David Lee Roth Reveals Van Halen Planning New Album

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth.

With a slew of upcoming tour dates and still on the heels of a recently released album, Van Halen isn’t looking toslow down anytime soon. In fact, the legendary classic rock outfit is looking to hit the studio for a new record – although don’t expect it anytime soon.

In an interview with David Swan from FasterLouder, frontman David Lee Roth opened up about what the band’s future has in store.

Swan calls it more of a conversation than an interview, and from the some of the unrehearsed and candid responses unloaded by Roth, we wholeheartedly agree. You can check out the entire interview here.

Among the juiciest tidbits in between stories of immersing with the Japanese locals and reminiscing about times in Australia, The enigmatic singer revealed that the band plan to begin work on a new studio album this summer but warns that it may take a whole before the record is released.

"We are going to be getting together, not this month, at the end of June to start preparing for some new recording and some new songs," Roth said.

Roth advised that with the way the band works, it may take a long time for the new music to see the light of day, "We plan ahead by about two-and-a-half years in advance, which sounds extravagant," Roth says, "(but) from the time you go, 'Let's start to write some songs,' until all of the machines of production and humanity kick in, things move achingly slow — achingly slow.

"Especially if you are art-centric, if you want something to last, it's going to take a long time to put it all together. Quick up is quick down. We know about one-hit-wonders and we know about fast, but it's about three years, it takes about three years."


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