A Different Kind of Truth
A Different Kind of Truth is the twelfth and final studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released on February 7, 2012 by Interscope Records. It is the band’s only studio album recorded without bassist Michael Anthony. Seven of the album’s 13 songs are musically. re-worked and lyrically re-written songs that had been demoed in the. late-1970searly 1980s.
About A Different Kind of Truth in brief
A Different Kind of Truth is the twelfth and final studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released on February 7, 2012 by Interscope Records. It is the band’s only studio album recorded without bassist Michael Anthony. The album received positive reviews upon release, with several writers referring to it as a return to form, and multiple publications ranked it as one of the best albums of 2012. It debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 and, by the end of 2012, had sold in excess of 411,000 copies in the United States alone. It would also be Van Halens’ final album before disbanding in 2020, following Eddie’s death that October. The band would record for 12 hours a week, five days a week. Seven of the album’s 13 songs are musically. re-worked and lyrically re-written songs that had been demoed in the. late-1970searly 1980s, but never officially released. The first of these tracks, \”She’s the Woman,\” was completed by August 2009. It had originally was demoed by the band in the mid-1970s. A Different Kind Of Truth was recorded at Henson Recording Studios and Eddie van Halen’s own 5150 Studios and produced by John Shanks. The tour added bassist Wolfgang Van HalEN, the then-16-year-old son of guitarist Eddie VanHalen and actress Valerie Bertinelli.
The reunion tour consisted of 74 shows from September 2007 to June 2008, and became the band’s highest-grossing tour of its thirty-year history, earning over USD 93 million. This tour forced out original bassists Michael Anthony, who would go on to form both Chickenfoot and The Circle with Van Halan’s second lead singer, Sammy Hagar. The original intention with the album was to create a collection of previously released b-sides along with three reworked demos, with Eddie saying: “It would a record of our more hardcore songs and none of the pop stuff.” The band had moved into Henson Studios in January 2011, with the band having moved into the studio with the help of staff engineer Martin Cooke and engineer Paul Hager, with Roth coming in to his vocals at night. Roth decided to join the project after hearing this song, as well as two other reworked tracks: \”Let’s Get Rockin’’ – later renamed “Outta Space” – and “Bullethead.’” “We ended up recording demos for 35 songs. We all did. We ended up writing new songs. Dave got very excited about that, we all did,” said Eddie.“We’re doing this for us,’ said Roth. “I’m very excited to be part of this project. I’ve been looking forward to it for a decade, and I can’t wait to see what it’ll turn out to be”