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A Different Kind of Truth, Van Halen

Van Halen

February 7th, 2012

1974 in Pasadena, CA


Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


Van Halen
Van Halen
Arena Rock
Arena Rock
'70s Hard Rock
'70s Hard Rock

Van Halen


With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-taught two-handed tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and effects that mimicked the sounds of machines and animals. It was wildly inventive and over the top, equaled only by vocalist David Lee Roth, who brought the role of a metal singer to near-performance art standards. Roth wasn't blessed with great technique, unlike Eddie, but he had a flair for showmanship that was derived as much from lounge performers as Robert Plant. Together, they made Van Halen into the most popular American rock & roll band of the late '70s and early '80s, and in the process set the template for hard rock and heavy metal for the '80s.

Top Albums

A Different Kind of Truth, Van Halen
1. A Different ..
The Best of Both Worlds, Van Halen
2. The Best of ..
Van Halen, Van Halen
3. Van Halen
1984, Van Halen
4. 1984
Van Halen II, Van Halen
5. Van Halen II
Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1, Van Halen
6. Best of Van ..
Fair Warning, Van Halen
7. Fair Warning
Women and Children First, Van Halen
8. Women and Ch..
A Different Kind of Truth (Deluxe Version), Van Halen
9. A Different ..
5150, Van Halen
10. 5150
Diver Down, Van Halen
11. Diver Down
OU812, Van Halen
12. OU812
Live: Right Here, Right Now, Van Halen
13. Live: Right ..
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Van Halen
14. For Unlawful..
Balance, Van Halen
15. Balance
Van Halen III, Van Halen
16. Van Halen II..
It's About Time - Single, Van Halen
17. It's About T..
Jump / House of Pain [Digital 45], Van Halen
18. Jump / House..
You Really Got Me / Atomic Punk [Digital 45], Van Halen
19. You Really G..
Panama / Drop Dead Legs [Digital 45], Van Halen
20. Panama / Dro..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Jump Best of Both Worlds 4:04 $1.29

Panama Best of Both Worlds 3:32 $1.29

Right Now Best of Both Worlds 5:22 $1.29

Hot for Teacher Best of Both Worlds 4:43 $1.29

Runnin' with the Devil Van Halen 3:36 $1.29

Why Can't This Be Love Best of Both Worlds 3:48 $1.29

Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen 3:30 $1.29

You Really Got Me Van Halen 2:37 $1.29

Jump 1984 4:03 $1.29

Everybody Wants Some!! Women and Children First 5:08 $1.29

Beautiful Girls Van Halen II 3:56 $1.29

Love Walks In Best of Both Worlds 5:11 $1.29

Tattoo Different Kind of Truth 4:43 $1.29

Hot for Teacher 1984 4:42 $1.29

Ice Cream Man Van Halen 3:19 $1.29

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Best of Both Worlds 3:48 $1.29

Dance the Night Away Van Halen II 3:09 $1.29

You Really Got Me Best of Both Worlds 2:38 $1.29

Unchained Fair Warning 3:28 $1.29

Panama 1984 3:32 $1.29

Dreams Best of Both Worlds 4:53 $1.29

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Van Halen 3:46 $1.29

Eruption Van Halen 1:42 $1.29

I'll Wait 1984 4:42 $1.29

(Oh) Pretty Woman Best of Both Worlds 2:53 $1.29

Top Music Videos

She's the Woman, Van Halen
1. She's the Woma..
Tattoo, Van Halen
2. Tattoo
Panama (The Downtown Sessions), Van Halen
3. Panama (The Do..
Beautiful Girls (The Downtown Sessions), Van Halen
4. Beautiful Girl..
You and Your Blues (The Downtown Sessions), Van Halen
5. You and Your B..
You and Your Blues (Intro) [The Downtown Sessions], Van Halen
6. You and Your B..


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