A Different Kind of Truth


  • Vocals: David Lee Roth
  • Guitar, keyboards, background vocals: Eddie Van Halen
  • Drums: Alex Van Halen
  • Bass, backing vocals: Wolfgang Van Halen

A Different Kind of Truth is the twelfth studio album by the American rock band Van Halen, released in February 2012 on the label Interscope Records. The album reached # 2 on the U.S. charts. It is the first studio album with singer David Lee Roth in 28 years.


Roth left the band in 1985, but was pushed back to 2007. On A Different Kind of Truth is also the first time Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of Edward Van Halen and nephew of drummer Alex Van Halen, to hear, who had replaced Michael Anthony in 2006. Many of the songs on the album are from old demo recordings, so it anknüpft in style to the first six albums. It was produced by John Shanks.

Success and criticism

The website Allmusic.com awarded 4 out of 5 stars and wrote: " Of course, the Entirety of this comeback is designed to revive the spirit of the first five or six Van Halen records, and building upon the album Those old demos turns out to be a savvy move, As They not only saved promising songs, but re - oriented the band, pushing them toward Their essence. "

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