Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, has officially landed in the number two spot on this week's Billboard charts. The band's first new album with David Lee Roth in 28 years moved over 187,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Not sure if you've noticed, but Van Halen have been in the news a lot lately. There's the new album, the rumors -- or hopes, at least -- of a surprise Grammy night appearance -- and now this: The gang over at Yahoo! have tracked down Lillian Muller, the actress who played the hot teacher in Van Halen's 1984 video for "Hot for Teacher."
Van Halen played a special "rehearsal" show last night at the Forum in Los Angeles to an invite-only crowd. Fan-filmed footage of Eddie Van Halen taking a guitar solo has made its way online, and we've got it below.
Here's one more video from Sebastian Bach and Steve Stevens' show at the Iridium in New York City this past Saturday night. This time, it's a cover of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher," which was a very timely choice, considering all the hype around the new new Van Halen album, A Different Kind of Truth, which comes out February 7.
Van Halen aren't doing much in the way of press around the release of their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, but the L.A. Times managed to track down frontman David Lee Roth to talk about his first new album with the band in nearly three decades. A few excerpts follow.
If you were one of those that cried foul over "Stay Frosty" not being quite heavy enough for your tastes, then check out the below clip of another new track, "China Town." So far, this is easily the heaviest thing we've heard from A Different Kind of Truth, bordering on straight-ahead metal.
Most of the updates include EVH's Wolfgang USA series of guitars and the 5150-III amp. The Wolfgang now offers flame maple tops, plus ebony fingerboards on five of the eight available models. They're all available with Floyd Rose or double-locking hard-tail.