Wolf Van Halen On Forming His Dream Band With Mammoth WVH
Wolfgang Van Halen has been in the music industry from a young age, allowing him to get to know many musicians during all these years. Hence, many would foresee he didn’t struggle with forming a new live band for Mammoth WVH. In a recent interview with MetalTalk, Van Halen reflected on finding the members for his act and explained each musician’s story.
“I’ve known these guys forever, so it was sort of a no-brainer,” the frontman said about the live lineup of Mammoth WVH. Moreover, the former Van Halen bassist said he wanted to play with them for a long time, “I’ve always wanted to be able to play with these guys. I played with Garrett for the longest time when I was a part of Mark Tremonti’s solo band. I’ve been friends with Frank.”
Then, Wolfgang continued, “I met Ronnie through a mutual friend, and then I met Jon through my friendship with Clint Lowery. He was in his solo band. I discovered Jon’s band where he’s the singer called To Whom It May, and I was really impressed with that.” The musician ended his words by saying that his band feels like a big family, “And so we’re now one big happy live band family. It’s nice. They’re just amazing dudes.”
When Wolfgang lost his father, Eddie Van Halen, on October 6, 2020, after his battle with cancer, he also lost his band, Van Halen. The group couldn’t continue without their legendary guitar player, so they decided to disband after losing Eddie. The musician had a plan and a new path with his solo band Mammoth WVH, and he began focusing on his debut album after mourning for his parent.
He released his self-titled debut album on June 11, 2021, proving to many people what his solo band could do with following performances as well. As for his current plans, Wolfgang mentioned recording a second album in an interview with Eddie Trunk at the beginning of this year, revealing that he has enough material. In October, the musician confirmed that he started recording Mammoth WVH’s second studio album.