Wolf Van Halen On His Grammy Loss, ‘I’m Following In My Dad’s Footsteps’

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Mammoth WVH founder Wolfgang Van Halen took his official Twitter account to react to his recent Grammy loss. He explained in his statement that his father, Eddie Van Halen, also didn’t win it in his first nomination, so he is on the right track.

Late guitar legend Eddie Van Halen received five Grammy nominations with Van Halen but just won one of them. His only win was in Best Hard Rock Performance for the song, ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ in 1992. Later on, he was nominated twice with the songs, ‘The Seventh Seal,’ and ‘Respect The Wind,’ in 1996 and 1997 but couldn’t win a Grammy.

His son Wolfgang Van Halen was also nominated for a Grammy for the first time in the category of Best Rock Song with his heartfelt track ‘Distance,’ which is a tribute to his late father. The other nominated songs in this category were Weezer’s ‘All My Favorite Songs,’ Kings of Leon’s ‘The Bandit,’ Paul McCartney’s ‘Find My Way’ and Foo Fighters’ ‘Waiting on a War.’

The 2022 Grammy Awards finally arrived on April 3, 2022, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the winners have been announced. The award in the category of Best Rock Song went to ‘Waiting on a War‘ from Foo Fighters. Following his loss, Wolf Van Halen shared his thoughts and emotions with a post on Twitter.

Wolfgang wrote that he had a very good at the ceremony with his mother and girlfriend, and it was okay for him not to win. The musician stated that he is honored to receive a nomination for the first song he released. Moreover, the rocker expressed gratitude for being nominated with all these notable names he admires.

He referred to his late father, who also couldn’t win a Grammy with his first nomination, and said he is following in his dad’s footsteps. He added that he enjoyed the whole process and the ceremony regardless of his loss. Lastly, Van Halen didn’t forget to thank the Recording Academy and fans for their endless support.

Wolf Van Halen’s Twitter post read:

“We came, we saw, but we did not conquer and that’s okay! I got to have a wonderful night with the two most important women in my world. Such an honor to be nominated for the first song I ever released on my own, in a category with artists I’ve looked up to my entire life. I don’t know if that’ll ever fully set in.

Pop didn’t win the first time he was nominated too, so it looks like I’m following in his footsteps quite nicely. Who knows what the future holds. All I know is I’m feeling pretty damn grateful. What a wild experience this was. Thank you to the Recording Academy for the recognition, and thank you for the support. Y’all mean the world to me.”

You can check out his Twitter post below.