Watch Sammy Hagar & the Circle Perform Van Halen Tunes at the Troubadour in Hollywood

Sammy Hagar & the Circle, featuring Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, played an intimate show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood last night, May 7. The concert was recorded for broadcast on SiriusXM Radio Channel 101 and is scheduled to run on May 10, the release day of the Circle’s debut studio album, Space Between.

In addition to Circle songs like the new “Affirmation,” the band played a set rounded out by Hagar solo cuts, Montrose songs, covers and several Van Halen tunes from the Hagar-Anthony years, including “Right Now,” “Poundcake,” “Finish What Ya Started,” “Why Can’t This Be Love” and “Best of Both Worlds.”

You can check out fan-filmed footage of “Why Can’t This Be Love” above and “Right Now” below.

Space Between is available for pre-order here

For upcoming the Circle tour dates, head over to

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.