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Album: A Different Kind of TruthReleased: 2012
Van Halen's twelfth studio album, A Different Kind Of Truth, was their first new album with vocalist David Lee Roth for eighteen years. On this "we made it" anthem, Roth details his returning to his place in the band. He deadpans to their fans, "Told ya I was comin' back. Say you missed me."
The song is based on "Ripley," an instrumental that Eddie Van Halen recorded for the 1984 Cameron Crowe scripted movie The Wild Life. Eddie played it on a Ripley guitar, thus it's title.