There are so many fragile truces going around in the music world, it’s hard to say who is actually going to live up to their reputation and who is going to flop. Black Sabbath just reunited. The Rolling Stones are getting together for who knows what. And Van Halen has been in talks of an album with original singer David Lee Roth since their 2007 tour.
Van Halen hasn’t created an album with Roth since 1984, but they seem to making progress. According to a photo they released last week, Interscope has signed them. Supposedly, there’s a LP in the works with Roth and they just shot a video at the Roxy in Los Angeles. There’s so much talk, but barely any confirmation besides a mere photograph.
The band members are clearly trying to keep everything quiet, but former Van Halen replacement singer Sammy Hagar has been voicing his opinion about it to Rolling Stone.
“I’ll be the first guy waiting in line at the record store, if I could find one anymore. I’ll be really curious. I think they owe the fans that. I would love to see them make a great record. They have some of the most loyal fans in rock, and they’ve been treated so, so bad these last 20 years. I’m a real fan-friendly guy,” Hagar said.
He insists that the band doesn’t think of the fans first, which they should. Hagar is supportive of Van Halen reuniting with Roth, but completely dumbfounded as to why they would throw out their great bass player, Michael Anthony.
Hagar also has pointed out that the new Van Halen material isn’t new at all. They’re old recorded guitar parts with some newly recorded vocals. The legendary Eddie Van Halen doesn’t have guitar ideas, even though he’s been claiming he does? Something is just not right here, and Van Halen needs to come clean.
“Ed doesn’t have any songs. I’m sorry. I love the guy’s guitar stuff, but play me a song, will you?” Hagar said.Tags: David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Interscope, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen