Ex-Van Halen bassist and current Mammoth WVH founder Wolfgang Van Halen recently expressed his feelings about opening for Guns N’ Roses in their tour when talking to Ultimate Classic Rock.
As you may know, Wolfgang Van Halen has been in the music industry since his teenage years because he was exposed to music by his father, the legendary Eddie Van Halen. He began his music career when Eddie announced that his son will be the new bassist of Van Halen in 2006 and Wolfgang performed with them until 2020.
He formed his own band Mammoth WVH, and he reached success with his self-titled debut album, which ranked No.1 on numerous charts worldwide. He achieved great fame quickly, and like all the young rockstars, Wolfgang has many legends he gets inspired from.
As he recently revealed, Wolfgang was thrilled to tour with Guns N’ Roses, and he stated his opinions on their music and his feelings after watching them perform live again after a long time.
Here is what Wolfgang said about his tour with Guns N’ Roses:
“It was amazing to see their whole show with the video and the lights. It’s been so long. I haven’t seen a live show in forever. There’s nothing like it.
Like, I can’t believe that they even played ‘Slither,’ the ‘Velvet Revolver’ song, I thought that was badass. And that new song kicks ass too, that just came out, ‘Absurd.’ It was really cool to see.”
As Wolfgang stated, he listened to Guns N’ Roses’ most recent song, ‘Absurd,’ live and described it as ‘kick-ass.’ He considered himself lucky to have heard the band play both ‘Slither’ and ‘Absurd.’ Wolfgang hadn’t met Axl Rose before he started to open for their tour. In the interview, he also stated his excitement for receiving a compliment from Rose himself.