If the rumors are true, then we may be hearing a new Van Halen album sometime real soon.
According to Melodic Rock, “the new Van Halen album is complete and the songs recorded are now in the mixing stage.” The information comes from “reliable sources,” but as the site notes, “As has been the case in the past, everything concerning Van Halen this year has been shrouded in mystery and secrecy.”
Back in July, mastering engineer Howie Weinberg posted a photo on Facebook of himself standing outside of his studio with Eddie. While the caption simply reads “Eddie Van Halen came by to visit Howie at his studio,” the picture was enough to set off some new rumors about the band’s follow-up to 2012′s ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’
David Lee Roth has also been fueling these rumors throughout the year, hinting at new music in interviews, teasing a “great Van Halen project” that could be out early next year. As Melodic Rock notes, the secretive group announced the February 2012 release of ’A Different Kind of Truth’ in November 2011, so maybe another November announcement is imminent.