Saturday, September 17, 2011

Van Halen switches labels after 35 years, album due next year

Van Halen have a new home for their new album.

Music industry website HitsDailyDouble reports after spending its entire 35-year career at Warner Brothers, Van Halen, with David Lee Roth back in the fold, recently completed work on its first album for new label Columbia, coming early next year.

What remains to be seen is the official announcement from Columbia and/or the band, so hopefully that will be released shortly, now that the news has leaked.

If the HDD report is accurate, fans now know it will be a few more months before they’ll get the new VH, the most-anticipated rock record in years.

Fan website the Van Halen News Desk, who often seem to take on the role as unofficial spokespeople for the band, recently reported that VH completed mixing their new album last month.

The VHND rumor has it the album will begin the mastering process in mid-September with the intention of having that stage completed by the end of the month.

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

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