Eddie Van Halen Instructed Wolfgang To Aim Better When Throwing A Pumpkin At His Teacher
During a recent conversation with Audio Ink Radio, Mammoth WVH founder and multi-instrumentalist Wolfgang Van Halen opened up about his relationship with his father and recalled how supportive he was, no matter what Wolf was doing.
As you know, on October 6, 2020, the rock world mourned the passing of the legendary Van Halen co-founder and guitarist Eddie. The successful rockstar and cancer warrior had been battling cancer for years and his health started deteriorating significantly in 2020.
This was a very tough period for both Eddie and his loved ones and while his father was still alive, Wolf started writing ‘Distance‘ as a means of coping with his father’s condition, which he released in November, as a tribute to Eddie. This marked the beginning of Wolf’s solo music career and he recently released his debut album.
Since then, Wolf has often been asked about his relationship with his father and during his recent interview, he revealed that Eddie ‘was the proudest parent‘ and supported him no matter what he did. In fact, when he was in kindergarten, he threw a little pumpkin at his teacher who was being mean to him and Eddie told him ‘not to miss the next time.’
Here’s what Wolfgang said during his recent interview:
“I mean, he was a very impressed father. He cheered me on in everything, from me playing soccer to, gosh, this one time where I threw a pumpkin at a teacher who was mean to me in kindergarten. He told me to not miss the next time! It was one of those little pumpkins. It wasn’t a big one.
But he just cheered me on in literally everything, and he couldn’t have been happier with the music. He was the only other person who had all the ideas on his phone, other than me. He even had stuff that kind of hit the cutting-room floor that’ll probably show up on another album or something. So, he was definitely the proudest parent.”
You can listen to the interview and Wolfgang’s debut album through Spotify below.