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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 11:22 AM
Looks like a new album in February and a tour next year:

VAN HALEN has released a video trailer confirming that it will tour later in the year, with the first tickets scheduled to go on sale on January 10. The two-minute clip (see below) — which was shot on November 14 at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California — apparently features visuals of the VAN HALEN bandmembers performing a brand new song (taken from the yet-to-be-released track's official video) set to the audio of several David Lee Roth-era VAN HALEN classics.

VAN HALEN's new record deal with Interscope was finalized last month and marks the first time the band has recorded away from Warner Bros. Records, which signed the group in 1977.

The new VAN HALEN album, its first with Roth since "1984" was released on the last day of 1983, will reportedly come out in 2012, possibly in February (as the graphic below seems to suggest).



http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&am p;newsitemID=167641


 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 01:46 PM
I care. My hopes:

By "vintage Van Halen" sound, I hope they mean 1977-1981 type VH and not the 1984 record + synths etc.

I hope they hire a competent sound crew for the 2012 tour.

 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 01:57 PM
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I care. My hopes:

By "vintage Van Halen" sound, I hope they mean 1977-1981 type VH and not the 1984 record + synths etc.

I hope they hire a competent sound crew for the 2012 tour.


if the songs are at least up to par with the 2 mid 90's roth reunion tracks i'll be happy. i heard DLR and EVH went threw a bunch of older riffs tough that went unused in the 70's so that might be something

 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 02:23 PM
I care too! Im so excited and hope that there will be no synthesizers as well.....have never gotten over the first time I saw that video and Eddie Van Halen was playing keyboards ?????? Hopefully they've still got it and it will be a great album......
 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 05:00 PM
I saw them on the last tour and they were great.
I'm very interested in the new album and like others have said I hope it has that vintage VH sound.

 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 05:08 PM
I care....Growing up in So. Calif in the 70's....Van Halen was "OUR" band

 

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  posted on 12/27/2011 at 12:50 PM
Have heard a few things from it now and liked it all so far.

Is it the classic VH from the first few albums? No. I would say closer to the 1984 sound as it does have keyboards and at times a commercial feel. It does rock though and it was nice to hear EVH hammering out some stuff. One song that i heard will be a single and it was pretty good and rather catchy.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2011 at 03:01 PM
I saw youtubes from the last tour and IMO it was far from what I would consider great with Eddie doing tons of short cutting on most of his solos. Not even a shell of the EVH I saw in the 80s either with Roth or Hagar. If he has regained his chops of old he would be worth the price of admission himself. I am anxious to see if he has gotten it together. If they are no better than what they were in that last tour then I will take a pass and live with the memories of when they really were mighty. The two Roth shows I saw in the early 80s are to this day the best hard rock shows I have ever witnessed.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2011 at 04:01 PM
is this another money-scheming trend in the concert industry to sell tickets so early? i heard another band which I cant remember on the radio announce that tickets were on sale in Nov. 2011 for a show in August 2012.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2011 at 07:45 PM
VERY psyched for this. I have never seen VH with Dave

Just hope Eddie has his act together.

 

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  posted on 12/28/2011 at 07:06 AM
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VERY psyched for this. I have never seen VH with Dave

Just hope Eddie has his act together.



Saw the 1984 tour with Dave, and then the next three with Sammy
before I saw the ill fated 2004 tour.

Looking forward to the new album.


 

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  posted on 12/28/2011 at 09:19 AM
Very much looking forward to hearing the album. I won't, however, be seeing them live. They're just too loud for my 40 + year old ears. I hope EVH is the Ed of old and I'm intrigued by CanadianMule's comments. I've seen them twice over the years, both with Hagar and they were both great shows. Once at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on the OU812 tour and again on the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour in Albany, NY at the then Knickerbocker Arena with Alice in Chains opening. They were fantastic at both shows. I have to say though, I will miss Michael Anthony on this album.
 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:41 AM
Bring it! The first 4 VH albums have so much classic stuff. The world needs more. I have high hopes for this.
 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:09 PM
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I care. My hopes:

By "vintage Van Halen" sound, I hope they mean 1977-1981 type VH and not the 1984 record + synths etc.

I hope they hire a competent sound crew for the 2012 tour.


if the songs are at least up to par with the 2 mid 90's roth reunion tracks i'll be happy. i heard DLR and EVH went threw a bunch of older riffs tough that went unused in the 70's so that might be something


I absolutely loved "Can't Get This Stuff No More", so if they could do an album that was that good, I'd be extremely happy.

But I'm not actually expecting that.

I love the first few VH albums and I actually liked a lot of the Van Halen stuff with Hagar. So there is potential for this to be awesome.

I really don't care if it sounds like classic VH or a new sound. There's enough talent that as long as they're doing something because they have it in them and WANT to get it out that I'm sure it will be good...

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 03:17 PM
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I care. My hopes:

By "vintage Van Halen" sound, I hope they mean 1977-1981 type VH and not the 1984 record + synths etc.

I hope they hire a competent sound crew for the 2012 tour.


if the songs are at least up to par with the 2 mid 90's roth reunion tracks i'll be happy. i heard DLR and EVH went threw a bunch of older riffs tough that went unused in the 70's so that might be something


I absolutely loved "Can't Get This Stuff No More", so if they could do an album that was that good, I'd be extremely happy.

But I'm not actually expecting that.

I love the first few VH albums and I actually liked a lot of the Van Halen stuff with Hagar. So there is potential for this to be awesome.

