Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Van Halen's new album

New album's called, A Different Kind of Truth.  Features David Lee Roth (aka Diamond Dave) with Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass (sorry Michael Anthony, no Jack Daniel's bass for you).  Eddie's on guitar as usual.  His gear includes the MXR Phase 90 phaser (I can't tell if it's the classic or re-issue by his pedal board) and the EVH (of course) Flanger and MXR Chorus.  Seems Eddie made a contractual deal with Dunlop as the rest of his gear is also Dunlop, such as a signature Wah by them.

The album is significant as it's the first full release by VH since 1998's Van Halen III staring, well, that 3rd singer from the band Extreme, "Gary Cheorone" who was dropped immediately.  It's also significant as such that David Roth hasn't had anything out in a loooong time.

The first single, Tattoo is pretty reminiscent of mid-80s material (no small feat with current gear standards) with a little Me Wise Magic sound from VH Greatest Hits Vol.1 added in.  Reminds me of the same scale as "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent, particularly with the solo.  Same notes.  I like the last suspended seventh at the end.  Leaves you wondering.  Nice choice of a chord.

Song came out yesterday if you didn't already know.  Album comes out next month.

Judge for yourself here:


  1. Personnel changes the group has tended to cover up the music, but in this article, we will look at Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo is nothing special.

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  2. We can only hope that there'll be some more traditional "Eddie Flash" in the upcoming tracks! A bit tame, this one, eh?

  3. awesome men just the greatest guitar hero van halen is back no matter good for sammy hagar he"s a hater ,even his chickenfoot band is all joe satriani and the band is not that good good VAN HALEN IS BETTER amen