SAMMY HAGAR Has No Problems With JOHN MCCAIN's Use Of VAN HALEN's 'Right Now' Song

Sammy Hagar's video for his new song "Cosmic Universal Fashion" can be viewed below. The clip, which is said to be an updated version of VAN HALEN's "Right Now" video, also features former VH bassist Michael Anthony. This track is from Hagar's upcoming CD of the same name, due for release in October.

Unlike his former VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Hagar said that he has no objection to the Republican Party using the group's song "Right Now" in the presidential campaign.

"When I wrote the lyrics to 'Right Now', I intended them to inspire people to not sit around and wait for something they believed in but to go out and get it, to make a change however they needed to," he said in a statement. "Whether it was McCain who used the song or if Obama had chosen to use the song, with the current political climate, the lyrics still have the same meaning, and we all need to do something to make a difference, every action counts. In fact, I still feel so strongly about this that I wrote a new song 'Cosmic Universal Fashion' with a young Iraqi musician in an attempt to motivate a new generation to the same affect. I am pleased to be associated with the lyrics to my original song and the new one in hopes that both will make people move to make a difference."

"Right Now" originally appeared on VAN HALEN's album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge". Hagar wrote the lyrics to the song while the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex along with bassist Michael Anthony are credited with the music.


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