||VAN HALEN SIGN WITH INTERSCOPE RECORDS, NEW ALBUM IN THE CAN AND ON THE WAY
12th November 2011
The Van Halen News Desk (VHND) are reporting that the band have recently signed with Interscope Records and not Columbia Records as rumours suggested.
Van Halen already have an album in the bag — the band's first in 27 years to feature original singer David Lee Roth — which will be in stores in early 2012. The release date is set in stone and is top secret, but will be announced very soon.
The album was produced by Ross Hogarth.
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Meanwhile, the band are expected to appear at the November 30th Grammy Nominations Concert at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater to announce that they will perform at the actual Grammy Awards in February. In fact, the Grammys are hinting strongly that Van Halen will make their announcement at that event. Fans will be able to watch the announcement live on CBS.
Meanwhile... Sammy Hagar, currently wrapping up a short tour with Chickenfoot, told Rolling Stone that he doesn't expect to be part of the Van Halen reunion for the Grammy nomination concert.
"If Van Halen play, it will be Dave, Eddie, Alex, and Wolfie, his kid. It wouldn't be Mike [Anthony] and I. First of all, we wouldn't be invited and second of all, if we were invited, we probably wouldn't do it. If Eddie is in the same condition he was the last time I saw him, I don't want to step onstage with him."