VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has released a new song called “Giddy – Up!” which also features original artwork by the iconic frontman. You can hear the song just below this article.
“Giddy – Up!” was one of five songs included in last fall’s The Roth Project, an online comic narrated by Roth, with music from John 5 on guitar and bass, Greg Bissonette on drums, Brett Tuggle on keyboards, and Luis Conte on percussion. The 17-chapter comic also included four other songs Roth co-wrote with John 5 and recorded several years ago at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill”, “Alligator Pants”, “Lo-Rez Sunset” and “Manda Bala”.
Guitarist John 5 got his first big break playing on Roth’s solo album, “DLR Band”, before going on to play with acts like Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. His latest sessions with Dave apparently took place at least seven years ago, with John 5 unveiling a snippet of the album during an interview with Masters Of Shred back in May 2019.
Back in 2015, John 5 told Guitar Player magazine that the sessions for the latest David Lee Roth album were quite relaxed. “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,'” John 5 explained. “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.”
John 5t said that Roth’s vocals on the album sound “like nothing you’ve ever heard. It’s old VAN HALEN — sounds like ‘Could This Be Magic?’ or anything like that. It’s just that sound, that tone.”
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) May 31, 2021