In a recent interview with Sonic Perspectives, John 5 discussed working with his ‘hero’ David Lee Roth.
Asked if it was difficult communicating with Dave during their writing sessions together, John 5 said:
“He knows exactly what he wants. And we work really well together. He’ll talk to me or say something and explain it, and luckily, I’ll know everything he’s talking about, and I’m so in tune with everything he’s talking about.
He’ll reference something, and I’ll say, ‘I know exactly what you’re talking about.’ So we work really well together. He’s a great friend. And I’m such a huge fan of VAN HALEN and David Lee Roth. So it’s great to work with him — it really is. It’s like working with your hero.”
John 5 also talked about the status of the unreleased album he made with Roth several years ago.
Asked what may be causing the delay in making the record available to the public, the guitarist said:
“I don’t know. Dave owns all that stuff, so I’m not sure. But maybe that will come out in the future. It’s all positive thinking, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that.”