The Van Halen rumor mill is running rampant once again. Fan site Van Halen News Desk( is reporting that a “trusted source” says the band have been hard at work on a new album. The process is “going great and the band is starting to mix the new tracks.”

According to the site, Van Halen will likely release the album in the fall, and then will tour in support of the record. Of course, no one from the Van Halen camp has confirmed these plans.

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is interested to hear the band’s new album, according to “I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ll do,” he told ABC News Radio, and said had no ill will toward his former bandmates for replacing him with Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang.

The current version of Van Halen (Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth) have been working on  new material with producer John Shanks since the beginning of the year. A new Van Halen album would be the group’s first full-length studio release since 1998’s Van Halen III.