Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas message from Eddie Van Halen

A Christmas message to fans has been released by Eddie Van Halen via Facebook.

“I would like to thank all of you for your continued support. Have a safe and happy holiday and a rockin' new year! See you soon! Eddie”

The Van Halen News Desk reported recently that the band will enter the studio in January to begin work on a new album, their first with David Lee Roth since 1984, and their first new music with Roth since ’96.

Van Halen will reportedly work with producer John Shanks on the project.

Sources tell the VHND that the band is very eager to tour, and that they want to tour behind new material. Eddie has been very busy during most of 2010 writing music. Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen often join Eddie in the 5150 studio and the three of them have been hard at work jamming and recording demos. The three Van Halens have been sending the music to Roth, who’s adding the lyrics.

Two of the VHND’s sources have heard some of the early versions of the tracks (without vocals) and were very pleased. The music is said to sound like straight ahead rock ‘n’ roll and “very Van Halen.”

Van Halen – Bottoms Up!

Capital Centre – Largo, MD – October 12, 1982