New Van Halen album …the countdown begins?

Check out David Lee Roth’s website for what many on the internetz are interpreting as a hint that things really are about to get cooking in the Van Halen world. As we know, the band is headlining Australia’s Soundwave Revolution festival in September/October, and there are multiple reports that their new album will arrive some time this year. Creed’s Mark Tremonti, who is buddies with Wolfgang Van Halen, says he’s heard the band (minus Roth) playing through the whole album in the studio and that it sounds totally old-school.