Ex-Van Halen frontman and the current member of The Circle, Sammy Hagar, shared the new episode of ‘Circle at Home Sessions‘ on Instagram and revealed how much he wished to save Kurt Cobain with a reference to Van Halen song ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do).’

As you might know, Van Halen’s former vocalist Sammy Hagar has been working on his projects with his band The Circle which consisted of Sammy Hagar, ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham, and guitarist Vic Johnson.

The band has been sharing their performances of the cover of various songs that they recorded in their own houses named ‘Circle at Home Sessions.’ A few days ago, Hagar stated that they had to postpone the release of the ninth episode due to a family emergency within the technical crew.

Recently on Instagram, Sammy Hagar posted the video of ‘No.9 of Circle at Home Sessions‘ and that The Circle was performing the well-know Van Halen song ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do).’ The song was released as a part of Van Halen’s 1995 album ‘Balance’ which was the last of their four studio albums featuring Sammy Hagar as the lead singer.

On the caption of his post, Sammy Hagar shared the story behind the song ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)‘ and revealed how it was related to the death of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain who passed away on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. The cause of his death was revealed as a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Some of the lyrics of Van Halen song ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)‘ were actually referring to the story of Cobain’s death. Sammy stated that when the very first time he found out about Kurt’s death, he hoped he would have been there and prevent him from taking his own life. Hagar also mentioned the release date of the song was significant since it was around the time when Van Halen was breaking up which caused him to be in mixed feelings.

Here’s what Sammy Hagar stated on the caption of his post:

“‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)’ Van Halen – Circle @ Home Sessions No. 9

When I heard that Kurt Cobain had taken his own life, the first thing I thought of was I wish I were there and could have tried to save him. The original title for these lyrics was ‘I want to show you what love can do,’ but because it was such a dark horrible thing I just couldn’t shine a light on it. So I changed the final line to ‘Don’t tell me what love can do.’

P.S. It was also the time of the breaking up of Van Halen, our last album and tour so it added a lot of emotion, negativity, and pain in the original vocal performance which surfaced the second I started singing this song for the first time since 1995.”

You can watch the video Sammy Hagar posted on his Instagram account below.

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When I heard that Kurt Cobain had taken his own life, the first thing I thought of was I wish I were there and could have tried to save him. The original title for these lyrics were “I want to show you what love can do," but because it was such a dark horrible thing I just couldn’t shine a light on it. So I changed the final line to “Don’t tell me what love can do." P.S. It was also the time of the breaking up of Van Halen, our last album and tour so it added a lot of emotion, negativity and pain in the original vocal performance which surfaced the second I started singing this song for the first time since 1995. It's episode 9 of the Circle @Home Sessions. @mad_anthony_bassman @jasonbonham @vicjohnson77 @sammyandthecircle #CircleAtHome #SammyAndTheCircle #DontTellMeWhatLoveCanDo

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