Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen recorded the Right Now solo in "pajamas and slippers"

Sammy Hagar (left) and Eddie Van Halen perform at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 30, 1995
(Image credit: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Right Now is often regarded as one of the defining songs from Sammy Hagar's decade-plus tenure as Van Halen's frontman. 

In a recent interview with Guitar Player, Hagar was asked about how the song – which was featured on the band's chart-topping 1991 album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge – came to be.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.