen in 1985, Eddie Van Halen invited Scandal’s Patty Smyth to join the band. However, Smyth ended up declining the invitation. Now, during a recent interview with Stereogum, she revealed that her decision was related to the group’s drinking habits and the fact that she didn’t want to move to Los Angeles.

Smyth said the following:

“They were heavy drinkers. I don’t drink. I never saw myself living in L.A. I was, like, ‘I’m from New York. We don’t move to L.A.’

It’s all semantics because if [Eddie] had said to me, ‘Let’s make a record,’ then I would have said yes to that. But joining the band — to me then, ‘Oh god, they fight all the time, him and his brother, and I don’t want to get into a volatile situation.’ And I was probably heavily hormoned out because I was eight months pregnant, so there was a state of mind that I was in of how I need to take care of myself. But I regretted turning him down. For a long time, I regretted it. When you start to have regrets, I was, like, ‘Oh, man. I would’ve made so much money.'”

She continued after being asked if her negative experiences in Scandal influenced her decision:

“Yeah, that definitely has something to do with it. I’m sure. And also just the fact that it was, like, ‘I’m going to have to move to L.A.’ I should have just had the conversation [with Eddie]. It was such a weird conversation. But if he had said to me, ‘Look, just come out for a few months and make a record. Have the baby, come out and let’s make a record.’ That to me would’ve been more doable.

And I never said anything about it for years. I got a call from Ed, and he was, like, ‘Look, I’m not saying that I asked you to join because I don’t want Sammy Hagar to look like [he was] second choice,’ and I was, like, ‘Okay.’ So I never spoke about it after that. I’m, like, all right I don’t need to tell people. If someone asked me, I didn’t lie but I didn’t really talk about it that much.”

Dave Mason Teams Up With Sammy Hagar, Mick Fleetwood, & The Doobie Brothers For Remake Of Traffic’s “Feelin’ Alright”

Dave Mason has joined forces with Sammy Hagar, Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald, The Doobie Brothers, and more for a new version of Traffic’s “Feelin’ Alright.” You can check that out below:

Mason commented:

“Who would have thought that this would go on to be covered by so many different artists and bands, you just never know. But what I do know today is that people need some hope and comfort and especially music, which is why I called up some friends to rerecord a special version of the song. To do this remotely was somewhat challenging, hence the name ‘The Quarantines,’ but the spirit of strength, hope and heart prevail.”

Hagar added:

“I’ve always been a fan of Dave Mason since TRAFFIC. He’s written some classics that I’ve cut my teeth on… learning how to play and write songs myself. ‘Feelin’ Alright’ is one of my favorites.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Sammy Hagar & The Circle Perform Van Halen’s “Right Now” As Part Of “Lockdown Sessions”

Sammy Hagar & The Circle recently performed Van Halen’s “Right Now” as part of their “Lockdown Sessions.” You can see footage of that below:

Watch Sammy Hagar & The Circle Cover Little Richard’s “Keep A-Knockin'” As Part Of Their “Lockdown Sessions”

Sammy Hagar & The Circle recently performed a cover of Little Richard’s “Keep A-Knockin'” as part of their “Lockdown Sessions.” You can see footage of that below:

Sammy Hagar On Possible Van Halen Reunion: “I Foresee It Happening”

During an interview with Rolling Stone, Sammy Hagar talked about the possibility of a Van Halen reunion. The singer said he has no inside information about a possible reunion, but he did add that he thinks it will happen one day

Hagar said the following:

“I foresee it happening. I’m not trying to plant a seed like I know something is happening. I know nothing. I just know what I know in my heart and my head, which is that it has to happen. Whether it’s Sam and Dave or not, I don’t know that either. But I know that Eddie and I are not done. If enough water goes under the bridge before we die, it’ll happen. It has to. God is going to slap us both around if he has to.”

The frontman, who hasn’t spoken to Eddie Van Halen since 2004, also added that he doesn’t agree with David Lee Roth’s recent comments in which he claimed that the band was “finished”:

“Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they’re not finished. Those are two great musicians that can friggin’ do as good as most people at half-mast. As a drummer and as a guitarist and creative person, Eddie, I can’t see them ever being finished. I wish they were more active, but I think Van Halen will never be finished.

If they want to get it together, they just have to call Dave or have to call Sammy. They can go out with Wolfie as a trio, but that’s not the legacy of Van Halen. I think they know that. I’m not predicting what’s going to happen, but I would tell you if there’s concerts next year, Van Halen will probably be on tour next year.”

Sammy Hagar & The Circle Cancel U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have cancelled their U.S. tour with Night Ranger due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after Whitesnake previously dropped off the trek so David Coverdale can undergo surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia.

The following statement was issued:

“The Sammy Hagar & The Circle Summer 2020 Tour has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want our fans to know that ticket holders will be emailed directly from the ticketing company with their refund options, including a full refund, so please look out for their communication in the coming days.

We’re disappointed that the current situation has forced us to make this call but our top priority is the health and safety of our entire CIRCLE which extends from the band to our touring family to the venue staff at every show and especially to our fans.

We can’t wait for the day when we’re safely on the other side of this and can hit the stage and celebrate with you again. Until then, stay safe and we’ll do our best to continue entertaining you with our Lockdown Sessions! Sending Love & Light – Sammy, Michael, Jason & Vic”