You know, people shouldn't make promises they can't keep!
Last night, it was rumored that Van Halen would be making a triumphant return to the stage for the Grammy Nominations concert in LA. The performance would mark the first time the reunited band would be performing on TV and many fans were super excited to see Eddie Van Halen with original lead singer David Lee Roth tear it up once again!
However, the concert went up … and no Van Halen. So what gives?
Seems some wires got crossed and as the Recording Academy President Neil Portnow reveals, the guys just weren't ready. In his statement, he explains:
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That, dear friends, is what we are hearing.
According to reports, after 35 years at Warner Bros., Van Halen has left WB for Sony. An insider reveals that Columbia A&R executive Stephen Ferrera has been dubbed the task of overseeing the next Van Halen album, which will hopefully come out sometime in 2012 and in fact be the first album featuring David Lee Roth since 1984.
Another insider at the label points out that "nothing has been signed yet, but Columbia has been in the lead for some time.”
While we're stoked about the fellas making another album, we can't help but wonder what the WB did to them to make them want to leave after three and half decades together. It seems kind of odd, right?
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Van Halen fans, rejoice! It just got real.
Back in August, we learned that Van Halen and David Lee Roth were working on a new album.
Now, it looks like wheels are moving, and producer John Shanks has confirmed via Twitter that the band is currently recording in the studio.
Here's the message he tweeted:
“here we go kids…..vh”
He also tweeted the photo (above) of Eddie Van Halen's amplifier to make things even MORE real for us.
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GREAT NEWS, Van Halen fans!
The band is currently in the studio recording a new album - and this time, they have their original frontman David Lee Roth.
It's been almost twenty years since Van Halen has released a new studio album, so you know this is gonna be good! The last time Roth recorded with the band was on their best-selling 1983 release, 1984.
And not only that, but the band is gearing up for a reunion tour, which should kick off around the same time the album is released in 2011.
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