Saturday, May 14, 2011

PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam

Van Halen may be locked away in the recording studio these days working on their new album, but musicians always have time for friends to visit.

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready stopped by the studio on Thursday, and Tweeted a photo of himself with Eddie Van Halen at the session (pic above).

While there’s still no update from the band on the status of the current album they’re working on with producer John Shanks, it was announced this week that VH will headline the 2011 edition of Soundwave Revolution, an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia.

Other major acts sharing the bill with VH are Hole, Alice Cooper, Machine Head, Danzig, Bad Religion, Alter Bridge, Versa Emerge, Sisters of Mercy and The Pretty Reckless; beyond that, there’s a ton of other bands involved.

Van Halen
Soundwave Revolution 2011

Sep 24 – Brisbane
Sep 25 – Sydney
Sep 30 – Melbourne
Oct 01 – Adelaide
Oct 03 - Perth

Full lineup and more details are at the festival’s website here.

Van Van Halen

Pearl Jam – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
Original by Van Halen
XL Center - Hartford, CT – May 15, 2010

See also:

Van Halen: first 2011 concerts announced
David Lee Roth fan reunited with lost camera 12 years later
Van Halen mixing new album?
Van Halen: new album due for summer release?
Eddie Van Halen’s guitar enters The Smithsonian
Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Michael Anthony looking forward to hearing new Van Halen
Van Halen begin recording new album