Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Van Halen working on new album

Van Halen are working on a new album, according to Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti.

In an interview with VH1 Radio Network, Tremonti was asked about new music from his solo project, Tremonti – which includes bassist Wolfgang Van Halen.

"With Wolfgang in the band now,” said the guitarist, “he does a lot of work with Van Halen right now, they're putting together a new album, so it's going to be hard to get everybody's schedules to line up."

Asked if Wolfgang has revealed much about how the new Van Halen material sounds, Tremonti replied, “You know, he doesn't. He just says, 'Yeah, sounds great, man. Sounds great.'”

This latest news follows comments by Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth late last summer, who told Ozzy’s Boneyard host Jim Florentine on SiriusXM, "I was up at Edward (Van Halen)'s house, maybe three days ago - just before I came here to the city - and we're starting to put music together. Not to give away exactly what the package will be, it's gonna be about 18 months, I think.”

Van Halen’s latest album was 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth.” The project debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 187,000.

The band were denied a No. 1 entry when Adele’s smash “21” record enjoyed a massive sales bump due to the 2012 Grammy Awards, where she swept her 6 categories and doubled her sales from a week earlier to retain top spot.

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