Van Halen’s David Lee Roth is reportedly planning to release a new solo album in the near future.

David Lee Roth Releasing New Album?

Roth, 59, is apparently working on the new album with guitarist John 5, who he collaborated with from 1998 to 2003. John 5 served as Roth’s lead guitarist on DLR Band and again for a song on Roth’s Diamond Dave album.

John 5 announced the most recent collaboration, claiming the new album has “11 of the greatest songs you’ll ever hear,” to rock music journalist Mitch Lafon.

“[Dave and I] just made another record, and it’s, like, the ‘California Sessions,’ [Dave] was calling it,” John 5 said. “And it’s 11 of the greatest songs you’ll ever hear, and it’s just me and Dave, and we had Gregg Bissonette play drums on it. And it’s unbelievable. There’s a song called "Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar & Grill." And you know, just great, great songs. And hopefully sometime it’ll see the light of day. But he’s, of course, busy with Van Halen and all that stuff. But it’s an incredible record.”


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“They’re all original songs. I would just go over to his [David Lee Roth's] house during the day and write this music and then he would book the studio at night,” John 5 added. “So we would go into A&M Studios – Henson Studios, it’s called now – and we’d record. And it’s so great. I mean, it sounds like just Dave from that Van Halen I or II or Women And Children First era, [in terms of his] singing [style], and it’s incredible, man. It’s really incredible. He loves it too, so maybe it’ll see the light of day sometime.”

The album, which is reportedly a year and a half in the making, has no scheduled release date as of yet. Roth is also supposedly working on a new Van Halen project.

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