The bassist of Van Halen and the frontman of Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen has clarified one of the most wondered issues right now, which is if he will perform Van Halen songs and reacted to a follower who commented on his decision by referring to David Lee Roth.
The son of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen and a newcomer solo artist, Wolfgang Van Halen, has finally shown up with his long-awaited solo project, a new song, called ‘Distance,’ and a new band, named Mammoth WVH.
Wolf released the pretty soulful song with a special music video, all made up of old footage showing some unique father and son moments with Eddie. Through his new drop, the bass guitarist both displayed his musical talent and honored his father’s legacy.
Soon after Wolf released his solo work, he has given a detailed interview on SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk’ about his solo band and future plans. During the conversation, he was also asked if he will play any Van Halen songs during Mammoth WVH’s live shows.
Wolf admitted that he will absolutely not and if he does, he’d want it to be really different. He explained himself by saying he wouldn’t want to just sit there and play ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’ He’d want to do a cool acoustic cover of ‘Little Guitars,’ for example.
As Wolf has shared the interview on his Twitter page with the caption ‘I have spoken,’ one of his fans have immediately made a comment focusing on Wolfgang’s refusal.
The follower of him said that he thinks Wolf will end up doing VH songs later. The fan also reminded of Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth’s goofy country bluegrass phase to Wolf, indicating that the bassist may have been going through something like that right now.
Wolfgang Van Halen has responded to his fan by suggesting him to read the full article. He said that if the fan actually read it, he would’ve seen that Wolf said if he did do one, he would make sure it would be very different.
As you may remember, Roth released a tribute album, called ‘Strummin’ with the Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen,’ done in bluegrass style music, on June 6, 2006. The album features artists performing covers of Van Halen songs of the Roth era. Roth appeared on several late-night talk shows to promote the album.
Here’s what was said in the headline of the interview Wolf shared:
“Will Wolfgang Van Halen perform Van Halen songs with his solo band? ‘Absolutely not,’ he says.”
While sharing the article, Wolfgang said that:
“I have spoken.”
A fan of Wolf commented on his tweet as:
“Well I think you will end up doing that later, maybe not right now but never say never. Don’t forget David Lee Roth went through a goofy country bluegrass phase.”
Here’s how Wolfgang reacted to the comment:
“Well if you actually read the article, you would’ve seen that I said if I did do one, I would make sure it would be very different. I’m not about to start playing ‘Panama’ every night. There’s a big difference.”
You can see the tweets and latest music video of Wolfgang Van Halen below.
Well if you actually read the article, you would’ve seen that I said if I DID do one, I would make sure it would be very different. I’m not about to start playing Panama every night. There’s a big difference. https://t.co/eq1kpwtOZk
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) November 19, 2020