Former Van Halen bassist and current Mammoth WVH founder Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter account reacting to a fan criticizing his music. The rocker stressed that nobody has to listen to his music if they don’t like it or want it to sound more like Van Halen.
As many of you know, following the passing of Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen on October 6, 2020, due to cancer, the band’s future was sealed. His son Wolfgang made it perfectly clear that Van Halen could not exist without Eddie, which marked the disbandment of Van Halen.
Since Wolfgang himself was a VH member from a young age, he also had to embark on a solo journey after losing his father and band. The successful rocker founded his own solo band named Mammoth WVH, titled after Van Halen’s previous name.
Since then, Wolf has been receiving increasing appreciation and praise in the music industry thanks to the success of his self-titled debut album, released on June 11, 2021. The record was an instant triumph as it topped many charts and reached No. 12 on Billboard 200.
The musician has released several successful singles such as ‘Distance,’ a tribute to his late father Eddie, ‘Don’t Back Down,’ and ‘You’re to Blame.’ In addition to this, he toured with Guns N’ Roses as their opening act as well.
Although Wolfgang has been pretty open about creating his own voice outside of Van Halen, he constantly receives criticism due to being the son of one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Often, Wolfgang claps back at those haters, saying he doesn’t have anything to prove but wants to create his own sound.
Recently, another ‘fan’ shared a post on Twitter saying he would love to give constructive criticism to Wolfgang Van Halen, but he has thin skin. Although the user initially said that they refrain from giving advice, they noted that Wolfgang’s album has a couple of great songs, but he has a long way to go and more work to do.
After seeing the tweet, Wolf shared a post on his official Twitter account and responded. The musician said that their understanding of constructive criticism is comparing his music to Van Halen’s or something else that’s irrelevant.
Since it’s another regular day on Twitter for him, the Mammoth WVH founder said once again that everybody has the right not to listen to his music if they don’t want to. Furthermore, Wolfgang noted that he’s very proud of the music he has been making which is all that matters to him.
A fan tweeted:
“I would love to give some cool constructive criticism, but people are so delicate they break, and then people get rude and call me a, what do you f*tards call it… a hater. That’s pretty convenient! Great couple of songs. Way more work to do.”
“Hahaha, Twitter is so f*cking stupid. Let me guess, the cool constructive criticism involves sounding more like VH or some shit. It’s ok not to like my music, you guys. This is what I do. If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. I’m proud of the music I make, and in the end, that’s all that really matters.”
You can see the tweets below.
Lemme guess, the cool constructive criticism involves sounding more like VH or some shit.
It’s ok to not like my music you guys. This is what I do. If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. I’m proud of the music I make and in the end that’s all that really matters.
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) November 8, 2021