David Lee Roth has finally opened up a little but about what it's like being back in Van Halen and the recording of his first album with them since 1984.
- On how he is getting along with Eddie Van Halen: "If Ed and I can get along, then world peace can have a chance... There's routinely conflict but there's a lot of laughter... The smiles are genuine. We individually idle somewhere between pissed off and not too pissed off in terms of anger. When you get too happy that's a different band. That's a vacation."
- On Eddie's son Wolfgang playing bass: "I'm starting to be impressed by the kid. I didn't want to be. He can play the [crap] out of that thing. He's bringing it. We never changed. We're a '70s hard rock band. We enjoyed our fame in the '80s but all our roots are pre-'80s..."
- On the future of Van Halen: "It's a revised spirit, it's a real band. However temporary it may be there's a real core of strength, an integrity to the band, an obsessiveness to it that will ring true at least for the rest of this tour. To promise anything beyond that, I don't know. That kind of friction and back and forth solicits the best. In the battle of the bands, we actually are a battle of the bands in one band."
- On A Different Kind of Truth: "Nostalgia is a form of denial. I love denial. I like selective amnesia, too. Mix the two and you've got a hell of a weekend. However, in terms of aiming the starship there, nah, retromania is not a great destination." Ironically, some of the songs on the album date back to the '70s.