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« Reply #980 on: January 27, 2012, 01:23:04 PM »

New preview of "China Town"... This is the sound of Eddie showing you why he is  greatest guitar player in the history of popular music.



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« Reply #981 on: January 29, 2012, 05:31:52 PM »

Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth Album Sample

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« Reply #982 on: February 01, 2012, 03:05:11 PM »

Van Halen - Beats Workin' (Preview)

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« Reply #983 on: February 03, 2012, 06:25:21 PM »

Album of the decade  beer
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« Reply #984 on: February 04, 2012, 07:30:44 PM »

The album is good, but is far from being Classic Van Halen. The absence of Mike's backing vocals make the album sound like a Dave solo record. In my opinion the DLR Band album is much better.

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« Reply #985 on: February 04, 2012, 11:31:13 PM »

Yes, Mike's vox are missed.

But

The drumming, guitar and musical craftwork/songwriting is the best rock I've heard in a long time. This is in a different league than Chickenfoot (which itself is good) and Dave's solo stuff.

This album fits in just right with the DLR classic era. One of their best.
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« Reply #986 on: February 05, 2012, 01:22:18 AM »

6 full songs on ESPN website:

http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/music/feature/video/_/page/van-halen/different-kind-truth

All the other songs are better than Tattoo  beer

This is going to be their best album since their classic Roth lineup. 
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« Reply #987 on: February 06, 2012, 03:25:05 PM »

So I bought the new album the other day at a indie record store that has no regard for release dates, let me tell you right now, this is without any shadow of a doubt their best record since "1984."  Now I am not one to buy into the hype when a new record come out and people automatically go "this is their best record" or "its the best one since ..." but let me tell you right now...It is fucking awesome.  I can honestly say after 3 days of constant listening that it is better than every Van Halen record besides Van Halen 1 and "1984".  The riffs are killer, the solos are amazing, David Lee Roth is maybe not at his best, but damn near close.    Wolfgang brings youthfulness and energy to the mix, they really nailed it here.  It is without a doubt the best record by a non original Van Halen line up.  It blows the Hagar and Cherone stuff out of the water, and gives a lot of the original Roth stuff a run for its money.
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« Reply #988 on: February 07, 2012, 11:47:47 AM »

I loved the album! Damn we needed an album like that! To me it's definitely the best rock album of the last 10 years!

Love she's the woman, you and your blues, China town, Tattoo, damn i love every song really. Classic Album! peace
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« Reply #989 on: February 08, 2012, 12:57:06 PM »

DLR interview -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/02/david-lee-roth-van-halen?INTCMP=SRCH
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« Reply #990 on: February 08, 2012, 04:00:05 PM »

I loved the album! Damn we needed an album like that! To me it's definitely the best rock album of the last 10 years!

Love she's the woman, you and your blues, China town, Tattoo, damn i love every song really. Classic Album! peace

yeah I really like it.

They sure are charging a lot for it though, $14.99?  pretty much around the board.  I was expecting a $9.99 sale price for the first week, I'm sure that will hurt album sales, but it should still do at least 100,000-200,000 the first week.

I don't think charging more than 10 bucks in the first week  is a realistic approach to trying to sell records to young people in 2012.
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« Reply #991 on: February 08, 2012, 05:18:11 PM »

It was 9.99 at Best Buy. Reg price is 11.99.  I didnt bother with the "deluxe" version. Why pay an extra 5 bucks for something that will be on youtube?  Great album.  Blood and Fire is my fav track at the moment.
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« Reply #992 on: February 08, 2012, 09:50:58 PM »

It was 9.99 at Best Buy. Reg price is 11.99.  I didnt bother with the "deluxe" version. Why pay an extra 5 bucks for something that will be on youtube?  Great album.  Blood and Fire is my fav track at the moment.

very cool, i didnt check out the best buy, i saw itunes selling it for 14.99 and 11.99

i am really digging you and your blues, chinatown and blood and fire...but the whole thing is really good.
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« Reply #993 on: February 08, 2012, 11:23:44 PM »

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« Reply #994 on: February 10, 2012, 03:39:21 PM »

Gary Cherone just did an interview. interesting stuff ...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gary-cherone-reflects-on-his-three-year-stint-in-van-halen-20120210
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« Reply #995 on: February 10, 2012, 05:25:29 PM »

DLR interviews Eddie and Alex

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/02/david-lee-roth-interviews-eddie-and-alex-van-halen-peacefully.html
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« Reply #996 on: February 11, 2012, 09:16:12 AM »

I'm a way bigger Van Hagar fan....but I'm about to finally give this album a listen and see if it's any good.
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« Reply #997 on: February 11, 2012, 12:18:34 PM »

Checked out tickets for the Orlando show. Double what GNR tickets were.  Cant see paying $162 per ticket.

But new album really exceeded my expectations.  Wolfgang must have given these guys some new energy.

EDIT: I caved & bought two tickets. For that much $$ I really hope they are on their game that night.
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« Reply #998 on: February 11, 2012, 12:31:27 PM »

It's hit and miss for me.  It's got some of Ed's best guitar playing on it, but DLR's vocals seem forced at times, and some of the lyrics flat out suck.  And that Frosty song...Fail. 
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« Reply #999 on: February 11, 2012, 08:36:45 PM »


From the above interview: " Michael Anthony's voice is as identifiable as Alex's drums or Eddie's guitar. You hear those harmonies. That's Van Halen."  ok
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