Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Van Halen update

Last week, I passed along an update on a rumour regarding a new Van Halen disc.

Melodicrock was reporting that one of their long time VH sources independently confirmed that the band is working on a new album, suggesting a single should be out by the end of this year, with a full album due in 2011.

VH spokesperson Janie Van Halen told Rolling Stone this week that the reports are, in fact, rumours, and that there is no update on anything VH at this time.

Janie’s actions are consistent with the VH camp’s long-standing policy of keeping things under wraps. And, ya know, since the band is in the midst of recording, there really isn’t much info to share right here, right now.

However, let’s not forget that both Dweezil Zappa, and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, were both quoted, back in May, about hearing new music courtesy of Eddie Van Halen at 5150 - see my post about it here.

So…Janie's comments aside, activity in VHland has been confirmed by sources outside of the band's camp in recent months.

Based on an update yesterday, Melodicrock is standing by their source.

Guess we’ll “hear about it later”…

HearVan Halen - Hear About It Later - Fair Warning

Fair Fair Warning - Van Halen

Van Halen – Hear About It Later
Oakland, CA – June, 1981