It was just about this time last year that Van Halen, minus original bassist Michael Anthony, put out their first album with Roth since 1984, A Different Kind Of Truth, and went on a sold-out headlining tour.
When Guitar Hero was all the rage, it was certainly a challenging game, but at the same time it also made real guitar playing seem like another challenge you could conquer.
The music business, or whatever's left of it, sure isn't what it used to be, so if anyone's buying music at all, it's a miracle.
I'm certain all Van Halen die-hards have these dates memorized by now, but just in case, their first new album with David Lee Roth since 1984, A Different Kind of Truth, goes live on February 7.
For a long time in the Van Halen camp, things looked very shaky at best that they'd ever be able to hold it together and get an album finished, let alone out in the world.
Finally, after seemingly an eternity, the first new music from Van Halen with David Lee Roth, the song Tattoo, went live this past week.
As reported here on TG, Van Halen finally played its first gig with Diamond David Lee Roth since 2008, and their long awaited new album, A Different Kind of Truth, is set to go live on February 7.
There's been tons of speculation since Van Halen's reunion tour ended years ago about when the band would finally record a new album with David Lee Roth and hit the road again.
These days, having hair isn't important being a musician, you can go chrome dome and let it shine.
But back in the eighties, especially if you were in a metal or a new wave band, hair was crucial, and many musicians tried to fight hair loss with everything they had.
Rumors have been spreading like wildfire, and apparently this time they're true.