The Circle & Sammy Hagar have announced the release of their hugely popular “Lockdown Sessions” as an album collection titled “Lockdown 2020” on January 8, 2021. Fans who pre-order the album will now also receive an instant new track. a cover of “Heroes” by David Bowie. In addition, all proceeds from the song “Heroes” will be donated to food banks across the country.
The “Closure Sessions” began in March, when the COVID-19 shelter-in-home order went into effect. With time on his hands and his upcoming limbo tour, legendary band drummer Jason Bonham challenged his bandmates Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Vic Johnson to record a warm-up jam they had been playing backstage before concerts for several years. Equipped with iPhones and their respective instruments, each left their individual tracks from the studio, music room, closet, and even the showers in their homes, and the band’s “Funky Feng Shui” and “Lockdown Sessions” were born.
“When we started doing these blocking sessions, it was just intended to stay in touch with the fans until we could get back on the road,” Hagar explained. “But as the weeks and months went by, it also became a fun way to keep the band together, musically and creatively.”
Over the next eight months, his “Lockdown Sessions” became a hit with critics and fans, churning out 10 tracks and reaching an online audience of close to 30 million. The sessions gave the band the opportunity to release raw and raucous compact versions of classic hits they had put backstage but never planned to record, including The Who‘s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. , AC / DC‘s “Whole Lotta Rosie” and more. When plans for an album came to fruition over the holidays, the band teamed up to record one more track, a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” that they would offer as an instant download or individual purchase.
“With the addition of ‘Heroes,’ it made sense to help those who are fighting the effects of COVID-19,” Hagar said. “It probably wouldn’t have happened without him.”
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