Wolf Van Halen Reflects On ‘The Hardest Part Of His Live Shows’


Wolfgang Van Halen recently posted a tweet in which he revealed paying tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen while on stage is still the most challenging part of his shows.

Formed in 1972, Van Halen is among the most prominent rock acts in music history. Between 1974 and 1985, the band consisted of Eddie and Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony. Although every band member was praised for their talent, Eddie Van Halen mostly overshadowed them with his virtuoso guitarist.

In 2006, Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen joined the band to perform by his father’s side and played bass. However, Eddie was diagnosed with cancer in the early 2000s and passed away on October 6, 2020. Following the tragic passing of Eddie, Wolf revealed that Van Halen couldn’t continue. Therefore, he focused on his career path and formed Mammoth WVH.

In Mammoth WVH’s debut album, Wolfgang played all the instruments and sang the vocals. The album was released on June 11, 2021, and it featured twelve songs, including a bonus track named ‘Distance.’ The song was released roughly a month following Eddie’s passing, and Wolfgang wrote the lyrics after imaging how his life could be without to his father.

Recently, Mammoth WVH frontman started a Q&A session on his Twitter. Upon seeing that, one of his fans asked him about the song ‘Distance’ and its emotional impact on him. Wolfgang responded to his follower and admitted that performing that song is the hardest part of the show.

One of the fans asked Wolfgang Van Halen:

“Now that you’ve performed ‘Distance’ several times live, how has the emotional impact evolved? The bare emotion is a big part of what makes it a great song.”

Wolf then responded:

“It’s the hardest part of each show and hasn’t gotten any easier.

You can check out the tweets and the song ‘Distance’ below.