In a conversation with Trunk Nation, Wolfgang Van Halen talked about the recent developments in his solo career and send a message to Van Halen fans who expected to see him doing covers of Van Halen songs.
As you may know, the late guitar legend Eddie Van Halen‘s son Wolfgang has been working on his solo album for a while now. After losing his father almost two months ago, Wolf released the first single titled ‘Distance‘ from his highly-anticipated album to honor his beloved father.
Wolf’s latest release achieved critical acclaim but most importantly touched Van Halen fans deeply with his reference to his father with his lyrics. Also, the music video of ‘Distance’ displayed never-before-seen footage of Eddie playing with his little son and teaching him how to play guitar.
After the devastating loss of Eddie, Van Halen fans have been looking for his son, Wolfgang, to release more music related to his father. However, in a recent interview he joined, Wolfgang mentioned he would like to ‘forge his own path,’ instead of following his dad’s.
In order to respond to all the Van Halen fans who urge him to do a Van Halen cover album, Wolf stated that he doesn’t have any intentions of doing something like that. The young musician said that it would be something different even if he decided to do a cover album one day.
Here is what Wolfg Van Halen stated about making a Van Halen cover album:
“Absolutely not. If I do, I’d want it to be, like, really fucking different. I wouldn’t wanna just sit there and play ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’
I’d wanna do a cool acoustic cover of ‘Little Guitars’ or some shit – something different. I refuse to tread the same ground as my dad. I need to forge my own path.
Van Halen fans, please don’t take that and run with it. I’m not gonna put out a Van Halen cover album or anything. If I do happen to, it would be under that context. It would be different.”
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