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ALTER BRIDGE Guitarist Mark Tremonti Hears New VAN HALEN Album Front To Back, Says "It Was Incredible"

In an interview with Mulatschag TV, ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti discusses his relationship with VAN HALEN, and talks about the legendary rockers' upcoming new studio album.
Tremonti states: "Recently I was in Los Angeles and Wolfgang (Van Halen, bass) invited me to his Dad's house and I got to go to 5150 studios and watch Eddie (Van Halen, guitar) and Alex (Van Halen, drums) and Wolfgang play their new record from front to back... I'm one of the only people who have heard the new Van Halen. It was incredible."

Watch the interview below:

Van Halen have been in the studio with Grammy Award winning producer John Shanks, recording their first album with David Lee Roth in more than 25 years, and their first new music as a band in seven years.

Shanks has worked with likes of BON JOVI, FLEETWOOD MAC and STEVIE NICKS, as well as massive pop acts including MILEY CYRUS, BACKSTREET BOYS, ALANIS MORISSETTE and CÉLINE DION.

A release is expected in the fall which coincides with the recent announcement that for the first time Van Halen will take their reunion outside of the US and Canada, headlining Australia's Soundwave Revolution on the following dates:

24 - Brisbane Revolution
25 - Sydney Revolution
30 - Melbourne Revolution

1- Adelaide Revolution
tba - Perth Revolution

Further updates to follow.

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I would think, with as much time as they had/have, the vocals in the studio should be fine. But, live? I think that will be a struggle for sure.

Two words ...  Pro Tools


With the back catalog they have to have by now, picking 10-12 songs for a release should yield great tunes!  Thats my line of thinking and my hope anyway.


I bought III when it came out and I'll give this one another chance...

I might give it a try...but I have to say, without Anthony, it's still not VanHalen.  His backing vocals were and are killer.  I don't's hoping...but to be honest, I'm one of the few that have always prefered the Sammy era...maybe because I have met both vocalists, and Sammy was by far the better human being.
Very cool Dave, that you met Sammy Hagar! He seems like a fun dude to hang out without getting obnoxious! I still dont think we should hold our breath until this album full of new music actually appears!
Yeah, I'm with ya on that whole holding your breath thing.  Sammy was pretty cool...acted like he has known you all his life.  One thing is for sure...Eddie Van Halen is not the most normal dude on the planet....very talented...but the man has some issues.  We'll see if there is ever any new music...but I think I'll listen to it before I buy any of it.


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