Van Halen III is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Van Halen, released on March 17, 1998 by Warner Bros. Produced by Mike Post and Eddie Van Halen, it is the band's only studio album to feature Extreme lead vocalist Gary Cherone, and the last to feature bassist Michael Anthony before he was replaced in the band by Eddie's son Wolfgang in 2006. Work on a follow-up album with Cherone commenced in 1999, but never advanced past a few demos.
Van Halen is the self-titled debut studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. Released on February 10, 1978, the album peaked at on the Billboard 200. The album became widely recognized as the band's popularity grew, selling more than 10 million copies in the United States by August 7, 1996 and being certified Diamond
Album Name Van Halen III. Type Album. Erscheinungsdatum 17 März 1998. Labels Warner Music Group. Musik GenreHard Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen144.
The "III" in the title of Van Halen III refers to the unveiling of the third incarnation of Van Halen, the post-Sammy Hagar lineup featuring former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone as lead singer. According to the party line, Van Halen ditched Sammy because they wanted to try new musical and lyrical approaches that Hagar was reluctant to pursue. And it is true that Van Halen III makes a slight break from his dunderheaded party rock, but that's a difference that only hardcore fans will be able to hear.
The Van Halen brothers continued writing at 5150 studios, Cherone recorded an album and toured with new band Tribe of Judah. One of the songs that Cherone had written for the scrapped second album with Van Halen entitled "Left For Dead" would see its lyrics set to a completely new musical arrangement with Tribe of Judah. As reported by Slawterhouse, in 2000 at 5150, the band worked with Roth writing new music before falling out again. However, Anthony did provide backing vocals for the three tracks. No songs with Gary Cherone from Van Halen III were included. It was certified platinum in the USA in August 2004.
But when a band takes that chance-the chance to stretch and grow-, many fans don't handle it too well (to put it mildly). I however do, Van Halen 3 just doesn't appeal to me. Cherone's vocals don't do anything for me, they don't have the energy of David Lee Roth. That is exactly what makes VH so good, it's FUN to listen to.
Van Halen III is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1998. It is the only Van Halen album to feature Gary Cherone on lead vocals, and is commonly said to be Van Halen's most unpopular album; no songs from it are featured on The Best of Both Worlds, the band's 2004 greatest hits compilation, and the album itself is not even listed on the band's discography.
|3||One I Want||5:30|
|5||Dirty Water Dog||5:27|
|7||Fire In The Hole||5:31|
|9||Year To The Day||8:34|
|11||Ballot Or The Bullet||5:42|
|12||How Many Say I||6:04|
- Producer – Edward Van Halen*, Mike Post
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