A Clue To New Van Halen Album's Sound
Tremonti appeared recently on Colorado's 94.3 KILO Radio and divulged more details on his visit. "What makes it so great," he told host Ross Ford, "is that they took what they could from all their old demos back in the '80s and pretty much did what they could to create songs out of old ideas. So it sounds like vintage Van Halen. Musically, it sounds in the era. I didn't hear any vocals David [Lee Roth] was not there. It was just [Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen] and the music sounded like very authentic, old-school Van Halen."
Tremonti said he nearly stepped into hot water when he complimented his pal, Wolfgang. "I remember commenting on Wolfgang's bass parts. I said, 'Man, that was a great chordal thing you did at the end there.' And then Eddie looked at me and said, 'How was my part?' [I said], 'Dude, you're Eddie Van Halen. Your part is incredible every single time!' He was very, very nice. I couldn't have had a better experience." more on this story
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