The coronavirus pandemic has sequestered most of the world’s population indoors, and whether you’re a rock star or an average Joe, odds are you’ve had to find new ways to fill your time.

To that end, many of classic rock’s biggest names are finding new and distinctive hobbies while in isolation. Whether it’s unveiling previously unreleased material from their archives or simply sharing their home-renovation adventures, rockers across the globe are sharing their quarantine activities online.

Here’s a look at how rock stars are spending their isolation.

Sammy Hagar Recorded New Music
Sammy Hagar and his band the Circle recorded a released a brand new song while in quarantine. Using their smartphones from four separate locations Hagar, drummer Jason Bonham, bassist Michael Anthony and guitarist Vic Johnson collaborated on a new track titled "Funky Feng Shui." The red rocker clearly enjoyed the experience, declaring via Instagram that "The Circle will be doing more of this, it’s too much fun!"

Paul Stanley Revisited a Kiss Classic

In a video recorded during self-isolation, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley revealed the origins of his band’s 1977 hit “Love Gun.” “When I was a kid in my teens I went to a park near my house,” he recalled. “One day a band set up there, a local band; I never saw them before. … Clearly they wanted to be a Zeppelin type band. The singer had long blond hair; the guitar player obviously wanted to be the great Jimmy Page – who doesn’t?” When the group broke into a rendition of Albert King’s “The Hunter,” Stanley thought he heard the line “I really love you, baby,” only to realize the lyric was “I’m a big bad hunter, baby.” He noted that the song also included a reference to “Love Gun,” which put the wheels in motion for the classic Kiss track.

Graham Nash Performed From His Home

Graham Nash sat behind his keyboard and delivered a three-song set for Rolling Stone’s In My Home series. “I’d like to give a shout out to all the medical people, all the postmen and postwomen – all the people that are risking their lives to make our lives better,” the rocker began, before performing tracks from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s 1970 album Deja Vu.

David Byrne Is Trying to Stay Positive

In an article for his Reasons To Be Cheerful website, David Byrne searched for positives that could eventually emerge out of the global pandemic. “I ask myself, is there something we can learn from this, something that will prepare us to better weather the next crisis, some different way of being that might make us stronger?” He pondered in the piece, titled “The World is Changing – So Can We.” The Talking Heads frontman later added: “It’s ironic that as the pandemic forces us into our separate corners, it’s also showing us how intricately we are all connected. It’s revealing the many ways that our lives intersect almost without our noticing.”

Elvis Costello Helped a Worthy Cause

In an effort to help raise money for the U.K.’s National Health Service, Elvis Costello delivered an at-home performance of “{What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.” Following the rendition, the rocker engaged in an online discussion with fans, answering a wide variety of questions submitted via YouTube.

David Coverdale Wrote a Song
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale continues to be one of the most active musicians on social media, regularly posting videos, memes and well-wishes to his fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rocker even penned an original song, "Coronavirus Blues," to express his resentment toward the disease.

Metallica Are Offering Weekly Concert Movies

Mondays under quarantine will now be #MetallicaMondays. The hard rock giants will be streaming a different live set from their archives every Monday at 8PM ET. Fans can get their fix on the band’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Queen's Brian May Is Offering Guitar Lessons

Guitarist Brian May is using the quarantine to help inspire future generations of rockers - or those of us who were always too lazy to learn an instrument. The legendary musician is giving guitar lessons on Instagram, offering detailed tutorials on how to play some of Queen’s greatest hits.

Roger Taylor Is Recording Drum Tutorials

Not to be outdone, Roger Taylor is also sharing his expertise during self-isolation. The Queen drummer has posted a series of videos focusing on various technical aspects behind the kit - including the importance of the rim shot, why the hi-hat is underrated and how to get crisp tones from your tom-toms.

Bruce Springsteen Released His 'Live in Hyde Park' Concert

Bruce Springsteen shared his 2009 concert from London’s Hyde Park, making the set available for streaming. "Practice social distancing and stream London Calling: Live in Hyde Park from the comfort of your own home, now on YouTube and Apple Music in its entirety for the first time!” the rocker tweeted.

Rod Stewart Is Cleaning His Garage

Singer Rod Stewart is being productive during his extended time at home. The rocker has decided to clean out his garage and posted pictures of the experience for his followers. By the looks of things, paint cans, old furniture and a soccer goal were among the items taking up space.

Alice Cooper Launched His 'Vintage Vault' Podcast

The godfather of shock- rock himself, Alice Cooper, has premiered a new podcast highlighting the musical journeys of some of some of his many famous friends. Each episode will consist of a different rocker looking back on their life, career and continuing relationship with music. The debut episode features Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.

Nikki Sixx Is Getting Quality Time With His Baby Daughter

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is spending his quarantine with his eight-month-old daughter, Ruby. The proud dad has been posting images of their adventures to his Instagram page, including the image below where the youngest Sixx is learning to walk.

Tommy Lee Is Lip-Syncing on TikTok

Meanwhile, Sixx’s Motley Crue bandmate Tommy Lee seems to be passing the time with a little bit of humor. The drummer has been posting lip-syncing videos on the popular TikTok app.

Def Leppard Released ‘The Early Years’ Rarities Collection

Iconic heavy metal group Def Leppard have made their Early Years collection available on Apple Music. With more than four hours of material, the set covers the first stages of the band’s existence. Def Leppard’s 1978 debut EP, their first two albums and an assortment of B-sides, outtakes and rarities make up the collection. There’s also a full live show from 1980.

Dave Grohl Is Writing Short Stories

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has decided to pen some autobiographical short stories during his time in quarantine. The self-described "total fucking spaz who can't sit around doing nothing" created a new Instagram account designed for sharing his tales. Follow @davetruestories to get your fix.

Ronnie Wood Is Helping Those in Recovery

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is helping those in addiction recovery who may not be able to attend meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Wood, himself a recovering alcoholic, has been sharing various readings that have helped him during his own journey to recovery.

Duff McKagan Launched His New Sirius XM Radio Show

Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan has premiered a new hour-long show for SiriusXM radio. Each week, the bassist will play some of his favorite songs - music that has inspired him, influenced his career or simply soundtracked important moments in his life.

Bret Michaels Has Been Repainting His Basketball Court

Poison singer Bret Michaels is using his isolation time to do some home renovation, namely repainting his outdoor basketball court. “This thing has needed this for years,” the rocker explained in a video message to his fans. Michaels also says he’s growing a beard during self-quarantine, joking that it’s “gonna be Mumford & Sons-style soon.”

Phish Are Delivering a Weekly Archival Webcast

Every Tuesday, jam band Phish will unveil an archival video series at 8:30PM ET on their Facebook page. The group is calling the series “Dinner and a Movie” and will also use the time to raise funds for non-profit organizations of its choice.

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