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Van Halen’s David Lee Roth debuts new solo song “Pointing at the Moon”

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David Lee Roth has premiered a new solo song titled "Pointing at the Moon," which you can check out now at the longtime Van Halen singer's official YouTube channel.

Accompanying the acoustic-based, Americana-flavored tune is a new abstract painting by Roth bearing the same name, which he also posted on his official website and social media pages. No information about the song has been revealed.

The track begins with a solo piano intro, followed by a strummed acoustic guitar as Roth sings the enigmatic first verse, "From the mildew to the barbecue, you came through from the classroom to the tomb/ Moment of truth now, your bags are packed/ With lies you can go forward, but you cannot go back."

"Pointing at the Moon" doesn't appear to be available yet via any major digital music providers. The song is the first solo tune Roth has debuted since December 2021, when he premiered a video on his YouTube channel along with an acoustic-based song called "One Piece Thermo-Molded Country Plastic Chair," which he dedicated "to all who are affected by and recovering from the Kentucky tornadoes."

Roth has been relatively quiet since canceling a series of Las Vegas residency shows in January because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Diamond Dave had announced in an October 2021 interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was planning to retire after the residency.

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