Sammy Hagar & The Circle announced the release of their massively popular Lockdown Sessions as an album collection titled, Lockdown 2020” on January 8th.  Fans who pre-order the album now will also receive a new instant grat track, a cover of David Bowie’s Heroes. Additionally, all proceeds from the song “Heroes” will be donated to food banks nationwide.
You can pre-order/stream the album and new track here.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s Lockdown Sessions began in March, when the COVID-19 shelter-at-home order went into effect. With time on their hands and their upcoming tour in limbo, the band’s legendary drummer Jason Bonham challenged his bandmates Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Vic Johnson to record a warmup jam they’d been playing backstage before concerts for several years.  Equipped with iPhones and their respective instruments, they each laid down their individual tracks from the den, music room, closet and even showers of their homes, and Funky Feng Shui and the band’s Lockdown Sessions were born. 
“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,” Sammy Hagar explained. “But as the weeks and months drew on, it also became a fun way to keep the band together, musically and creatively.”
Over the next eight months, their Lockdown Sessions became a hit with critics and fans alike, producing 10 tracks and reaching an online audience approaching 30 million. The sessions gave the band the opportunity to throw down raw and raucous compact covers of classic hits that they’d jammed to backstage but never planned to record, including The Who’s Won‘t Get Fooled Again, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, AC/DC, Whole Lotta Rosie and more.  When plans for an album came to fruition around the holidays, the band came together to record one more track, a cover of David Bowie’s Heroes which they’d offer as an instant download or single purchase. “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.”
Lockdown Sessions track listing:

1. Funky Feng Shui
2. Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who)
3. Good Enough (Van Halen)
4. Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
5. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)
6. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
7. Keep A-Knockin’ (Little Richard)
8. Right Now (Van Halen)
9. Don’t Tell Me What Love Can Do (Van Halen)
10. Sympathy For The Human (Sammy Hagar & The Wabos)
11. Heroes (David Bowie)

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  • Doug R. on

    Well now there’s something to look forward to.

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