During a conversation on Indulge Express, Mammoth WVH’s founder Wolfgang Van Halen talked about the time when he started touring with Van Halen and explained how he got used to performing in front of thousands of people.
As you know, Wolf’s music career started rather early, at the age of five, when he first started playing drums, and Eddie gave him his first set of drums as a birthday gift at the age of ten. In 2007, at the age of sixteen, Wolf started performing as the bassist of Van Halen and that was the first time he went on stage in front of a great audience.
During a recent interview, Wolf was asked about whether he found it hard to fit in Van Halen as he was just a teenager when he started performing with them. Wolf responded by saying that he had been jamming with them for such a long time, ‘that it felt natural.’
However, he admitted that it took him some time to get used to being on stage in front of so many people. He went on to reveal that in order to make himself feel more comfortable, he would try to imagine that the people in the audience weren’t actually there but that he was performing for his family.
Here’s what Wolf said when he was asked about whether it was hard to fit in when he started performing with Van Halen at the age of 16:
“Surprisingly not, because we had been jamming for such a long time that it felt natural at that point. I think the only unnatural part was being on stage in front of all those people.
And I think the way to make me comfortable was just to imagine like they weren’t there and be playing because you know, it’s my family.”
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