In the last couple of years the Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth have been sharing periodically some unreleased tracks from the album he recorded with the guitarist John 5 in 2007 but was never released. The latest one is called “Manda Bala“.
The track is also part of the Roth Project, an online comic narrated by the Roth with music by John 5, Gregg Bissonette (Drums), Brett Tutggle (Keyboards) and Luis Conte (Percussion).
The Van Halen vocalist didn’t talk about the new track explaining it’s origin but “Manda Bala” in the portuguese language could mean “shoot” or “do it”, for example.
Hear the new David Lee Roth song “Manda Bala”
For years already, the drummer Gregg Bissonette has been a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr band and John 5 had worked with Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and now is a member of Mötley Crüe. There is still no information if the album recorded in 2007 will ever be oficially released. David Lee Roth recently performed closed show in Las Vegas and there is not information if he will tour again someday.
After leaving Van Halen, David Lee Roth released the EP “Crazy From The Heat” (1985) followed by the albums: “Eat’ ‘Em and Smile” (1986), “Skyscraper” (1988), “A Little Ain’t Enough” (1991), “Your Filthy Little Mouth” (1994), “DLR Band” (1998) and “Diamond Dave” (2003).
The last complete album he was part of was “A Different Kind of Truth”, which was Van Halen’s final album released in 2012 during their final reunion. Although Roth reunited with Alex and Eddie Van Halen this last time, the bassist Michael Anthony wasn’t part of that tour, being replaced by Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen.
During his first time with Van Halen, Roth was the vocalist on the classic albums “Van Halen” (1978), “Van Halen” (1979), “Women and Children First” (1980), “Fair Warning” (1981), “Diver Down” (1982) and “1984” (1984).