Van Halen Give Fans A Chance To Shred Along With 'Tattoo' In New Contest

To celebrate Van Halen's triumphant return, the band is giving one of their fans a custom guitar in a new contest.

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know that Van Halen just issued "A Different Kind Of Truth", their first David Lee Roth-fronted album since their seminal "1984" release.

The 13-track collection was produced by John Shanks (Unwritten Law, Bon Jovi), Ross Hogarth (Sick Puppies, DevilDriver) and the band. "She's The Woman", one of the cuts on the new album, was originally demoed in 1976, but never made it onto any official releases. The group decided to record a new version of the song for "A Different Kind of Truth", and also have been performing it at the early shows on their current tour.

To celebrate Van Halen's triumphant return, the band is giving one of their fans a custom guitar in a new contest. All you have to do to enter is record a video of yourself playing guitar along to "Tattoo", the new album's first single.

Check out this link for more info on the contest and how to submit your entry. Click below for a sample video.

Watch "Tattoo Guitar Contest" video:

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Catch Van Halen out on tour with Kool & The Gang:

02/22 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 02/24 Chicago, IL United Center 02/28 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 03/01 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 03/03 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Arena 03/05 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 03/09 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center 03/11 Boston, MA TD Garden 03/15 Montreal, QCBell Centre 03/17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 03/21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 03/24 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 03/28 Washington, DC Verizon Center 03/30 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center 04/01 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena 04/10 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 04/12 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum 04/14 Orlando, FL Amway Center 04/16 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena 04/19 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 04/21 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex 04/25 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 04/27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 05/01 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 05/05 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome 05/07 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 05/09 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome 05/11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 05/17 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 05/19 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 05/22 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 05/24 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 05/27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 06/01 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 06/03 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena 06/05 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose 06/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 06/14 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 06/16 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 06/20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 06/22 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 06/24 Houston, TX Toyota Center 06/26 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

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    Wish I had good recording equipment like that. This was the best I could do.