A Different Kind Of Truth
Album lyrics Van Halen

Release date: February 2012

A Different Kind of Truth is the 12th studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released on February 7, 2012 through Interscope Records. Produced by both the band and John Shanks, it is Van Halen's first studio album since reuniting with lead vocalist David Lee Roth in 2006, and the first to feature bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Prior to the album's release, the band had not issued a studio album in fourteen years.

Described as "a sort of collaboration with their past," a number of tracks that appear on A Different Kind of Truth are based upon demos and unused lyrics written by the band in the 1970s. Regarding these songs, Roth noted, "It's material that Eddie and I generated, literally, in 1975, 1976 and 1977." It is the band's longest album with David Lee Roth to date, clocking in at 49:58.


Album cover

Van Halen A Different Kind Of Truth album cover