The Project Was Finished Over A Year Ago.
David Lee Roth has a solo album coming out sometime in the future according to reports. Sources say he has been working with guitarist John 5 on the new solo project.
John 5, who is currently working with Rob Zombie's band, has added his own flavor of music with other bands over the years, but his roots go back to 1998 when he started with David Lee Roth in the DLR Bank.
“[Dave and I] just made another record, and it’s, like, the ‘California Sessions’, [Dave] was calling it,” John 5 said of his project with David Lee Roth. “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.”
“[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,” he continued. “‘Cause I always go over to his house and we write music and things like that. It’s a lot of fun."
John 5 continued on by saying he enjoys working with Roth, and enjoys his style of music that Roth brings to the music table while they were recording.
“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.”
It's not clear what's taking so long on the release of an album that was finished over a year ago, but Roth did say to fans that it should be coming out sooner than later.