AEW wrestler and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho has revealed that he and AEW tried to get the rights to use a Van Halen song but were rejected. He indicated they may have wanted $1 million, as that’s what AC/DC wanted. AEW ended up using The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil.”
The unreleased versions of any song can be a treasure for anyone. It’s the same as David Lee Roth shared an unreleased version of Van Halen’s Panama on his YouTube channel. The video was released on the 1st of September and has garnered attention from people all around.
The song uploaded in September was laid down on the 3rd of May this year with Al Estrada on guitar, Ryan Wheeler on bass, and Francis Valentino on drums. A total of 14 songs were recorded in two hours. No auto-tune got involved, and the music and the vocals were tracked live.
This ‘Panama’ version comes a month after Roth uploaded an unheard solo recording from 2007 of Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway. The song has a nostalgic feeling about things in Van Halen. It was recorded with guitarist John 5 and drummer Gregg Bissonette for an album that never came out.
Roth has been doing it for a considerable time. In 2020, Roth shared five unreleased songs in The Roth Project where music from John 5 on guitar and bass, Bissonette on drums, Brett Tuggle on keyboards, and Luis Conte on percussion added to the tunes. “Giddy-Up!”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill”, “Alligator Pants”, “Lo-Rez Sunset” and “Manda Bala” were recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.
Roth spoke to Meltdown of the Detroit radio station WRIF where an LP of him with John 5 became the topic of conversation. Roth clarified that it will be released with revisions because there were many written, and its a bank stuff.
Roth was promoting his Las Vegas residency shows back in the day, but they got canceled in January due to the pandemic. According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, He plans on retiring after this event.
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ROTH LIVES! PANAMA
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— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) September 2, 2022