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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says Having Famous Last Name 'May Conveniently Open Doors' But It 'Doesn't Keep Them Open'

In a new interview with Brazil's 89 A Rádio Rock, Wolfgang Van Halen was asked if having a famous last name has been a blessing or a curse in terms of helping him establish himself as a solo artist in the music industry. He responded: "I think it's a bit of both. While the last name may conveniently open doors, it doesn't keep them open. So I think as long as you have the goods, that's what'll carry you further. So I guess that's yet to be seen. So we'll have to see. Only time will tell, I guess."
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Wolfgang Van Halen Tells All: His Debut Album, Playing in Van Halen and Much More

Wolfgang Van Halen, fresh from the release of the excellent debut album from his one-man band, Mammoth WVH, joins host Brian Hiatt for a revealing interview in the new episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast. In the episode, Wolfgang talks about how he got Van Halen back together with David Lee Roth back in 2007, his process behind creating music on his own, his upcoming opening slot for Guns N’ Roses (including what Guns songs he’d love to jam on), his musical influences (including Foo Fighters, Tool, Jimmy Eat World, and Blink-182), what he learned from Roth, the similarities he shares with his father, and much more.

Wolfgang Van Halen Confirms EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Show ‘Definitely Should Happen’

In a recent chat with SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, discussed plans of a possible Van Halen tribute show. “I definitely think that would be a great thing to do. It’s not in the immediate plans, ’cause that’s a lot of moving parts that you’ve gotta corral to get that to happen. But I definitely think it should happen. Absolutely.”

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says He Will Keep Firing Back At His Online Trolls

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to The Washington Post about his penchant for facing his online detractors head on, never failing to fire back even harder against people that trash him, his music or his parents. Specifically, there was a Twitter user named FoodieAcademy who wrote Wolfgang after the multi-instrumentalist performed the song "Distance" with his band MAMMOTH WVH on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in February. "Don't know your music well. … What I've heard … was a guitar solo that was one note. Boring & uninspired, and in a tribute to your legendary dad," FoodieAcademy wrote, referencing VAN HALEN's iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen. "I know he taught you better than that."

Review: Wolfgang Van Halen, Mammoth WVH

Mammoth WVH: Every so often I will get an album from a bassist/multi-instrumentalist where they have played all the parts on each of their tracks. Admittedly, most are good on a couple of instruments and mostly do just okay on the others. Unlike the aforementioned projects, MammothWVH is all Wolfgang Van Halen, on all the instruments, and he totally slays it!
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Wolfgang Van Halen Releases “Mammoth WVH”

“The name Mammoth is really special to me,” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much. I’m so thankful that my father was able to listen to and enjoy the music I made. Nothing made me happier than seeing how proud he was that I was continuing the family legacy.”

Wolfgang Van Halen on Forging His Own Musical Identity With ‘Mammoth WVH’

Second generation rockers have a tougher road than you might imagine — just ask Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the legendary Eddie Van Halen. Wolfie, as he’s known to friends and family, has undergone scrutiny ever since stepping on stage at age 16 to play bass on Van Halen’s 2007 tour. With the June 11 release of his debut album, Mammoth WVH, and the opening slot on Guns N’ Roses upcoming tour, Van Halen is ready to step beyond the shadow of his famous name and prove himself as an artist in his own right.
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Wolfgang Van Halen Can’t Watch His ‘Distance’ Video

Wolfgang Van Halen said he couldn’t watch the video he assembled for his debut solo single “Distance,” which he wrote as he anticipated losing his father, Eddie Van Halen. He put the song together several years ago and didn't plan to make it part of his new Mammoth WVH album,...

Wolfgang Van Halen Streams Mammoth WVH's Debut Album

(hennemusic) Wolfgang Van Halen is streaming his self-titled Mammoth WVH debut album in sync with its release on June 11. Introduced last fall with the lead single "The Distance" - a tribute to his late father Eddie Van Halen - the rocker recorded the project with producer Michael Baskette at the famed 5150 studios.