At 75 years old, Sammy Hagar has certainly lived out his dream….but it ain’t over yet.
The official video for Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s “Father Time” has been released via Sammy’s YouTube channel. The song features some stunning backing vocals from Michael Anthony, just as Sammy promised we’d hear on his latest album with The Circle – Crazy Times. Along with hearing Mikey’s familiar vocals, we see some familiar faces in the video. Images of Sammy during his Van Halen days are seen throughout.
When I first wrote ‘Father Time’, I kept it from everyone because it was so personal that I’d get too choked up to actually sing it. I wrote it just after turning 70 while I was at our then home in Maui. That house was my sanctuary in the middle of the jungle, overlooking the ocean– it was just paradise. The words ‘Father Time’s over there looking over my shoulder’ just kept going through my head, so I picked up my guitar and the rest of the song just came spilling out. I turned on my iPhone and recorded it. I cried my eyes out after I wrote and played it back. It’s probably the most personal song that I’ve ever written and now, after just turning 75, I’m finally ready to release it. – Sammy
Sammy Hagar & The Circle is:
Sammy Hagar (lead vocals, guitar)
Michael Anthony (bass, vocals)
Vic Johnson (lead guitar)
Jason Bonham (drums)