Sammy Hagar & The Circle Announce New Album ‘Crazy Times’

August 1, 2022

Sammy Hagar is releasing a second studio album with his Billboard chart-topping supergroup The Circle! The album is called “Crazy Times” and will once again feature former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Grammy-winning drummer Jason Bonham and Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Vic Johnson! They recorded in Nashville with eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb at Nashville’s RCA Studio A.

You’ll be able to get ahold of the new album on September 30th on CD & digital, with a vinyl release scheduled for October 28th.

Hagar talks about making the album, “Working with Dave Cobb for the first time was enlightening. We went into the studio to record in the fall of 2021, when the world was starting to come out of the pandemic bubble we’d all been living in. The lyrics for ‘Crazy Times’ just came from that new freedom we were feeling, the freedom felt unbelievable, but a little uncertain, too. We had to ask ourselves ‘what are we doing here and what do we want?’ Going back in the studio, creating and being with the music is just what felt natural. And it was just so different from any record I’ve ever made. There was joy in the hard work, catharsis and the comradery we’d craved. It was like those two years of not being able to do very much fell away and we really all came together and let it out in the music and lyrics. We were able to express what we all felt.”

“Crazy Times” has ten songs, nine that Hagar wrote or co-wrote, and there’s a cover of “Pump It Up”, a 1978 song by Elvis Costello.

“Crazy Times” track listing:

01. Intro: The Beginning Of The End
02. Slow Drain
03. Feed Your Head
04. Pump It Up
05. Be Still
06. You Get What You Pay For
07. Crazy Times
08. Funky Feng Shui
09. Father Time
10. Childhoods End

Sammy and friends are on tour, wrapping up on Saturday, October 1 in Sacramento, California. Hagar will then celebrate his 75th birthday at his annual week of Birthday Bash concerts at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Never been. Love to go.

Ain’t it great that Sammy keeps bangin’ out new music?!


Written by Todd Hancock