DAVID LEE ROTH releases new solo song on VAN HALEN: “Nothing could have stopped us back then anyway”

David Lee Roth released a new solo song titled “Nothing could have stopped us back then anyway”. The accompaniment Youtube video for the track, with a photo of the classic range of FROM HALENwho the song was apparently written about can be seen below.

Back in 2020, Roth included five previously unreleased songs in The Roth Projectan online comic narrated by the legendary FROM HALEN singer, with music by John 5 on guitar and bass, Greg Bissonnette on the battery, Brett Tuggle on keyboards and louis tale to percussion. Tracks “Giddy-Up!”, “Somewhere above the Rainbow Bar And Grill”, “Alligator pants”, “Lo-Rez Sunset” and “Manda Bala” were recorded nearly a decade ago in Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.

Asked in a recent interview with Darren Paltrowitz — host of “Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz” – if he receives a “notification” each time one of his unreleased songs Roth sessions is officially available, John 5 says, “I don’t get reviews, which is funny. I just found out on Blabbermouth or something. But there’s a song that I can’t wait David to free. It’s called “Nothing could have stopped us” and it is FROM HALEN. This is my favorite song that I’ve ever finished with Davidand it’s beautiful. I don’t know why this one hasn’t come out yet. And I just can’t wait for people to hear it. Because it’s about FROM HALEN. It’s just Absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait for this one to come out.”

John 5 went on to talk about the recording sessions for the unreleased Roth record, saying, “We had a great time. We had a great time – lots of laughs, lots of fun. I’m so happy to have had this cool working vibe with David that we can just hop around the studio anytime and knock out a few songs. And I’m very lucky because few people have the chance to do this with David.

He added: “We were all together – I remember we were all together. And it was like that. We were all doing it together – kind of like the good old days, and he wanted to do it like that. And it was like that. was so much fun. We had so much fun doing it. And it’s one of my fondest memories.

In August 2021, John 5 Told AL.com than the rest of the unreleased Roth disc is in the same vein as the songs that came out, which have a singer-songwriter sound. “[Dave] I wanted to do those kind of more California sessions,” the guitarist explained. “And he’s such an artist, I was like, ‘Whatever you want to do, I’m here for you. So that’s that kind of ambience. But there’s a lot of multi-tracks and different acoustic parts that all work together. It’s sort of orchestrated, if you will.”

John 5 got his first big break playing on Rothit’s just an album, “DLR tape”before landing with Marilyn Manson and now Rob Zombie. His last sessions with the emblematic FROM HALEN leader would have taken place at least eight years ago, with John 5 revealing an excerpt from the album during an interview with Masters of shredding back in May 2019.

Three years ago, Roth was requested by Merger from Detroit radio station WRIF if its LP with John 5 will be available at some point. He replied, “There will be. There’s been a review of things, and I can start making real plans and start walking into the future. And, of course, you’ll start hearing that material. That’s is material that we wrote differently for me alone and for FROM HALENand it’s a whole bank of things.”

Rothwho was promoting his Las Vegas residency at the time, didn’t offer a possible timeframe for the release of the record, explaining that his priority was “to hit the road first. Let’s see the band, let’s show up, travel all over the world.”

In 2015, John 5 Told Guitarist magazine that the sessions of his last Roth album were remarkably relaxed. “I was just going to his house and writing these songs with him, and he was like, ‘Let’s go to the studio'” John 5 Explain. “Then he would go to Henson studio and record these songs. They came out… They are so good. They are so good. And we have Gregg Bissonnette I was playing drums on it, and I was playing bass, and they’re really good songs.”

The guitarist said that RothThe vocals on the album sound “like you’ve never heard. It’s old FROM HALEN – sound like ‘Could this be magic?’ or something like that. It’s just that sound, that tone.”

In a 2014 interview, John 5 described the LP as “11 of the greatest songs you’ll ever hear, and that’s just me and Davidand we had Gregg Bissonnette play drums on it. And it’s amazing,” he said. “You know, just really good songs.”

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