Van Halen And David Lee Roth In The Studio Working On Album Due In 2011
August 6, 2010
Warner/Chappell Music has extended its administration agreements with two original members of the legendary rock band, Van Halen, Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will continue to administer their catalog of works.
The Grammy Award-winning Van Halen was formed in 1972 in Pasadena, CA and released its first album in 1978, quickly becoming one of the most influential rock bands in history. In 2007, after more than three decades dazzling audiences with their energetic performances and establishing their catalog of songs as one of the most enduring in the history of popular music, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
With 11 studio albums, Van Halen is the 19th best-selling group of all time in the U.S., according to the RIAA, with more than 56 million albums sold in the U.S., 10 of them certified platinum or multi-platinum, six albums that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and two of them, Van Halen and 1984, achieving diamond certification. Van Halen has been nominated multiple times by the American Music Awards and, in 1992, won Favorite Heavy Metal/Rock Album for the album For Unlawful Carnage Knowledge.
“It’s fantastic to continue our relationship with Van Halen, which is one of the most enduring and successful partnerships within our roster of songwriters,” said Scott Francis, President, Warner/Chappell Music, and Chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music U.S. “Since its inception, Van Halen has written driving melodic rock songs performed in groundbreaking style.”
During its more than three decades as a band, Van Halen has featured a number of different lineups and three different lead singers, and throughout has produced a string of multiplatinum albums that contained numerous No. 1 singles, including “Jump,” “(OH) Pretty Woman,” “Why Can’t This Be Love?,” “Humans Being,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Me Wise Magic.”
Most recently, the band toured with founding brothers, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, its original lead singer, David Lee Roth, and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, playing bass. The group is currently in the studio recording an album with Roth that is due for release in 2011.