Circle the month of January, 2019 as the release for ‘Space Between’ the new album by the Circle. And if things go as the band’s leader Sammy Hagar has hinted, it will be Hagar’s last album.
Hagar’s fellow band members in the Circle include Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. While he didn’t elaborate on his decision to stop recording, he did speak about the theme of the new LP, saying he explored the nature of greed in the lyrics. In a new interview with the Broward Palm Beach New Times, Hagar elaborated, “It’s about the misconception that money is the root of all evil, because the truth of the matter is, that it isn’t money at all,” he said. “You can feed the poor, you can heal the sick, you can make people happy, you can stop a war with money, but it’s greed that is the problem. … It’s what I discovered by being both rich and poor.”
Summarizing his message, Hagar said, “the most important thing is giving love.” Quoting lyrics to a song on the new album, Hagar said, “Without it, you’re dealing with the Devil / He’s at sea level now.”
So if this is indeed Hagar’s last album, what is there left for him to do or to achieve? Hagar admitted he’d like to win a Grammy for ‘Space Between.’ “That’s my bucket list: to have one more credible musical experience in my life,” he said. “I’ve been double-parked in the rock ‘n’ roll business for 40 years, and I want a stamp on my validation so I don’t have to pay to get out.”
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