A Different Kind of Truth is the twelfth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. Released on February 7, 2012, by Interscope Records, the record is Van Halen's first full-length album of studio material with former lead vocalist David Lee Roth since 1984. Likewise, it is Van Halen's first studio album since 1998's Van Halen III. It is the first to feature Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang on bass, replacing Michael Anthony, who had played bass on all of Van Halen's previous albums.
It became the 6th best-selling rock release of 2012. A Different Kind of Truth debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. Seven of the album's thirteen songs are musically re-worked and lyrically re-written songs that had been demoed in the late-1970s/early 1980s, but never officially released.
A Different Kind of Truth was recorded at Henson Recording Studios and Eddie Van Halen's own 5150 Studios and produced by John Shanks. More: en.wikipedia.org.