Contact Us

Van Halen Take Over ESPN With New Album Stream and ‘Tattoo’ Contest

Van Halen Facebook

Van Halen’s long-awaited new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ hits stores today and to promote the landmark release even further, the band has joined forces with to stream some of the new tracks and launch an unusual contest.

The day die-hard Van Halen fans have been yearning for is finally here. The classic rockers release their first studio album to feature David Lee Roth behind the microphone in 28 years — the last being ’1984′ — and their first studio album since 1998′s ‘Van Halen III’ today. To celebrate the release of ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ Van Halen is pairing with to offer fans some very unique opportunities.

The Van Halen “takeover” of is officially underway and the new album tracks ‘Blood and Fire,’ ‘As is,’ ‘The Trouble with Never,’ ‘Stay Frosty,’ ‘Beats Workin’,’ and the lead single ‘Tattoo‘ are all streaming in their entirety at the sports news site. In addition to streaming nearly half of the new record, the site is also hosting a ‘Tattoo’ contest conceived by “Diamond Dave” himself.

In the spirit of Van Halen’s first single, the band is asking “Are you tattooed?” Fans (especially the lady-fans) are being asked to submit a picture of their “crazy, sexy, cool” sports-related tattoos for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid vacation to a VH concert and a meet-and-greet with the band — official rules and entry information can be found at

Van Halen will kick off their recently announced 2012 North American tour in support of ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ with Kool & the Gang on February 18th — click here for tour dates.

Watch the Music Video for ‘Tattoo’


Subscribe to KATS: THE Rock Station on

Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.