Before Van Halen announced the cancellation of several summer 2012 tour dates, Guitar World got the chance to spend several days on the road with the band, especially with Eddie Van Halen. As it turns out, he's happier, healthier and playing better than ever. As Eddie tells Guitar World in this exclusive in-depth interview, he has a lot to be thankful for, including his band’s latest album, A Different Kind of Truth.
Here's the exclusive premiere of "Mason Grace," a new song by Santa Barbara-based rockers Versus The World. The track is off their upcoming album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love., which will be released July 31. The album is available now for pre-order at Interpunk.com.
Here's the exclusive premiere of "Space Mosquito," a new track by Los Straitjackets, aka "America's instrumentalists." "Space Mosquito" is from the band's new guitar-driven album, Jet Set, which will be released August 7 via Yep Roc Records.
Here's the exclusive debut of "Old Love" by Bryce Avary, also known as The Rocket Summer. The track is from his upcoming album, Life Will Write the Words, which will be released June 5 via Aviate Records.
I got really excited when this song was first written. I guess for me it was a perfect step in the direction I saw for our first album, and I think it turned out to be exactly what I wanted. This song really grasped what we were trying to do at the time in becoming better songwriters with using dynamics and structure.