Wolf Van Halen Responds To VH Fans’ Criticism Over Benefiting Eddie’s Legacy
Mammoth WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen recently took his official Twitter account to respond to a music fan who implied that the rocker benefits his father, Eddie Van Halen‘s legacy.
Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family have announced that they will have a tribute concert for the late drummer in London and Los Angeles. The London tribute to Taylor Hawkins will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium. The lineup for the gig includes Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Liam Gallagher, Wolfgang Van Halen, and many other prominent artists.
The Los Angeles concert will be on September 27, and many artists who appear at the London gig will also join at the Los Angeles show. Some new special guests such as Miley Cyrus, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Alanis Morissette, and Chad Smith will also appear on the tribute show. The argument between Wolf Van Halen and a fan started when the fan’s comment on the upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute news triggered the Mammoth WVH founder.
After seeing Wolf’s name on the poster, he wrote that the rocker’s appearance on the late drummer’s tribute show seemed meaningless since Wolf would be nothing if he had been born into a different family. The fan implied that Wolfgang benefits Eddie Van Halen’s legacy rather than coming to the front with his talent. Following this comment, Wolf took the stage and responded to the user with a harsh statement since he has frequently received these types of criticism.
The rocker wrote that Dave Grohl personally called and invited him to join the tribute show. Then, he pointed out that these complaints leave no place for him to improve himself. People are more interested in his family background rather than the music regardless. He later continued his statements on Twitter and stated that he is sorry to have been born and exist. Apparently, the rocker has gotten tired of anything related to his late father since they prevent him from showing his true talent.
A music fan’s comment is as follows:
“Wolf Van Halen rides in on his daddy’s talent and gets invited to remember a drumming legend? Had you been born to any other parents, you’d be nothing in the music world.”
Wolf Van Halen’s reply:
“Yes, my dad, who hasn’t been alive for two years, had Dave Grohl called me and invited me to participate. Spot on, Jeffy. ‘Happy Belated birthday, by the way.) The funny thing about people like you who hate me is that you leave me no room for improvement; that my fault is something completely uncontrollable.
So hey, I’m sorry I was born. I did not mean my existence to offend you. While I guess me playing music apparently completely hinges on who my family is (which is a completely unanswerable question), I can definitely surmise that had you been born to different parents, you’d most likely still be a miserable a**hole.”
After that, Wolf further stated on Twitter:
“I wanted to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I may have upset or hurt by being born. I have never meant my existence to be a burden to others, but alas, here we are. I’ll try not to exist so much in the future. Thank you for your patience.”
You can see the comment and check out the tweet below.
I wanted to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I may have upset or hurt by being born. I have never meant my existence to be a burden to others, but alas, here we are. I’ll try not to exist so much in the future. Thank you for your patience 🙏 pic.twitter.com/tpRn91u8OZ
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) June 16, 2022