As previously reported, Van Halen played a surprise show for a lucky handful of VIPs at Henson Studios in Hollywood this past Wednesday night. The set included a smattering of the band's hits as well as three new tracks -- "Tattoo," "She's the Woman" and "The Trouble With Never" -- that are set to appear on A Different Kind of Truth.
This week saw the announcement of Jack White's first solo album, including the debut of a new song, "Love Interruption." We also got the skinny on the new album from The Cult, as well as the track "Lucifer." Van Halen continued teasing us with clips from A Different Kind of Truth, and the Darkness released their first new track since 2005.
We reported yesterday that Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has issued a statement threatening to quit the band unless he was given a "fair contract" to sign. Until then, he made clear that he wouldn't be taking part in Sabbath's future recording/touring plans.