Ross Hogarth played an integral part in the recording of Van Halen’s A Different Kind Of Truth. His expertise, coupled with an innate understanding of studio dynamics, helped to create the long-awaited album.
More often than not, notes are picked, plucked, slapped, popped, tapped, slid in to, pulled off to or hammered-on to from another note. But there is another oft-overlooked technique that can add slippery finesse, intervallic interest and muscular, musically arousing power to your playing: the “hammer-on from nowhere."
In a new video feature from USA Today, Eddie Van Halen and his son Wolfgang sat down to discuss their musical bond, the best musical advice they've ever received and more. Watch the full interview below.
It's becoming a different kind of tour for Van Halen. For one thing, it keeps getting longer and longer, which is great news for fans. The band just announced several new dates in August and September, all still in support of their 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.