Alex Van Halen Has The Unheard Van Halen Music
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Extreme’s vocalist Gary Cherone confirmed that there are some unreleased Van Halen songs recorded during his tenure with the band.
In his recent interview on A Radio Rock, the singer said that it is up to Alex Van Halen whether to release the songs or not. Recalling his time with Van Halen, Cherone explained:
“After the ‘VH III’ and then we toured, we went back in the studio, and we wrote a bunch of songs. Some of them are just rough demos; some of them were more finished products. As far as if they ever see the light of day, I don’t know, maybe someday. Alex Van Halen is the boss of that, but you never know. But I can say some of those songs are really good.”
Cherone spoke about this unheard music following the April interview of former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony who opened up about the unreleased material of their band in an interview with Eddie Trunk. Anthony revealed that time:
“There is a plan. We’re starting a bunch of the reissue stuff with the Sammy [Hagar] years, with all his albums, and the first one that will come out will be the ‘Right Here, Right Now’ live album that we did in 1992… So there is movement in there. We’re digging back into stuff. There’s a lot more stuff at Ed’s 5150 studio; Wolfie or Alex will start going through stuff there and see what there is. There’s a ton of stuff.”
Stream Cherone’s full interview here.