Wolf Van Halen was the latest interview guest of ‘hardDrive Radio’s official YouTube channel this week and talked about his tribute to his father with the track ‘Distance’ as well as his first stage experience with Van Halen.
As you might already know, just before Michael Anthony parted ways with Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen confirmed that his lovely son would replace Michael as the new bassist of the band. Just a year later, Michael was fired from the band and Van Halen Van their new tour on September 27, 2007.
That way, Wolf himself debut his Van Halen career on September 29, 2007, at Greensboro Coliseum, playing bass for the first time ever.
In his latest interview, Wolf was asked if he ever thought ‘Please, god in heaven, please don’t let me mess this up!’ and admitted that he was just a little bit nervous at that moment. At the same time, Wolf stated that the rehearsal process of the band never took that long.
Here is what he said:
“We’ve been so rehearsed by that point that it wasn’t really a worry about that. It was just the excitement and nervousness of the moment. I’ve always heard that when it came to Van Halen, just from all the tour people we worked with, that we were always one of the most on-time bands.
Come at 8 o’clock, or 8:30, whenever it was the showtime – we were never a minute late, we were always on time. And apparently, that’s rare, I guess, and I didn’t really know that.
But yeah, it usually was just you walk up to the stage, and the four of us hang out back there for about five minutes, then we hop on, and there you go.”
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