Saturday, December 12, 2020

Sammy Hagar shares David Bowie cover from new Lockdown 2020 album

Sammy Hagar & The Circle are sharing a cover of the 1977 David Bowie classic, “Heroes”, ahead of its inclusion on their newly-announced album, “Lockdown 2020.”

Due January 8, the project presents songs featured in the group’s “Lockdown Sessions” series, which saw Hagar, guitarist Vic Johnson, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham record virtual video performances of classic tracks in isolation from their own homes.

The series featured 2020 versions of tunes originally done by The Who, Van Halen, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Buffalo Springfield and others.

"When we first started 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," says Hagar. "But as the weeks and months drew on, it also became a fun way to keep the band together, musically and creatively."

When plans for an album came to fruition around the holidays, Hagar and the group 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 all proceeds from the song to be donated to food banks across America.

"With the addition of 'Heroes', it made sense to help those who are struggling from the effects of COVID-19," explains Hagar. "It probably wouldn't have happened without it."

Hagar’s cover of Van Halen’s 1986 classic, “Good Enough”, was named the No. 7 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2020 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle
"Lockdown 2020"
Release date: January 8, 2021

01. Funky Feng Shui
02. Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who)
03. Good Enough (Van Halen)
04. Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
05. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)
06. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
07. Keep A-Knockin' (Little Richard)
08. Right Now (Van Halen)
09. Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do (Van Halen)
10. Sympathy For The Human (Sammy Hagar & The Wabos)
11. Heroes (David Bowie)

See also:

Rock News Story Of The Year No. 7: VAN HALEN
Sammy Hagar performs on Santa Cruz Fire Relief benefit show
Full Van Halen reunion considered for farewell tour
Wolfgang Van Halen slams rumour about future of Van Halen
Search Sammy Hagar at hennemusic