Sammy Hagar and the Circle announce new album, Crazy Times, and share the hard-rocking title track

Sammy Hagar
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No one can accuse Sammy Hagar of lacking a sense of occasion. As the one time master of ceremonies for Van Halen, the Red Rocker knows exactly how to usher in a weekend, and today he did so by announcing a new album with the Circle, and sharing the title track with the world.

Crazy Times is typically weekend-appropriate. Front and center we have Hagar’s voice, which has always been reference quality as to what you’d want from a hard-rock frontman – all syrup and gravel and soul. Hagar is joined by his backing band, the Circle, which features some cats that will be more than familiar to those reading here. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.