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Van Halen Cover Looks A Lot Like Commodores Art

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A Different Kind of Truth
Hmm.

Days after accusations began flying that their new song “Tattoo” was literally just a rehashed version of an old, unreleased song, now Van Halen’s album art is catching criticism for not being that original.

The final artwork is that train image they’ve been using in promotional campaigns. I figured it was.

The album, A Different Kind of Truth, hits stores February 7 and will be followed by a tour…so long as the band can still deal with each other.

The final artwork, as Blabbermouth points out, “is uncannily similar to the concept utilized on Movin’ On, the 1975 album by the American funk/soul band Commodores, which came out through Motown Records.”

What do you think? Is this just an ode, a blatant rip, or a different album cover?

The train is headed east as opposed to south…?