The former bassist of Van Halen and currently a solo musician Wolfgang Van Halen revealed the truth behind the allegations about Van Halen after the death of iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen and apparently, there is not going to be Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen.
As you may recall, Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, at the age of 65 due to throat cancer with which he has been battling for a long time.
Since the devastating death of Eddie Van Halen, fans have been dying to know the future of Van Halen, and the rumors about the band ignited by both fans and media. As you might remember, Wolfgang Van Halen once reacted to a tweet allegedly stating that the band will most likely continue with Wolfgang replacing his father. Wolfgang Van Halen was furious while replying to that tweet and revealed that the rumors were hurting his family and fans.
Here is what Wolfgang Van Halen said:
“This is just a shitty lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this. Anyone peddling this shit is not only hurting the fans but hurting me and my family.”
Although Wolfgang stated many times that the possibility of Van Halen with him playing the guitar is only a lie and rumor, fans and media still share fake news. During his appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Wolfgang revealed that the idea of him replacing his own father is ridiculous and you cannot have Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen.
Furthermore, Wolf stated that he has spent his life in order to create his own identity in the music industry, and he was not his father, Eddie Van Halen. Also, according to Wolfgang, Eddie would not want his son to replace him, instead, he would like to see Wolf doing his own thing.
Here is what Wolfgang said:
“That I was going to replace my dad in Van Halen – that’s stupid! You can’t have Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen! I’m not my dad, I’m not going to replace him.
I’ve spent my life making sure I’m not like him and I’m my own person. And my dad again, he’d be pissed off, he’d be like, ‘What the fuck are you doing? Go do your shit!‘”
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