Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tesla guitarist raves about Van Halen live album

Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon is praising Van Halen’s new album, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert”, following criticism of David Lee Roth’s vocals on the project and during their recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“If you are a fan of truly ‘LIVE’ albums, as I am, and have stated, this album rules!,” says Hannon. “Just to hear Eddie’s guitar tones on ‘Romeo Delight’, ’Beautiful Girls’, ‘“Women In Love’ alone is worth the $16. As for Dave, well he’s included a 6 page book with lyrics to read the words he don’t sing..and to hear him tell of the spotlight operator in ‘Ice Cream Man’ is priceless, not to mention all the Japanese BS he rambles.

“I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD while driving my 17 yr old to school this morning remembering hearing VH when I was his age and loving it!!!

“For those of us who anxiously waited in line at Tower Records to get ‘VHII‘, ‘Women and Children First‘, and ‘Fair Warning‘…this album will tickle your fancy…for those who want perfect vocals, buy a One Direction live album!!!”

Hannon’s comments come on the heels of those by former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar, who took direct aim at Roth.

“They’ve got some pretty rough vocals,” said Hagar. “Standing back, I’m just going, ‘What the (expletive) are these guys thinking?’”

“Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” captures the group at the Japanese venue in 2013.

The package features a 25-song set of material from the band’s original, classic era and 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth”, the group’s first studio album with Roth in almost 30 years.

Van Halen launched the project with a mini-concert on Hollywood Boulevard that saw the group perform an 8-song greatest hits set for ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, followed by an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few days later.

See also:

Sammy Hagar slams Van Halen live album
VIDEO: Van Halen release North American tour promo
VIDEO: Van Halen perform Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Eddie Van Halen reveals live album wasn’t band’s original plan
VIDEO: Van Halen perform Unchained on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Search Van Halen at hennemusic