‘Working on a great Van Halen project': Is David Lee Roth talking about a new album?

For fans eagerly awaiting a follow up to Van Halen’s 2012 reunion album, David Lee Roth has good news. Well, he has news of some sort.

Speaking on the latest episode of his web-only Roth Show, the flamboyant stream-of-consciousness frontman mentions he and the band are “working on a great Van Halen project.” What that might be, we don’t yet know: Roth says he “can’t announce anything, or I’d have to come find you and swear you to secrecy.”

He’s earlier made a similar reference to a new “project” — but has never mentioned whether this is, in fact, an album.

Does that mean yet another greatest hits collection? Perhaps with new songs like the last 1990s-era collection — which included “Me Wise Magic”? Perhaps an EP? With Roth being Roth, that’s unclear. There aren’t any further clues elsewhere in the new Roth Show episode, which primarily focuses on Roth’s tribute to the Beach Boys.

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