Van Halen’s David Lee Roth has offered up another goodie from his collection of work on the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” album.
Roth is sharing his handwritten lyrics to “Blood And Fire,” a song the group played for the first time on tour this past Monday night in Reading, PA.
VH debuted the song during the group’s final dress rehearsal at the L.A. Forum back in February, before they hit the road with Kool & The Gang as openers.
Like much of the new album, “Blood And Fire” has its roots in a past VH work: the basis of the song comes from “Ripley,” an unreleased track from the soundtrack to the 1984 movie “The Wild Life,” composed and performed by Eddie Van Halen.
“Ripley” was originally a leftover song from the “1984” sessions; it was written on a Ripley guitar, designed by Steve Ripley. Each string on the guitar can be sent to different sides of the speaker through the use of its individual string pan pots.
This weekend, the VH tour rolls into Pittsburgh (Fri) and Rosemont, IL (Sun), before taking a week and half break; the group returns to live action April 10 in Fort Lauderdale.
Click the lyric sheet below for a better view.
Van Halen – Blood And Fire
2012 tour dress rehearsal
The Forum – Los Angeles, CA – February 8, 2012
Van Halen – Blood And Fire (partial)
Sovereign Center - Reading, PA – March 26, 2012
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