David Lee Roth Announces New Van Halen Album For 2015
Van Halen frontman, David Lee Roth has some exciting news for fans of the iconic 80’s rock band: they’ve got some new music coming! We only have to wait a year and a half and should see their new album hitting shelves come the middle of 2015. Listen to David as he chats with SiriusXM’s Jim Florentine for a NSFW half-hour. But if you don’t have 23 minutes to chill with these guys, read a couple of excerpts below: If you DO have the time, the interview starts at 5:36 in…
“I was up at Edward [Van Halen]’s house, maybe three days ago, and we’re starting to put music together,” Roth said.
“We start way, way, way in advance, ’cause we are eminently art-centric, which is a really fancy way of saying we really do generate all the artwork, the graphics, etc,” he explained. “Same thing with the merchandise: If you buy a t-shirt, that was designed, literally, in my living room.”
“Oh, yeah, we’re writing,” he said “I write lyrics routinely. It’s a perishable skill. And the band plays together routinely, at least three times a week. They’re up at Ed’s place, routinely.”