Son of Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen played bass guitar for Tremonti from 2012 to 2017.

During in a recent interview with Loudwire, Tremonti leader Mark Tremonti has revealed the story about how Eddie Van Halen watched his son’s first live performance.

Here’s the story:

“He came out to our show at the Roxy in LA and he came out to the show in Kansas City where we had a meet-and-greet with fans.

There were about a hundred of them and there’s a great picture of all the fans watching us on stage and then you see Eddie Van Halen standing right behind him, like, looking at the camera.

If any one of them turned around and saw Eddie behind them, they would have rushed him. They had no idea who was standing right behind them. But it’s great – you play a show and you’ll just kind of see him sitting there, smiling, looking down.

And when you’re on stage, I think a light-switch kind of turns and you kind of become this other persona, so it’s hard to shake your nerves. It felt good, to him being there – I’m doing something right if Eddie Van Halen’s in the crowd.”

Interviewer asked:

“So you don’t get on there and like hyper-focus on Eddie at any point?”

Mark responded:

“No. Really, I mean, I play so different than him, to begin with. It was just great to have him there.”

As we reported, Mark Tremonti has shared his funny conversation with Eddie Van Halen in that interview. Click here to details.