VIDEO: Van Halen premiere clip for new single, Tattoo

David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen want to 'Tattoo' you
David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen want to 'Tattoo' you

Van Halen have premiered the video for Tattoo, the debut single from their long-awaited album, A Different Kind of Truth, the band's first full-length collection with singer David Lee Roth in 28 years.

The group didn't play Tattoo during their intimate show at the Cafe Wha? in New York City last week; instead, they performed a song called She's The Woman, which is also included on the new record.

The black-and-white clip for Tattoo was shot at The Roxy in Hollywood, where Van Halen were rehearsing for their world tour during the last few months of 2011. Tickets for the initial leg of the tour, which will kick off in Louisville, Kentucky on 18 February, go on VIP advance sale today (10 January) at 9am EST.

OK, so you've had a chance to check out the song. What's the verdict? Tell us what you think!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.