Wolf Van Halen Responds To The Criticism Of Van Halen’s Final Album Mostly Having Re-Worked Songs
Former Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter page reacting to a statement that implies nearly none of the songs in Van Halen’s final studio album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ were new compositions, and Wolfgang stated that all songs were new and made fun of that fan’s statement.
‘A Different Kind of Truth’ is the twelfth and final studio album by Van Halen and it was released on February 7, 2012. The album consists of 13 songs seven of which are based on material that Roth suggested dated back to between 1975 and 1977, while late guitarist Eddie Van Halen stated that others had been composed when he was still in high school and even junior high.
Despite the fact that most of the songs from the album dated way back initially, they all needed an adjustment as Roth rewrote the lyrics for most tracks in order to incorporate a point of view from his current personal life. Furthermore, while many songs draw inspiration from the past, they all are quite different than the demo versions from the years back.
Since the album consisted of the songs that had demo versions many years ago, a fan shared a post on Twitter asking Wolfgang how many new songs in ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ along with stating that he thinks only 6 out of 13 tracks while naming each and every one of them.
Here is what the fan said:
“How many songs on ADKOT were new compositions? 6 out of 13? You and Your Blues, As Is, Honeysweetiebabydoll, Chinatown, Trouble With Never, Stay Frosty?”
After seeing that fan’s tweet, Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter page stating that they all are new compositions since an unreleased demo does not mean a song is old along with questioning if there is shelf life of an idea or a piece of art, ultimately revealing that the argument is pointless according to him.
Here is what Wolfgang said:
You can see the Twitter post below.
They all were. Just because VH fans own unreleased demos doesn’t mean songs were new or old. Since when does an idea have a shelf life?
This whole argument has always been dumb to me, but I’ll wait for the wave of cranky folks to tell me why I’m wrong and all that lovely crap. https://t.co/iaBAonshir
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) March 11, 2021