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  VAN HALEN TO PLAY INTIMATE NEW YORK GIG ON THURSDAY PLUS MORE DETAILS ON 2012 PLANS
4th January 2012

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According to the Van Halen News Desk web site, the band's new single will be titled 'Tattoo' and it will premiere on January 10th.

The band's much-anticipated new album, the first with original singer David Lee Roth in 28 years, will be released on February 7th and the upcoming tour will kick off next month in Louisville, Kentucky, with tickets set to go on sale on January 10th.

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Meanwhile journalists across New York have been invited to a Van Halen concert at the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village this Thursday. Word is the band are going to perform a 45-minute set.

The group haven't played in public since the end of their 2007/08 reunion tour with David Lee Roth, although they have been rehearsing for their upcoming world tour at the Roxy in Los Angeles for the past few months.

The 250-seat Cafe Wha? may seem like an unlikely place for Van Halen to launch their new era, but the club has an important family connection to David Lee Roth. His uncle Manny Roth owned and operated the venue, providing a stage to then-up-and-coming acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Bill Cosby, Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor and many others.

Van Halen recently put up a giant billboard in Times Square and with the train image seen above and teaser footage showing the band rehearsing at the Roxy. They have also given the fansite VHLinks two exclusive videos of the band reminiscing about Eddie Van Halen's old Volvo and judging wet T-shirt contests back in the Seventies.

The site also says that a "trusted source" tells them the band has been "busy booking rehearsal space and hotel rooms for the band and their crew for [this] week in NYC."


NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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