MusicPro (UK) Group News - 10th November 2011

Surprise? - Van Halen Reunion Not Harmonious!

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Who would've guessed? Apparently the Van Halen reunion isn't exactly an exercise in harmony!

After spending some time in the studio where Van Halen are recording their "new" album, Chickenfoot drummer Kenny Aronoff told VH1 Radio, "There was the David Lee Roth camp and there was the VH brothers’ camp."

Aronoff said VH played one song for him, "and it was good!" However Aronoff also reported, "I know my buddy who started producing it, John Shanks, and then I know the guy who was mixing it, Ross Hogarth, and I was hearing all kinds of stories. You know, it was the whole thing, I just heard the classic stories, my buddy finally was told to leave, the producer, and he heard about how people would get fired and he was like, ‘It happened to me too!’."

Chickenfoot bass player and founding Van Halen member Michael Anthony also admits to wanting to hear the record. "I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested," says Anthony. "I’m interested to hear what their new album will sound like when it comes out."

Van Halen have apparently filmed a video for their new album’s first single, and may also possibly include a cover song, chosen from several demoed by Roth for his bandmates, on the new album.

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