Former Van Halen bassist and Mammoth WVH founder, Wolfgang Van Halen, was recently interviewed by the YouTube channel of ‘Indulge Express’ and talked about many things from his debut album, to his childhood, and dealing with his father’s death.
As you might already know, after the unfortunate death of his beloved father Eddie Van Halen, Wolf formed his own band named Mammoth WVH last year, and the band is still recording their debut album.
According to the official press release, the first album of the band will be released on June 11, 2021, and it will feature 14 songs including three singles that were released before including the recently released lyric video from the album named ‘Think It Over.’
In his latest interview with Indulge Express, Wolf talked about the debut album and stated that he’s just able to have this to his job and that’s the way he follows the footsteps of his dad. He also recalls the day why his choice of instrument was the drums instead of the guitar when he was a little child.
Here is what he said:
“My father – he taught me how to play ‘Highway to Hell,’ AC/DC-type of beat on, like, magazines, and once he realized that I had the separation and I could do it, he got me a drum kit for my birthday.”
Indulge Express asked back:
“Was he ever disappointed that you didn’t pick guitar first?”
Wolf Van Halen responded:
“No, because he played drums first, so I think he got it. He rarely taught me because he was a bad teacher.
It’s kind of like you’re too smart for your own good kind of thing. So, he would do something crazy and be like, ‘Do that,’ and I’d be like, ‘OK…?’ It’d just be funny.”
You can watch the conversation below.
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