I have been to see Van-Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And Joe Satriani (2007 tour at Taft Theatre / Cincinnati,Ohio). They were all great shows. They have all put out good albums. But This is the Greatest Album and Band I have heard yet. Even My 69 year old father even liked it. He has never liked hardly any of the music I like to listen to. But this he liked. Go Figure.