Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sammy Hagar supergroup The Circle debuts on US charts

Sammy Hagar’s latest supergroup, The Circle, have debuted on the US charts with their live album, “At Your Service.”

Billboard reports the project – which includes bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson – enters the Billboard 200 at No. 78 with opening week sales of 7,000 copies.

“At Your Service” presents the group recorded live in concert last year performing hits from Hagar’s 4 Decades Of Rock show.

The 18-track set, which mixes Hagar solo tracks with hits by Van Halen and Led Zeppelin – has been promoted to date with the release of two Van Halen covers: “Poundcake” and “When It’s Love.”

Hagar has been in the headlines recently after original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth shot down any chance of the band performing Van Hagar tunes when the band hits the road for a summer tour of North America in support of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.”

"Well, there's a credibility issue there,” said Roth. “Good, bad or in the middle, you know Roth means it; the other guy doesn't. And that's why it sold half as well. Literally, Midas Bible half. Never did better than half.

“And why would you bring that into the proceedings? This hamburger don't need no helper. Ain't no rehearsing pants in my closet."

Hagar responded by criticizing the group for not playing material from his years in the lineup, despite not fully supporting the Roth era during his time with the band.

See also:

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