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On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Interscope” label released “A Different Kind of Truth”, the twelfth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded November 2010, August 2011 and January 2012, at “Henson Recording Studios” and “5150 Studios”, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen and John Shanks.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– lead vocals, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, mixing
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, mixing
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Wolfgang Van Halen– bass, backing vocals, mixing
  • Ross Hogarth – mixing
  • Martin Cooke – engineer
  • Dan Chase – digital editing
  • Paul David Hager, Peter Stanislaus – assistant engineer
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Smog Design – album cover
  • George Hernandez – Inner sleeve design
  • Robert Y. Richie Collection – cover image courtesy
  • DeGolyer Library, SMU – cover image courtesy

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Halen and David Lee Roth.

  1. Tattoo
  2. She’s the Woman
  3. You and Your Blues
  4. China Town
  5. Blood and Fire
  6. Bullethead
  7. As Is
  8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
  9. The Trouble with Never
  10. Outta Space
  11. Stay Frosty
  12. Big River
  13. Beats Workin’
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On January 9, 1984.

On January 9, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released 1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album’s cover), sixth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Margo Nahas.  The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada’, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, and Diamond in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitars, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Donn Landee– engineering
  • Chris Bellman, Gregg Geller – mastering
  • Jo Motta – project coordination
  • Joan Parker – production coordination
  • Pete Angelus, Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Margo Nahas – cover art
  • Pete Angelus – lighting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, except where noted.

  1. 1984
  2. Jump
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I’ll Wait – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “SST” label released “Double Nickels on the Dime”, the third Minutemen studio album. It was recorded November 1983 – April 1984, at “Radio Tokyo Studios” in Venice, California, and was produced by Ethan James. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Double Nickels on the Dime” at number 413 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Boon– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Watt– bass, vocals
  • George Hurley– drums, vocals
  • Joe Baiza– guitar
  • John Rocknowski  – guitar
  • Dirk Vandenberg  – guitar
  • Ethan James– engineer

Track listing:

Side D

  1. Anxious Mo-Fo – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  2. Theatre Is the Life of You – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  3. Viet Nam – D. Boon
  4. Cohesion – D. Boon
  5. It’s Expected I’m Gone – Mike Watt
  6. #1 Hit Song – D. Boon, George Hurley
  7. Two Beads at the End – D. Boon, George Hurley
  8. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth? – Mike Watt
  9. Don’t Look Now – John Fogerty
  10. Shit from an Old Notebook – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  11. Nature Without Man – Chuck Dukowski, D. Boon
  12. One Reporter’s Opinion – Mike Watt

Side Mike

  1. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing – Mike Watt
  2. Maybe Partying Will Help – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  3. Toadies – Mike Watt
  4. Retreat – Mike Watt
  5. The Big Foist – Mike Watt
  6. God Bows to Math – Jack Brewer, Mike Watt
  7. Corona – D. Boon
  8. The Glory of Man – Mike Watt
  9. Take 5, D – Joe Baiza, John Rocknowski, Dirk Vandenberg, Mike Watt
  10. My Heart and the Real World – Mike Watt
  11. History Lesson – Part II – Mike Watt

Side George

  1. You Need the Glory – George Hurley
  2. The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts – Dick Vandenberg, Mike Watt
  3. Robot’s Holy Orders – George Hurley
  4. West Germany – D. Boon
  5. The Politics of Time – Mike Watt
  6. Themselves – D. Boon
  7. Please Don’t Be Gentle with Me – Jack Brewer, Mike Watt
  8. Nothing indeed – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  9. No Exchange – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  10. There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  11. There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight – D. Boon
  12. This Ain’t No Picnic – D. Boon
  13. Spillage – Mike Watt

Side Chaff

  1. Untitled Song for Latin America – D. Boon
  2. Jesus and Tequila – D. Boon, Joe Carducci
  3. June 16th – Mike Watt
  4. Storm in my House – D. Boon, Henry Rollins
  5. Martin’s Story – Martin Tamburovich, Mike Watt
  6. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony
  7. Wu – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  8. Little Man with a Gun in His Hand – D. Boon, Chuck Dukowski
  9. The World According to Nouns – Mike Watt
  10. Love Dance – D. Boon

On July 8, 2003.

On July 8, 2003, “Magna Carta” label released “Diamond Dave”, the sixth David Lee Roth album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Nathan Jenkins, Jeremy Zuckerman and Alex Gibson.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth- vocals, harmonica
  • Brian Young – guitar
  • Jeremy Zuckerman- guitar, accordion, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, percussion, programming, engineer, producer, digital editing, sound design
  • Toshi Hiketa, Nile Rodgers, Ron Richotte – guitar
  • James Lomenzo, Tracy Wormworth, James Hunting – bass
  • Ray Luzier– drums, backing vocals
  • Omar Hakim, Gregg Bissonette- drums
  • Alex Gibson- percussion, accordion, mellotron, guitar, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Zac Rae – keyboards
  • Greg Phillinganes- piano
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards
  • Scott Page – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Edgar Winter- saxophone
  • Lee Thornburg- trumpet, trombone
  • Jaime Sickora – cowbell
  • Nathan Jenkins – programming
  • The Crowell Sisters – backing vocals
  • Kevin Mills, Brian Humphrey – engineer
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

Track listing:

  1. You Got The Blues, Not Me…Chris Youlden
  2. Made Up My Mind – Chris Youlden
  3. Stay While the Night is Young – Chris Youlden
  4. Shoo Bop – Steve Miller
  5. She’s Looking Good – Rodger Collins
  6. Soul Kitchen – John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  7. If 6 Was 9 – Jimi Hendrix
  8. That Beatles Tune – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Medicine Man – David Lee Roth
  10. Let It All Hang Out – William David Cunningham
  11. Thug Pop – David Lee Roth, John Lowery
  12. Act One – David Lee Roth
  13. Ice Cream Man – John Brim
  14. Bad Habits – William Bruce Field, Thomas Shelton Price

On February 10, 1978.

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On February 10, 1978, “Warner Bros” released the self titled, debut Van Halen studio album.  It was recorded August – September 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman. “Guitar World” magazine readers ranked the album at number 7 on a list of the “Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time”. In 2013, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Van Halen” at number 27 of its list of the “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time”. The album sold more than ten million copies in the US by 1999 and was certified Diamond  by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar, backing vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Bhang – art direction, design
  • Elliot Gilbert – photography
  • Jodi Cohen – typesetting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony, except where noted.

  1. Runnin’ with the Devil
  2. Eruption
  3. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  4. Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love
  5. I’m the One
  6. Jamie’s Cryin’
  7. Atomic Punk
  8. Feel Your Love Tonight
  9. Little Dreamer
  10. Ice Cream Man – John Brim
  11. On Fire