Mark Tremonti Opens Up About His Friendship With Wolfgang Van Halen
In an interview with Linea Rock, Alter Bridge guitarist Mike Tremonti recently talked about Wolfgang Van Halen. The rocker reflected on their relationship and revealed how it all started.
Alter Bridge was formed in 2004 and conducted their career on their talents in hard rock and metal genres. They are known to be one of the newer bands to enter rock and roll. Despite entering the rock scene relatively new, they quickly made a name for themselves in the industry.
They were supported by older bands and rock musicians in their live shows. They played with rock icons like Slash, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Eddie Van Halen. The support of these names showed their belief in the new rock and roll bands. Hence, as Alter Bridge slowly became one of the older bands, they also offered their support to younger musicians.
The frontman Mike Tremonti recently reflected on the beginning of his relationship with Wolfgang Van Halen. He recalled when Wolfgang came to one of Alter Bridge’s shows and became friends. After that, Wolfgang offered to have Mike over to see Van Halen’s rehearsals. As a result, the musician found the opportunity to see Eddie Van Halen’s legendary 5150 studio, and his friendship with Wolf started.
Here is what Mike Tremonti said about Wolfgang Van Halen:
“When Wolfie played with us, we were just friends. Wolf was a fan of Alter Bridge, he reached out to come to a show, and we became friends. When I was in Los Angeles, he’d say, ‘Hey, you want to come to see Van Halen rehearse?’ I said, ‘Of course.’ So I would go to 5150 studios, which is at Eddie Van Halen’s house. I think Wolfgang actually moved in there after his death.”
You can watch the interview with Mike Tremonti below.