New Van Halen Single Coming Soon!

The Pulse of Radio reports:

Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has posted a message on his website that simply says, "Get ready," fueling rumors that the band is preparing to release a new single and announce the details of its first new album with Roth since 1984. The group has been in the studio recording since January, following its massively successful 2007/2008 reunion world tour with Roth back on the mic.

Meanwhile, Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti gave up some more details about the record, which he had a chance to hear recently while in Los Angeles. As previously reported, Tremonti's friendship with Eddie Van Halen's son -- and now Van Halen bassist -- Wolfgang got him into Eddie's home studio for a chance to hear the disc.

  • According to Blabbermouth, Tremonti told a Colorado radio station, "What makes it so great is that they took what they could from all their old demos back in the '80's and pretty much did what they could to create songs out of old ideas, so it sounds like vintage Van Halen."
  • Tremonti added, "I didn't hear any vocals -- David was not there. It was just the three of them and the music sounded like very authentic, old school Van Halen. It was a just a crazy experience to sit there and watch. Eddie was four feet from me, and Wolfie was on the other side. The guys were very excited to be doing what they're doing."
  • Van Halen's long-awaited new studio album is due out this fall. The group is confirmed to perform at Australia's Soundwave Festival this September and October and is expected to launch a full world tour in support of the new album.