Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Van Halen mixing new album?

The latest rumor regarding the Van Halen camp is that the band’s new album is nearing completion.

VH hit the studio in January with producer John Shanks; on Monday, That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk tweeted that he heard gossip from a “reliable source” that the “VH album is close to done and will come out this year. Label TBD”

The Van Halen News Desk reports that this timing matches up perfectly with what they’ve heard from a trusted source at the beginning of March – that the recording process is going great and the band is starting to mix the new tracks. Also, from another reliable VHND source comes word that this Fall is the most probable time that the album will be released and a tour will begin.

The recording will be VH’s first with David Lee Roth since 1984 (recorded in ’83), their first new music with Roth since ’96, and their first studio album since 1998’s “Van Halen III.”

Van Van Halen

Van Halen – Me Wise Magic (1996)

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