According to the VAN HALEN News Desk
, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen appears to be part of hip hop legend LL COOL J's upcoming album, Authentic, due out on April 30th. On March 4th, the pair jointly released this photo of them sitting in the recording studio, with no accompanying text.
The VHND adds: "Eddie Van Halen is either working as a co-producer, or has recorded a guest part LL Cool J, or for an artist who is recording with LL Cool J. No doubt that more info will be coming in the near future."