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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.


  • 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’

On June 19, 2007.

On June 19, 2007, “Island” label released “Lost Highway”, the tenth Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, and was produced by Dann Huff, John Shanks and Desmond Child. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Jon Bon Jovi- lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Richie Sambora- electric guitar, background vocals
  • Tico Torres- drums, percussion
  • David Bryan- keyboards, background vocals
  • Hugh McDonald- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Big & Rich– vocals
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Daniel Chase – keyboards, programming
  • Dan Dugmore- pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Franklin- pedal steel guitar
  • Carl Gorodetzky – violin
  • Kurt Johnston – pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie Judge – conductor, programming, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Hillary Lindsey- background vocals
  • Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen – cello
  • LeAnn Rimes– vocals
  • Pam Sixfin – violin
  • Kris Wilkinson – viola

Track listing:

  1. Lost Highway – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  2. Summertime – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  3. (You Want To) Make a Memory – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Desmond Child
  4. Whole Lot of Leavin’ – Jon Bon Jovi; John Shanks
  5. We Got It Going On – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Kenny Alphin; John Rich
  6. Any Other Day – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Gordie Sampson
  7. Seat Next to You – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Hillary Lindsey
  8. Everybody’s Broken – Jon Bon Jovi; Billy Falcon
  9. Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Brett James
  10. The Last Night – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  11. One Step Closer – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  12. I Love This Town – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Billy Falcon


On April 15, 2003.


On April 15, 2003, “Reprise” label released “Say You Will”, the 17th Fleetwood Mac studio album. It was recorded 1995, 1997–2002, and was produced by Lindsey Buckingham, Rob Cavallo and John Shanks. In 2003, the album was certified Gold by the “RIAA” in the US, and Gold by “BPI” in UK.


  • Lindsey Buckingham– guitar, percussion, keyboards, vocals
  • Stevie Nicks– keyboards, vocals
  • John McVie– bass guitar, black keys
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums, percussion
  • Christine McVie– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Sheryl Crow– Hammond organ and backing vocals
  • Jamie Muhoberac– Hammond organ
  • John Pierce – bass guitar
  • John Shanks– keyboards
  • Dave Palmer– piano
  • Jessica James Nicks, Molly McVie, Madelyne Felsch – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. What’s the World Coming To? – Lindsey Buckingham, Julian Raymond
  2. Murrow Turning Over in His Grave – Lindsey Buckingham
  3. Illume (9–11) – Stevie Nicks
  4. Throw Down – Stevie Nicks
  5. Miranda – Lindsey Buckingham
  6. Red Rover – Lindsey Buckingham
  7. Say You Will – Stevie Nicks
  8. Peacekeeper – Lindsey Buckingham
  9. Come – Lindsey Buckingham, Neale Heywood
  10. Smile at You – Stevie Nicks
  11. Running Through the Garden – Stevie Nicks, Ray Kennedy, Gary Nicholson
  12. Silver Girl – Stevie Nicks
  13. Steal Your Heart Away – Lindsey Buckingham
  14. Bleed to Love Her – Lindsey Buckingham
  15. Everybody Finds Out – Stevie Nicks, Rick Nowels
  16. Destiny Rules – Stevie Nicks
  17. Say Goodbye – Lindsey Buckingham
  18. Goodbye Baby – Stevie Nicks