Sammy Hagar Compares Wolfgang Van Halen To Paul McCartney
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar shared his thoughts and feelings about Mammoth WVH founder Wolfgang Van Halen by comparing him to The Beatles icon Paul McCartney during his recent interview with Lipps Service With Scott Lipps.
As you probably know, Wolfgang Van Halen decided to continue making music with his solo band Mammoth WVH, which he founded last year. After his father and bandmate Eddie Van Halen’s death, Wolf released the song ‘Distance’ under the name Mammoth WVH as a tribute to his father, and it was followed by the other singles and his debut album.
During one of his previous interviews, Sammy Hagar, as a person who witnessed Wolf’s musical journey, praised his solo band’s debut studio album. He highlighted that ‘Distance’ is a haunting song that he can’t get out of his head and defined Wolf’s voice as unique and remarkable. According to him, Wolf proved that he could be as successful as Eddie Van Halen.
In addition, Hagar recently drew attention to Wolfgang’s talent as a multi-instrumentalist and how he’s using it in his solo band. He compared him to Paul McCartney, who also played all the instruments in some of his records, saying that McCartney sounds like himself while Wolf makes people like they are listening to a band, not a solo musician.
Hagar said in his interview that:
“The fact that he plays all those instruments, it sounds like a band. When Paul McCartney plays a solo record and plays all the instruments, it sounds like Paul but this guy, it sounds like a band. I mean, hey, look what he grew up with. He was in that studio hanging out with us. He was on tour with us. He was around.”
Thus, it appears that Sammy Hagar still can’t believe that the little boy who had been traveling with them during the Van Halen’s tours grew up and has become a very talented musician and Mammoth WVH’s founder.