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Van Halen Masters “A Different Kind of Truth” at Bernie Grundman’s

Engineer Ross Hogarth Oversees Immense Much-Anticipated Project

Pictured enjoying Danesi espressos at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) Van Halen recording engineer/mixer Ross Hogarth and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.

Recording engineer/mixer Ross Hogarth joined mastering engineer Bernie Grundman and his assistant Joe Bozzi for extended sessions at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood to finalize Van Halen’s new album, “A Different Kind of Truth.” Recorded at Henson Studios and recorded / mixed at 5150 Studios, this marks the band’s first album in 14 years.

Hogarth began working on the project more than a year ago, and once material was recorded and mixed, stepped into Bernie Grundman Mastering to work on the final touches of equalization, sequencing, and preparation for release on CD, vinyl, and various digital release formats. A much sought after producer as well as engineer, Hogarth has worked with such artists as REM, Ziggy Marley, Keb Mo, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, and Motley Crüe.

The new album is the first full length Van Halen album since 1998’s “Van Halen III” and the first new music from the band since the three new songs included on 2004’s “Best of Both Worlds” compilation. It will also be the first Van Halen album to feature Eddie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, on the bass in place of Michael Anthony.

Van Halen’s current lineup is David Lee Roth, lead vocals; Eddie Van Halen, lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals; Alex Van Halen, drums; and Wolfgang Van Halen, bass, backing vocals.

The band has racked up sales of over 56 million albums in the United States alone and is one of five rock bands that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S.

Van Halen’s new album from Interscope Records release date February 7, 2012. “Tattoo” is the first single.

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