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Sunday, April 29, 2012

David Lee Roth Working On Acoustic Album

David Lee Roth are working on an acoustic album according to Ultimate Classic Rock:

Current Rob Zombie guitarist and longtime Roth associate John 5 tells Guitar World that he and David Lee Roth recently laid down an entire album’s worth of acoustic songs with two of Roth’s "Skyscraper"-era bandmates: drummer Gregg Bissonette and keyboardist Brett Tuggle.

John 5 says that the new material is anything but boring. He says that it’s not “strummy, campfire stuff,” but instead “lots of cool, crazy jazz chords” and “50 or 60 overdubbed guitar tracks with all this harmonizing and other weird stuff going on.”
There are about a dozen songs completed and John 5 says that Dave is in good form, calling his vocals “incredible” and saying that he “sings his ass off.”
John 5 notes that “Dave obviously has his plate full right now with Van Halen, but hopefully this record will get released one of these days.”
Diamond Dave and John 5 first worked together when Roth hired the guitarist, who was then known as John Lowery, to play on his fifth solo album, credited to the DLR Band and released in 1998.
Lowery was working with Rob Halford at that point, something that was of little concern to Roth.

Roth said, “Here’s what I wanna do. I wanna go into the studio and I wanna cut this record just like the old Van Halen days - just knock it out.” John replied, “That’s great, Mr. Roth. Only I’m rehearsing for a tour with Rob Halford.”
Roth replied: “No problem. But I wanna have you fresh every day, so what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna start recording at 6 a.m. Then afterward, you can go do your other thing!”

1 comment:

  1. This project was recorded in 2009 and 2010. Looks like Dave had a back up plan in case the VH gig fell through. Look forward to its release.