Happy Easter everyone! And that includes Eddie,Alex, Mike and Dave?

I still can't help thinking back to the comments that Mike made back in 2001:

Next Van Halen Album Returns To 'Early' Sound, Anthony Says

Still no official word on band's next singer.

ANAHEIM, Calif. While they still won't say who's behind the mic, Van Halen promise a return to their classic sound on their next album.

"It's Van Halen," bassist Michael Anthony said Saturday. "As opposed to the last album, Van Halen 3, it's more oriented toward the early Van Halen-type sound."

"As opposed to the last album ... it's more oriented toward the early Van Halen-type sound Van Halen's Michael Anthony

"We will be making some announcements very soon," Anthony said. "All I can really tell you is we're in the studio working on new material, there will be a new Van Halen coming out, and it sounds great."

AND HERE IS THE BEST PART OF THE ARTICLE.
REMEMBER THIS?

The band is eyeing a summer or fall 2001 release for the album, which is not yet titled, the bassist said. A tour is planned in conjunction with the release.
Anthony said he and his bandmates are antsy to return to the road, noting that the past two years has been their longest hiatus from the stage in their nearly 27 years together.
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The longest hiatus from the stage in the band's
nearly 27 years together! Was a lovely thought!

"That's the lifeblood of this band we're all itching to go back out on tour," he said. "Of course, with the personnel changes, whatever, that's gone on with the band, we just want to make sure that it's the best we can do when we come out."

[ Mon., January 22, 2001 2:12 PM EST ]

-How time flies!

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