Are You Ready For Van Halen In 2012?

It’s a new year and I’m in a sort of good mood so I’ll buy a little into the Van Halen hype machine that’s buzzing right now. Above is the cover art for the mysteriously titled as yet to be announced album from Van Halen. This will be the first full studio album recorded with David Lee Roth since ‘1984’. If you notice the date that is when it’s supposed to be released and a tour is being advertised as a trailer on Van Halen’s home page. You can view that below.

Van Halen – Long Version Trailer from Van Halen on Vimeo.

I know a few people that are confident that this will be awesome. I’ll be more cautiously optimistic since quite a few bands of late have put together great albums after long layoffs. Accept, Alice in Chains, Anthrax are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head. But let’s be real here too. This could also end up being a disaster because neither the Roth camp or the Van Halen camp have released much material over the past 15 years so is the spark of creativity going to really be there? Sounds like fodder for a new poll to me. What are your expectations for the “real” Van Halen revival this year?


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