Ten Years Ago Today – Van Halen Released Final Studio Album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’

Ten years ago today (2/7/12), Van Halen released its twelfth and final studio album A Different Kind of Truth. The album was significant for a number of reasons, including it being Wolfgang Van Halen’s (bass) first studio album and the return of David Lee Roth (vocals) on a studio album since 1984. The album was also the first Van Halen album since 1998’s poorly received Van Halen III featuring Gary Cherone on lead vocals. Seven of the album’s 13 songs on A Different Kind of Truth were musically re-worked and lyrically re-written songs that had been demoed in the late-1970s/early 1980s, but never officially released. The album was received well enough, yet fans probably wish Eddie Van Halen got a more prized studio send-off. Check out the twelfth and final one in full…

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