David Lee Roth had worked on an album with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 a number of years ago that has yet to see the light of day, but according to Roth, that will change.
In his appearance on Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown, Roth was asked if there were any plans on that album finally being released, and he said, “Now it will. There’s been a revision of things, and I can start making real plans and start marching into the future. And, of course, you’ll start hearing that material. This is material that we wrote variously for me solo and for Van Halen, and it’s quite a bank of stuff.”
While an exact release date is currently unknown, the future of Roth’s album with John 5 quite possibly might have something to do with the current status of Van Halen. Roth said in the same interview that the band was “finished” and that “Van Halen isn’t going to be coming back in the fashion that you know, and that being said, Eddie [Van Halen’s] got his own story to tell. [It’s] not mine to tell it.”
John 5 told Guitar Player back in 2015 he and Roth recorded an album “…a couple of years ago, or a year ago. I would just go to his house and I’d write these songs with him, and he would say, ‘Let’s go into the studio.’ So he would go to Henson studio and record these songs. They came out…They’re so good. They’re so good. And we’ve got Gregg Bissonette playing drums on it, and I played the bass, and they’re really great songs.”