Van Halen Choose Producer?
Van Halen appear to have chosen a producer for their rumoured new studio album.
It’s said to be John Shanks, with the band reportedly planning to work at his Henson Studio as well as guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s own 5150 facility.
Now we must stress that none of this info has been confirmed by official sources. However, according to the Van Halen News Desk (which is totally unofficial) via Blabbermouth, the three Van Halens – Eddie, bassist Wolfgang and drummer Alex – have been working on new music, which they’re then sending to frontman David Lee Roth, who’s adding the lyrics.
According to the site, the band are trawling through Eddie’s extensive library of unreleased songs and riffs, even reaching back to Van Halen’s early unreleased demos for added inspiration.
The site even goes so far as to claim that their sources have heard some of the early versions of certain tracks (without any vocals). Apparently they sound like (and we quote) ‘straight-ahead rock’n’roll and very Van Halen’.
Whether any or all of this turns out to be accurate remains to be seen.
For all the latest official info, go to www.van-halen.com