Cosmic Universal Fashion
Sammy Hagar and The Wabos
Cosmic Universal Fashion is a Sammy Hagar 2008 solo album. It contains all new material along with a cover of The Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right to Party", and a new version of "Dreams" (which he originally sang with Van Halen).
The title track was previously released in a different version on an eponymous collection by a project called Baghdad Heavy Metal in 2007.
"LOUD" features Van Halen's Michael Anthony, The Cult's Billy Duffy with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum.
Sammy's version of "Fight for Your Right to Party" includes a guest lead vocal of Sammy's tour manager, Paul Binder, who is introduced as the character "Bling". Sammy has performing the song live with Bling for years, often infusing "Summertime Blues". In the album's liner notes, Sammy explains that the Beastie Boys would not let him change the lyrics. That being the case, Sammy then says, "Then the teacher was right."
"Psycho Vertigo" and "Peephole" feature Journey guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. Sammy, Neal, Deen and Michael were originally planning to form a new side project called Planet Us after finishing these two tracks but dissolved when Sammy and Michael rejoined Van Halen in 2004.
"Switch On The Light" features ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
"24365" features Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins on backup vocals.