Rabu, 15 Februari 2012

Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth

Van Halen: A Different Kind Of Truth (Interscope)  One of last week's personal highlights was being able to catch Van Halen's "surprise" West Coast show last week in Los Angeles, and let me tell you right now: It was completely and utterly fabulous beyond belief! A marvel to witness! Nothing bad to report whatsoever! David Lee Roth is still an absolutely fabulous frontman--funny, in good voice, deliberately obnoxious to a delightful degree--and Eddie Van Halen, as always, is one of the world's most spectacular guitarists! Seeing them live and watching him riffing--shrieks, whoops and electronic gurgles in full force--only drove home the point that the man's guitar style has influenced an entire two or three generations of electric guitarists! Drummer Alex remains a dynamo at the back of the stage, and new bassist Wolfie holds his own--and, importantly, together with his dad Eddie, pulls off the onstage backing vocals that former VH bassist Michael Anthony once offered in an entirely acceptable manner! I'm betting this new album will be great! Er, have you heard it yet?

Editorial Reviews

DELUXE EDITION Includes 13-song CD + Bonus DVD featuring 3 BRAND NEW acoustic performance videos "The Downtown Sessions."
A Different Kind of Truth is Van Halen's first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band's classic multi-platinum album 1984.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album displaying unparalleled stage presence, revolutionary musicianship, and extraordinary songwriting abilities. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. Among a long list of awards, recognition and accolades, Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees in the history of the music industry. Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status' for their albums Van Halen and 1984, the band has produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come.

On their upcoming tour, fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs from their arsenal of epic hits that include: "Eruption," "Running with the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "You Really Got Me," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Everybody Wants Some," "Unchained," "And The Cradle Will Rock," "Beautiful Girls," "Mean Street," "Somebody Get Me A Doctor," "Jump," "Panama," "Hot For Teacher," "I'll Wait," and more from their classic albums Van Halen, Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down and 1984.

Van Halen - who the Los Angeles Times recently called "a force of nature" and "one of the flat-out greatest rock bands on the planet".
Van Halen was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2007