Whether he is “Goin’ Crazy” or not, David Lee Roth has confirmed that he partnered with Rob Zombie’s John 5 on a soon to be released album. John 5 worked with David Lee Roth back in 1998, and is excited to be working with Roth again, as stated while discussing the project.
“[Dave and I] just made another record, and it’s, like, the ‘California Sessions’, [Dave] was calling it. 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.”
Previously, The Inquisitr reported that David Lee Roth would be interested in a Van Halen reunion. However, his new solo project seems to be the focus of his attention now. John 5 stated that the album has been in the works for almost a year and a half, and David Lee Roth has gone back to his Van Halen roots on some songs.
“[The new album with David Lee Roth] was made not too long ago — like, probably, maybe, a year and a half ago or something like that, cause I always go over to his house and we write music and things like that. It’s a lot of fun.
“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. 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.”
David Lee Roth has stated the album is complete, and is ready for release. However, there is no defined reason as to why the album has not yet released or if there is an estimated time of release. Maybe he is “Goin’ Crazy” in his later years and the album is a segment of his mid-life crisis. Whatever the case, if the final release is anything like John 5 explains it, the final product is sure to be a smack of rock and roll nostalgia.
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