The Van Halens Went To Ridgemont High

(hennemusic) Van Halen are back in a big way this week with the Tuesday release of "A Different Kind Of Truth."

What's also back - on the band's first album with David Lee Roth in 28 years is the classic Van Halen sound, thanks to a combination of Roth's voice, stellar playing by all and, the reworking of several tracks from the band's early demos.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Roth defines the VH sound. "The Van Halens went to Ridgemont High," begins Dave. "Ever see the movie? That was their high school 98% Jeff Spiccoli and home of the monster riff and every ending to every song should sound like world war nine or just the end of the world. Who does endings better than Van Halen live? I'll send you a ticket. I'm ready to argue this. Unarguably the best endings ever, right? They sound like the end of everything. Biblical."

"And the guitar solo?," continues Roth. "It is a religious icon, certainly on a par with some of our more popular professional sports, which I maintain are religions. Put the football down I'm ready to argue." He laughs. "That's how we do the solo." more on this story

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