I really don't care if it sounds like classic VH or a new sound. There's enough talent that as long as they're doing something because they have it in them and WANT to get it out that I'm sure it will be good...


I really liked "Me Wise Magic" of the two tunes they did in '95 with Roth. That opening guitar riff is just awesome in my opinion. I understand EVH used a Trans Trem similar to what is found on the old Steinberger guitars in order to create and record that tune. But "Can't Get This Stuff No More" was a good tune as well.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 04:10 PM
I'm excited. I'll be one of the first to buy the album.
 

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I care. My hopes:

By "vintage Van Halen" sound, I hope they mean 1977-1981 type VH and not the 1984 record + synths etc.

I hope they hire a competent sound crew for the 2012 tour.


if the songs are at least up to par with the 2 mid 90's roth reunion tracks i'll be happy. i heard DLR and EVH went threw a bunch of older riffs tough that went unused in the 70's so that might be something


I absolutely loved "Can't Get This Stuff No More", so if they could do an album that was that good, I'd be extremely happy.

But I'm not actually expecting that.

I love the first few VH albums and I actually liked a lot of the Van Halen stuff with Hagar. So there is potential for this to be awesome.

I really don't care if it sounds like classic VH or a new sound. There's enough talent that as long as they're doing something because they have it in them and WANT to get it out that I'm sure it will be good...


I really liked "Me Wise Magic" of the two tunes they did in '95 with Roth. That opening guitar riff is just awesome in my opinion. I understand EVH used a Trans Trem similar to what is found on the old Steinberger guitars in order to create and record that tune. But "Can't Get This Stuff No More" was a good tune as well.


i liked both of the tunes because it showed the band could capture the energy and fun of the roth years while showing a bit of maturity too

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 07:53 AM
The two tunes they did with Roth and "Humans Being" with Hagar might be three of the best tunes they wrote and recorded in the entire decade of the 90's. Good stuff in my opinion. I liked the direction they were moving toward with these tunes. Kick ass VH but a bit more mature at the same time.
 

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The two tunes they did with Roth and "Humans Being" with Hagar might be three of the best tunes they wrote and recorded in the entire decade of the 90's. Good stuff in my opinion. I liked the direction they were moving toward with these tunes. Kick ass VH but a bit more mature at the same time.


that almost describes the album van halen album BALANCE. it was a perfect mix of kick ass fun rock, more mature songs, ballads, instrumentals, etc. i guess maybe thats why they called it BALANCE

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 08:15 AM
Had been listening to a lot of VH over the last couple of months

I kinda thought, when listening back to back, that 'Balance' and '3'
along with the Twister tunes, and the Roth best of tunes,
where all pretty close sound wise. '3' having more of a "thinner"
sound than 'Balance' But I thought 'Balance' was thinner than F.U.C.K.
as well

Then the three tracks on the 'Best of Both Worlds' comp were much
heavier. Can only imagine what the Roth tracks from the aborted 2000
sessions would have sounded like.

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 11:54 AM
My wife cares. She's still got a crush on Diamond Dave.

Im purely an old VH guy (ala Diver Down), but I'll say that im intrigued at the least...

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 02:13 PM
I'd expect something closer to that mid-90s sound, even if the songs are less complex. DLR strained quite a bit vocally on Me Wise Magic, and even covered his vox with sound effects, so I'd be a bit surprised if they go with songwriting like that again. And with the rumors that they went back to the well of unreleased tunes from the Classic era for songwriting ideas, the songs themselves probably will have a flavor more like in the 1979-83 era. But I'd be surprised if the overall sound was like that. Despite EVH's playing being unmistakeable even today, his tone has changed considerably since then. I'd expect it to be more like the sound-clips on EVHGear.com from where they re-recorded several of the Classic-era tunes a few years back shortly before announcing the Roth reunion in '07. Same exact songs as '78-'83, but the overall tone is quite different on those sound-clips. VH 4.0, if you will.

A real shame the VH Bros. couldn't do the reunion right and include Mikey. After all these years of waiting, and the Bros. even screwed that up. I would say "unbelievable", but it's really not given all that's happened the past 15 years or so.

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 02:17 PM
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I absolutely loved "Can't Get This Stuff No More", so if they could do an album that was that good, I'd be extremely happy.


Doubtful. Hagar wrote the melody to that song. He said he wasn't surprised that EVH recycled song ideas - they've done that the entire history of the band. But he said he was shocked that they didn't even bother to change the melody he wrote when he worked the same song up with different lyrics. The VH camp even settled out of court with Hagar for failing to give him songwriting credit on that one.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 09:28 AM
More news from VHND.com!This info comes not from the band, but from trusted industry sources.

One week from today we will all be hearing a brand new song from Van Halen! We are hearing that the song is titled “TATTOO”. Their new album is due February 7th (The album title is still a secret, believe it or not)!

Regarding the 2012 tour – we are hearing that Van Halen’s tour begins as soon as NEXT MONTH! It will supposedly kick off in LOUISVILLE, KY. The full list of tourdates for the first leg of shows should be revealed soon (the tickets go on sale January 10th).



http://www.vhnd.com/

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 09:49 AM
There's some cool morsels over at www.vhnd.com for anyone interested. A couple of short audio clips of Roth and the VH brothers talking about the club days. If these morsels are from a recent conversation, Ed sounds much, much better than he has in years. He sounds sober, coherent, and much more "with it" than he has in a very long time. His voice has also improved greatly as I think he's quite smoking too. All signs that we may get the EVH of old on this album and tour. Encouraging to say the least.
 
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