Wednesday, June 30, 2010:
VAN HALEN – POSSIBLE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?:
It’s been a while since I reached out to one of my best sources of Van Halen info over the years, but it had to be done. And I got the information I was hoping for – independent confirmation from a long time source I trust that Van Halen are indeed working towards finishing recording of a long awaited new studio album with David Lee Roth, set for release sometime in the first half of 2011. A single is slated for release before the end of this year, but exact timing still remains very much up in the air. I’m told the relationship between Eddie and Dave remains as complex as ever, but there is a definite desire to get a new record completed.
Incidentally – I’m told that Santana will cover the Van Halen classic ” Dance The Night Away” on his next album of tracks featuring different singers (no word on the vocalist). It was suggested to me that Eddie would apparently still like to pursue this idea one day. I’m sure you’ll remember that little nugget coming to light via one of my reports nearly a decade ago now. Stay tuned as always…