Did you know that David Lee Roth was writing (and illustrating) an interactive graphic novel called The Roth Project? Sure is. And he just released a new song called “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill,” which is one of five new songs featured in the project. On the graphic in the video below, you can see the text says “Hey Ed I’m gonna miss ya’, see you on the other side,” which appears to be a tribute to his late bandmate, Eddie Van Halen.
John 5 can be heard playing guitar and bass on the five new tracks, as well as Gregg Bissonette on drums, Brett Tuggle on keyboards, and Luis Conte on percussion. “So here’s what would happen,” John 5 said. “Dave would call me. He’d be like, ‘Come on over. Let’s write some songs, get some burritos.’ And I would always hang out with Dave. For years and years and years. So I’d just go over and we’d just talk about everything and play music and write songs, you know, all the time.” Find the full story here, and listen to the new song below.