Watch Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar Play Van Halen Hits

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Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony’s band the Circle performed a selection of Van Halen songs at what appears to be a fun and rowdy show in Tulalip, Washington, on August 24.

The band—which also features Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson—turned in versions of the Van Hagar-era tracks “Poundcake,” “When It’s Love” and “Dreams,” all of which you can watch in fan-shot video below.

Hagar recently appeared on Oprah: Where Are They Now, where he publicly apologized to Eddie Van Halen for past comments he’s made about his former bandmate. The singer and guitarist said he’s not interested in getting back together with Van Halen as musicians—he just wants to set things right.

“The whole Van Halen issue, I really put that behind me, and I’m proud of what we did,” Hagar says. “So I’ve decided, forgive and forget.

“I ain’t looking for nothing from nobody. I don’t wanna... I ain’t asking to be, you know... get back in the band and do all that again. That’s work! I don’t wanna do that. No, no, no, I just wanna be friends. I wanna say I’m sorry [for] anything I said bad about you.”

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.