VAN HALEN Rumored To Be Releasing New Single Soon

VAN HALEN lead singer David Lee Roth posted a simple-yet-cryptic message on his official web site "Get Ready..." fuelling rumors that the band will release a new single soon.

VAN HALEN's long-awaited new studio album in tentatively due in the fall, which is when the band is also expected to hit the road in support of the effort.

ALTER BRIDGE/CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, who is friends with VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, recently told Ross Ford, a morning radio show host on Colorado's 94.3 KILO, that Eddie Van Halen's son invited Tremonti to VAN HALEN's 5150 studio to watch Eddie, Wolfgang and drummer Alex Van Halen rehearse. During the visit, Mark got to hear VAN HALEN's entire album, which he said sounded like "old-school VAN HALEN."

"What makes it so great is that they took what they could from all their old demos back in the '80s and pretty much did what they could to create songs out of old ideas, so it sounds like vintage VAN HALEN," Tremonti said. "I didn't hear any vocals David was not there. It was just the three of them. The music sounded like very authentic, old-school VAN HALEN."

VAN HALEN staged a successful reunion tour with singer David Lee Roth in 2007 and 2008, with rumors of a new album persisting since then. The group began recording in January with producer John Shanks.

VAN HALEN's last full album, "Van Halen III", came out in 1998 and featured the only appearance of EXTREME singer Gary Cherone as lead vocalist.

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