The rumor mill has been churning for some time about new music from Van Halen, and now comes a little more fuel to the fire, but this time from an insider who says the band is at work mixing the new album. The insider is a little unusual, too.

In an interview with Tom Russell of UK's Rock Radio, former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash gave the inside scoop.

"I’m a huge Van Halen fan," says Slash. "They’re finishing [up their new album right now], actually. I don’t wanna speak on their behalf, but one of the guys that works for us works for Van Halen in the studio and he told me that they’re in the mixing stages."

It's been 15 years since anything came out from the band with original vocalist David Lee Roth, and according to recent reports, the band is headlining some festival shows in Australia in September.