New Van Halen Album Is 'F--king Killer', Says Sevendust Drummer

Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose has reportedly heard at least some of the upcoming Van Halen album, and has described it as "f--king killer".

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose has reportedly heard at least some of the upcoming Van Halen album, and has described it as "f--king killer. Eddie [Van Halen, guitar] hasn't sounded this good since "Balance". Dave's [Lee Roth] voice sounds great. Alex [Van Halen, drums] is absolutely bombastic." More information continues to drip out about the new Van Halen album, which will be the first with original singer David Lee Roth since the group released 1984 in 1984. Producer Ross Hogarth spoke with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the work he did on the project, saying, "The whole Van Halen record has been recorded and we're all excited. We have just started mixing the record. I'm really stoked about it, as it is the original band, Eddie and Alex with Wolf [Eddie's son] playing bass, and David Lee Roth singing, it's the killing side of Van Halen at the top of their game again with Diamond Dave, and the band on fire." Hogarth's comments follow those of Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, who recently said in an interview that he had gotten an opportunity to hear the album through his friendship with Wolfgang. Tremonti said that the album sounded like "vintage Van Halen." Meanwhile, MelodicRock.com has reported that a source close to the group says a world tour in support of the new album will kick off in November, which means the disc itself should be out this fall. Rumors continue to swirl that a single will emerge sometime this month. Roth recently posted a message on his web site that simply said, "Get ready". Van Halen is already confirmed to perform at Australia's Soundwave Revolution festival this September and October.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    Wow. This is vital information. I can't wait until Slash says that the next Aerosmith album is "f--cking awesome".
    rockfreak611
    Bmguy wrote: Slash is a god...( no offence if you are jewish)
    Didn't anyone tell you already? There's no such thing as Slash.
    ledzep426
    Bmguy wrote: Slash is a god...( no offence if you are jewish)
    Slash is also Jewish, and yes he is a God.
    Biginjones07
    I Truly think all of us Die Hard VH fans are gonna be satisfied to full extent, and all you hatters (Hagar) can suck it and keep hating! We all have heard is nothing but good news coming from the studio. I cant wait!
    GenerationKILL
    PatVanHalen5150 wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: since "Balance?!" Wow dude, I think I might be in for a big disappointment, that album sucked! Nothing will ever be as cool as the main riff from "unchained" I hope the new album has a stripped down, rock n roll sound like their early stuff. Not synth driven crappola, give the fans what they went Eddie and Alex! Listen to Ed's licks & riffs on Aftershock, Feelin', Baluchitherium & Seventh Seal. Balance was easily the best of the 4 Sammy-VH albums.
    which is like winning the gold medal in the special olympics. LOL!
    guitarman052
    He said good things about Dave, Eddie, and Alex. But I didn't see any comment about Wolfgang! Could his silence on that, be hinting that Michael Anthony should be brought back in?
    PatVanHalen5150
    d.c.guitar wrote: so why are these weird people getting to hear this album? First Mark Tremonti, who is cool but not 80's bad ass, and now Sevendust, who's terrible.
    I wouldn't call them "weird". I know for a fact that Mark is a close friend of Wolfgang's, I'm willing to bet Morgan is as well.
    mysticguitar77
    d.c.guitar wrote: so why are these weird people getting to hear this album? First Mark Tremonti, who is cool but not 80's bad ass, and now Sevendust, who's terrible.
    Weird people? More like people that are in the music business and have resources that you don't. And lol @ Sevendust being terrible. One of the most underrated bands of the past decade.
    hassler
    Slash is a god...( no offence if you are jewish)
    Slash has been on American Idol and is therefore very, very mortal.
    d.c.guitar
    so why are these weird people getting to hear this album? First Mark Tremonti, who is cool but not 80's bad ass, and now Sevendust, who's terrible.
    PatVanHalen5150
    GenerationKILL wrote: since "Balance?!" Wow dude, I think I might be in for a big disappointment, that album sucked! Nothing will ever be as cool as the main riff from "unchained" I hope the new album has a stripped down, rock n roll sound like their early stuff. Not synth driven crappola, give the fans what they went Eddie and Alex!
    Listen to Ed's licks & riffs on Aftershock, Feelin', Baluchitherium & Seventh Seal. Balance was easily the best of the 4 Sammy-VH albums.
    GenerationKILL
    since "Balance?!" Wow dude, I think I might be in for a big disappointment, that album sucked! Nothing will ever be as cool as the main riff from "unchained" I hope the new album has a stripped down, rock n roll sound like their early stuff. Not synth driven crappola, give the fans what they went Eddie and Alex!
    MacEspn
    yea my parents told me when i was like 9, like seriously
    rockfreak611 wrote: Bmguy wrote: Slash is a god...( no offence if you are jewish) Didn't anyone tell you already? There's no such thing as Slash.