Wolfgang Van Halen recently posted a tweet on his Twitter account with which he shared some exciting news and it seems like he is ready to continue his father’s legacy as a music artist.

As you might recall, Eddie Van Halen passed away on the 6th of October after battling throat cancer for more than 5 years. His death has been difficult for his fans, but obviously much harder for his family.

One thing is for sure that Wolf and Eddie were very close. They were son and father, bandmates, and close friends. Thus, Eddie’s loss has been very difficult for Wolf, who seems to have found a way to cope with his father’s loss.

Creating music can be therapeutic for people and music is an evidence-based therapy method. While his father was battling cancer, Wolf wrote a song called ‘Distance.’ This is Wolf’s first solo song and he said that he wrote it while imagining what his life would be without Eddie.

After his father’s passing, Wolf released the song ‘Distance’ as a tribute to Eddie. In his recent tweet, Wolfgang announced that his new song is now the Number 1 ranking song of all genres on iTunes.

He thanked his fans and followers and assured them that he does not underestimate the support and love he has received from the listeners. He finished his message by wishing that Eddie would be here to celebrate his success with him.

Here’s what Wolf said:

“#1 on iTunes
Not just rock, but overall. I’m speechless. The response to ‘Distance’ has been mind-blowing and I’m so thankful for each and every one of you. Know that the weight of this moment is not lost on me. Thank you.

Wish you were here for this, Pop.”

You can see the tweet Wolfgang Van Halen posted on his Twitter account below.

You can also listen to Wolf’s new song ‘Distance’ on Youtube below.