Wolf Van Halen Reflects On Joining David Lee Roth’s Shows Instead Of Alex Van Halen
Mammoth WVH’s Wolf Van Halen recently talked to Spin about Alex Van Halen joining David Lee Roth’s final shows and stated that it’s not something his uncle would want to do. Later, he revealed on Twitter that he is not planning to join DLR himself either.
Former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth announced his retirement and farewell shows a couple of months ago. After the disbandment of Van Halen, the band had confessed that they will never reunite because there couldn’t be Van Halen without Eddie, who passed away in 2020. The band members all moved to different paths, and while DLR started performing his last extensive shows, Wolf Van Halen concentrated on his career with Mammoth WVH and is currently getting ready to tour with Dirty Honey.
DLR’s last shows have been a topic of controversy because while some people agree that it’s a genuine retirement, but others criticize him for trying to get attention. Initially, the singer had announced a couple of dates for October but then extended them to January because of a high demand from his fans coming to see him for one last time. There was also a rumor that there might be a possible reunion with former bandmate Alex Van Halen in his final shows, but WVH seems to disagree.
Wolf addressed this issue in his latest interview and was asked if Alex will be playing in Diamond Dave’s final shows. He stated that he doesn’t know and cannot speak for his uncle, but he doesn’t really think he would come and play with Dave. He insisted that he doesn’t know, so he cannot comment about it and suggested that if it doesn’t come straight out of the person’s mouth, it’s probably not true.
Here’s how the interview went:
“Interviewer: Isn’t your uncle playing with Dave at his final shows?
WVH: I don’t think so.
Interviewer: Isn’t that what Dave said?
WVH: Yeah, I know. I don’t know about that.
Interviewer: I figured I’d go as close to the source to ask.
WVH: Well, I’m not talking for Al or anything, but I haven’t heard. I haven’t talked to Al about it, but I mean, that doesn’t really seem like something Al would do.“
He had to address the same issue on Twitter when Ultimate Guitar shared an article about whether Wolf would join Dave on his final shows. He quote tweeted the article and shared a GIF of Robert Downey JR shaking his head ‘No.’ A fan replied stating that Wolf’s chances of joining Dave are higher than Alex’s, but he also replied, saying that the chances are ‘equal.’
You can see the tweets below.
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) December 18, 2021
No I think the chances are equal
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) December 19, 2021