Guitarist John 5 is sharing an update on the status of a new David Lee Roth solo album.
Currently playing in Rob Zombie’s band, John 5 landed his big break when he teamed with the Van Halen singer for 1998’s “DLR Band” project.
"[Dave and I] just made another record, and it's, like, the 'California Sessions', [Dave] was calling it,” John 5 tells Mitch Lafon. “And it's 11 of the greatest songs you'll ever hear, and it's just me and Dave, and we had Gregg Bissonette play drums on it. And it's unbelievable. There's a song called 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar & Grill'. And you know, just great, great songs. And hopefully sometime it'll see the light of day. But he's, of course, busy with Van Halen and all that stuff. But it's an incredible record."
"[The new album with Roth] was made not too long ago — like, probably, maybe, a year and a half ago or something like that,” he continued. “'Cause I always go over to his house and we write music and things like that. It's a lot of fun. They're all original songs. I would just go over to his house during the day and write this music and then he would book the studio at night. So we would go into A&M Studios — Henson Studios, it's called now — and we'd record. And it's so great. I mean, it sounds like just Dave from that 'Van Halen I' or 'II' or 'Women And Children First' era, [in terms of his] singing [style], and it's incredible, man. It's really incredible. He loves it too, so maybe it'll see the light of day sometime."
This year, Roth has hinted about being involved in secret Van Halen project but no further details have surfaced.
A new photo of Eddie visiting a mastering studio in Los Angeles surfaced recently, fueling speculation about possible recording activity by the band.
“Eddie Van Halen came by to visit Howie at his studio,” read the post on the Facebook page of the Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio.
Check out the photo and more details on the mastering studio visit here.
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