Unofficial VAN HALEN web site Van Halen News Desk has uploaded VAN HALEN lead singer David Lee Roth‘s handwritten lyrics and graphics for “Stay Frosty”, one of the songs off the band’s forthcoming album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”. Check out the images below. Also available is a 90-second audio preview of the track.
Roth spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the making of “A Different Kind Of Truth”. In a new interview, Roth admitted that the band has gone back into its archives to find previously unreleased material upon which to build the record. He explained, “It’s material that Eddie [Van Halen, guitar] and I generated, literally, in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Usually fellas in our weight division will kind of gamely — or ironically, wink, wink — try to hail back to it (but) keep a safe, mature distance from it.”
“A Different Kind Of Truth” is due out February 7 and is Roth‘s first album with the band in 28 years.
On the current condition of Eddie, who has been in and out of rehab over the years, lost a third of his tongue to cancer and had a hip replacement, Roth said, “He’s doing really well. He’s lucid, he’s sober, he’s playing. You know, I don’t know if Ed has ever felt good. There’s a thin line between rage and great work. He really never enjoyed his fame or success, and that might be part of what compels him.”
Roth also commented on the band members’ turbulent past history, saying, “We accused each other of betrayal and thievery and lies and treachery, and it was all true. We were all guilty. Dig up the past, and it’s going to get all over everybody. And, man, do we have a past…”
VAN HALEN will begin a North American tour on February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.