David Lee Roth has given Van Halen fans some new positive clues as to what’s ahead for the group.
In a new zany holiday video posted on The Roth Show’s YouTube Channel for the Bob Dylan-esque song, “Talkin’ Christmas Blues,” (see below) the singer confirms to Van Halen News Desk (VHND) that there are some hidden clues about Van Halen’s upcoming plans.
“Yes, there are hidden messages in the video,” Diamond Dave tells VHND. “The Kon-Tiki is the epitome of adventure. The VH flag and the Kon-Tiki are symbiotic. The ‘Everybody Wants Some’ lyric is reflective of upcoming good news.”
It was just over a year ago when we reported that Roth and Eddie Van Halen had begun working on new music that fans would be able to hear by mid-2015 with a tour to accompany. However, things have been mostly quiet on the VH front as Roth has stated it takes awhile for the band to plan anything.
“Yes, there are hidden messages in the video.”
“We start way, way, way in advance cause we are eminently art-centric, which is a really fancy way of saying we really do generate all the artwork, the graphics, etc. We don’t hire out and have somebody design a bunch of album covers for us and then choose…. we start from scratch ourselves. Same thing with the merchandise – if you buy a t-shirt, that was designed, literally, in my living room. On and on… stage design, lighting rig, putting the show together – it takes about a year and a half, 18 months, because any idea that you have is 85 phone calls.”
This video gives the indication that a Van Halen cruise is in the works, however, nothing has been confirmed as of press time. No word on when the “good news” will be announced, but it’s likely after the first of the year when many acts announce their plans for the year.
We will keep you informed on the impending Van Halen reunion as news becomes available.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.