Great news for fans of the new Van Halen album A Different Kind Of Truth: the guitar tablature book is now available! Order it here from Amazon.com.
Here’s the press release:
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, has released “A Different Kind Of Truth”, the album-matching songbook to Van Halen’s first studio album since 1998, and the first since 1984 with lead vocalist David Lee Roth.
When I was a little’un, the second greatest thing in the world was getting a new copy of Guitar World and sifting through the tabs. I didn’t know half the songs in it, but that didn’t stop me from trying to learn them. This was pre-YouTube and if a song wasn’t on TV, you had to physically go to a store and purchase it with real actual money by interacting with a real actual human being. If a band didn’t have an Australian deal, you (and by ‘you’ I mean ‘me,’ and by ‘me’ I mean ‘my parents’) had to pay about $50 for an imported CD. Yipes. So in a way, my only way to figure out if I liked a band or not was to play through the transcription of their song in Guitar World. This is how I found out that I liked Megadeth (“Hangar 18″) and Sepultura (“Dead Embryonic Cells” in Guitar World‘s sister magazine, Guitar School), respected ZZ Top (“Doubleback”) and did not care for Bulletboys, not one jot sir (“Talk To Your Daughter,” although I think that was a cover).