Van Halen Working on New Album & A Chick Could Have Replaced David Lee Roth!?
The Van Halen brothers are working on a new album – this, according to Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti who’s been working with bassist Wolfgang Van Halen on another project.
In other Van Halen news – turns out Sammy Hagar wasn’t the band’s first choice to replace David Lee Roth in 1985. Patty Smyth was approached by Eddie Van Halen at the time, and she was asked to keep quiet in interviews to avoid making Sammy feel bad.
When the frontwoman of the band Scandal which you might remember from the 1984 hit The Warrior was asked why she declined, she said:
“I had several problems with it… I had just gotten pregnant with my daughter; I didn’t want to move to California, plus those guys were partying very hard at that time.”
FM96 Remembers Bon Scott
The Young brothers will remember their old friend Bon Scott this weekend, on the 34th anniversary of his passing (February 19th, 1980). The organizer of Bonfest – a festival that happens annually in the late frontman’s Scottish hometown, has plans to unveil a statue in honour of Bon Scott next year. Final designs confirm the design will include bagpipes over Bon’s shoulder.