Here’s a first! Van Halen has released video of an off-the-cuff acoustic performance, just for their fans online. It’s the band performing “You Really Got Me” is from Van Halen’s “Downtown Sessions” footage, shot at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Very cool to see them loose and having fun, giving us a different flavor of Van Halen!
Four other tracks from this acoustic performance are included as a DVD in the Deluxe Edition of their latest album, A Different Kind Of Truth. (Fans can order the Deluxe Edition of the new album here.)
From Yahoo Music:
We’re barely into January, and already 2012 is a momentous year for fans of classic rockers/Hall of Famers Van Halen. Not only did the band announce a reunion tour, the guys also confirmed they’re in the studio working on their first new album with iconic original frontman David Lee Roth in nearly 30 years.
Now, here’s a cherry on the sundae for all the VH fans out there: A never-before-seen video of all four members of the band performing an acoustic version of their hit “You Really Got Me.”
This tune, of course, is the band’s well-loved cover of the Kinks classic, which VH adopted for their 1978 self-titled debut. It’s been more than three decades since the original came out–but this is the first time VH has filmed an acoustic version of it.
The video is shot at Henson Recording Studios and includes a personal introduction from Roth, as well.
Roth nutshelled his opinion of the new clip for us: “Culturally our new video is old school meets new school. Kind of like watching Dragnet on your iPad.”
Got that? But don’t take Dave’s word for it…watch for yourselves!